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  1. April 16, 2014

    Bond investors parse the frontier story

    Many of the world’s poorest countries have notched up a debut dollar bond issue in recent years, taking advantage of strong...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 16, 2014

    Capital controls, Ukraine style

    From the National Bank of Ukraine: 15.04.2014 press release The National Bank has passed the decision to temporarily...

  3. April 15, 2014

    ‘Too big to fail’ is too big to ignore

    No solvent government will allow its entire banking industry to collapse. Leveraged institutions whose liabilities are more...

  4. Money Supply

    April 15, 2014

    Ukraine's economic crisis in six charts

    By Roman Olearchyk and Lindsay Whipp Ukraine’s economy and Kiev’s financial position were deteriorating rapidly even before...

  5. April 15, 2014

    Hong Kong regulators move to safeguard bank liquidity

    Hong Kong’s regulators have stepped up scrutiny of the city’s banking sector, prompted by a spike in lending to China-based...

  6. April 13, 2014

    Doomsayers risk a self-fulfilling prophecy

    Is the eurozone entering a “lost decade” with a conjunction of low growth and deflation? The prospect is unsettling. But the...

  7. April 13, 2014

    Slowdown puts 1bn middle class at risk

    Almost a billion people in the developing world are at risk of slipping out of the ranks of a nascent middle class,...

  8. April 13, 2014

    Domestic agendas undermine global economic policy debate

    The 2014 spring meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank at the weekend may go down as the Jekyll-and-Hyde...

  9. April 13, 2014

    Mario Draghi steers European Central Bank towards negative rates

    Mario Draghi’s hint that the European Central Bank is readying more monetary easing suggests that eurozone policy makers’...

  10. April 13, 2014

    Ukrainian businesses hit hard by Russian moves

    Anatoliy Yurkevych had an unpleasant surprise last week when he learnt from a statement on the website of Russia’s federal...

  11. April 13, 2014

    Portuguese finance minister open to unconventional easing by ECB

    Portugal’s finance minister said she would welcome unconventional monetary easing measures from the European Central Bank,...

  12. April 12, 2014

    ECB preparing to unleash unconventional monetary policy

    Mario Draghi has signalled that the European Central Bank is getting ready to unleash new unconventional monetary policy in...

  13. April 11, 2014

    G20 gives US ultimatum over IMF reform

    The G20 has given an ultimatum to the US to pass reforms to the International Monetary Fund or risk being left out of new...

  14. April 11, 2014

    George Osborne warns of risks ahead for economy

    George Osborne says increased geopolitical risks, particularly in Ukraine, and the likelihood that the US Federal Reserve...

  15. April 11, 2014

    Osborne’s victory dance in DC

    It was billed as the “told you so” tour. And, in the end, George Osborne’s visit to the International Monetary Fund spring...

  16. FT Alphaville

    April 11, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Of things and thingamies, connected: The Nasdaq may have fallen out of bed, but Dan...

  17. April 11, 2014

    Jim Flaherty, former Canadian finance minister, 1949-2014

    Jim Flaherty, the former Canadian finance minister who guided the country through the global financial crisis with a...

  18. April 11, 2014

    IMF ‘proved wrong’ by UK recovery, says George Osborne

    George Osborne will on Friday round on detractors who said Britain’s economy could not grow amid austerity and set out a...

  19. April 10, 2014

    Ebullience tinged by anxiety as Greece returns to markets

    Maria Adamopoulou waves a half-smoked cigarette towards a police tape blocking access to the central Athens department store...

  20. April 10, 2014

    Greece’s long road to recovery

    Greece has made a faster return to the international bond market than many thought possible. Four years ago, self-appointed...

  21. April 10, 2014

    G20 ready to leave US behind over stalled IMF reforms

    Leading economies are considering ways of bypassing the US and progressing with reforms to the International Monetary Fund...

  22. FT Alphaville

    April 10, 2014

    "It’s not all love and kisses and cheesecake dessert"

    Bloomberg Businessweek has the latest big interview with the king of Pimco. Click for the low down on special-K served...

  23. April 10, 2014

    US banks push back against ‘too big to fail’ funding assumptions

    The banking industry is fighting back against recent studies showing the largest companies still enjoy funding advantages...

  24. beyondbrics

    April 10, 2014

    Mongolia’s investor relations: a job for Genghis Khan?

    It was only an April Fool’s day joke – but when an Ulaanbaatar website suggested that Mongolia go on a Genghis Khan-style...

  25. April 9, 2014

    A rhetorical victory lap over the UK economy is justified

    I told you so” is what he thinks. With Britain’s economy forecast to be the fastest growing advanced economy in the world,...

  26. April 9, 2014

    Greece: Gre-entry

    Issue a €2.5bn bond with a 5 per cent yield, and each interest payment is enough money to have built a hospital or a school....

  27. Money Supply

    April 9, 2014

    Why it's better to be American than Irish in one table

    Many US citizens are proud of their Irish roots and have a great affinity for the Emerald Isle. In an otherwise rather dull...

  28. April 9, 2014

    IMF warns on rising debt levels

    Rising levels of debt prompted by five years of ultra-low interest rates could exacerbate the dangers of bringing monetary...

  29. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2014

    Taking the red pill, Greece edition

    Here’s where another €2bn or so of freshly-issued Greek bonds would go. Chart via Citi: And that’s after the largest...

  30. FT Alphaville

    April 9, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Japanese stocks suffered as hopes for monetary stimulus faded, but the rest of Asia-Pacific was upbeat after Wall...

  31. April 8, 2014

    Renzi cuts Italy growth forecasts to 0.8% but repeats tax cut pledge

    Matteo Renzi has lowered Italy’s 2014 growth forecasts but says he intends to maintain his pledge to cut income taxes for...

  32. April 8, 2014

    WTO chief Roberto Azevêdo warns on trade recovery

    Global trade has failed to rebound as sharply as expected in the first three months of this year because of the eurozone’s...

  33. April 8, 2014

    Five takeaways from the IMF’s forecasts

    1. Cautious optimism There are few significant downgrades in the International Monetary Fund’s forecast for the first time...

  34. April 8, 2014

    IMF cuts downturn danger to near zero

    The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday said a stronger recovery in rich countries such as the US and UK had sharply...

  35. April 8, 2014

    IMF gives Osborne a growth boost

    George Osborne was given a significant boost on Tuesday after the International Monetary Fund retreated from its criticism...

  36. April 8, 2014

    US warns China after renminbi depreciation

    The US has warned Beijing not to go back to manipulating its currency, following a sharp depreciation of the renminbi since...

  37. beyondbrics

    April 7, 2014

    Arab youth turn from "Arab spring" to starting businesses

    Young Arabs are increasingly turning their backs on cushy public sector jobs in favour of working for private companies and...

  38. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2014

    Guest post: What if Putin had bought Crimea?

    The prospect of selling any sovereign territory to resolve disputes may seem like a taboo — especially so when it comes to...

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