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    1. FT Alphaville

      November 17, 2014

      This too shall pass

      Charts. Do stop us if you’ve heard this one before. From RBC Capital Markets: We used the US blue chips for various reasons...

    2. October 29, 2014

      Month of mellow fruitfulness for markets

      Next week is November – the month when, according to Jordan Kotick, noted strategist at RBC Capital Markets, “seasonal winds...

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    1. October 21, 2014

      Domestic data appears to support bearish loonie outlook overall

      The Bank of Canada is expected to leave interest rates at 1 per cent at its meeting on Wednesday. Can the accompanying...

    2. October 14, 2014

      Sterling back at 13-month dollar low

      Weaker than expected inflation data hit sterling hard on Tuesday, after the data prompted renewed questions on the likely...

    3. beyondbrics

      October 9, 2014

      Depreciating currencies and EM inflation: watch out

      The IMF has joined a rising chorus of concern over inflation in many big emerging economies. External imbalances that led to...

    4. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2014

      A sell-side take on the corporate fat cattery debate...

      Here’s a curiosity. The European consumer staples research team at RBC Capital Markets have taken a detailed look at...

    5. May 1, 2014

      Schroders profits and assets under management rise in bull run

      Schroders reported a big jump in pre-tax profits, net inflows and an increase in assets under management as the improving...

    6. April 30, 2014

      Earnings lift Shell to lead FTSE gainers

      Forecast-beating quarterly results from Royal Dutch Shell sent shares in the oil major to the top of the FTSE 100 on...

    7. April 1, 2014

      Aberdeen chief says worst is over for emerging market outflows

      Aberdeen Asset Management offered welcome relief to shareholders as its chief executive declared the worst was over in terms...

    8. March 28, 2014

      Portugal bond yield falls below 4% for first time in four years

      Portugal’s benchmark borrowing costs have slipped below the 4 per cent mark as investors rush to snap up some of the last...

    9. March 23, 2014

      Asset managers could win big in UK pension overhaul

      Schroders, Henderson Global Investors and Jupiter Asset Management have been widely tipped as the biggest winners from a...

    10. March 20, 2014

      Partnership Assurance left reeling by Budget pensions shake-up

      Partnership Assurance was until this week one of most successful life insurance companies on the London stock market, thanks...

    11. January 28, 2014

      Analytics and mobility among big 2014 trends

      Cloud computing, data analytics, mobility and socially en­abled business processes are reshaping corporate IT, while the...

    12. December 15, 2013

      Royal Bank of Canada considers spinning off prop trading units

      Royal Bank of Canada, the country’s biggest bank by market capitalisation, is considering spinning off of parts of its...

    13. FT Alphaville

      November 25, 2013

      IOER cut scepticism

      In response to the apparent enthusiasm in the latest FOMC minutes for cutting the interest paid on reserves, we noted last...

    14. November 14, 2013

      Underwriters of Barrick Gold equity issue left with unsold stock

      Banks underwriting Barrick Gold’s $3bn equity issue have been left with unsold stock in the world’s largest gold miner after...

    15. October 1, 2013

      Dollar falls on US budget friction

      The dollar fell on Tuesday as the reality of a potential US government shutdown crept ever closer, although many strategists...

    16. September 11, 2013

      General Motors share sales cut US and Canada’s stakes

      General Motors, the US’s biggest carmaker by sales, has taken two critical steps towards shedding its “government motors”...

    17. September 10, 2013

      Netflix takes a starring role

      US indices were poised for a fifth consecutive day of gains, helped by Netflix, which broke through the $300 level to reach...

    18. August 7, 2013

      Sterling recovers poise after BoE guidance

      Sterling bounced after the Bank of England adopted forward guidance linked to the labour market, but added certain caveats...

    19. July 19, 2013

      Yen climbs as investors consider election risk

      Foreign exchanges overlooked losses on global equity markets and pushed the dollar lower on Friday, leaving the yen as one...

    20. beyondbrics

      July 17, 2013

      Yahoo rally: powered by Alibaba

      Yahoo might have delivered a set of lacklustre second quarter results, but that didn’t stop the web portal company’s shares...

    21. FT Alphaville

      July 12, 2013

      US housing's resilience

      The Q2 results from Wells Fargo and JP Morgan have again raised the issue of declining mortgage refinancings (if rates stay...

    22. July 3, 2013

      Fed’s tapering shift leaves ECB with headache of its own

      The spotlight is on the European Central Bank on Thursday as the 23 members of the governing council gather for July’s...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 27, 2013

      Market structure and the rate rise

      Michael Cloherty of RBC Capital Markets makes an interesting point in a short note today about the role played by market...

    24. FT Alphaville

      June 21, 2013

      The EM "sell-off", chart du jour

      Courtesy of RBC Capital Markets on Friday: Here’s the commentary: The chart above highlights the recent divergence in price...

    25. beyondbrics

      June 10, 2013

      Brazil real: be careful what you wish for, Mr Mantega

      Oh the cruel irony. After lobbying for a weaker currency for the past three years, Brazil’s government would now give...

    26. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2013

      Charts du jour, labour force participation kill the old edition

      Self-explanatory, and they come via RBC Capital Markets: Monday’s Washington Post notes that economists are having trouble...

    27. March 22, 2013

      Schroders and Cazenove in merger talks

      Schroders and Cazenove Capital, two of London’s oldest names, are in talks to merge in a sign of the much talked of...

    28. March 22, 2013

      UK wind industry given confidence boost

      The UK wind industry has had a big boost in confidence after a wind farms investment fund revealed it had raised £260m in...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 21, 2013

      Bernanke's employment dashboard

      I would say that we will be looking for sustained improvement in a range of key labor market indicators, including...

    30. March 5, 2013

      Services data allay fears on economy

      More money printing from the Bank of England later this week appears a close call after data for the UK’s dominant services...

    31. March 3, 2013

      Wall Street grapples in defence of wrestling

      It is a cause that unites some of Wall Street’s top financiers with the presidents of Russia and Iran – the struggle to...

    32. March 3, 2013

      Outlook: Fed target puts focus on payrolls

      Employment data in the US has assumed extra significance to global markets since the Federal Reserve made the duration of...

    33. February 26, 2013

      Those betting on D Börse deal face a wait

      Will Deutsche Börse be the latest European exchange to fall to a larger US rival? The group quickly moved to shoot down the...

    34. February 21, 2013

      Big banks’ share of corporate debt at new low

      The market share of the global “bulge bracket” investment banks in arranging corporate bonds and loans has fallen to an...

    35. February 14, 2013

      Rolls-Royce: window seat

      One way to capture the civilian aerospace boom is to sit in the cockpit with EADS (parent of Airbus) and Boeing. Another is...

    36. February 10, 2013

      Carney not expected to make sudden change

      Economists do not expect the arrival of Mark Carney at the Bank of England to make much difference to monetary policy or the...

    37. February 7, 2013

      Spain’s investors spooked by slush fund claims

      Madrid was forced to pay sharply higher yields on Thursday in the first sovereign bond auction since allegations of...

    38. February 5, 2013

      Advisers set for fee bonanza in Dell deal

      Bankers, lawyers and other advisers are set to enjoy a fee bonanza worth more than $400m from working on the $24.4bn...

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