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  1. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Opinion: domesticating Russia

    Of course, it all goes back to Peter the Great at the turn of the eighteenth century. On the one hand, the Russian Tsar...

  2. The A-List

    July 23, 2014

    Containing Russia requires economic and political measures that impose real costs

    Since early March , there has been a debate in Europe as to what Russia’s actions in Ukraine represent. Does its forceful...

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  1. July 20, 2014

    Carney leads push to break ‘too big to fail’ impasse

    Officials led by Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, are attempting to bridge sharp differences among leading G20...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Regulators split on too-big-to-fail banks

    Heads of the Group of 20 leading economies would love to be able to hang up a “mission accomplished” banner in Brisbane in...

  3. July 20, 2014

    South Africa warns of cracks in landmark Bali trade agreement

    South Africa has warned the concerns of developing countries are being sidelined under a global trade deal due for...

  4. July 19, 2014

    Australia threatens Russian president Vladimir Putin with G20 summit ban

    Australia has threatened to try and block Russian president Vladimir Putin from attending a G20 summit in November if Moscow...

  5. July 18, 2014

    G20 urged to implement Bali trade deal

    Jamie Smyth in Sydney Global business has urged the world’s leading economies to rapidly implement a deal struck by trade...

  6. July 17, 2014

    Adapt trade policy to reflect globalisation, economic bodies warn

    Countries need to do more to adapt trade policies to reflect the 21st century realities of globalisation and international...

  7. July 15, 2014

    Regulators push for widening of forex fix time

    Global regulators have proposed to centralise foreign exchange trading at a crucial daily fix on a global platform in a move...

  8. July 7, 2014

    French fury and dollar dominance

    Ever since Valéry Giscard d’Estaing coined the term “exorbitant privilege” in the 1960s, French politicians have grumbled...

  9. July 4, 2014

    ‘Indonesia Etc’, by Elizabeth Pisani

    Indonesia Etc: Exploring the Improbable Nation, by Elizabeth Pisani, Granta, RRP£18.99/ WW Norton RRP$26.95, 416 pages If...

  10. June 29, 2014

    Australia risks isolation among G20 by scrapping carbon tax

    Tony Abbott has had little to celebrate since becoming Australia’s prime minister because of his plummeting approval ratings...

  11. June 29, 2014

    G20 blueprint for infrastructure funding

    The G20 has identified increasing investment in infrastructure as one of its priorities. But how to attract private capital...

  12. June 26, 2014

    World Bank: Emerging nations have borne brunt of protectionism

    Manufacturers from emerging economies have borne the brunt of protectionist measures introduced since the 2008 global...

  13. June 22, 2014

    Australia takes aim at G20 growth target laggards

    Australia is threatening to “name and shame” G20 countries that are failing to outline the structural reforms they plan to...

  14. June 18, 2014

    WTO warns of creeping protectionism

    G20 economies have introduced more measures to restrict trade than encourage it over the past six months even as the global...

  15. June 11, 2014

    Catering to international tastes has proved both problematic and rewarding in Asia

    Asia-based financial lawyers find themselves in an interesting push-pull situation with the rest of the world. For some,...

  16. June 2, 2014

    George Osborne plans tougher oversight of forex markets

    George Osborne, Britain’s chancellor, is to toughen oversight of foreign exchange dealing within weeks, as the UK steps up...

  17. May 16, 2014

    Currency cold war is starting to heat up

    The last round of “currency wars” ended a year ago in an uneasy truce, when G20 finance ministers agreed not to target their...

  18. May 15, 2014

    ‘If the euro falls, Europe falls’

    As soon as Angela Merkel was handed the piece of paper Barack Obama had just passed around the table, her guard went up....

  19. May 11, 2014

    How the euro was saved - FT series

    To the astonishment of almost everyone in the room, Angela Merkel began to cry. “Das ist nicht fair.” That is not fair, the...

  20. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2014

    Opinion: the giant Chinese panda tries to hide

    It’s a common trick to make yourself look bigger than you are to win a fight. Rather rarer is for one of the world’s largest...

  21. May 6, 2014

    Switzerland pledges to lift veil on tax secrecy

    Switzerland, the world’s largest offshore financial centre, has pledged automatically to hand the details of foreign bank...

  22. beyondbrics

    May 5, 2014

    Guest post: developing countries must be at the heart of global tax reform

    By Winnie Byanyima of Oxfam International After the world was plunged into a financial crisis, back in 2009, G20 leaders...

  23. April 16, 2014

    Africans face $2bn yearly ‘remittance supertax’, says report

    Africa pays a “remittance supertax” of nearly $2bn a year due to the higher-than-average cost of sending money to the...

  24. April 13, 2014

    Domestic agendas undermine global economic policy debate

    The 2014 spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at the weekend may go down as the Jekyll-and-Hyde...

  25. April 11, 2014

    G20 gives US ultimatum over IMF reform

    The G20 has given an ultimatum to the US to pass reforms to the International Monetary Fund or risk being left out of new...

  26. April 10, 2014

    G20 ready to leave US behind over stalled IMF reforms

    Leading economies are considering ways of bypassing the US and progressing with reforms to the International Monetary Fund...

  27. April 8, 2014

    US warns China after renminbi depreciation

    The US has warned Beijing not to go back to manipulating its currency, following a sharp depreciation of the renminbi since...

  28. April 6, 2014

    Global economic recovery ‘hinges on reforms’

    The recovery in the world’s leading economies is strengthening but concerted action by governments is needed to rebuild lost...

  29. April 2, 2014

    Stock markets hit post-crisis highs as IMF warns on growth

    Investors pushed global stock markets to post-crisis highs on Wednesday even as the IMF warned that the world faces “years...

  30. March 24, 2014

    Russia braced for $70bn in outflows

    The Russian government is braced for the country’s capital outflows to soar to $70bn in the first three months of the year...

  31. March 17, 2014

    America’s cavalier stance on the IMF

    When people fret that the US is becoming a reluctant superpower, they do not normally think of the International Monetary...

  32. March 16, 2014

    Crimea vote adds twist to US spat on IMF

    The Crimean referendum will increase the urgency for the US Congress to approve America’s aid package for Ukraine, which is...

  33. The A-List

    March 11, 2014

    The toothpaste tube test: squeezing more growth

    Last week was a good one for global economic rebalancing, or so it seems at first sight. Encouraging data from several...

  34. The World

    March 2, 2014

    Ukraine and the US-German spat

    As the Americans and Europeans struggle to craft a common response to the escalating crisis over Ukraine, it is vital that...

  35. February 27, 2014

    Regulators should say who calls the shots

    When Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, participated in last week’s Group of 20 meetings, he issued a familiar plea: there...

  36. February 24, 2014

    Euro bulls should proceed with caution

    A Moody’s upgrade for Spain, scrunching eurozone peripheral spreads, easing Ukraine tensions and Monday’s stronger than...

  37. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buffett derivatives, feel the (credit) quality: Dan wonders if Berkshire’s own credit...

  38. FT Alphaville

    February 24, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets started the week on the back foot, with investors concerned that Chinese banks have curtailed lending...

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