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      Tsipras faces new challenge from Syriza hardliners over Greek bailout

      Alexis Tsipras will on Thursday face an unprecedented challenge to his authority, as the central committee of his...

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      Lagarde plays down China stock jitters

      China’s interventions to stem its stock market turmoil should not derail its attempt to gain reserve status for its...

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    1. 16 hours ago

      Trigger for global shift into renminbi assets

      The turbulence in the Chinese stock market — where heavy support operations by the Chinese authorities seemed to be...

    2. July 28, 2015

      China seeks confirmation of renminbi’s arrival on world stage

      If, 20 or 30 years from now, central banks and sovereign wealth funds hold a significant portion of their reserves in...

    3. July 28, 2015

      Free Lunch: Flat-pack sovereign debt restructuring

      From SDRM to CACs and Trills The FT's editorial page approvingly points out that Pope Francis has spoken in favour of...

    4. Brussels Blog

      July 27, 2015

      Varoufakis unplugged: the London call transcript

      The London-based Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum, headed by an ex-Financial Times scribe – managing...

    5. July 27, 2015

      IMF urges ECB to use firepower aggressively

      The eurozone’s central bankers should be prepared to use their firepower more aggressively to prevent any economic...

    6. The Exchange

      July 27, 2015

      The way to fix Greece is to fix the banks

      Successive bailout strategies for Greece have failed to grasp the nettle of the zombie banks. The banking sector is...

    7. July 26, 2015

      To err is human, to forgive is statesmanlike

      The Holy See and the International Monetary Fund may not often see their missions overlap. But when Pope Francis...

    8. July 26, 2015

      Greece bailout monitors question access to ministries

      Negotiators from Greece’s bailout monitors will fly to Athens on Monday to formally begin talks on a €86bn rescue after...

    9. July 24, 2015

      Ukraine avoids default with $120m interest payment

      Ukraine has staved off a default on its $70bn debt pile, rekindling hopes that Kiev can cut a deal with creditors to...

    10. July 24, 2015

      Renewed bailout talks between Greece and creditors hit snags

      Talks to agree a new €86bn bailout for Greece ran into trouble on Friday after Athens raised hurdles for negotiators in...

    11. July 24, 2015

      India moves to reduce central bank powers on interest rates

      India’s government has signalled it will remove control of interest rates from the central bank, in a controversial...

    12. July 23, 2015

      Greece and creditors return to the bargaining table. Now what?

      With the Greek parliament passing the final round of austerity measures to launch talks on a new €86bn bailout,...

    13. July 23, 2015

      Ukraine showdown with creditors comes to head

      A months-long, multibillion-dollar test of will between Ukraine and its creditors is due to come to a head as Kiev...

    14. July 23, 2015

      Explainer: Ukraine’s debt crisis

      Ukraine is in the midst of a financial crisis as it struggles to cope with the fallout from Crimea’s annexation by...

    15. July 23, 2015

      IMF warns Japan to step up reforms

      The International Monetary Fund has warned Japan that it needs to “reload” its Abenomics reforms or risk slowing...

    16. FT Data

      July 23, 2015

      The gain in Spain

      Spain’s GDP per capita is set to overtake that of Italy later this year, according to Oxford Economics. Spanish output...

    17. July 22, 2015

      UAE drops fuel subsidies to boost finances and cut emissions

      The United Arab Emirates is to end billions of dollars worth of petrol subsidies in a bid to strengthen the Gulf...

    18. FT Alphaville

      July 21, 2015

      Why life insurers haven't escaped the spectre of negative rates

      This guest post is from Camp Alphaville speaker Themis Themistocleous, who is head of the European Investment Office at...

    19. July 21, 2015

      Free Lunch: Change of the guard at the IMF's brain trust

      Trilemmas come to the fund Maurice Obstfeld has been named the new top economist of the International Monetary Fund, to...

    20. July 21, 2015

      Europe’s confused attitude to German leadership

      We are in an interval during the long Greek tragedy, in a gap between the wailings of the chorus but still far from the...

    21. July 20, 2015

      IMF names advocate of eurozone integration as chief economist

      A former economic adviser to US President Barack Obama and advocate of greater fiscal integration in the eurozone has...

    22. July 20, 2015

      Greek banks stage a limited reopening after three-week closure

      Greek banks reopened on Monday after a three-week shutdown, giving customers access to cash kept in safe deposit boxes...

    23. July 19, 2015

      Ukraine extends creditor talks as threat of default looms

      Ukraine has extended hastily assembled talks with creditors amid predictions that the country could default as early as...

    24. July 17, 2015

      IMF defends decision to go public on case for Greece debt relief

      The International Monetary Fund has defended a controversial decision to go public with its case for Greek debt relief...

    25. Brussels Blog

      July 17, 2015

      Who will pay for Greece's new €86bn bailout?

      Now that eurozone finance ministers have approved reopening bailout talks with Greece, the long slog to negotiating a...

    26. July 17, 2015

      Greek banks: olive branches

      Bank holidays are usually a rare opportunity for rest and recreation. In Greece, where banks have been shut for three...

    27. July 16, 2015

      More than one way to skin Greece loan

      After months of conflict, Greece and its many creditors appear to have found agreeement on one point: the need to...

    28. FT Alphaville

      July 16, 2015

      El-Erian: Reaction to an insightful ECB press conference

      The writer is Mohamed El-Erian, chief economic adviser to Allianz and chair of US President Barack Obama’s Global...

    29. FT Alphaville

      July 16, 2015

      Why you can't technically default on the IMF

      It’s a nuance, but an important nuance. The IMF isn’t a creditor in the usual sense of the word. It’s a collateralised...

    30. FT Photo Diary

      July 16, 2015

      Athens anti Austerity protest

      Riot police stand among the flames from exploded petrol bombs thrown by a small group of anti-establishment...

    31. July 15, 2015

      Upbeat Yellen puts faith in strong US recovery

      The International Monetary Fund this month implored the Federal Reserve not to raise short-term interest rates in 2015,...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      IMF Debt Sustainability Assessments of Greece (and others)

      In this guest post, former IMF staffer Peter Doyle castigates the institution’s flip-flopping over Greece… ________...

    33. July 15, 2015

      Dollar bolstered by bullish Yellen

      The dollar was in the ascendancy on Wednesday as the currency market responded notably to a positive assessment of the...

    34. July 15, 2015

      Latest IMF debt relief push baffles eurozone creditors

      The International Monetary Fund is no stranger to giving lessons to its members. But its latest Greek intervention was...

    35. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      No really, here's how we'd restructure Greece's debt, by the IMF

      Here is another very strange, and short, document. Click to read. It’s an update to the Greek debt sustainability...

    36. FT Alphaville

      July 15, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      The International Monetary Fund has sent a strong signal that it may walk away from Greece’s new bailout programme,...

    37. July 14, 2015

      The discreet redemption of Strauss-Kahn

      I was nibbling petits fours a few days ago at the Rencontres Economiques d’Aix-en-Provence — where the Parisian...

    38. July 14, 2015

      Reading the signs for the global economy

      Will the Greek deal last for days, months or until next year? How about Iran? Investors focused on vital diplomacy...

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