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    1. beyondbrics

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      Currency manipulation: not that one again

      It’s been a few years since the guns of the international currency wars fell silent, or at least until the main combatants...

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      Oil price fall leaves Gulf states with difficult reform choices

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    4. January 27, 2015

      Britain still one of fastest growing economies

      Despite yesterday’s weaker than expected data, Britain is still likely to be one of the fastest growing industrialised...

    5. January 27, 2015

      Tsipras picks anti-austerity professor as Greek finance minister

      Greece’s radical leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras announced his new cabinet on Tuesday, handing the top economic posts...

    6. January 26, 2015

      Saudi Arabia to maintain expenditure

      Saudi Arabia will use its “great surpluses” to continue spending to help the private sector even as oil prices remain close...

    7. January 26, 2015

      IMF pressed to increase lending to Ukraine

      The International Monetary Fund is under growing pressure to stump up billions of additional dollars to avert a financial...

    8. FT Alphaville

      January 26, 2015

      Greek austerity after Syriza

      A brief collection of reaction to Sunday’s election in Greece follows. Before we hear from the professional financial crowd,...

    9. January 26, 2015

      Who will blink now Syriza has won?

      Three years ago, Syriza was only just recognisable as a modern political party. Today it is the new government of Greece,...

    10. Gavyn Davies

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      The Fed is accused of complacency

      The Federal Open Market Committee of the Federal Reserve (FOMC) will meet on Wednesday amid signs that the broad consensus...

    11. beyondbrics

      January 23, 2015

      Surging debt seen as the key threat to emerging Asia

      Emerging Asia is set to be the world’s fastest-growing region again in 2015, skirting the contagion from Russia’s crisis and...

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      January 22, 2015

      Davos debate focuses on eurozone QE

      There is no doubt what the big issue is at the World Economic Forum on Thursday – the European Central Bank decision on...

    13. The World

      January 22, 2015

      Greek cleaners and gesture politics

      Here’s one prediction if Alexis Tsipras and his radical left Syriza party win Sunday’s Greek parliamentary elections: 595...

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      January 22, 2015

      Getting rid of fuel subsidies

      There are very few things on which economists overwhelmingly agree: free trade and apple pie are about it. But almost all of...

    15. January 21, 2015

      Ukraine seeks larger IMF deal and hints at debt restructuring

      Ukraine is seeking a larger and longer-term bailout programme from the International Monetary Fund to replace its existing...

    16. January 21, 2015

      IMF urges Gulf countries to reduce spending as oil price plunges

      The International Monetary Fund has sliced economic growth forecasts for the oil-exporting Gulf states by 1 percentage point...

    17. January 21, 2015

      Gold rises to $1,300 on haven demand

      Gold rose past $1,300 a troy ounce Wednesday, its highest level since August, as investors sought havens ahead of expected...

    18. January 20, 2015

      World economy poised for oil price upswing, say Davos economists

      The world economy will receive a significant boost from lower oil prices this year despite fears of deflation and...

    19. January 20, 2015

      Italian cabinet approves bank reform bill

      Italy’s midsized popolari banks would be transformed into joint stock companies over the next 18 months under a bill...

    20. January 20, 2015

      IMF cuts forecasts for global economic growth

      Low oil prices will not provide a sufficient updraught to dispel the clouds hanging over the global economy, the...

    21. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up here to receive the email each morning. China’s economy grew at the slowest pace in nearly a quarter of a...

    22. January 20, 2015

      IMF cuts forecasts for global economic growth

      Low oil prices will not provide a sufficient updraught to dispel the clouds hanging over the global economy, the...

    23. January 19, 2015

      Russian economy to shrink 5%, says EBRD

      Russia’s economy will shrink by close to 5 per cent this year, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development...

    24. January 19, 2015

      Oxfam presses Davos forum with wealth inequality claim

      Campaigners sought to pile pressure on the rich and powerful travelling to the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, with...

    25. January 18, 2015

      Zambia elections come at bad time for economy

      On the campaign trail ahead of Tuesday’s presidential election, Guy Scott, Zambia’s acting head of state, paid a visit to...

    26. January 18, 2015

      Pakistan PM orders increase in petrol supplies amid fuel crisis

      Pakistan’s prime minister ordered emergency measures to increase petrol supplies, as the deepening fuel crisis in the south...

    27. FT Alphaville

      January 16, 2015

      Switzerland's problem isn't an expensive currency but anemic consumption

      One of the most predictable consequences of the Swiss National Bank’s decision to stop suppressing the exchange rate between...

    28. January 15, 2015

      Lagarde warns of ‘lopsided’ global growth

      Cheaper oil prices and a resurgent US economy are unlikely to be enough to pull the global economy out of a growth pattern...

    29. January 15, 2015

      Swiss stun markets and scrap franc ceiling

      Dancing on the ceiling Switzerland’s central bank stunned markets in one of the most dramatic currency interventions in...

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      January 14, 2015

      War in South Sudan threatens economic devastation

      As South Sudan’s war drags into the beginning of its second year, campaigners are warning of the economic risks of a...

    31. January 14, 2015

      Tighter credit rules hit aspiring homeowners around the world

      Home ownership levels have fallen in many developed economies, including the US and UK, as tighter credit availability and...

    32. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      Guest post: The euro question

      Despite many recent reforms, standstill in euro area output and prices–alongside renewed debates on Grexit–have put...

    33. January 9, 2015

      Europe: Deflation decoded

      The spectre of deflation descended over the global economy this week as the eurozone recorded falling prices for the first...

    34. January 6, 2015

      Ukraine bonds sink as debts spiral

      Ukrainian bonds have sunk to a record low on concerns that the strife-torn country will default this year, as a tool...

    35. January 6, 2015

      A world of debt

      Financial crises frequently leave a wreckage of debt in their wake — debts that can take generations to pay off. The last...

    36. January 6, 2015

      Public finances: A world of debt

      Jorge Grave’s future looked bright when he in 2006 graduated with a degree in physical education from the Technical...

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      An economist’s advice to astrologers

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    38. January 5, 2015

      Greek stocks: pomegranate seeds

      Every New Year, Aegean Airlines gives its passengers a pomegranate. This is a symbol of good luck. To its investors, the...

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