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      5 hours ago

      Datawatch: Earnings growth

      Markets expect an interest rate rise in the US and UK in the coming months. The Federal Reserve and the Bank of England...

    2. 8 hours ago

      Europe seeks higher yields of US bonds

      European investors are ploughing money into higher yielding US bonds, buoyed by the divergence in central bank policy...

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      This section, jointly produced with Nikkei, asks if success in reigniting growth and d...
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    1. 17 hours ago

      US jobs report likely to confirm Fed interest rate rise decision

      This week attention will be on Friday’s US employment report ahead of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting in...

    2. August 2, 2015

      Dollar strength slices $100bn off US company revenues

      The sharp rise in the US dollar may slice more than $100bn off dollar-denominated revenues at some of America’s largest...

    3. July 31, 2015

      It is time to sell your least-favourite dollar risk assets

      I have seen Wall Street more panicked than it is now, but it is quite dispirited. There are just not enough good ideas...

    4. July 31, 2015

      The world gears up for a surge in the US dollar

      As a symbol of how the US punches above its weight, nothing beats the pre-eminence of its currency. The US may account...

    5. July 31, 2015

      Dollar rally hit hard by weak wages data

      The dollar’s long rally took a heavy knock at the end of a week when the world’s reserve currency tracked the twists...

    6. July 31, 2015

      US wages increase at slowest rate since 1982

      Expectations of a Federal Reserve rate rise in September took a knock on Friday when data showed quarterly US wage...

    7. FT Alphaville

      July 31, 2015

      Could America's financial reform candidate be...Rick Perry?

      If you had asked us last week which American presidential candidate would be the first to use terminology devised by...

    8. July 31, 2015

      Treasuries rally after soft US wage data

      Friday 21:00 BST. The dollar fell and Treasury bond prices rallied strongly as weak US wage data capped a week...

    9. July 30, 2015

      Wages and jobs set to decide Fed ‘lift-off’

      The next two Fridays could go a long way in determining whether a Federal Reserve rate rise arrives in September. Of...

    10. July 30, 2015

      Dollar buoyed by GDP data as Federal Reserve eyes tighter policy

      The dollar was approaching multiyear highs on Thursday after an upward revision to growth data added to a rally sparked...

    11. July 30, 2015

      Why summer storms loom for investors

      A summer break for investors looks highly unlikely this year. While many of us are already enjoying or planning some...

    12. July 30, 2015

      Dollar up as Fed rate expectations build

      Thursday 21:0 0 BST. The dollar and shorter-term US Treasury bond yields crept back towards multiyear highs amid...

    13. July 29, 2015

      Janet Yellen sends a carefully crafted signal

      Global investors were begging for decisive signals from the Federal Reserve going into Wednesday’s meeting but Janet...

    14. July 29, 2015

      Fed leaves options open for rate rise

      The US Federal Reserve has signalled that it remains on course to increase interest rates this year. But the central...

    15. July 29, 2015

      Anadarko jumps after earnings surprise

      Investors pushed shares of Anadarko Petroleum higher after the US oil and gas company reported an unexpected profit in...

    16. July 29, 2015

      US Treasuries market faces liquidity concerns

      Investors are asking themselves a question that until recently had never been up for debate; how “liquid” are US...

    17. Gavyn Davies

      July 29, 2015

      What the leaked Fed forecasts tell us

      Last week, the Federal Reserve was forced to admit that it had mistakenly released the forecasts made by the board of...

    18. July 29, 2015

      US stocks and dollar push higher after Fed policy statement

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. US stocks and the dollar rose in response to the latest policy statement from the US Federal...

    19. July 28, 2015

      Emerging currencies hit 15-year lows

      Emerging market currencies were steadier in Asian trading on Wednesday, having slumped to 15-year lows as China’s...

    20. July 28, 2015

      Emerging currencies feel pain of global stress

      Eighteen years ago a currency collapse in Thailand sparked contagion throughout Asia, triggering a brutal financial and...

    21. July 28, 2015

      How to read the Fed committee’s statement

      Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has been priming the markets for an increase in short-term interest rates later this...

    22. July 28, 2015

      Oil slip points to deflationary pressures

      So, Wednesday is Fed decision day. We noted in the previous column that recent market wobbles may cause some on the...

    23. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      RRPs for life?

      The timing of the Fed’s initial rate hike and the subsequent path of future hikes are prominent unknowns on the minds...

    24. July 27, 2015

      Yellen and Carney hint at rate rises in spite of unclear figures

      Since the start of the year investors have wondered whether any of the world’s largest central banks will finally begin...

    25. July 27, 2015

      Plenty of good reasons to think weak Aussie dollar here to stay

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has finally got what it wanted: a weaker currency. The Aussie dollar has lost more than a...

    26. Gavyn Davies

      July 26, 2015

      "Lowflation" forever in the US?

      Although inflation in the US has been low and stable for many years, it still tends to dominate policy discussions at...

    27. July 26, 2015

      Strengthening US economy bolsters case for rate rise

      A strengthening economy and gathering momentum in the property market are bolstering arguments for higher interest...

    28. July 26, 2015

      Clarity expected over Fed’s rate rise plan

      The coming week presents a broad mix of new data. Second-quarter growth figures are out for the UK and US on Tuesday...

    29. July 24, 2015

      Fed accidentally releases staff forecasts

      Confusion surrounding an inadvertent release of staff forecasts by the Federal Reserve deepened on Friday evening after...

    30. July 24, 2015

      Bond holders will be left exposed if global recovery picks up

      Markets are often said to be priced for perfection. It would be more accurate today to say they are priced for...

    31. July 24, 2015

      Clearing houses are an over-clever way to prepare for a crisis

      Cousin Zeb (fool looking at a poker game): Uh, is this a game of chance? Cuthbert J. Twillie (a dishonest player): Not...

    32. July 24, 2015

      Bank regulation: Pick your poison

      Simple rules are sometimes best. They are easy to understand and enforce. So, in banking, why not limit all...

    33. July 24, 2015

      Higher US bank charges look unsustainable

      Interest rates are flat and the economy is hardly humming. And yet the big US banks are reporting quarterly numbers...

    34. July 24, 2015

      Fed and BoE roar ahead of rate race rivals

      Central banks are starting to resemble Formula One drivers of current vintage — two of them well out in front,...

    35. The Exchange

      July 24, 2015

      Interest rates: central bankers' dilemma on both sides of the Atlantic

      A central banker’s lot is not a happy one. While from a cyclical perspective it’s easy to understand why policymakers...

    36. July 23, 2015

      Bond markets out of kilter with rate reality

      Any nasty bear market for bond investors usually involves the two-year sector, reflecting its proximity to overnight...

    37. July 22, 2015

      M&A and rates drive jumbo bond deal surge

      Companies have sold more “jumbo” bond deals since January than over the previous five years combined, amid a surge in...

    38. July 22, 2015

      Free Lunch: Capital, capitalism and the third way

      Capital and its critics The Federal Reserve has finalised its capital requirement rules for the most important US banks...

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