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      High level of bond fund leverage alarms IMF

      The International Monetary Fund is calling for fund managers to be more transparent about the amount of leverage they...

    2. Fast FT

      February 5, 2016

      Bank bonds battered, CDS market signals stress

      European banks’ bonds are getting hammered along with their shares, as the outlook for the sector becomes increasingly...

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    1. February 4, 2016

      Jeremy Morse, banker and monetary policymaker, 1928-2016

      Sir Jeremy Morse, who has died aged 87, was one of the most erudite bankers of his generation, with a career that...

    2. February 4, 2016

      Lagarde urges overhaul of crisis response

      The global economy’s system for coping with financial shocks needs to be overhauled to prepare for looming crises in...

    3. February 4, 2016

      Oil: From boom to bailout

      Since the start of the 21st century the South American nation of Suriname, population 540,000, has been riding a...

    4. February 4, 2016

      A debt default may be Venezuelans’ best hope

      Azerbaijan has called for help from the International Monetary Fund. Nigeria is turning to the World Bank. Russia and...

    5. Fast FT

      February 4, 2016

      IMF warns safety net for emerging markets fraying

      The global financial safety net is inadequate and in need of an overhaul to prepare for crises in oil-dependent and...

    6. February 4, 2016

      Ireland may be Europe’s comeback kid, but not thanks to Brussels

      It was music to the ears of Enda Kenny, Ireland’s prime minister, when Angel Gurría, the head of the Paris-based...

    7. FT Alphaville

      February 4, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - The “leverage attack can be seen in the way banks, the home of leverage, are being attacked...

    8. February 3, 2016

      It could be too late to avoid catastrophe in Venezuela

      As markets brace themselves for the negative effects of the decline in oil prices, Venezuela will probably be the first...

    9. Brussels Blog

      February 2, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Russian budget buster

      Welcome to Tuesday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    10. Fast FT

      February 2, 2016

      Chinese central bank cuts minimum down-payment on mortgages

      The Chinese central bank has lowered the deposit requirements for some house-buyers for the second time since 2010....

    11. February 1, 2016

      ‘Symbol of evil’ Tapie weighs another reinvention

      After recently being ordered by a French court to repay €400m and triggering a scandal that is now threatening the...

    12. February 1, 2016

      Nigeria calls in the World Bank to do the IMF’s job

      The latest victim of the fall in oil prices has called for help. The news that Nigeria, Africa’s biggest oil producer,...

    13. February 1, 2016

      Nigeria courts World Bank and ADB loans to escape bailout

      The economy of oil revenue-dependent Nigeria is ailing, and President Muhammadu Buhari’s government may get some relief...

    14. January 31, 2016

      Nigeria asks for $3.5bn emergency loans

      Nigeria has asked the World Bank and African Development Bank for $3.5bn in emergency loans to fill a growing gap in...

    15. January 31, 2016

      Boneheaded aphorisms from Davos’s windy summit

      You can always go faster than you think you can. Those are not my words. They are the words of Meg Whitman,...

    16. January 29, 2016

      Azerbaijan’s credit rating cut to junk by S&P

      Standard & Poor’s cut Azerbaijan’s credit rating to junk on Friday and predicted its economy would contract this year...

    17. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      S&P cuts Azerbaijan to junk on oil concern

      Standard & Poor’s cut Azerbaijan’s credit rating to junk on Friday and predicted its economy would contract this year...

    18. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Mexico's growth slows in fourth quarter

      After an encouraging third quarter, Mexico’s economy lost steam again as the weak peso failed to give a much hoped for...

    19. January 28, 2016

      Azerbaijan outlines plans to raise $2bn without external aid

      Azerbaijan’s finance minister has set out plans to raise $2bn in state-guaranteed bonds and privatise government assets...

    20. January 28, 2016

      Falling oil price raises prospect of bailouts for crude producers

      With the arrival of teams from the International Monetary Fund and World Bank in Azerbaijan this week, oil dependent...

    21. January 27, 2016

      IMF and World Bank move to forestall oil-led defaults

      Officials from the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank are heading to Azerbaijan to discuss a possible $4bn...

    22. January 27, 2016

      Latam duo highlight weakness of capital controls

      Latin America provides a neat comparison of the impact of capital controls. For the past few years, the continent’s two...

    23. beyondbrics

      January 27, 2016

      Haiti needs post-election energy to overcome aid fatigue

      The second round of Haiti’s presidential elections, already plagued by low turnout, violence and fraud allegations, has...

    24. January 27, 2016

      Capital controls no longer taboo as emerging markets battle flight

      When Haruhiko Kuroda, governor of the Bank of Japan, suggested last week that China should use capital controls to...

    25. January 27, 2016

      Pouring oil on troubled stock markets

      Since the end of the second world war, almost every recession has been preceded by a run-up in oil prices. From the...

    26. January 27, 2016

      Isolated Zimbabwe close to striking landmark deal with west

      Zimbabwe is close to striking a landmark deal with western multilateral institutions that would see it clear billions...

    27. January 26, 2016

      Alexis Tsipras and Kyriakos Mitsotakis clash over Greek pensions

      Alexis Tsipras has fended off attacks from Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Greece’s newly elected opposition leader, by insisting...

    28. January 26, 2016

      Auditors criticise European Commission over handling of bailouts

      The European Commission’s handling of bailouts in Ireland, Portugal and other nations hit by the financial crisis has...

    29. FT Alphaville

      January 25, 2016

      DTCC cuts through the blockchain hype

      The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is the story of a sorcerer who learns the hard way that it’s probably not wise to leave a...

    30. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Knife catchers, unite: Some investors call for calm

      OK. Deep breaths. Everyone calm down. That’s the message from at least some investors, who reckon now is the time to...

    31. January 25, 2016

      PBoC in a quandary over capital controls

      When the Bank of Japan’s governor said that capital controls could prove “useful” to Beijing in its efforts to calm...

    32. January 23, 2016

      Kuroda calls for China to tighten capital controls

      Japan’s central bank governor called on Beijing to impose more stringent capital controls to help stem massive outflows...

    33. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Venezuela risks Argentina-style legal drama if it defaults

      The world’s premier sovereign debt restructuring lawyer has warned that Venezuela is at risk of messy Argentina-style...

    34. beyondbrics

      January 22, 2016

      Economists' climate failure must be reversed

      There is no bigger or costlier mismatch between science and economics than on climate change. Scientists have for years...

    35. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      IMF sees Venezuela inflation at 720% this year

      Think an inflation rate of 141.5 per cent is grim? Try 720 per cent. That is where the IMF said it expects Venezuela’s...

    36. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2016

      Guest post: Best practices to resolve Argentina’s debt dispute

      Charles Blitzer, an economist, former senior IMF staffer, and expert on sovereign debt management and restructuring,...

    37. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Argentina 'wants to put offer on table' for debts

      Argentina’s new government has been welcomed back to the fold at the World Economic Forum in Davos as its economic team...

    38. Brussels Blog

      January 22, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: The Draghi effect

      This is the Friday edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

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