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    EM liquidity: correlations breakdown

    We’ve written recently about the scarcity of liquidity on EM secondary markets caused by regulatory changes and loose...

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    UK economy returns to pre-crisis level

    Britain’s economy is finally larger than it was before the financial crisis six years ago after output grew 0.8 per cent in...

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    Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
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  1. 19 hours ago

    Greece cuts state wage bill by more than a third

    Greece has slashed its government wage bill by more than a third over five years as Athens prepares for crucial talks with...

  2. 20 hours ago

    IMF slices global growth forecasts for 2014

    The International Monetary Fund has sliced its 2014 global growth forecast from 3.7 per cent to 3.4 per cent after a dismal...

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    IMF forecasts UK to be fastest-growing advanced economy in 2014

    Britain’s economic revival continues to surprise the rest of the world, with the International Monetary Fund on Thursday...

  4. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Guest post: the Brics Bank and Bretton Woods

    By Lucy O’Carroll of Aberdeen Asset Management The Bretton Woods conference aimed to reshape the international financial...

  5. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Guest post: Myanmar must choose between resource curse and export-led development

    By Stuart Larkin of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Following his “flipping the switch” on political reform, Thein...

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    China property chart du jour (yes, another one)

    And the reason we keep going on about lower tier cities, from Nomura: Again, from Nomura, tier 2 cities and tier 3 and 4...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    On Russian sanctions and Belgian beer...

    Given that Russian subjects are reportedly being force fed a diet of Putin-esque mis-information over the downing of...

  8. July 21, 2014

    Spain’s export-led recovery loses momentum as May data show fall

    The economic news has changed and so have the puns. For headline writers and research analysts, Spain no longer rhymes with...

  9. July 20, 2014

    Eurozone needs quantitative easing

    Should the European Central Bank carry out a large expansion of its balance sheet? The answer is: yes. The ECB must now do...

  10. July 20, 2014

    A few Brics short of a firewall

    During last week’s meeting of the Brics nations in Fortaleza, Brazil, one item of unusual substance emerged from the...

  11. 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...

  12. July 18, 2014

    A peek into the IMF machine

    A couple of years ago, Liaquat Ahamed, a Washington-based fund manager turned writer, flew to Tokyo to participate in the...

  13. July 17, 2014

    Xi Jinping’s Latin American trip places trade ahead of ideology

    When Xi Jinping went to Latin America last year he visited US allies such as Mexico and Costa Rica – leading some in...

  14. July 16, 2014

    Spain ‘can cut taxes and tame deficit’

    Spain’s budget minister has dismissed criticism of the government’s controversial tax reform, insisting that Madrid can pull...

  15. July 16, 2014

    Emerging economies: Taking a stand

    The airport of Fortaleza, Brazil’s northeastern beachside city, looked like a parking lot this week for the powers that are...

  16. July 16, 2014

    Stopping a repeat of Argentine debt war

    As Argentina’s multi-billion dollar showdown with its hedge fund creditors nears its finale, global organisations are trying...

  17. July 15, 2014

    Saudi Arabia to use edX web courses to train unemployed

    Saudi Arabian officials are looking to a US online education company for help tackling the nation’s high rate of youth and...

  18. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2014

    Guest post: does the world really need a Brics bank?

    By Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Pramerica Investment Management Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are...

  19. July 15, 2014

    Chris Dodd reaffirms push for single US prudential regulator

    Chris Dodd, the former US senator responsible for the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, said the idea of paring...

  20. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2014

    Colombia: vote of confidence for finance minister

    Recently re-elected Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos starts his second term in less than a month. As he won the...

  21. July 14, 2014

    The Brics try to reshape the world

    For those who love symbolism, the Brics summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, this week will be a banner occasion, a remarkable...

  22. Money Supply

    July 14, 2014

    ECB caught up in economists' spat

    The European Central Bank has found itself caught in the crossfire of a battle raging between the world’s leading...

  23. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    Deutsche Bank: exit China bull, enter China bear

    It’s been three months since Ma Jun – sell-side economist and well-known China bull – quit the world of investment banking...

  24. July 13, 2014

    Malaysia banks: Malay melee

    Malaysian banks are thinking big. On Friday, regulators at the country’s central bank gave the go-ahead to CIMB, RHB Capital...

  25. July 11, 2014

    The tests posed by Espirito Santo

    The prospect that Portugal’s biggest bank could fail has spooked the markets, reigniting concerns about the broader eurozone...

  26. July 10, 2014

    IMF praises Spain’s handling of economy but warns on joblessness

    The Spanish economy has “turned the corner” but Madrid must do more to reduce unemployment and lower its debt burden, the...

  27. July 10, 2014

    French and Italian industrial output falls in May

    Industrial production in France, Italy and the Netherlands contracted in May, raising fresh concerns about the solidity of...

  28. July 9, 2014

    New Bank of England deputy governor hints at rate rises

    The Bank of England’s new deputy governor, Minouche Shafik, has hinted at higher interest rates during questioning from MPs...

  29. July 9, 2014

    Iceland moves to ease capital controls

    Iceland has appointed specialist advisers and a consultancy to help in negotiations with its banks’ creditors, in pursuit of...

  30. July 9, 2014

    Developing world blazes trail for 2.5bn with no banking access

    It is a weekday morning and a dozen or so women are gathering in the patio of a house in Xochimilco, a working-class...

  31. July 9, 2014

    Greece plans new three-year bond issue

    Greece is planning a fresh sale of government debt as it seeks to draw a line under a domestic financial crisis that almost...

  32. July 7, 2014

    ECB under pressure to tackle ‘crazy’ euro

    Pressure is mounting on the European Central Bank to take action against a persistently strong euro with a leading...

  33. July 7, 2014

    We holdouts are open to compromise but Argentina has to talk

    Two weeks ago Axel Kicillof, Argentina’s economy minister, flew to New York to give an inflammatory speech at the UN in...

  34. July 5, 2014

    Signs of revival for Greece after years of pain

    The signs of economic crisis are visible everywhere in Athens, from shuttered shops and graffiti-sprayed public buildings to...

  35. July 5, 2014

    Credit expansion and loan quality are priorities for Greek banks

    Greece’s economy is stabilising after six years of recession and will need credit expansion to achieve a sustained revival...

  36. July 3, 2014

    Energy waste adds to Ukraine’s problems

    Nedyezhda Ivanivna waves her latest utility bill angrily at a cashier in a state bank in Kiev: “What the devil is this?” she...

  37. beyondbrics

    July 3, 2014

    Romania's Basescu: in hot water but should stay the course

    An attempted murder in a bar brawl; a president under siege after the arrest of his brother and son-in-law on graft charges,...

  38. July 2, 2014

    Shanghai leads race for Brics bank HQ

    Shanghai is leading a race to host the headquarters of a new “Brics” development bank that will challenge for the first time...

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