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    US should learn from Germany on jobs

    Five years after the financial crisis ended, the US and eurozone are still dealing with high unemployment and slow economic...

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    Another false alarm on US inflation?

    There have been a few false alarms about a possible upsurge in inflation in the US in the past few years, even as core...

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  1. 7 hours ago

    Europe equities firm as Ukraine tensions wane

    Wednesday 10:45 BST: European equities are firmer as Asian stocks touch a fresh six-year peak. The Australian dollar is a...

  2. 17 hours ago

    Dollar back in step with equities

    Risk on, risk off . . . risk over? From the collapse of Lehman Brothers until late last year, knowing what the dollar was...

  3. 20 hours ago

    Thain’s CIT snaps up OneWest for $3.4bn

    CIT Group, a US lender run by former Merrill Lynch chief executive John Thain, has agreed to acquire OneWest Bank for...

  4. July 22, 2014

    Crunch time for Treasuries as end of QE looms

    Official institutions with deep, almost limitless, pockets are the largest holders of US government bonds. And, with one of...

  5. July 22, 2014

    Chinese moves trump Fed’s effect on US bonds

    All eyes are on the future path of US Federal Reserve policy and what it means for the economy and asset prices. But growth...

  6. July 21, 2014

    Markets and the Fed have to practise a new dance

    The overwhelming focus of market attention on monetary developments is unprecedented. Every report, speech or commentary...

  7. July 21, 2014

    Euro resilience facing severe tests

    Are we finally, finally, going to see some sustained euro weakness versus the buck? The single currency started the week...

  8. July 21, 2014

    Japan’s retail investors pile into US dollar funds

    Since former Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke began to gesture towards an exit from ultra-easy monetary policy last...

  9. July 21, 2014

    A dose of rate reality to hit markets

    The markets were clearly not spooked by what Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen meant to be a nuanced tone in her...

  10. Gavyn Davies

    July 20, 2014

    The Fed's intervention in biotech and internet stocks

    The Federal Reserve broke new ground last week when its Monetary Policy Report to Congress specifically warned that the...

  11. July 20, 2014

    US jobs: Slim pickings

    Last year, Monique Moshier, the owner of the Happy Cook, a small, upscale cookware and cutlery shop in the rolling hills of...

  12. July 20, 2014

    Investors turn sour on US biotech sector

    Investors have fled US biotechnology shares this month turning fund flows negative for the year to date as the Federal...

  13. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    MH17: investors ignore it at their peril, analysts warn

    If EM investors were looking for a trigger for volatility, this must surely fit the bill. The downing of flight MH17,...

  14. July 18, 2014

    Rate increases will test the market mood

    Love it or loathe it, CNBC has an uncanny ability to mark turns in the market mood. It might have done so again this week....

  15. July 18, 2014

    Inflation is needed to calm asset bubbles

    A central banker has many tools at his or her disposal, including that of the bully pulpit. Words count and usually move...

  16. July 18, 2014

    Gold moves where dollars fear to trade

    What a grand thing it is to control a global currency. The whole world wants to use your notes, those irredeemable,...

  17. July 17, 2014

    Bank debt sales leap on strong investor demand

    Sales of investment grade bonds by financial institutions have jumped this year as global banks turned to the US capital...

  18. July 17, 2014

    EM stocks need not fear another tantrum

    Emerging markets got over their Fed QE taper tantrum. But what will happen when the Federal Reserve starts raising interest...

  19. July 16, 2014

    Yellen comments trigger dollar rally

    Janet Yellen gave little sign this week that US policy makers were moving closer to raising interest rates – yet the merest...

  20. July 16, 2014

    Fed should speed up end of crisis-era policy, says Fink

    Larry Fink has urged the Federal Reserve to bring a quicker end to its crisis-era monetary policies a day after Janet Yellen...

  21. FT Alphaville

    July 16, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific markets were barely moved by better-than-anticipated GDP numbers from China. Data out on Tuesday...

  22. Andrew Smithers

    July 16, 2014

    QE and the economic risks of underfunding

    In the past governments have funded their deficits – for example, they have borrowed in the bond market rather than through...

  23. July 15, 2014

    Puzzling omnipotence of Fed chair’s view

    The chair of the Federal Reserve may be the most powerful person in finance, but it is unclear why the stocks singled out by...

  24. July 15, 2014

    Goldman seeks commodities edge as rivals retreat

    Goldman Sachs’ commodities business, known for its muscular trading operation, is rapidly expanding in a plainer and less...

  25. FT Photo Diary

    July 15, 2014

    Yellen back on the Hill

    Win McNamee/Getty US Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen arrives for testimony before the Senate Banking, Housing and...

  26. July 15, 2014

    Chris Dodd reaffirms push for single US prudential regulator

    Chris Dodd, the former US senator responsible for the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, said the idea of paring...

  27. July 15, 2014

    Michael Kors sinks on wave of target cuts

    Luxury handbag maker Michael Kors was felled on Tuesday as at least three brokerages cut price targets on the company,...

  28. July 15, 2014

    Sterling jumps on UK inflation surprise

    Sterling was driven higher on Tuesday as UK inflation closed in on the Bank of England’s target rate, forcing investors into...

  29. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    Yellen Testimony

    Ahead of her semi-annual testimony to Congress, Janet Yellen’s prepared remarks have been posted. Click for the full...

  30. July 15, 2014

    Janet Yellen warns of uncertain US economic outlook

    Janet Yellen gave a balanced reading on the health of the US economy but warned that “considerable uncertainty” about the...

  31. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE David finds two very different interpretations of the Chinese macro data. Dan has a...

  32. July 15, 2014

    Korean won falls on suspected intervention

    South Korea’s won was the biggest faller on currency markets on Tuesday after suspected official intervention from the...

  33. July 14, 2014

    Miners hit by precious metals pullback

    A sudden pullback in gold and silver prices after a month’s rally sent precious metal miners lower on Monday. Gains in the...

  34. July 14, 2014

    Investors beware: economists at large

    In a perfect world, investors would turn to economists for predictions on two key issues supporting equity prices at current...

  35. July 11, 2014

    Carney needs to learn the value of mumbling

    What is Mark Carney’s trouble? It isn’t that he’s behaving like Britain’s “unreliable boyfriend”, as Labour MP Pat McFadden...

  36. July 10, 2014

    Q&A on the Fed funds rate

    The minutes of the June meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee show it is considering reform of the Federal funds...

  37. July 10, 2014

    Gold and silver hit three-month highs

    Gold and silver prices rose to three-and-a-half month highs on Thursday as European stock markets fell and the dollar...

  38. July 10, 2014

    Fed explores overhaul of key rate

    The US Federal Reserve is exploring an overhaul of the Federal funds rate – a benchmark that underlies almost every...

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