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    1. FT Alphaville

      February 27, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The US approved the biggest government intervention in the way the internet is...

    2. February 27, 2015

      Stocks steady after strong month

      Friday 21:00 GMT. Global equities held near cyclical highs at the end of a week in which the main focus for the markets...

    3. February 26, 2015

      Fed pulls a Jedi mind trick on the bond market

      Seen from Europe, the Federal Reserve appears to have carried out a Jedi mind trick on the bond market. On Thursday, the US...

    4. February 26, 2015

      US stocks: discount warehouse

      “Human sacrifice! Cats and dogs, living together! Mass hysteria!” That sums up (in Ghostbusters’ words) the response in...

    5. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2015

      US bank assets, then and now

      We know there’s been a great deal of change on the asset-side of banks’ balance sheets since the crisis. But if you ever...

    6. February 26, 2015

      Falling oil price drags down US inflation

      Tumbling oil prices have dragged US inflation into negative territory for the first time since 2009 — but excluding the...

    7. February 26, 2015

      Reduced angst puts focus on valuations

      So, the Greek crisis is on the backburner. The European Central Bank’s quantitative easing splurge is on its way. There’s no...

    8. February 25, 2015

      Yellen’s ‘patient’ retreat from zero interest rates

      In 2013 Ben Bernanke triggered a “taper tantrum” in financial markets across the world with hints of an earlier than...

    9. February 25, 2015

      Janet Yellen defends US central bank independence

      Janet Yellen was warned by House Republicans that reforms to make the Federal Reserve more transparent were coming, as she...

    10. February 25, 2015

      Dollar bulls take a break

      Has Janet Yellen marked a turn — albeit, perhaps short-term — for the dollar rally? Traders infer from the Federal Reserve...

    11. February 25, 2015

      Free Lunch: Yellen on the Hill

      Guidance about guidance Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chairwoman, testified to the US Senate yesterday and is returning...

    12. February 25, 2015

      Markets play chicken with Fed over rates

      The US bond market may downplay the chance of interest rate rises arriving this summer; not so Janet Yellen. The chairwoman...

    13. February 25, 2015

      Yellen looks to free Fed’s hand

      Global markets have been operating with the safety net of the Federal Reserve’s zero-rates guidance for much of the current...

    14. February 25, 2015

      World equity index hovers near record

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. US and European stocks took a breather after their recent strong run but a gauge of global equity...

    15. February 24, 2015

      Reading between the lines of Fed speak

      For lexicographers specialising in central bank-speak, Tuesday was a big day. Janet Yellen, chairwoman of the US Federal...

    16. February 24, 2015

      Fed paves way to raise rates this year as US economy strengthens

      Janet Yellen sought to lay the groundwork for the end of zero interest rates in the US, opening up the Federal Reserve’s...

    17. Gavyn Davies

      February 24, 2015

      How 'patient' is Yellen?

      When Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen gives evidence to the Senate Banking Committee on Tuesday, she has an...

    18. February 24, 2015

      S&P 500 hits record after Yellen remarks

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks rose to record highs while Treasury bonds and the dollar saw choppy trading as participants...

    19. February 23, 2015

      Volcker rule to usher in 50 trades of grey

      Wall Street traders can identify with Fifty Shades of Grey. First, the setting: the “enormous — and frankly intimidating —...

    20. February 22, 2015

      Yellen’s problem with US felons

      When we think of crowded US prisons, we do not usually turn to economists — still less central bankers. Yet America’s steep...

    21. February 22, 2015

      Yellen faces interest rates language test

      The US Federal Reserve is facing a delicate communications challenge as it discusses ways of weaning investors off its low...

    22. February 22, 2015

      Yellen testimony to Senate may hold clues to timing of tightening

      For the first part of this week markets are likely to still be reacting to the outcome of last week’s negotiations over the...

    23. Gavyn Davies

      February 22, 2015

      The Fed's global responsibilities

      When the Federal Reserve starts to raise US interest rates later this year, there will be a major shift in the global...

    24. February 20, 2015

      Citi docks Corbat’s pay after bad year

      Citigroup has docked the pay of chief executive Mike Corbat by about 9.5 per cent, after a year in which the bank failed the...

    25. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      The BoE as eurodollar dealer of last resort?

      Zoltan Pozsar may have swapped his day job as senior adviser to the U.S. Department of the Treasury to that of a director in...

    26. February 19, 2015

      The central bank minutes guessing game

      Call it too much of a good thing. After 21 pages of dusty prose from the US Federal Reserve about its January meeting on...

    27. February 18, 2015

      Fed underlines cautious rates stance

      Many Federal Reserve members were inclined in January to keep interest rates low for longer, according to minutes of their...

    28. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2015

      FirstFT - Greece seeks bailout, underpaid bankers, Martin Wolf on the dollar

      Greece is seeking a bailout extension along the lines proposed by Pierre Moscovici, the European Commission’s economic...

    29. February 17, 2015

      Fed rate expectations push gold lower

      Worries about an early US rate rise weighed on gold, pushing the precious metal down sharply to a five-week low. Gold...

    30. February 16, 2015

      US utilities turn down as summer rate rise expectations grow

      US policy lift-off is looming and the once high-flying utilities sector is feeling the pain. Investors have rotated out of...

    31. February 16, 2015

      Markets display total recoil on Fed interest rate rises

      Cast your mind back to 2004: a fledgling social networking platform, Facebook, was launched; the television sitcom Friends...

    32. February 13, 2015

      Is biotech growth just what the doctor ordered?

      When the head of the US Federal Reserve raises concerns over a potential bubble in a sector, is it time to worry? Janet...

    33. February 13, 2015

      Investors must keep on second guessing the Fed

      The February 6 edition of Citigroup’s high yield weekly newsletter posed a question that seemed to summarise the predicament...

    34. February 13, 2015

      US bonds lag behind Fed rate forecasts

      In a world where negative bond yields are gaining momentum, US interest rates are reflecting an earlier era — a far-off time...

    35. February 11, 2015

      General Motors: speed limits

      During the financial crisis, US banks were never formally nationalised. The argument for nationalisation (formal or...

    36. February 11, 2015

      ECB breathes sigh of relief over quantitative easing

      On the eve of its historic decision to launch a quantitative easing programme last month, the European Central Bank faced a...

    37. February 11, 2015

      Interview: US wages, inflation and rate rises

      Extracts from an interview with John Williams of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco on February 9, 2015, by Sam...

    38. February 10, 2015

      Fed ‘closer’ to rate rise, says official

      The US Federal Reserve should not shy away from raising rates for fear of provoking turbulence in financial markets, a...

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