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    1. October 24, 2014

      IMF introduces floor on interest rates

      The International Monetary Fund has been forced to change the calculation of its most important interest rate after...

    2. The A-List

      October 24, 2014

      Realising China’s sustainable growth rate

      Temple night market  © Ray Laskowitz / Getty Images The former US Treasury secretary Lawrence Summers and his Harvard...

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    1. Greece

      Greece will emerge this year from an unprecedented six-year recession, according to pr...
    2. Arab World: Banking & Finance 2012

      Financial services in Arab countries may not always be straightforward but appear more...
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    1. October 23, 2014

      Commodities: A partial pump primer

      Few economic forces are more important than commodity prices. When they rise they transfer riches and power from consumers...

    2. October 23, 2014

      The jingle that sounds the road to economic recovery

      This winter Patrick Honohan, the governor of Ireland’s central bank, will be listening out for “jingle mail”. It is...

    3. Gavyn Davies

      October 23, 2014

      China's slowdown is secular, not cyclical

      Shenzhen Business District  © Nikada / Getty Images It is very striking that western commentators and investors have become...

    4. October 22, 2014

      Marshall’s postwar logic holds true in Ukraine today

      Ukraine is ravaged by war, aggravating its economic and financial crisis. It needs major reforms but also substantial...

    5. The World

      October 22, 2014

      Rwanda unveils Ebola screening - for Americans

      Woe betide any nation that offends Rwanda’s dignity. The tiny, tech-savvy east African country abhors what it views as the...

    6. beyondbrics

      October 22, 2014

      Guest post: Russia's shift away from US dollar is welcome

      By Vladimir Kolychev, VTB Capital Russian President Vladimir Putin announced this month that Russia should aim to sell its...

    7. FT Alphaville

      October 22, 2014

      Fed talk, inequality, and the lawless border town between fiscal and monetary responsibilities

      It’s hard to say which was more surprising — the passages in Janet Yellen’s inequality speech last week that appealed to...

    8. October 21, 2014

      Ireland’s recovery hinges on global links

      Strange things have started to happen around the world to celebrate St Patrick’s day. The statue of Christ the Redeemer...

    9. October 21, 2014

      Datawatch: China's growth

      Estimates of Chinese gross domestic product, released this morning, showed that the rate of growth has sunk to its lowest...

    10. October 20, 2014

      Investors weigh Venezuela debt default

      In the famous Big Mac index of global currency values against the US dollar, Venezuela makes a surprise entrance as the...

    11. October 20, 2014

      A healthy challenge to the old guard of global finance

      Change is coming to the international monetary system. Weary of broken promises to give them a say in the running of the...

    12. October 20, 2014

      African economic growth under threat from Ebola, warns IMF

      A number of “increasingly potent” risks are threatening to disrupt sub-Saharan Africa’s growth, including the Ebola outbreak...

    13. October 19, 2014

      The star-crossed quest for the next Mohamed El-Erian

      Scuttling in like a naughty schoolboy, 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the International Monetary Fund finance...

    14. October 17, 2014

      Bundesbank hits back at calls for stimulus

      Germany’s top central banker has rejected calls for the eurozone’s largest economy to raid its fiscal coffers to fund an...

    15. FT Alphaville

      October 17, 2014

      Unfreezing Ukraine and the Bosnian endgame

      Ukraine has elections on October 26, and much of the attention ahead of them has focused on the potential for the country to...

    16. October 16, 2014

      UK bankers warn on territorial battle between regulators

      Senior bankers have warned of a territorial battle between national and regional regulators that will increase costs for...

    17. October 16, 2014

      Market turmoil casts further doubt over Europe revival

      Turmoil across global financial markets and a spike in Greek borrowing costs on Thursday reignited fears about Europe’s...

    18. October 16, 2014

      Greek PM’s pledge to exit bailout backfires

      Greece’s beleaguered prime minister, Antonis Samaras, used a bold gambit last week to win a confidence vote and preserve a...

    19. October 16, 2014

      Markets are parched for liquidity despite a flood of cash

      If Guy Debelle was a hedge fund trader, he might have made a killing this week. Three days ago Mr Debelle – a top official...

    20. October 16, 2014

      Greek bond yields soar towards 9%

      Greece’s long-term borrowing costs breached 8 per cent on Thursday – the highest since mid December – as investors fretted...

    21. FT Alphaville

      October 16, 2014

      QE4?

      Or QEinfinity continued we suppose. From Deutsche’s Jim Reid the morning after the liquidity crisis before: With all this...

    22. FT Alphaville

      October 15, 2014

      What does the case for calm look like?

      The abundance of worrying news continues growing — the collapse of bond yields and equity markets, falling inflation and...

    23. October 15, 2014

      After QE: Taking off the stabilisers

      In the six years since Lehman Brothers collapsed, global financial markets have held to one certainty: central banks were...

    24. October 14, 2014

      It makes sense for the Fed to speak out about dollar

      Once upon a time, nobody spoke about the dollar. Washington’s omertà was total, except when the Treasury secretary made some...

    25. October 14, 2014

      Greece bond yields jump back above 7%

      Greek long-term borrowing costs jumped above 7 per cent for the first time in months amid concerns about political...

    26. October 14, 2014

      ‘Fear gauge’ at highest since eurozone crisis

      US stock market volatility has jumped to the highest since the eurozone debt crisis, according to a closely watched index...

    27. October 14, 2014

      Big bond fund outflows are risk for banks

      The International Monetary Fund’s Global Financial Stability Report is not a document to which people turn naturally for a...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 13, 2014

      China heads for Q3 GDP slump despite export surge

      A reported export surge in September is failing to dispel the gloom suffusing forecasts for China’s third quarter GDP...

    29. Business Blog

      October 13, 2014

      Carney's view of bankers' irresponsibility is widely shared

      Mark Carney   © Photo by Chris Watt - WPA Pool /Getty Images Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, would not win a...

    30. October 13, 2014

      Germany’s woes centre of attention at IMF meetings

      The eurozone’s woes have again overshadowed optimism that the world economy is on the path to recovery, with fears over the...

    31. October 13, 2014

      Wall St slides as growth worries persist

      Monday 21:15 BST. Concerns over the health of the global economy continued to cast a dark shadow over financial markets,...

    32. October 12, 2014

      Emerging markets enter slow growth era

      Growth in emerging markets is slowing to its lowest ebb since the aftermath of the financial crisis due to a combination of...

    33. Gavyn Davies

      October 12, 2014

      It's the "new mediocre", not a global recession

      Financial markets caught a nasty chill last week, when extremely weak activity data from Germany coincided with fears that...

    34. October 11, 2014

      IMF says countries must reform to succeed

      The International Monetary Fund sought to dispel some of the gloom surrounding its annual meetings on Saturday with a...

    35. October 11, 2014

      Greece coalition survives confidence vote

      Greece’s fractious governing coalition has survived a confidence vote ahead of critical talks with international creditors...

    36. October 10, 2014

      US and UK to play financial ‘war game’

      Britain and the US will stage the first transatlantic simulation of a crisis in a large bank on Monday. It is a sign of...

    37. October 10, 2014

      Oil and shares go into reverse

      Fears about weakening global growth drove oil prices to a four-year low on Friday, at the end of a turbulent week for...

    38. October 10, 2014

      Germany needs to fix its economic model

      The world has become used to thinking of Germany as one of the few healthy countries in the eurozone casualty ward. It is a...

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