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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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,...

  6. 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...

  7. 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...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. June 9, 2014

    Australia finds fresh favour with Mrs Watanabe

    Japanese investors are switching out of the eurozone and piling into Australia as they renew their search for...

  12. FT Alphaville

    June 5, 2014

    Camp Alphaville -- The Main Stage Rundown*

    July 2, HAC, London, 11-9 * Everything is subject to change. Stay tuned for Igloo sessions and more. 11am The Soft Open –...

  13. May 9, 2014

    Dow ends at record but caution prevails

    Friday 21:15 BST. The Dow Jones Industrial Average ended the week at a record high, even as broader equity indices traded...

  14. FT Alphaville

    May 6, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific markets were quiet on Tuesday, with key bourses shuttered for a public holiday. (FT’s Global Markets...

  15. April 29, 2014

    Confidence dips in Europe and US

    Europe Europe’s economic confidence gauge unexpectedly dipped this month from the three-year high touched in March. The...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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....

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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