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    1. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Chinese FX reserves sink again: analysts react

      China’s foreign-exchange reserves plummeted by nearly $100bn in January, according to data released yesterday, slumping...

    2. February 7, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: All eyes on Yellen

      The market’s focus will be firmly fixed on Fed chair Janet Yellen this week, as investors search for clues about the...

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    1. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Markets 'pulled along by wiggles in oil'

      European stocks are struggling for traction following a weak Asian session as renewed volatility in the oil price...

    2. February 1, 2016

      Policy divergence favours sterling over yen

      Relative expectations and positioning offer an opportunity to go long sterling (GBP) versus the Japanese yen (JPY),...

    3. January 27, 2016

      Oil rallies above $33 as output cut talk grows louder

      Oil continued its rebound on Wednesday, jumping above $33 a barrel as traders looked beyond the highest US crude oil...

    4. Fast FT

      January 26, 2016

      'This time is different': Gold catches a break

      Happy news for gold bugs. Last week, the yellow metal was looking set to make this January its best month in a year....

    5. January 23, 2016

      Global core inflation nears post-millennium high

      Everybody knows the world is battling against extremely low inflation, with central banks in the US, UK, eurozone and...

    6. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Southwestern, EQT top US energy ranking in 2016

      Southwestern Energy and EQT take a bow. The companies are the two best performing energy stocks on the S&P 500 this...

    7. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      US stocks poised to sink 2% as oil drops

      It’s déjà vu on Wall Street. US stock-index futures followed global equities sharply into the red on Wednesday as crude...

    8. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      Mood swings: European equities wipe out gains

      European equities are swinging like the mood of a hormonal teenager, bouncing back and forth between losses and gains....

    9. January 12, 2016

      Nokkie vulnerable amid commodity squeeze

      The so-called commodity currencies are under the cosh as base metals stumble and oil prices flirt with $30 a barrel....

    10. January 6, 2016

      Sainsbury’s heart not in Homebase as part of Argos deal

      As J Sainsbury set out its reasons for wanting to buy Home Retail Group, one part of the business was notably absent....

    11. December 27, 2015

      Diamond miners face more price cuts in 2016

      Diamond miners are expected to have to offer more price cuts in 2016 to help the industry clear a backlog of stock and...

    12. Fast FT

      December 24, 2015

      Anglo American offloads Australian coal mine

      Anglo American, the London-listed miner that earlier this month announced it would suspend its dividend payment for 18...

    13. December 15, 2015

      Buy the dollar/yen dip ahead of Fed

      Traders of the euro/dollar pair know what it is like to be caught out by confounded expectations. This month’s lurch...

    14. November 19, 2015

      Dollar rally loses momentum after Fed and ECB minutes

      The attention of the foreign-exchange market shifted on Thursday from an expected December US rate rise to uncertainty...

    15. November 8, 2015

      Corporate diary: November 9 — November 13

      Diary commentary from FT reporters; data and company announcements, unless otherwise stated, from Thomson Reuters....

    16. November 3, 2015

      Australian dollar rises as RBA holds fire

      The Australian dollar bounced strongly but soon gave up most of its gains in the wake of the country’s central bank...

    17. FT Alphaville

      October 6, 2015

      Here's looking at Chinese FX reserves releases

      Chinese GDP or employment data, meh. These days the only data that really matters are Chinese FX reserve statistics....

    18. September 2, 2015

      Jitters to remain as liquidity fades

      There are many ways investors can gauge the level of market angst. Shifting demand for growth-focused assets and the...

    19. August 21, 2015

      Aberdeen shares slump 4% amid fears over Chinese equities

      Shares in Aberdeen Asset Management fell nearly 4 per cent on Friday as worries grew over the impact of China’s...

    20. August 13, 2015

      US banks extend lead over European counterparts

      US banks are stretching away from their European rivals in global investment banking, taking advantage of strategic...

    21. August 10, 2015

      Favour Norwegian krone over Scandi rival

      No offence intended to our Nordic cousins, but you know it’s going to be quite a thin week for potential macroeconomic...

    22. August 5, 2015

      UK services sector activity slows in July

      Activity in the UK’s dominant services industry dipped in July in the latest signal that momentum in the economy has...

    23. July 20, 2015

      Those overcrowded kiwi bets look vulnerable

      Beware the overcrowded trade. The New Zealand dollar bounced off near six-year lows at the start of the week after John...

    24. July 10, 2015

      George Osborne pensions raid threatens insurers

      Standard Life has moved to reassure investors concerned about a hit to its retirement business after George Osborne...

    25. July 6, 2015

      Bet on Australian dollar offers respite from Greece

      Forex traders looking for a punt that is not beholden to Greece and the broader market mood should consider going long...

    26. May 12, 2015

      Dollar v EM currencies: which will win?

      The dollar (USD) has been a victim of the thinning of crowded trades. Short yields, short euro/long stocks, long dollar...

    27. April 22, 2015

      Taking advantage of low summer volatility

      OK, so it’s not as snappy as “sell in May and go away”, but “short volatility in April and come back in a few months,...

    28. April 13, 2015

      Reasons to expect further yen weakness

      An influential aide to Shinzo Abe on Monday said the yen’s appropriate value to the dollar was Y105. Yet there are a...

    29. March 31, 2015

      Fed policy remains key long-term issue

      Right, Wednesday is the start of the new quarter. What’s on the radar? Short term, we have a rash of national...

    30. February 18, 2015

      Undervalued rand may stage a recovery

      The South African rand (ZAR), at about 11.70 per dollar, is hovering near its weakest level in nearly 13 years. But in...

    31. February 15, 2015

      Movers & shakers: February 16

      The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, has been appointed chairman of the newly constituted responsible investment...

    32. February 3, 2015

      Cheap fuel drives US car sales to near record levels

      Falling fuel prices and a strong US economy pushed domestic new car sales back to near-record levels, as the latest...

    33. February 2, 2015

      Oil stocks find support on FTSE 100

      Relief for oil stocks on hopes that sliding crude prices could have reached their nadir helped the FTSE 100 rise on...

    34. January 29, 2015

      It’s the season for a stronger yen

      It’s the end of the week and time for an important piece of US jobs data. No, not the non-farm payrolls report due on...

    35. January 23, 2015

      Commodities rout roils Australia Inc

      Iron ore miner Arrium has become the latest Australian illustration of the widening fallout from a plunge in global...

    36. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2015

      European banks and oil price exposure

      Fascinating what a few months of sub $90 per barrel oil prices can do to the dialogue about the respective merits of...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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