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    Moody’s upgrades Greece’s sovereign credit rating

    ATHENS Moody’s raised Greece’s sovereign credit rating on Friday and gave it a stable outlook, saying it believed the...

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    The world calls time on western rules

    Two months ago the hands on the clock on the Congress building in Bolivia began to move anticlockwise. This was not a...

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  1. 15 hours ago

    The cure for an overmighty pound

    On the face of it the British economy is having a good year. Its size has surpassed the high point reached before the...

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    Serbia’s economy slides back into negative territory after floods

    After the deluge, the contraction. Serbia’s economy shrank by 1.1 per cent year-on-year in the second quarter after the...

  3. 18 hours ago

    Strong pound wipes more than £1bn off profits of big UK companies

    When the International Monetary Fund warned this week that the pound was overvalued, a chorus of agreement would have been...

  4. August 1, 2014

    Thailand to use rubber for roadbuilding

    Thailand’s ruling generals have come up a new way to deal with the country’s bulging stockpile of natural rubber: pave the...

  5. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Most Asian markets paused to end July on a quieter note after better-than-expected US economic data raised the...

  6. beyondbrics

    July 30, 2014

    Ukraine tries to wrestle Russia over South Stream gas pipeline

    Thursday will be a crucial day for Ukraine. Its parliament will attempt to adopt a package of bills needed to secure the...

  7. July 30, 2014

    Fighting in the east damages Ukraine economy

    Ukraine’s economy contracted 4.7 per cent in the second quarter compared with a year ago, signalling that months of raging...

  8. Brussels Blog

    July 30, 2014

    Another crisis figure moves on: IMF's Moghadam

    Moghadam, left, with his deputy director Poul Thomsen during a meeting in Brussels As the eurozone crisis slowly fades into...

  9. The World

    July 29, 2014

    Too early for crisis-hit Greece to claim victory

    The consensus, such as it is, on the eurozone crisis was neatly summed up on Monday by Hugo Dixon, author and editor at...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 28, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Three faces of low inflation: US, Japan, and the Euro area. - Five myths about the gender pay gap....

  11. beyondbrics

    July 28, 2014

    Guest post: could Putin's war be good for Ukraine?

    By Dalibor Rohac of the Cato Institute One can only hope that Vladimir Putin’s war against Ukraine, which has claimed, among...

  12. July 28, 2014

    IMF says ‘overvalued’ pound preventing rebalancing

    The International Monetary Fund warned on Monday that the pound was “overvalued” and preventing the rebalancing of the...

  13. July 27, 2014

    A fly on the wall at a fund on the move

    Money and Tough Love: On Tour with the IMF, by Liaquat Ahamed, Visual Editions, £25/$40 Given the chance to be a fly on the...

  14. beyondbrics

    July 25, 2014

    EM liquidity: correlations breakdown

    We’ve written recently about the scarcity of liquidity on EM secondary markets caused by regulatory changes and loose...

  15. July 25, 2014

    UK economy returns to pre-crisis level

    Britain’s economy is finally larger than it was before the financial crisis six years ago after output grew 0.8 per cent in...

  16. July 24, 2014

    Greece cuts state wage bill by more than a third

    Greece has slashed its government wage bill by more than a third over five years as Athens prepares for crucial talks with...

  17. July 24, 2014

    IMF slices global growth forecasts for 2014

    The International Monetary Fund has sliced its 2014 global growth forecast from 3.7 per cent to 3.4 per cent after a dismal...

  18. July 24, 2014

    IMF forecasts UK to be fastest-growing advanced economy in 2014

    Britain’s economic revival continues to surprise the rest of the world, with the International Monetary Fund on Thursday...

  19. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Guest post: the Brics Bank and Bretton Woods

    By Lucy O’Carroll of Aberdeen Asset Management The Bretton Woods conference aimed to reshape the international financial...

  20. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2014

    Guest post: Myanmar must choose between resource curse and export-led development

    By Stuart Larkin of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies Following his “flipping the switch” on political reform, Thein...

  21. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    China property chart du jour (yes, another one)

    And the reason we keep going on about lower tier cities, from Nomura: Again, from Nomura, tier 2 cities and tier 3 and 4...

  22. FT Alphaville

    July 22, 2014

    On Russian sanctions and Belgian beer...

    Given that Russian subjects are reportedly being force fed a diet of Putin-esque mis-information over the downing of...

  23. July 21, 2014

    Spain’s export-led recovery loses momentum as May data show fall

    The economic news has changed and so have the puns. For headline writers and research analysts, Spain no longer rhymes with...

  24. July 20, 2014

    Eurozone needs quantitative easing

    Should the European Central Bank carry out a large expansion of its balance sheet? The answer is: yes. The ECB must now do...

  25. July 20, 2014

    A few Brics short of a firewall

    During last week’s meeting of the Brics nations in Fortaleza, Brazil, one item of unusual substance emerged from the...

  26. July 20, 2014

    Regulators split on too-big-to-fail banks

    Heads of the Group of 20 leading economies would love to be able to hang up a “mission accomplished” banner in Brisbane in...

  27. July 18, 2014

    A peek into the IMF machine

    A couple of years ago, Liaquat Ahamed, a Washington-based fund manager turned writer, flew to Tokyo to participate in the...

  28. July 17, 2014

    Xi Jinping’s Latin American trip places trade ahead of ideology

    When Xi Jinping went to Latin America last year he visited US allies such as Mexico and Costa Rica – leading some in...

  29. July 16, 2014

    Spain ‘can cut taxes and tame deficit’

    Spain’s budget minister has dismissed criticism of the government’s controversial tax reform, insisting that Madrid can pull...

  30. July 16, 2014

    Emerging economies: Taking a stand

    The airport of Fortaleza, Brazil’s northeastern beachside city, looked like a parking lot this week for the powers that are...

  31. July 16, 2014

    Stopping a repeat of Argentine debt war

    As Argentina’s multi-billion dollar showdown with its hedge fund creditors nears its finale, global organisations are trying...

  32. July 15, 2014

    Saudi Arabia to use edX web courses to train unemployed

    Saudi Arabian officials are looking to a US online education company for help tackling the nation’s high rate of youth and...

  33. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2014

    Guest post: does the world really need a Brics bank?

    By Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Pramerica Investment Management Leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are...

  34. July 15, 2014

    Chris Dodd reaffirms push for single US prudential regulator

    Chris Dodd, the former US senator responsible for the landmark Dodd-Frank financial reform bill, said the idea of paring...

  35. beyondbrics

    July 15, 2014

    Colombia: vote of confidence for finance minister

    Recently re-elected Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos starts his second term in less than a month. As he won the...

  36. July 14, 2014

    The Brics try to reshape the world

    For those who love symbolism, the Brics summit in Fortaleza, Brazil, this week will be a banner occasion, a remarkable...

  37. Money Supply

    July 14, 2014

    ECB caught up in economists' spat

    The European Central Bank has found itself caught in the crossfire of a battle raging between the world’s leading...

  38. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    Deutsche Bank: exit China bull, enter China bear

    It’s been three months since Ma Jun – sell-side economist and well-known China bull – quit the world of investment banking...

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