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    1. May 3, 2015

      Movers & shakers: May 4

      C Pimco, the $1.6tn global asset manager has hired Ben Bernanke (pictured) as a senior adviser. The former chairman of the...

    2. May 1, 2015

      The Federal Reserve watches and waits

      When confronted by uncertainty that is likely to be resolved in the near future, the best course is often to watch and wait....

    3. beyondbrics

      May 1, 2015

      Malawian kwacha bucking the trend… for now

      In the last six to eight months, most emerging and frontier currencies have weakened against the US dollar. One explanation...

    4. April 30, 2015

      Healthy liquidity diet needed to survive future financial shocks

      What are the big risks to the stability of western financial markets today? This week I posed that question to powerful...

    5. April 30, 2015

      US labour market starts to tighten

      Wage growth, one of the key missing pieces of the US recovery puzzle, picked up sharply earlier this year in a sign of a...

    6. April 30, 2015

      Spare small US banks from Basel requirements, says Fed

      A top American bank regulator has said the US should explore ways to exempt its smallest lenders from the most complicated...

    7. April 30, 2015

      Dollar bulls retreat as growth hopes fade

      Dollar bulls are feeling the after-effects of a bleak US winter, and as they exit their holdings of the reserve currency,...

    8. Andrew McAfee

      April 30, 2015

      Technology, deflation and secular stagnation

      Technology is not driving an economy-wide drop in prices at present, but let’s not rule the possibility out just yet....

    9. April 30, 2015

      Cash levels grow as funds wait to deploy

      It does not pay a dividend or a decent savings rate — but cash is the flavour of the moment for some bearish investors as...

    10. April 30, 2015

      Fed grapples with seasonal blues

      The Federal Reserve found itself in disconcertingly familiar territory on Wednesday morning. Just as in 2014, the US central...

    11. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. The US economy has lost momentum and that means it’s unlikely the Federal Reserve...

    12. April 29, 2015

      Fed damps rate expectations as economy loses momentum

      The US recovery has lost momentum and the pace of hiring has moderated, the Federal Reserve said, fuelling market...

    13. April 29, 2015

      Implied volatility shows sanguine dealers

      Less than 10 hours on Wednesday through Thursday will have separated the policy decisions and statements of the US Federal...

    14. April 28, 2015

      Central banks choose Pythonesque approach as new tool

      As Michael Palin pointed out in Monty Python’s Spanish Inquisition sketch, “our chief weapon is surprise”. That sentiment...

    15. April 27, 2015

      Reluctant share rally continues, but the risk of equities remains

      The reluctant rally continues. Investors are buying shares in disgust as they hunt for alternatives to super-low — in Europe...

    16. April 27, 2015

      US inflation expectations scale highs for year

      Several widely-watched gauges of US inflation expectations have climbed to their highest levels this year, as oil prices...

    17. beyondbrics

      April 27, 2015

      US rate hike fears overdone in emerging markets

      How worried should you be when the US Federal Reserve goes ahead with its first interest rate hike? After all, following...

    18. April 27, 2015

      Pace of Fed rate rises will be key

      The prospect of the Federal Reserve lifting rates from historic, crisis-era lows remains the defining factor for global...

    19. April 26, 2015

      US banks face ‘golden parachutes’ challenge

      Investors are set to challenge some of Wall Street’s biggest banks on their “golden parachutes,” which can see top...

    20. April 26, 2015

      Five things to watch at the Fed this week

      Having entered 2015 in a bullish mood, the US Federal Reserve’s top policy makers are now acknowledging a run of weaker data...

    21. April 26, 2015

      Cash is the current fund management king

      Now is the time to hoard cash. That might seem like a foolish statement, given that cash savings rates are close to zero and...

    22. April 26, 2015

      Aberdeen sells US utilities and consumer staples

      Aberdeen Asset Management’s US equity team has been selling down expensive consumer staples and utility stocks in the belief...

    23. April 23, 2015

      Google's Schmidt buys NY hedge fund stake

      Eric Schmidt, Google’s billionaire chairman, has snapped up a minority stake in a New York hedge fund. Hillspire, Mr...

    24. April 23, 2015

      Federal Reserve prepares toolkit for higher rates

      For the Federal Reserve, deciding the date of its first interest rate rise is only part of the battle. As the US central...

    25. April 22, 2015

      Prepare for a rough ride in EM bonds

      Emerging markets have enjoyed capital inflows and access to cheap dollar funding since the global financial crisis. These...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Countdown to lift off

      Expect much jaw-jawing over the consequences of rises in US interest rates, pencilled in for the end of this year, or maybe...

    27. April 20, 2015

      Inflation goal may be too low, says Rosengren

      Central banks including the Federal Reserve may need to set their inflation goals higher in the future to avoid getting...

    28. April 20, 2015

      Volcker urges UK-style regulatory reforms

      Paul Volcker, former head of the Federal Reserve, has issued a radical call for the US to follow the UK’s lead by...

    29. Gavyn Davies

      April 20, 2015

      Oil shock morphs into global monetary shock - again

      Ever since the collapse in oil prices started last summer, the behaviour of the global economy and financial markets has...

    30. April 17, 2015

      America’s Main Street banks struggle at the core

      The Main Street banks of America should really be having a great time of it: business and consumer confidence is high, homes...

    31. April 17, 2015

      No easy answers in emerging markets

      You probably don’t need to worry about the outcome of the UK general election if you’re a long-term investor. As our feature...

    32. April 17, 2015

      US inflation data underpin Fed rates call

      A key measure of inflation that strips out food and fuel edged higher in March in a development that will reassure Federal...

    33. April 17, 2015

      Federal Reserve and Treasury market face uncharted territory

      The task of lifting interest rates from near-zero levels — when it finally happens — will be an unprecedented one for the US...

    34. April 17, 2015

      Stocks stumble as Bund yields hit new low

      Friday 21:15 BST. US and European stocks slid, pushing Bund yields to fresh record lows, while fears that Beijing was...

    35. April 16, 2015

      US still too weak for rate rises, says Fed official

      The US economy is still too weak for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, a senior official has warned, as he...

    36. April 16, 2015

      Taper tantrums could end in tears for bondholders

      In these days of hyperactive communications from central banks, it is hard to remember just how secretive policy makers used...

    37. April 16, 2015

      Interview: Lockhart on Fed rate expectations

      The following is an edited transcript of an interview of Dennis Lockhart, president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, by Sam...

    38. April 16, 2015

      Federal Reserve official at odds with IMF rates warning

      A senior Federal Reserve official has played down fears of a gulf between the traders’ rates outlook and expectations of the...

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