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  1. August 22, 2014

    The bond paradox and how it will end

    The world has never been in as much debt as it is now. If that sounds worrying, consider this: with interest rates in the...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 21, 2014

    Video and review: "The System Worked", by Dan Drezner

    embed1 While reading Dan Drezner’s The System Worked, I kept thinking of the well-publicised conversation between Barack...

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    Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
  2. World Economy

    Unexpected upswing in growth gives rise to reflection on whether ‘fog of crisis’ is li...
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  1. beyondbrics

    August 21, 2014

    Ecuador: Standard & Poor’s raises rating of market's prodigal son

    Everyone loves the biblical story of the prodigal son. On Wednesday that tale received a touch of market realism when...

  2. beyondbrics

    August 20, 2014

    Guest post: French, Swiss central banks swell rush to hold renminbi

    By Jukka Pihlman, Standard Chartered Adopted at pace by central banks around the world, China’s renminbi is now seen by many...

  3. FT Alphaville

    August 18, 2014

    Global macroeconomic imbalances are shrinking (and not)

    The chart is from a recent IMF working paper. Don’t celebrate too quickly, though. Here’s a description of what has...

  4. August 17, 2014

    ‘The System Worked: How the World Stopped Another Great Depression’, by Daniel W Drezner

    I don’t agree with Dan Drezner. How could I? The thesis espoused in his latest book is that, all things considered, global...

  5. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2014

    Ukraine, war, and sovereign default

    Ukraine claimed at pixel time to have fired on a number of Russian tanks crossing its borders. Being invaded by Russia is...

  6. beyondbrics

    August 14, 2014

    India's Rajan offers vision on interest rates

    Introducing Raghuram Rajan, governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), at an Independence Day lecture on Wednesday...

  7. FT Alphaville

    August 12, 2014

    Government spending booms not so great for long-term growth

    Most of the world’s population lives in countries that aren’t rich, so it makes sense that economists and policymakers spend...

  8. August 12, 2014

    Chinese trusts face slower growth as economy weakens

    China’s trust sector, the largest segment in the country’s expanding shadow-banking system, grew at its slowest pace in more...

  9. The A-List

    August 12, 2014

    The worrying data on Italy's recession

    The latest data release of the Italian second quarter gross domestic product shows that the economy shrank 0.2 per cent,...

  10. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The FICC and the dead: banks and volatility. - Russia and markets: the power of weakness. - Amanda...

  11. August 11, 2014

    Political risk knocks Pakistan stocks

    As Pakistan braces for further protests and violence amid political hostility the country’s stock market has recorded its...

  12. FT Alphaville

    August 11, 2014

    That high yield question

    Record outflows? Check. Highly illiquid market that has been outstripped by demand and which may have become disconnected...

  13. beyondbrics

    August 11, 2014

    How to stabilise Ukraine’s economy? Fight corruption

    In the past few decades, Ukraine has become one of the most corrupt countries in Europe. Many who protested against the...

  14. August 10, 2014

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan secures Turkish presidency

    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s prime minister, won the country’s first direct election for president on Sunday, in a triumph...

  15. August 7, 2014

    Welcome to New York – film review

    Fig leaves come no skimpier than the disclaimer that opens Welcome to New York. This, we are assured, is fiction. Sadly, we...

  16. August 6, 2014

    Argentina: Unresolved debts

    It was a sweltering evening in Manhattan last week when Axel Kicillof, Argentina’s economy minister, confronted the cameras...

  17. August 5, 2014

    Ghana tarnishes ‘Africa rising’ story

    The world has become used to the idea of Africa being on the march. In the past decade, after two decades of stagnation, the...

  18. August 5, 2014

    US considers partnership with China in developing world

    US president Lyndon Johnson famously remarked of FBI director J Edgar Hoover that it was “probably better to have him inside...

  19. August 5, 2014

    Ghana IMF talks spark debt issue plan

    Ghana is set to use a relative market respite after it announced talks with the International Monetary Fund to tap the...

  20. beyondbrics

    August 5, 2014

    Guest post: the Saudi stock market cracks open

    By Faisal Ghori, author of “The Final Frontier: The World’s Last Markets” Saudi Arabia underwent a sea change last week, one...

  21. August 5, 2014

    Taxing companies – first mover advantage

    Ed Balls, who has a high chance of being the UK’s next chancellor of the exchequer, has announced that the opposition Labour...

  22. August 3, 2014

    Banco Espírito Santo split in €4.9bn rescue

    Banco Espírito Santo has been split into “good” and “bad” banks as part of a €4.9bn rescue of the distressed Portuguese...

  23. August 2, 2014

    Ghana seeks IMF help after currency falls 40%

    Ghana, the country that epitomised the ‘Africa rising’ narrative of strong economic growth and improved governance, is to...

  24. August 1, 2014

    Moody’s upgrades Greece’s sovereign credit rating

    ATHENS Moody’s raised Greece’s sovereign credit rating on Friday and gave it a stable outlook, saying it believed the...

  25. August 1, 2014

    The world calls time on western rules

    Two months ago the hands on the clock on the Congress building in Bolivia began to move anticlockwise. This was not a...

  26. August 1, 2014

    The cure for an overmighty pound

    On the face of it the British economy is having a good year. Its size has surpassed the high point reached before the...

  27. beyondbrics

    August 1, 2014

    Serbia’s economy slides back into negative territory after floods

    After the deluge, the contraction. Serbia’s economy shrank by 1.1 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter after the...

  28. August 1, 2014

    Strong pound wipes more than £1bn off profits of big UK companies

    When the International Monetary Fund warned this week that the pound was overvalued, a chorus of agreement would have been...

  29. August 1, 2014

    Thailand to use rubber for roadbuilding

    Thailand’s ruling generals have come up a new way to deal with the country’s bulging stockpile of natural rubber: pave the...

  30. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Most Asian markets paused to end July on a quieter note after better-than-expected US economic data raised the...

  31. beyondbrics

    July 30, 2014

    Ukraine tries to wrestle Russia over South Stream gas pipeline

    Thursday will be a crucial day for Ukraine. Its parliament will attempt to adopt a package of bills needed to secure the...

  32. July 30, 2014

    Fighting in the east damages Ukraine economy

    Ukraine’s economy contracted 4.7 per cent in the second quarter compared with a year ago, signalling that months of raging...

  33. Brussels Blog

    July 30, 2014

    Another crisis figure moves on: IMF's Moghadam

    Moghadam, left, with his deputy director Poul Thomsen during a meeting in Brussels As the eurozone crisis slowly fades into...

  34. The World

    July 29, 2014

    Too early for crisis-hit Greece to claim victory

    The consensus, such as it is, on the eurozone crisis was neatly summed up on Monday by Hugo Dixon, author and editor at...

  35. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Three faces of low inflation: US, Japan, and the Euro area. - Five myths about the gender pay gap....

  36. beyondbrics

    July 28, 2014

    Guest post: could Putin's war be good for Ukraine?

    By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute One can only hope that Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine, which has claimed, among...

  37. July 28, 2014

    IMF says ‘overvalued’ pound preventing rebalancing

    The International Monetary Fund warned on Monday that the pound was “overvalued” and preventing the rebalancing of the...

  38. July 27, 2014

    A fly on the wall at a fund on the move

    Money and Tough Love: On Tour with the IMF, by Liaquat Ahamed, Visual Editions, £25/$40 Given the chance to be a fly on the...

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