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    1. December 24, 2014

      Causes and consequences of China’s contagious case of deflation

      The 50 per cent fall in oil prices this year is self-evidently good news for all but oil-producing states, regions and...

    2. December 24, 2014

      Stocks end shortened day just short of highs

      Wednesday 20:00 GMT. US stocks lost momentum during a holiday-shortened trading day in the US, despite earlier gains in...

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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. December 23, 2014

      US notches up fastest growth in decade

      The US economy reaffirmed its traditional role as the engine of global growth after notching up its fastest expansion in...

    2. December 23, 2014

      The ‘Great Rotation’ remains elusive

      Whatever happened to the “Great Rotation” — and will the move back into higher-yielding equities from lower-yielding bond...

    3. December 22, 2014

      Goldman warehouse sale to Reuben Brothers

      Goldman Sachs has completed the sale of its controversial metal warehousing business to the British Reuben Brothers as Wall...

    4. December 19, 2014

      Volcker lambasts Wall Street lobbying

      Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman, has lambasted the "eternal lobbying" of Wall Street after regulators...

    5. December 19, 2014

      The dodo, shifting conditions and investor survival

      When trying to understand how the market is working, we should think not only of bulls and bears, but also of dodos. Our...

    6. December 19, 2014

      Hawkish Fed signals buoy the dollar

      The dollar rebounded to trade close to the multiyear highs reached last week amid renewed confidence that the Federal...

    7. December 19, 2014

      Clock ticks on Rosneft deal to buy Morgan Stanley oil unit

      Morgan Stanley’s deal to sell its oil merchant business to Rosneft is set to expire on Saturday, underscoring the latest...

    8. December 19, 2014

      Markets will win game of chicken with Fed

      At the FT’s Frontier Markets conference in New York, in mid-December, only a handful of participants subscribed to the view...

    9. FT Alphaville

      December 19, 2014

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - The rise of micro tipping. - How the over valued rouble disguised Russia’s debt problem. - A history...

    10. December 18, 2014

      Emerging markets: view to a killing

      Next year, James Bond will confront Spectre in the 24th film of the 007 series. Bond will surely have an easier battle...

    11. December 18, 2014

      US bonds and shares send conflicting signals

      Nothing highlights the conflicting messages from the big two US asset classes more than low US government bond yields and...

    12. beyondbrics

      December 18, 2014

      Hello 2015: Brazil's inevitable adjustment

      By Tony Volpon of Nomura Securities The Brazilian economy is in a perilous state as it enters 2015. Economic growth is...

    13. December 18, 2014

      New Year optimism hinges on the Fed

      Here’s a few more strategy nuggets to consider for the new year. First, December has so far bucked the average historically...

    14. December 18, 2014

      FTSE 100 joins global stock rally

      The FTSE 100 joined the rally on global stock markets on Thursday, which came after the Federal Reserve sounded a dovish...

    15. December 18, 2014

      Global stocks bolstered by Fed ‘patience’

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. Equity bulls came out in force in the wake of the US Federal Reserve’s pledge to be “patient” on raising...

    16. December 17, 2014

      Fed signals tightening by mid-2015

      The US Federal Reserve has sent a strong signal that it expects to tighten monetary policy in mid-2015 by dropping its...

    17. FT Alphaville

      December 17, 2014

      Reminder: US Markets Live, special FOMC presser edition

      Joseph and I will be kicking off at 2:25pm EST (7:25pm in London) at the usual place. We’ll have a few minutes to discuss...

    18. beyondbrics

      December 17, 2014

      Hello 2015: divergence in developed markets will set the stage

      By Mohamed El-Erian One of the main challenges facing emerging countries in 2015 will be dealing with increased economic and...

    19. December 17, 2014

      Fed meeting may add to pressure on emerging markets

      The US Federal Reserve could turn the screw even tighter on emerging markets on Wednesday by ignoring their struggles and...

    20. December 16, 2014

      Will cheap oil stop Fed’s wheels turning?

      Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering. Small and green he may be, but Yoda spoke truth. The...

    21. December 16, 2014

      Doves may be dismayed by Fed chairwoman Janet Yellen’s comments

      The US Federal Reserve will deliver its final monetary policy decision of the year on Wednesday, followed by chairwoman...

    22. December 15, 2014

      Lower inflation expected as oil drops

      Expectations priced into financial markets about future inflation rates have hit fresh lows on both sides of the Atlantic as...

    23. December 15, 2014

      EM currency sell-off claims bigger scalps

      The sell-off in emerging market currencies in recent months has not claimed every scalp — yet.  Currencies of oil importers...

    24. December 14, 2014

      Central banks lift the veil on more of their secrets

      Central banks used to hide their deliberations from public view more jealously than the papal conclave. Whereas the college...

    25. December 14, 2014

      Warnings of a potential bloodbath in bonds

      There is a big disconnect between the US Federal Reserve and the international bond markets. It is a disconnect that could...

    26. beyondbrics

      December 12, 2014

      Turkey's Erdogan lashes out as lira tumbles

      The Turkish lira rounded off the week by tumbling to its lowest levels against the dollar for almost a year, amid investor...

    27. December 12, 2014

      Bad call pain of US rate rise timing set to persist

      No one gets paid for being too early on a trade, an adage that resonates acutely across the US interest rate market. Nothing...

    28. December 11, 2014

      ECB to decide what to publish in minutes of governing council

      The European Central Bank is set to decide how much information it will include in the minutes of its governing council...

    29. December 11, 2014

      Economy healthy, inflation weak, Fed stymied

      This month, American consumers have received some early Christmas presents. Late last week, US payroll data revealed that...

    30. December 11, 2014

      Low oil price fires up US consumers

      The falling oil price is encouraging US consumers to spend with retail sales racing ahead in November. Store and restaurant...

    31. December 11, 2014

      Fed’s capital drive tests business model at US banks

      Jamie Dimon has long laid claim to a “fortress balance sheet”. Even before he ran JPMorgan Chase, as chief executive of Bank...

    32. December 10, 2014

      US banks: saving the fortress

      Remember the fortress balance sheet JPMorgan used to boast of? The orcs are breaking through. The Federal Reserve this week...

    33. FT Alphaville

      December 10, 2014

      The Fed and oil: 2014 is not 2011 in reverse

      Back in 2011, inflation climbed above the Fed’s 2 per cent target, but the FOMC resisted the impulse to tighten monetary...

    34. December 10, 2014

      Fed hawks watch US household spending

      According to Trading Post’s back of the envelope calculations there are nine central banks delivering policy decisions on...

    35. December 9, 2014

      JPMorgan faces $22bn capital hole under new Fed rules

      JPMorgan Chase has a $22bn capital hole under new rules proposed by the Federal Reserve on Tuesday, a blow to a bank which...

    36. December 9, 2014

      Fed has considerable trouble updating guidance on interest rates

      The US Federal Reserve will debate next week whether to scrap its forecast that interest rates will stay low for a...

    37. December 8, 2014

      The US labour market bears deep scars from the financial crisis

      With another strong US jobs report last Friday, pressure on the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates will no doubt...

    38. Gavyn Davies

      December 8, 2014

      The Fed's plan to "normalise" interest rates

      One of the most successful rules for investors in the past few years has been never to underestimate the innate dovishness...

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