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    1. March 4, 2015

      The BoJ is stretching its inflation target to breaking point

      Central bankers are normally keen adherents to the golden rule of forecasting: give them a target, or give them a date, but...

    2. March 4, 2015

      Australia GDP data set stage for rate cut

      Australia’s economy grew at a slower pace than expected in the fourth quarter as the mining investment boom continued to...

    1. March 3, 2015

      Australian dollar rises as RBA holds fire

      The Australian dollar strode higher as signs emerged that central banks were willing to put a temporary hold on the frenzy...

    2. March 3, 2015

      Wall Street retreats from record high

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks retreated from record highs and the dollar slipped from an 11-year peak as a general lack of...

    3. March 2, 2015

      Stand by for further monetary easing

      March has only just started and already the month has seen another notch loosened on the world’s monetary policy belt....

    4. February 26, 2015

      Capex data dent Australia’s economic plan

      Australia’s hopes for its economy to move from mining to services and construction-led growth were dented on Thursday by...

    5. FT Alphaville

      February 20, 2015

      Goldman says Osborne should write Draghi a thank-you note (basically)

      The UK did worse than almost every other developed economy from 2007-2012 but has been among the best performers since the...

    6. February 6, 2015

      US yields rise as jobs data fuel rate talk

      Friday 21:00 GMT. Treasury bond prices and gold tumbled while the dollar jumped as the chances of the Federal Reserve...

    7. February 4, 2015

      Wall St unsettled by ECB move on Greece

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. News that the European Central Bank had tightened collateral rules for Greek debt triggered a late bout...

    8. February 3, 2015

      Stumbling Australian dollar has room to fall

      For Australians, taking a foreign holiday became a near national obsession during the mining rush that pushed the country’s...

    9. February 3, 2015

      Australia cuts rates to record low

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has sided with the growing flock of doves, becoming the latest global central bank to cut...

    10. February 3, 2015

      Surging oil and Greek hopes boost stocks

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Soaring oil prices, an easing of tensions over Greece and further central bank policy accommodation...

    11. February 2, 2015

      US stocks shrug off global growth worries

      Monday 21:00 GMT. US stocks started the new month on a strong note as equity bulls shrugged off a fresh bout of global...

    12. FT Alphaville

      January 30, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Asian markets were buoyed by a late rally on Wall Street, which came after upbeat...

    13. January 30, 2015

      Wall Street slides as US growth slows

      Friday 21:00 GMT. Global stocks and core government bond yields were lower heading into the weekend as worries over US and...

    14. January 29, 2015

      Rate expectations hit New Zealand dollar

      The New Zealand dollar fell on Thursday after the country’s central bank turned its back on its recent rate-tightening...

    15. January 28, 2015

      Aussie dollar higher after inflation data

      Australia’s dollar surged against its US counterpart during early trade after stronger than forecast inflation tamed...

    16. FT Alphaville

      January 13, 2015

      Getting around the "safe asset shortage", Australian style

      For those who forgot to mark their calendars, January 1 marked the official start date of the Liquidity Coverage Ratio,...

    17. December 9, 2014

      US dollar gives up gains on profit-taking

      The US dollar fell against other major currencies as investors took profits amid risk aversion and the yen strengthened from...

    18. December 9, 2014

      Australia to crack down on risky mortgage lending

      Australia’s prudential regulator has warned banks it is stepping up scrutiny of lending practices and will force them to...

    19. December 9, 2014

      Risk aversion rises on growth fears

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Renewed concerns about the outlook for global growth made “risk-off” the order of the day, as oil prices...

    20. December 3, 2014

      Australian growth slows to 2.7%

      Australia’s economy grew at a slower pace than expected in the third quarter, pushing the country’s currency to a four-year...

    21. December 2, 2014

      Australian dollar bounces back from 4-year low

      The Australian dollar bounced back from four-year lows on Tuesday as investors revised their outlook for monetary policy...

    22. December 1, 2014

      Australian dollar and yen take centre stage

      Here’s a couple of Asia-based currency nuggets. The Reserve Bank of Australia is due to deliver its latest monetary policy...

    23. November 26, 2014

      Wall Street shrugs aside weak US data

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks regained their upward momentum as Wall Street managed to shrug off a batch of...

    24. October 9, 2014

      Australia unemployment rises as stats office casts aside volatile data

      Australia’s jobless rate increased marginally in September as employers unexpectedly cut jobs amid economic uncertainty...

    25. October 7, 2014

      Stocks slide on global growth worries

      Tuesday 21:10 BST. Nagging concerns about the outlook for global growth and doubts about the effectiveness of central bank...

    26. September 24, 2014

      Central bank warns on ‘unbalanced’ Australian housing market

      Australia’s central bank has warned that the country’s housing and mortgage market is becoming “unbalanced”. The Reserve...

    27. September 3, 2014

      Export dip weighs on Australian growth

      Australia’s economy slowed in the three months to end of June as a dip in exports cooled growth that had reached its fastest...

    28. September 1, 2014

      Markets begin month on cautious note

      Monday 19:00 BST. European equity and bond markets made a cautious start to September ahead of a number of important risk...

    29. August 21, 2014

      Australian dollar tracks weak China data

      Weak economic data from Beijing set a nervous tone for trading in the Australian dollar on Thursday. Concerns that slowing...

    30. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2014

      Is the Australian model in trouble?

      Officially, Australia has avoided recession for more than two decades — an impressive achievement for a small open economy...

    31. August 8, 2014

      Growth forecast cuts hit Australian dollar

      There were further losses for the Australian dollar on Friday after the country’s central bank cut its domestic economic...

    32. August 8, 2014

      US stocks rally but mood remains fragile

      Friday 21:00 BST. US equities rallied strongly at the end of a week that saw geopolitical factors replace concerns about US...

    33. August 7, 2014

      Jobless rate jump hits Aussie dollar

      The Australian dollar fell sharply on Thursday after the country’s unemployment rate unexpectedly hit a 12-year peak,...

    34. August 5, 2014

      Rupee rises as RBI points to inflation

      India’s rupee strengthened against the dollar on Tuesday after the country’s central bank warned of inflationary pressure...

    35. August 5, 2014

      S&P 500 slides as Ukraine tensions build

      Tuesday 21:00 BST. A backdrop of intensifying concerns about the situation in Ukraine and renewed uncertainty over the...

    36. June 30, 2014

      US housing booms as Japan loses momentum

      Americas US Sales of existing and new homes climbed last month, and now the National Association of Realtors has disclosed...

    37. June 16, 2014

      Rate market pushes Australian dollar to new highs

      Remember when global investors saw Australia as a China play? Not so long ago, the Australian dollar was used as a way to...

    38. June 10, 2014

      Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi

      Azerbaijan’s sovereign wealth fund plans to invest up to $1.8bn in renminbi this year, in what would be one of the largest...

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