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    Egypt's al-Sisi: so far so good, say economists

    After 100 days in power, Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has been given a cautious thumbs up by economists. Al-Sisi,...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 15, 2014

    Kenya at risk from higher interest rates, lower tea and tourism revenues

    Kenya’s big twin deficits will become a heavier burden when higher US interest rates push up borrowing costs, Renaissance...

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  1. September 12, 2014

    Lunch with the FT: Christine Lagarde

    Christine Lagarde sits at a table in an Indian restaurant in the heart of Washington and smiles winningly at the waiter. She...

  2. September 12, 2014

    Seven years of Irish austerity nears end amid signs of recovery

    As Michael Noonan, Ireland’s finance minister, toured Europe this week to secure backing for the government’s plan to repay...

  3. FT Alphaville

    September 12, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Known unknowns in the Scottish referendum polls: The spread between the yes and the no...

  4. September 11, 2014

    IMF warns of market fallout from a Scottish split

    The International Monetary Fund has waded into the debate over Scottish independence, saying that a Yes vote in next week’s...

  5. September 11, 2014

    Sub-Saharan Africa debt sales hit record high

    Sub-Saharan Africa sovereign bond issuance has hit a record, with the return of Ghana to international capital markets in...

  6. September 11, 2014

    Gazprom: price sensitive

    Congratulations, Margrethe Vestager. The Danish politician is Competition Commissioner-designate in the EU executive team...

  7. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2014

    Guest post: the UN takes the first step to debt restructuring

    By José Antonio Ocampo of Columbia University On September 9, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution to...

  8. beyondbrics

    September 10, 2014

    Africa rising: for whom, and for how long?

    Africa is, or has been, rising: on that most people seem agreed. The question is: which parts, and for how long? The...

  9. September 9, 2014

    Europe has to do whatever it takes

    In the second quarter of this year, real domestic demand in the eurozone was 5 per cent lower than in the first quarter of...

  10. September 8, 2014

    Ireland in talks to refinance IMF loans

    The Irish government has begun an intensive diplomatic push to persuade the European Commission and the European Central...

  11. beyondbrics

    September 8, 2014

    Xi's cancelled trip is credit negative for Pakistan, says Moody's

    In another unhappy turn for Pakistan, China’s president Xi Jinping postponed a state visit to the country on Saturday after...

  12. September 6, 2014

    Greece announces cuts to crisis taxes

    Greece has announced sweeping tax cuts aimed at ending years of severe austerity without waiting for the “troika” of bailout...

  13. September 5, 2014

    Bond ETFs’ lure of backdoor to liquidity

    Investors have been piling into bond exchange traded funds at an accelerating pace, lured not only by the search for yield...

  14. beyondbrics

    September 5, 2014

    Guest post: gas war is next phase of Russia-Ukraine conflict

    By Ben Aris of bne The chances of a lasting ceasefire in the conflict in eastern Ukraine are looking better. But the...

  15. beyondbrics

    September 4, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * France halts delivery of warship to Russia | Move comes as Putin lays out plan for Ukraine ceasefire,...

  16. FT Alphaville

    September 3, 2014

    Financial globalisation not so great, says the BIS

    “It, therefore, agreed that the Fund’s Articles should be amended to make the promotion of capital account liberalization a...

  17. September 3, 2014

    Ghana to raise up to $1bn in debt sale

    Ghana is seeking to raise money from international bond investors weeks after it opened talks with the International...

  18. September 3, 2014

    Japan prepares to tackle debt burden

    It was an odd sort of rallying cry. Just after Sadakazu Tanigaki’s appointment as secretary-general of Japan’s ruling...

  19. The A-List

    September 3, 2014

    The contested ties between asset prices and QE

    The development of economies can to some extent be predicted. For example, when an economy has recently been growing at a...

  20. September 2, 2014

    Sovereign debt plan takes on holdouts

    Got a “vulture” problem? Bond market heavyweights, backed by Washington, have come up with a plan they say should avoid a...

  21. September 2, 2014

    Ukraine crisis hits economy and could require bigger loan, says IMF

    Ukraine could require as much as $19bn of additional international financing if the worsening conflict in the east of the...

  22. August 30, 2014

    IMF board stands behind Lagarde over French probe

    WASHINGTON, Aug 29 – The International Monetary Fund’s board on Friday stood behind the global lender’s leader Christine...

  23. August 28, 2014

    Pakistani and Afghan elites cannot afford any more infighting

    Severe political crises in Pakistan and Afghanistan, both mired in wrangling over recent election results, have obscured the...

  24. August 27, 2014

    Q&A: The Bernard Tapie affair

    A three-member commission of France’s Cour de Justice de la République, a special court that exists to investigate,...

  25. August 27, 2014

    IMF’s Christine Lagarde placed under formal investigation

    Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, has been placed under formal investigation by a French court on...

  26. FT Alphaville

    August 27, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Bob’s back: Paul notes that Wednesday sees a resumption of trading in Atlas Mara...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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,...

  38. 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...

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