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      PBoC reassures on renminbi after entry to elite IMF club

      The People’s Bank of China reassured markets on Tuesday that there would be no more “sudden changes” in the renminbi, a...

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      Portugal divided by austerity

      The real-life repercussions of the austerity debate that has gripped the west in the wake of the global financial...

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    1. The Future of the Renminbi

      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
    2. Investing in Nigeria

      Nigeria remains dependent on oil for hard currency earnings, and the economy, until re...
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      Portugal’s recovery stymied by debt

      More than four years after the EU and IMF rescued Portugal from imminent bankruptcy, debt continues to gnaw at the...

    2. 4 hours ago

      China bourses positive on economic data

      Tuesday 02.45 GMT. After a raft of economic data Asian markets were generally on the rise across the region. China was...

    3. 14 hours ago

      Boost for China as it joins IMF elite

      The IMF on Monday gave a major vote of confidence to China and its reform efforts, giving the renminbi greater...

    4. 21 hours ago

      The folly of the fiscal break-even oil price

      Last summer, when oil prices were still above $100 a barrel, people had a theory for why they would never fall much...

    5. 22 hours ago

      Markets outlook 2016: EM recovery set to gather pace

      Few dispute that 2015 has been a dismal year for emerging markets. GDP growth has fallen for a sixth consecutive year...

    6. FT Data

      November 30, 2015

      Japan’s economy is not underperforming - its population is getting too old

      Japan is officially back into recession as its economy shrank for the second consecutive period in the third quarter...

    7. November 30, 2015

      Multilateral institutions set to recalibrate their currency holdings

      The announcement that the renminbi meets the International Monetary Fund’s criteria as a “freely usable” currency will...

    8. November 30, 2015

      Renminbi growing in stature despite residual concerns

      Nowhere in the global economy today is China more of a force than in the world of trade. That fact alone seems destined...

    9. November 30, 2015

      Pivotal moment for the renminbi and China

      The challenges posed to the global financial order by the rise of China could hardly be more fundamental. For several...

    10. November 30, 2015

      SDR move seen as vote of confidence in China’s leaders

      China’s leaders have long sought to win a place for the renminbi in the International Monetary Fund’s elite basket of...

    11. November 29, 2015

      IMF poised to admit China’s renminbi in elite currency basket

      The International Monetary Fund is expected to admit China’s renminbi to its elite basket of reserve currencies on...

    12. November 27, 2015

      Dollar sets the pace for currencies

      The dollar climbed to a two-month high against the renminbi this week, with traders quoting the difference between...

    13. FT Alphaville

      November 27, 2015

      Alphachat: The US SUV boom, Jamaica’s IMF success and a chat with Reihan Salam

      Alphachat is available on Acast, iTunes, and Stitcher. embed1 A segment guide and some relevant links for this week’s...

    14. beyondbrics

      November 25, 2015

      Wholesale rethink of post-Arab Spring aid is long overdue

      On the day of the Paris terror attacks US Secretary of State John Kerry visited Tunisia, five years after the Arab...

    15. November 23, 2015

      Italy squares up to bad loans problem with bank resolution deal

      Italy has used a controversial state guarantee to rush through the rescue of four banks before EU “bail-in” rules come...

    16. November 23, 2015

      Mozambique strives to get liquefied natural gas projects online

      The slightly scruffy, nondescript building in downtown Maputo that serves as the headquarters of Empresa Nacional de...

    17. November 22, 2015

      Kim Young-sam, South Korean president, 1927-2015

      In November 1997, Kim Young-sam began the final weeks of his presidency by seeking a massive bailout from the...

    18. November 19, 2015

      China inclusion in IMF currency basket not just symbolic

      Back in 2009, the west was desperately seeking green shoots of recovery and paid little attention when Zhou Xiaochuan...

    19. November 17, 2015

      Philippines strives to lose ‘sick man’ tag

      With thick stone walls and a stagnant lily pond at its feet, the main gate of Fort Santiago in central Manila is an...

    20. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2015

      Where's my liability, dude?

      Something doesn’t add up in the world. And when things don’t add up, you can only really blame the accountants. Here’s...

    21. November 16, 2015

      The renminbi receives a symbolic seal of approval

      Whether the Chinese renminbi should be permitted to join the Special Drawing Right is one of those questions that...

    22. November 16, 2015

      Russia proposes restructuring of $3bn Kiev debt

      Russia has proposed a restructuring of the $3bn bond owed to it by Ukraine, an about-turn from Moscow’s earlier...

    23. FT Alphaville

      November 16, 2015

      SDR inclusion doth not a reserve currency make

      As has been well reported, the IMF has recommended that China’s renminbi should join the basket of currencies used to...

    24. Gavyn Davies

      November 16, 2015

      Is China the new Japan?

      The new Chief Economist at the IMF, Maurice Obstfeld, posed a challenging question at the end of his first major policy...

    25. November 15, 2015

      China capital flows turn positive on improved renminbi outlook

      Capital flowed into China last month for the first time since an unexpected currency devaluation in August shook...

    26. November 13, 2015

      IMF staff say renminbi should join elite SDR basket of currencies

      The International Monetary Fund’s staff has recommended that China’s renminbi should join the elite basket of...

    27. The Exchange

      November 13, 2015

      Action on fossil fuel subsidies must be accelerated

      When the leaders of the world’s biggest economies gather this weekend at the G20 summit in Antalya, Turkey, they must...

    28. November 12, 2015

      No time for Tsipras to go wobbly on Greek reform

      Alexis Tsipras’s first administration flirted with sovereign default in the summer before ending a bruising stand-off...

    29. November 11, 2015

      China loses its top voice at the World Bank

      For all but three of the past 18 years the World Bank’s senior management has had a common theme. Serving high in the...

    30. November 9, 2015

      Goldman fund walks away from the Brics era

      It was an acronym that spawned a host of summits, a development bank and a $100bn bailout fund. But Goldman Sachs, once...

    31. November 8, 2015

      Grasp the reality of China’s rise

      For the first time in centuries, China now affects the global economy as much as it is affected by the global economy....

    32. November 5, 2015

      Pacific trade zone nations make currency vow

      The US, Japan and 10 other countries joining a new Pacific Rim trade zone have pledged not to engage in currency wars...

    33. FT Alphaville

      November 5, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - I’m not spoofing you about judicial overkill. - Inside and Outside money at the end of the...

    34. November 3, 2015

      Free Lunch: Costly competitiveness

      Loonie tunes In our commentary on the latest World Bank-International Monetary Fund meetings we focused on the IMF...

    35. October 31, 2015

      Peter Boone rejects Portuguese accusation of market manipulation

      A London-based academic has rejected as “utterly without foundation” an accusation by Lisbon prosecutors that he...

    36. October 28, 2015

      China’s aid splurge fails to bridge credibility gap in Africa

      Few policymakers in the developing world trust China’s advice — this is the message of a survey that points to the...

    37. October 27, 2015

      Slowdown calls ‘Africa rising’ narrative into question

      Economic growth in sub-Saharan Africa will slow to its weakest pace since 1999 this year, and only inch up modestly...

    38. beyondbrics

      October 27, 2015

      What the SDR really means for China

      In all likelihood, the IMF will announce next month that the renminbi is set to become one of the currencies – along...

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