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  1. March 26, 2014

    Forex markets get wise to big talk

    “All mouth and no trousers” (Amant) is a British accusation directed at those who fail to back up big talk with appropriate...

  2. March 26, 2014

    S&P 500 falters after nearing record high

    Wednesday 18:00 GMT. An early push by US stocks toward record highs ran out of steam by the close, in spite of mildly...

  1. February 18, 2014

    Wall Street inches toward record highs

    Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Global markets experienced a mixed session as traders absorbed contrasting monetary action in the world’s...

  2. February 13, 2014

    Wall Street regains upward momentum

    Thursday 21:05 GMT. US stocks resumed their upward momentum as bullish investors brushed off a disappointing batch of...

  3. February 12, 2014

    Australian banks: teachers’ pets

    Listening to Commonwealth Bank of Australia present results, one is reminded of what banks everywhere sounded like a decade...

  4. February 4, 2014

    Aussie dollar rallies as easing cycle ends

    The Australian dollar gained as much as 1.8 per cent against the US dollar on Tuesday after the country’s central bank...

  5. January 22, 2014

    Stocks steady as earnings fail to inspire

    Wednesday 21:10 GMT. US and European equities had a difficult session as another mixed bag of corporate earnings and a lack...

  6. January 16, 2014

    S&P 500 slips from record closing high

    Thursday 21:10 GMT. US and European equities gave back some of the strong gains of the past two sessions as market...

  7. December 17, 2013

    Australia reveals deepening budget shortfall

    SYDNEY/CANBERRA, December 17 – Just three months in power, Australia’s Liberal National government has abandoned all thought...

  8. December 2, 2013

    Commodity currencies go their separate ways

    There was a time in the not so distant past when better data out of China, such as Monday’s manufacturing survey, would have...

  9. November 25, 2013

    Australian dollar’s vigour begins to fade

    They seem unlikely allies, but England cricket fans and Australian central bankers have something in common. Both want the...

  10. November 4, 2013

    UK construction, Australia retail surge ahead

    UK construction activity picked up speed last month to grow at its fastest pace since September 2007, while Australian...

  11. October 29, 2013

    Equities advance ahead of Fed decision

    Tuesday 20:05 GMT. The S&P 500 inched further into record territory and European stocks hovered near five-year highs as...

  12. October 23, 2013

    China bond market emerges from the shadows

    Since the days of Marco Polo, China has been stuck with the label of the world’s largest untapped market. While the success...

  13. September 17, 2013

    Markets shift focus to Fed meeting

    Tuesday 21:05 BST. Caution was the dominant theme in the markets as all eyes turned to the outcome of a crucial two-day...

  14. September 15, 2013

    Federal Reserve chiefs finally face QE decision day

    After many months of anticipation, speculation and hesitation, the US faces an important economic decision this week....

  15. September 3, 2013

    Australia keeps rates at record low

    SYDNEY, September 3 – Australia’s central bank kept its cash rate at a record low of 2.5 per cent on Tuesday, a widely...

  16. September 1, 2013

    Australia looks to fill mining hole as election looms

    The Australian coal-mining town of Moranbah was fleetingly famous for its sky high rents and tales of mine workers being...

  17. August 19, 2013

    Commodity currencies could face fresh vulnerability

    Interesting times for two of the main “commodity currencies”. The recent rebound in metal prices – iron ore and copper have...

  18. August 6, 2013

    Australia cuts key interest rate to record low

    The Reserve Bank of Australia cut its benchmark interest rate on Tuesday to a record low in an effort to support a...

  19. August 5, 2013

    Pressure is on for Aussie weakness

    After a brief respite, the Australian dollar is under pressure again. The currency dropped to a three-year low on Monday...

  20. August 2, 2013

    Australia: failing to add up

    Anyone trying a top-down analysis of Australia’s stock market has his or her hands full at the moment. Every significant...

  21. August 1, 2013

    PAIN index shows more strife ahead for Aussie

    The US non-farm payrolls report should be the main market driver on Friday. Consensus estimates are for a net 184,000 jobs...

  22. July 30, 2013

    Aussie dollar falls on rate cut speculation

    The Australian dollar dropped sharply on Tuesday as investors were left in no doubt that the country’s central bank had...

  23. July 16, 2013

    Aussie climbs as rate cut expectations fade

    Central bank action and comment drove the biggest moves on currency markets on Tuesday, lifting both the Australian dollar...

  24. July 16, 2013

    Weaker Wall Street threatens equity rally

    Tuesday 22.45 BST. A drop in US stocks weighed on global equities as a multi-day rally in risky assets began to show signs...

  25. FT Alphaville

    July 5, 2013

    Alphachat podcast: Manmohan Singh on collateral chains

    The latest Alphachat features IMF economist Manmohan Singh, who discussed his work in recent years on the importance of...

  26. FT Alphaville

    July 4, 2013

    It started as a joke... and ended in a reverse ferret

    The Reserve Bank of Australia’s deputy governor has been speaking on Thursday. Sadly there were no jokes but Philip Lowe did...

  27. FT Alphaville

    July 3, 2013

    Don't try this at home - central banker edition

    Central bankers can do many things but they should never, ever attempt humour. To illustrate the point we present the price...

  28. July 2, 2013

    Dollar strength forces Australia to hold rates

    The Reserve Bank of Australia kept official interest rates on hold at a record low on Tuesday but signalled a further...

  29. July 1, 2013

    Aussie dollar will struggle to regain its highs

    The recent weakening of the Australian dollar – after trading at three-decade highs for most of the past two years – is...

  30. June 28, 2013

    Australia: What’s up Down Under

    When Kevin Rudd was sworn in again this week as Australia’s prime minister, it appeared to put an end to one of the...

  31. June 20, 2013

    Australia’s attractions start to fade for offshore investors

    The Australian dollar might have grabbed headlines with its recent stomach-churning sell-off, but another asset is also...

  32. FT Alphaville

    June 17, 2013

    QE down under

    Another day, another Aussie GDP downgrade. From BofA Merrill Lynch: With the non-mining sectors of the Australian economy...

  33. FT Alphaville

    June 5, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian stocks meandered. The Nikkei turned negative after Shinzo Abe’s latest reform announcement, dropping as much as 1.3...

  34. June 4, 2013

    Dollar fights back after heavy losses

    The dollar clawed back losses to rise against other major currencies following heavy falls the previous day on concerns over...

  35. June 4, 2013

    RBA holds rates amid concerns over Aussie’s strength

    The Reserve Bank of Australia left its benchmark interest rate on hold at a record low of 2.75 per cent on Tuesday but...

  36. FT Alphaville

    June 4, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    Asian shares were muted. The Nikkei rose 1 per cent following Monday’s weak ISM manufacturing number in the US. (Reuters)...

  37. May 28, 2013

    Australia’s jobs market looks fragile as economy rebalances

    Michael Crosby, president of the United Voice union, is not surprised “everybody is crying” about the 1,200 Ford workers who...

  38. May 28, 2013

    Chinese hackers linked to attack on Australian spy agency

    Chinese hackers have stolen the blueprint for the new headquarters of Australia’s intelligence agency even before it opened,...

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