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      The Fed is accused of complacency

      The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve (FOMC) will meet on Wednesday amid signs that the broad consensus...

    2. January 23, 2015

      Concern grows over banks exiting riskier emerging markets

      Some of the world’s biggest banks are in talks with regulators about loosening privacy laws to allow the sharing of more...

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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. January 23, 2015

      Keeping faith with the land of the free

      You’ll probably be hearing a lot this weekend about the prospects for Europe. But my mind is elsewhere. By far the biggest...

    2. The World

      January 23, 2015

      Nervousness at Davos about the eurozone's future

      Once again, I attended a small dinner of “friends of Europe”. We enjoyed a lively discussion of a number of recent and...

    3. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2015

      Davos must face up to life after ZIRP

      This guest post is from the co-authors of UBS’s white paper for the WEF meeting in Davos, which started on Wednesday. Note...

    4. January 22, 2015

      Mario Draghi prepares to unveil easing proposals

      The European Central Bank is on Thursday set to follow the lead of the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of Japan and the Bank of...

    5. January 21, 2015

      Davos 2015: Bankers warn of volatility risk when Fed tightens

      Some of the world’s most senior bankers have warned about the risk of damaging volatility in credit markets once the US...

    6. January 21, 2015

      How to solve the fixed income liquidity problem

      The roots of the recent return of financial market volatility are not in fundamental factors, but rather reflect the Tower...

    7. January 20, 2015

      US bonds boosted as rate rise moves back

      A rally in long-term US government bonds is accelerating as investors push back expectations for an increase in benchmark...

    8. January 20, 2015

      World economy poised for oil price upswing, say Davos economists

      The world economy will receive a significant boost from lower oil prices this year despite fears of deflation and...

    9. January 20, 2015

      Four reasons why QE will be different in the eurozone

      After much hesitation, the European Central Bank is at last expected to fall in line with the world’s other big central...

    10. January 19, 2015

      Macro managers seek return of volatility

      If the holy mantra of macro hedge fund managers is “don’t fight the Federal Reserve”, their investment performance of recent...

    11. FT Alphaville

      January 19, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes. - Of Roman QE. - There are no Friedmans today,...

    12. January 18, 2015

      Industry warns of crippling impact of work stoppage at US ports

      Representatives of two key industries have warned about the severe risks for the US economy if the increasingly sour...

    13. January 16, 2015

      So, tell us whose paper the ECB will purchase

      Sir, Your editorial tells us that the European Central Bank “should go full speed ahead” with quantitative easing (“Europe’s...

    14. January 16, 2015

      US inflation fall complicates Fed’s rate decision

      US consumer prices had their biggest monthly fall in six years in December, complicating the Federal Reserve’s deliberations...

    15. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      India, Peru and Egypt show acceleration in EM's easing cycle

      Unexpectedly early interest rate cuts in India, Peru and Egypt on Thursday indicate that falling oil prices and gathering...

    16. January 16, 2015

      High risk of crowded trade unravelling

      When powerful market trends buckle the ensuing chaos reveals the complacency of investors. The pronounced slide in oil...

    17. January 15, 2015

      New year hangover quietens dollar bulls

      It has been a rocky start to the year for dollar bulls. Investors betting the greenback will go from strength to strength in...

    18. January 14, 2015

      Retail sales fall shakes confidence in US recovery

      A surprise fall in US consumer spending knocked equities and sent bond yields down sharply on both sides of the Atlantic on...

    19. January 13, 2015

      Fed gives RBS waiver on foreign bank rules

      Royal Bank of Scotland has been granted a waiver by the Federal Reserve from onerous new rules for foreign banks with more...

    20. January 13, 2015

      Gold at three-month peak on haven buying

      Gold rose to its highest level since October on Tuesday, as nervous investors sought the precious metal as a haven to park...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      Five scattered points about oil, crises, Keystone and other stuff

      Some thoughts, musings, and simply fun items we’ve recently come across: 1) As of the start of this week, global non-energy...

    22. January 12, 2015

      Traders bet on delay in US rate rise

      US interest rate traders are betting sharply that lower oil prices, falling inflation and faltering wage growth will delay...

    23. January 12, 2015

      Dilemma for yield-seeking fund managers

      The bond market did not behave as expected in 2014. It was supposed to be the year when bond yields rose as the US brought...

    24. January 11, 2015

      Bewitched by mandarins of central banking

      The continuing fall in government bond yields in the advanced economies at the turn of the year was a salutary reminder of...

    25. January 9, 2015

      Self-correcting depression and virtue of deflation

      Does the Federal Reserve even have history as a guide? The world’s most powerful central bank has said it wants to raise...

    26. January 9, 2015

      US unemployment rate falls to 5.6%

      The US added more jobs than expected in December, confirming 2014 as the best year for job creation since 1999 even as...

    27. January 9, 2015

      Five things to look for in US jobs data

      The closely watched monthly non-farm payrolls figures, which are seen as a crucial indicator of the health of the US...

    28. January 9, 2015

      Deflation fears blur interest rate outlook

      The biggest guessing game facing investors in 2015 remains whether the US and UK central banks will at some stage start...

    29. January 9, 2015

      Dollar stays off 10-year peak

      The dollar index was unable to renew a near-10 year high on Friday, as investors parsed one of the most influential economic...

    30. January 8, 2015

      Euro at lowest level in more than nine years

      The euro extended its longest uninterrupted losing streak since its creation and fell below the $1.18 mark for the first...

    31. January 7, 2015

      Bond yield lows highlight deflation fears

      Just one week into the new year and global bond markets are sending a clear message to central banks that they are losing...

    32. January 7, 2015

      Fed unlikely to raise rates before April

      Federal Reserve officials are in broad agreement that US interest rates are unlikely to rise until at least April, according...

    33. January 7, 2015

      Regulators right to cut biggest banks down to size

      Goldman Sachs caused a bit of a stir this week by issuing an analysts’ report suggesting JPMorgan Chase might want to break...

    34. January 7, 2015

      Sterling slips on US rate rivalry reverse

      The Bank of England will deliver its monetary policy decision on Thursday. It is not expected to change anything, but the...

    35. Gavyn Davies

      January 7, 2015

      A critical few weeks for the eurozone

      The markets are waking up to the fact that the euro area faces a critical few weeks in which its economic path for 2015, and...

    36. January 6, 2015

      Barack Obama nominates former community banker to Fed board

      The White House announced on Tuesday that it would nominate former Bank of Hawaii chief Allan Landon to the board of the...

    37. January 6, 2015

      Jobs data to deliver next US rate clue

      The market was very happy when the Federal Reserve at the end of last year emphasised it would be “patient” when it comes to...

    38. January 4, 2015

      A wise bet is on a happier year for the economy

      In 2014, global output per head grew by close to 2 per cent, at purchasing power parity. Thus, at the end of the year, human...

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