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    1. August 30, 2015

      China turbulence casts shadow on Africa

      With much of the world weighed down by anaemic growth, high debt and painful austerity programmes, Africa has been a...

    2. August 28, 2015

      Rising US rates ‘good news for emerging markets’

      It is a market truism that higher US interest rates are bad news for emerging markets. The so-called “taper tantrum” of...

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    1. Global Currencies: Renminbi

      China’s currency has become an increasingly important player on the world economic sta...
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    1. August 27, 2015

      A ray of hope descends on war-torn Ukraine

      Good news on Ukraine has been sparse in the past year. But Kiev’s debt restructuring agreement with a private...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2015

      Nyet

      All those San Francisco meetings paid off. Franklin Templeton and other private creditors will agree to swallow a...

    3. August 27, 2015

      Ukraine secures debt deal for war-ravaged economy

      Ukraine has secured an agreement to avert default and restructure billions of dollars of government debt as the country...

    4. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2015

      Making China's FX reserves feel inadequate

      Things that are not infinite include… China’s FX reserves. Even at $3.7trn. It’s an obvious point, but maybe the point...

    5. August 23, 2015

      Disdain over IMF’s rosy view of Pakistan

      Even by the easy-going standards of a club reluctant to offend its members, the International Monetary Fund was...

    6. August 20, 2015

      IMF delays China’s bid for global reserve currency status

      The International Monetary Fund has decided that China’s currency will not be included in a basket of reserve...

    7. August 18, 2015

      Inequality is unjust, not bad for growth

      Disparity of income is both a virtue and a vice. The virtue of providing rewards for effort and generating economic...

    8. August 18, 2015

      Oil price slide casts doubt on Venezuela’s bonds

      When Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro took power two-and-a-half years ago, he inherited Hugo Chávez’s unshakeable...

    9. FT Data

      August 17, 2015

      Pole position

      The economy of Poland proved its resilience after the financial crisis – it was the only country in the European Union...

    10. beyondbrics

      August 17, 2015

      China factor could damp demand for US Treasuries

      By John Davies, Standard Chartered China is the second-largest investor in US government bonds (or US Treasuries),...

    11. August 15, 2015

      IMF set stage for China currency shift

      The International Monetary Fund set the stage for Beijing’s dramatic currency policy shift this week by warning Chinese...

    12. August 14, 2015

      Eurozone approves €86bn Greek bailout

      Eurozone finance ministers have approved an €86bn bailout for Greece, even though the International Monetary Fund’s...

    13. August 14, 2015

      Berlin signals go-ahead for Greek bailout deal

      Germany has signalled it will give the go-ahead to a €85bn third bailout for Greece later on Friday after days of...

    14. August 14, 2015

      Spanish minister grilled over Rato meeting

      Spain’s interior minister suffered a grilling from the opposition on Friday over his controversial decision to receive...

    15. August 14, 2015

      Free Lunch: Dancers in the dark

      What you don’t know can hurt you It has become very, very hard to be a monetary policymaker. As the world holds its...

    16. August 14, 2015

      China reveals increase in gold holdings

      China released data on its gold holdings for the second time in a month on Friday in a sign of greater transparency as...

    17. August 14, 2015

      Greek parliament approves €85bn bailout after rancorous debate

      Greece’s parliament approved a new €85bn rescue package early on Friday following rancorous all-night talks and the...

    18. August 13, 2015

      IMF: Lagarde eyes new act in Greek drama

      Christine Lagarde looked rattled. Sheltered inside a Washington think-tank on a stormy afternoon, just three days after...

    19. August 13, 2015

      China economy: down in the data mine

      It may just have been bad timing. China’s announcement of a looser renminbi peg came only a few days after a downbeat...

    20. August 13, 2015

      Brussels backs IMF over Greek debt relief

      The European institutions overseeing Greece’s bailout have expressed “serious concerns” over the sustainability of the...

    21. August 12, 2015

      Germany criticises Greek bailout agreement

      Germany criticised an outline deal between Athens and its bailout monitors as insufficient, upsetting eurozone attempts...

    22. August 12, 2015

      Free Lunch: China takes a plunge

      Prices and politics The Chinese devaluation on Tuesday took markets by surprise and has left investors expecting more...

    23. August 12, 2015

      IMF gives cautious approval to China’s new currency regime

      The International Monetary Fund has offered a cautious endorsement of China’s move to let the market play a greater...

    24. August 12, 2015

      China seeks to allay renminbi slide fears

      The People’s Bank of China on Wednesday sought to dispel fears of a prolonged fall in the renminbi, intervening to prop...

    25. August 12, 2015

      Fresh fall for renminbi rattles investors

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. A further depreciation of the Chinese renminbi prompted heavy selling of European and Asian...

    26. August 11, 2015

      Bailout agreement fails to damp Greece concerns

      It took a 23-hour negotiating session with bailout monitors at a five-star Athens hotel, chosen by the leftwing...

    27. August 11, 2015

      China’s renminbi move sets a risky precedent

      Beijing called it a step towards financial liberalisation but that did little to mask the true nature of a decision...

    28. August 11, 2015

      Rato visit to Spanish minister threatens to erupt in scandal

      Spain’s government was on Tuesday facing a potentially damaging scandal after the country’s interior minister was...

    29. August 11, 2015

      Why China’s devaluation might not trigger a currency war

      The Chinese were introduced to currency wars via a best-selling series of books by Hongbing Song during the financial...

    30. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2015

      This one time, at band camp, the PBOC did this thing

      China weakened the renminbi fixing by 1.86 per cent overnight, an unexpected move followed by the biggest one-day...

    31. August 11, 2015

      Q&A: China’s currency devaluation

      China’s central bank weakened the renminbi by its most in two decades on Tuesday. The unexpected move fuelled talk of...

    32. August 11, 2015

      Greece strikes outline of debt deal with creditors

      Greece struck an outline deal with creditors on terms of a proposed €86bn rescue package on Tuesday, marking a...

    33. August 10, 2015

      Ukraine and creditors locked in debt spat

      Ukraine is preparing to meet international creditors in San Francisco this week as the war-torn country warns it is...

    34. August 9, 2015

      Portugal cautioned by IMF over debt sustainability

      Even if they had been compiled by his own spin-doctors, Portugal’s latest unemployment figures could hardly have been...

    35. August 7, 2015

      Anne Krueger: the economist in a hurry

      The lengthy and rancorous debt crisis in Greece has elicited many responses in Europe, from the furious to the...

    36. August 5, 2015

      A middle way to manage the renminbi’s rise

      The International Monetary Fund’s five-yearly review of which currencies should constitute its Special Drawing Rights...

    37. August 5, 2015

      The ‘resource curse’ is worse in a falling market

      If developing countries thought the so-called resource curse was bad when oil and mineral prices were high, they need...

    38. August 5, 2015

      GDP bonds are answer to Greek debt problem

      It is clear that Greece cannot repay its sovereign debt as it is now structured, despite a generous dose of...

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