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  1. 6 hours ago

    Dramas to match scenery at Jackson Hole

    The annual August summits of the world’s top central bankers in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, have a dramatic mountain backdrop,...

  2. 17 hours ago

    Fed to give clearer signal on rates rise

    The Federal Reserve will provide greater details about the normalisation of monetary policy well before interest rates rise,...

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  1. The Connected Europe

    While eastern and western Europe are in many ways more interconnected than ever, there...
  2. Debt Capital Markets

    Market volatility continues to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of nervous investors...
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  1. 19 hours ago

    Dollar jumps on hawkish Fed bets

    The dollar climbed to an 11-month high on Wednesday as investors bet that improving economic data would prompt the US...

  2. 21 hours ago

    A split emerges in Threadneedle St

    In his first year as governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney has never faced dissent within the Monetary Policy...

  3. August 19, 2014

    Keep rates low until the hidden jobless return to work

    This year’s annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole is focused on the right question: how to determine the...

  4. August 18, 2014

    The Fed’s regimen will not remedy Europe’s ills

    Once again, these are gloomy days for the eurozone. The yield on German 10-year government debt dipped below 1 per cent for...

  5. August 18, 2014

    Dollar bulls should target yen on Fed hawkishness

    The market faces another week rich with monetary policy resonance. There’s a raft of US housing data, in the middle of which...

  6. FT Alphaville

    August 18, 2014

    A new secular stagnation e-book

    Click the image for a link to the pdf of a new secular stagnation e-book, which features entries from Summers, Krugman,...

  7. August 18, 2014

    Don’t fight the US Treasury bond rally

    The consensus among market watchers last September was that, with US interest rates so low and the US Federal Reserve about...

  8. August 17, 2014

    ‘The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression’, by Daniel W Drezner

    I don’t agree with Dan Drezner. How could I? The thesis espoused in his latest book is that, all things considered, global...

  9. August 17, 2014

    Fed blow to banks over ‘living wills’

    Global banks can no longer assume continuing access to the Federal Reserve’s discount lending window as an element of their...

  10. August 15, 2014

    Refining exposure to emerging markets

    Earlier this year I increased the notional fund’s investments in emerging markets. After a couple of years of...

  11. August 14, 2014

    Utilities climb amid appetite for haven assets

    Utilities led a languid trading day as markets digested stagnant European economic activity as a drop in yields on German...

  12. August 14, 2014

    US bank bonus curb hit by regulatory squabble

    A US proposal requiring executives of the world’s largest banks to defer compensation to prevent the kind of risk-taking...

  13. August 14, 2014

    Gas price fall takes edge off consumer gloom

    The news of soft US retail sales in July did not surprise many investors. Before the data were released on Wednesday, the...

  14. August 12, 2014

    Record income gap fuels US housing weakness

    The income gap between America’s richest and poorest metropolitan regions has reached its widest on record, shaping an...

  15. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The FICC and the dead: banks and volatility. - Russia and markets: the power of weakness. - Amanda...

  16. August 11, 2014

    US Fed’s Fischer warns of poor growth

    The Federal Reserve’s vice-chairman has pointed to weak labour force participation and a soft US housing recovery as two...

  17. August 11, 2014

    Fed gives preview of future non-bank scrutiny

    The scrutiny of AIG and GE Capital, which are overseen by the Federal Reserve, is a preview of what other non-banks may face...

  18. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2014

    That high yield question

    Record outflows? Check. Highly illiquid market that has been outstripped by demand and which may have become disconnected...

  19. August 8, 2014

    The Long View: Investors wake up to war risk

    It is hard to turn on a television without horrific reminders of the dangers of war, whether Ukraine, Iraq or the centenary...

  20. August 8, 2014

    Gold climbs as Middle East violence flares

    A combination of sectarian violence in Iraq and geopolitical tensions in the Middle East and Ukraine helped gold break...

  21. August 8, 2014

    Bull run shows signs of exhaustion

    Global investors’ long-running love affair with risk assets, such as equities and junk bonds, may be turning into a nasty...

  22. August 8, 2014

    US banks: living wills

    Planning life after death is tricky for most mortals. For “too big to fail” banks, the exercise is turning out to be a real...

  23. August 7, 2014

    Investors flee US junk bonds

    Investors have fled the US junk bond market in the past week, withdrawing a record amount from mutual funds and exchange...

  24. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2014

    Federal Reserve finds US households are unwell

    The Federal Reserve has just released its first “Report on the Economic Well-Being of U.S. Households“. It provides some...

  25. August 7, 2014

    ‘No more bank bailouts’ cannot be an empty slogan

    Sometimes it is hard to state the obvious. Your spouse’s middle-aged bulge. Your boss’s bad breath. You are aware of it but...

  26. August 7, 2014

    Bank of America: new beginnings

    Buyer’s remorse. That is what Bank of America must have as it prepares to pay about $16bn to end a probe into the sale of...

  27. August 7, 2014

    Spiky trading upsets US share listing plans

    A spike in volatility in global equity and bond trading in July weighed on the market for initial public offerings in the US...

  28. The A-List

    August 6, 2014

    The ECB must move to counteract market turbulence

    As the Federal Reserve starts tightening US monetary conditions, a key issue is how capital markets will respond overseas,...

  29. August 5, 2014

    US watchdogs reject banks’ ‘living wills’

    Big US and European banks failed to deliver adequate “living wills” to show how they could be wound up in a future crisis,...

  30. August 5, 2014

    S&P 500 slides as Ukraine tensions build

    Tuesday 21:00 BST. A backdrop of intensifying concerns about the situation in Ukraine and renewed uncertainty over the...

  31. August 4, 2014

    AIG settles bailout-era lawsuit for $960m

    AIG agreed to pay $960m to resolve a shareholder lawsuit that had demanded compensation – potentially exceeding $100bn – for...

  32. August 4, 2014

    Disappointing US jobs data boost gold price

    Precious metal prices were finding support on Monday, as investors continued to refine their outlook for a US rate rise...

  33. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific markets were uninspired despite a solid jobs report from the US on Friday and fresh data showing a...

  34. August 4, 2014

    Wall St rallies but US rate caution lingers

    Monday 21.00 BST. Wall Street staged a solid rally following last week’s steep declines, although lingering uncertainty over...

  35. August 1, 2014

    Dollar strengthens to 10-month highs

    The dollar stole the limelight this week, rising to 10-month highs and strengthening against most other currencies. The...

  36. August 1, 2014

    US adds 209,000 jobs as hiring slows

    US employment showed solid growth in July, but did not reflect the rapid improvement that could have put pressure on the...

  37. August 1, 2014

    Rupee hits three-month low against dollar

    The rupee and rupiah were among the casualties of a resurgent dollar on Friday, with the Indian currency touching a...

  38. July 31, 2014

    CME’s earnings drop as trading volumes tumble

    CME Group, operator of the world’s largest futures exchange, reported a 15 per cent drop in second-quarter earnings, missing...

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