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      Ukrainian bondholders face an outbreak of ‘Greek fatigue’

      Libertarians and left wingers agree that government bailouts of banks and IMF programmes for distressed nations are...

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      Russian retail sales and real wages plummet

      Russian consumers drastically cut spending last month as real wages plummeted, suggesting that hopes of a looming turnround...

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    1. 12 hours ago

      Eurozone says no Greek deal without IMF

      European leaders have told Greece there will be no deal to release desperately needed bailout aid without approval from the...

    2. 20 hours ago

      IMF calls on Bank of Japan to expand monetary easing

      The International Monetary Fund has called on the Bank of Japan to expand its monetary easing in an all-out effort to push...

    3. May 21, 2015

      IMF predicts upturn for Russian economy after 3.4% fall this year

      The Russian economy is set to contract by 3.4 per cent this year but will rebound in 2016, posting 0.2 per cent growth, the...

    4. May 21, 2015

      Cuba: Showtime in Havana

      Cuba: Show and tell It is a hot day in central Havana and the doorman at the Television Ballet building is asleep in the...

    5. May 20, 2015

      Investors eye consequences of a Greek default

      With Greece fast running out of cash, investors and policy makers have begun contemplating the possibility of a default and...

    6. FT Alphaville

      May 20, 2015

      A glimpse inside the Court, IMF edition

      With a big h/t to Faisal Islam, here’s what the Bank of England was thinking at the start of September and just before that...

    7. FT Alphaville

      May 19, 2015

      Moratorium on Moscow?

      On May 28, Ukraine will pay $88m in interest on its $2.25bn bond due 2022. On June 20, it will also pay a $75m coupon on...

    8. May 19, 2015

      Free Lunch: The enormous cost of cheap carbon

      Think local, act local The IMF is right (if it says so itself) that its new findings on the true costs of fossil fuels are...

    9. May 19, 2015

      Klaus Schwab opens door for his Davos successor

      Davos Man, that icon of the global elite, has admitted he is not immortal. After more than four decades at the helm of the...

    10. beyondbrics

      May 19, 2015

      Latin America needs China to help close infrastructure gap

      To many South American leaders, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s visit this week couldn’t come at a better time, and from a...

    11. May 19, 2015

      Foreign direct investment in Africa surges

      Africa is the world’s fastest-growing region for foreign direct investment, according to a report from fDi Intelligence, a...

    12. May 18, 2015

      Athens staggers closer to the financial precipice

      Nothing is easier than a posture of pessimism towards Greece. The debts maturing this summer are enough to pitch it into...

    13. May 18, 2015

      Copper: doctor’s orders

      Dr Copper is in danger of looking out of touch. For years the metal, with all its industrial uses, has been seen as a...

    14. Brussels Blog

      May 18, 2015

      What to make of the new "Juncker Plan" for Greece?

      The Greek daily To Vima has a nice scoop this afternoon about a document they’ve been leaked purporting to be a new proposal...

    15. May 18, 2015

      Global energy subsidies fuel climate change, says IMF study

      Governments around the world will subsidise the cost of oil, gas and coal to the tune of $5.3tn this year, fuelling...

    16. FT Alphaville

      May 18, 2015

      Markets Live: Monday, 18th May, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:04 on 18 May 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    17. May 17, 2015

      Tsipras letter reveals precariousness of Greece’s finances

      Greece came so close to defaulting on last week’s €750m International Monetary Fund repayment that the prime minister warned...

    18. May 17, 2015

      The simple core of the Grexit and Brexit conundrums

      There are two categories of problems facing the EU. There are those which are genuinely difficult to solve, such as the...

    19. May 17, 2015

      World’s central bankers braced for big divergence

      Since the global financial crisis, mankind has learnt to live with a third certainty along with death and taxes — monetary...

    20. May 17, 2015

      Reform-minded Ukraine merits debt reduction

      Ukraine, the international community and its creditors will soon have to reach a conclusion about how to handle the...

    21. May 15, 2015

      Free Lunch: Bye bye Blanchard

      Second thoughts The International Monetary Fund's chief economist, Olivier Blanchard, is retiring from his position to...

    22. May 14, 2015

      IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard to retire

      Olivier Blanchard, the influential chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, has announced plans to retire this...

    23. May 14, 2015

      Nothing is certain except death and taxes (or compulsory saving)

      The victory of the Conservatives has put them in charge of the UK for the next five years. But it has not resolved many...

    24. May 13, 2015

      Ghana’s currency falls to all-time low despite interest rate rise

      An unexpected interest rate rise by the Bank of Ghana to stem inflation failed to stop the debt-stricken nation’s currency...

    25. FT Alphaville

      May 13, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Senate Democrats revolted against President Barack Obama, blocking a...

    26. May 12, 2015

      Ukraine debt talks reach boiling point

      Ukraine’s $23bn debt restructuring negotiations appeared to reach boiling point late on Tuesday after the government issued...

    27. May 12, 2015

      Greece taps IMF reserves to pay €750m debt

      Greece took the unusual step of raiding its holdings of the International Monetary Fund’s de facto currency to make a €750m...

    28. May 12, 2015

      Financial sector in advanced economies is too big, says IMF

      The role of the financial sector in the US, Japan and other advanced economies has grown too big, the International Monetary...

    29. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2015

      Of negative rates and reserve managers

      Might have to pop this at the top, it’s a chart with lots of negative yield stuff on it after all: Now, as we have said...

    30. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. China’s bourses continued marching higher after the central bank cut rates on...

    31. May 11, 2015

      Bachelet moves to the centre with big cabinet changes in Chile

      President Michelle Bachelet has announced Chile’s most profound cabinet reshuffle since the return of democracy 25 years ago...

    32. beyondbrics

      May 11, 2015

      As obituaries are written for the World Bank, the IMF is set to become indispensable

      Obituaries have been written for the World Bank following the arrival of China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank...

    33. May 11, 2015

      Greece orders IMF payment as eurogroup meets

      Greece’s finance ministry ordered a €750m payment to the International Monetary Fund, ending days of uncertainty over...

    34. May 10, 2015

      Greece hits crunch time over €750m repayment to IMF

      Monday’s meeting of Eurogroup ministers in Brussels may or may not turn out to be a make or break moment for Greece and the...

    35. May 7, 2015

      Germany promises €1.5bn tax cut for 2016

      Angela Merkel’s government is planning to give German taxpayers a €1.5bn tax cut next year, in a surprise handout from a...

    36. May 7, 2015

      Greek bailout talks near ‘drop dead’ moment

      There have been so many “make-or-break” moments for Athens since Greece’s debt crisis first shook markets five years...

    37. May 7, 2015

      Never mind the politicians, worry about the central bankers

      I know there was an election this week, and that a lot of people are complaining about mediocre politicians and sound bite...

    38. Westminster Blog

      May 7, 2015

      Today in the election

      A summary of today’s events May 7 Polling day. Follow our live coverage of the results from 9pm here. May 6 Ukip slipped up...

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