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      UK banks: £68bn Brexit capital hole - but could be worse?

      Britain’s banking system will be left with a £68bn capital shortfall if the UK economy enters a substantial recession...

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      Fed leaves door open to 2016 rate rise

      The Federal Reserve held the door open to adding this year to its December 2015 rate rise as it said that near-term...

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      Mongolia gropes for path out of economic hangover

      By Renata Legierska, Alaco Over the past five years, few other countries have experienced the highs and lows of the...

    2. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      IMF's Viñals appointed Standard Chartered chairman

      Jose Viñals, the IMF’s financial stability chief, has been appointed chairman of Standard Chartered, leaving the fund...

    3. Fast FT

      July 27, 2016

      Deutsche shares slip; Santander climbs

      A tale of two banks. Shares in Deutsche Bank and Santander are heading in opposition directions this morning as the...

    4. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      IMF confirms $7bn bailout talks with Egypt

      The International Monetary Fund has confirmed that it is in talks with Egypt over a $7bn rescue package, after years of...

    5. July 26, 2016

      Egypt close to $7bn a year support agreement with IMF

      Egypt said on Tuesday that it was close to finalising an agreement with the International Monetary Fund for a...

    6. FT Alphaville

      July 26, 2016

      As goes correspondent banking, so goes globalisation

      The IMF’s Christine Lagarde gave a speech to the New York Fed last week, lamenting another sign of globalisation going...

    7. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Bank of Israel cites Brexit risks as it keeps rates on hold

      Israel’s central bank has cited the UK’s Brexit vote among the main considerations behind its decision to keep interest...

    8. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      IMF's Lagarde to face trial in France over corruption case

      Christine Lagarde is to face trial for negligence in a botched arbitration that led the French state to make a €400m...

    9. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Turkey reassures markets after 'knee jerk' shock

      Turkey’s economy can withstand a market shock, the country’s deputy prime minister has said, as investors flee stocks...

    10. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      South Africa keeps rates on hold

      South Africa’s central bank decided to keep interest rates unchanged at 7 per cent on Thursday, as it seeks to strike a...

    11. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      ECB keeps rate on hold in July

      The European Central Bank has held steady on cutting interest rates for the fourth consecutive month in July, in a...

    12. July 21, 2016

      Sub-Saharan Africa to see fall in income per head, IMF warns

      Income per head in sub-Saharan Africa, the world’s poorest region, will fall this year for the first time since 1994,...

    13. July 20, 2016

      Eastern Europe exodus risks creating vicious circle, IMF warns

      The emigration of young skilled workers from eastern Europe risks creating a vicious circle that damps the economy in...

    14. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Renzi steps up private sector clean up of Monte Paschi

      Italy is accelerating its search for a private sector solution to bail out the world’s oldest surviving lender ahead...

    15. FT Data

      July 20, 2016

      Datawatch: IMF GDP growth forecast revisions for 2016

      The IMF forecasts advance nations to grow at 1.8 per cent this year, down from 2.4 per cent forecast last year. Spain...

    16. FT Alphaville

      July 20, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Mixed fortunes after Brexit

      Pimco nabs Man Group head, Anglo American’s post-referendum boost. FT Opening Quote, with commentary by Chris Newlands,...

    17. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: post-referendum unease continues

      The International Monetary Fund has slashed its forecasts for the UK economy next year following the vote to leave the...

    18. July 19, 2016

      IMF forecasts Nigerian economy will contract by 1.8% this year

      Nigeria will slide into recession this year for the first time in more than two decades as Africa’s largest economy...

    19. July 19, 2016

      IMF cuts growth forecast for UK following Brexit vote

      The International Monetary Fund has slashed its forecasts for the UK economy next year after Britain’s vote to leave...

    20. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      IMF slices UK growth after Brexit 'spanner in the works'

      Britain’s vote to leave the EU will have a severe impact on economic growth next year, the International Monetary Fund...

    21. July 17, 2016

      Azerbaijan hits out at IMF’s response to oil price drop

      Azerbaijan has criticised the International Monetary Fund for its response to the oil price crash, arguing that the...

    22. July 17, 2016

      Turkey: sell the dip

      Political risk often provides investors with buying opportunities. A few wobbly days after Brexit, the markets returned...

    23. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2016

      If Spain didn't need capital controls, why would anyone?

      The free movement of capital will lead to an optimal allocation of resources and the integration of open, competitive...

    24. July 15, 2016

      The Tories’ agenda mimics Labour’s manifesto

      During the period when I helped write speeches for Ed Miliband as leader of the Labour party, he would often start...

    25. July 14, 2016

      The chronic spin that blights China’s economy

      “The palest ink is better than the best memory.” China’s vast lexicon of idioms is replete with reverence for the...

    26. Lawrence Summers

      July 14, 2016

      CBO is a great umpire but even the best can blow a call

      The Congressional Budget Office is an American national treasure. Without the impartial objectivity it brings to the...

    27. July 14, 2016

      From Theresa May to Hillary Clinton: the march of the sisterhood

      Are women about to rule the world? You might think so if you’ve been watching the schoolboy squabbles over Brexit that...

    28. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      Fitch cuts Bolivia's credit rating

      Nothing lasts forever. For a while credit rating agencies liked Bolivia’s developments. But on Wednesday, Fitch...

    29. July 13, 2016

      Deutsche Bank: false alarm

      Kicking someone when they are down is ungentlemanly. The International Monetary Fund, unfortunately for Deutsche Bank,...

    30. July 13, 2016

      Christine Lagarde wants softer, kinder IMF to face populist anger

      The US should increase its minimum wage and do more to counter a growing income polarisation; France needs to better...

    31. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Wetherspoon writes 'New Magna Carta'

      Hot on the heels of a beermats-for-Brexit campaign, pub chain Wetherspoon has penned its own “New Magna Carta” for this...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 13, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Dani Rodrik: The abdication of the Left. - Creating a virtual economy, Pokémon Go trading...

    33. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Greece 'stable' but Moody's cautious on growth

      The worst might finally be over (or at least close) for the Greek economy, according to Moody’s annual credit analysis,...

    34. July 12, 2016

      Unicredit jumps 10%; Italian banks rally

      Unicredit shares have leapt more than 10 per cent today, leading a broad rally for Italian banks with its biggest rise...

    35. July 11, 2016

      Italy bank rescue possible under EU rules - IMF

      The International Monetary Fund said a rescue of Italian banks could occur within existing EU rules, as it lowered its...

    36. July 11, 2016

      Venezuelans cross border in hunt for food

      Omar Torres felt a rush of emotion as he crossed the Simón Bolívar bridge between Colombia and Venezuela with his wife...

    37. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Moody's warns on Angola

      Angola’s failure to agree a new Extended Fund Facility with the IMF will leave it struggling to “go it alone” in...

    38. Gavyn Davies

      July 10, 2016

      The German balance of payments quandary

      Germany’s surplus on the current account of its balance of payments surged to a record level last year, reaching...

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