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    1. July 26, 2016

      Gilts at 2-week high after rates U-turn from BoE's Weale

      Gilts have jumped to a two-week high and markets have priced in a 97 per cent probability that the Bank of England will...

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      July 25, 2016

      Odds of '16 Fed rate rise climb to nearly 50%

      The Federal Reserve is widely expected to stand pat on interest rates when it meets this week, but market expectations...

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    1. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Renminbi depreciates past January lows

      If a currency falls to new lows but no-one pays attention, did it really fall? The renminbi has hit its weakest levels...

    2. July 18, 2016

      SocGen seeks delay to trial of LIA lawsuit

      Société Générale has argued that the trial of a $1.5bn UK High Court case brought against it by Libya’s sovereign...

    3. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Sterling stumbles, but still on for best week since 2009

      As a fresh bout of wobbles grip global markets this morning, the pound has given up a good slice of the gains it racked...

    4. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Pound extends rally but still lags pre-Brexit level

      Sterling’s relief rally is showing no sign of letting up on Tuesday, as markets welcomed news that UK Home Secretary...

    5. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Investment banks face $1.5bn a year hit from Brexit

      Investment banks face extra costs of $1.5bn a year each if they are forced to move their operations out of London as a...

    6. Fast FT

      July 8, 2016

      UK consumer confidence: what the analysts think

      GfK’s consumer confidence barometer was released overnight, and it makes unhappy reading for anyone looking to banish...

    7. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Gilts on the up again, close to record

      It’s yet another rough day for sterling (-0.9 per cent at $1.3166 and counting), and UK government bonds are also...

    8. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      Wall St post-Brexit rally set to stall

      Is Wall Street’s post-Brexit rally about to run out of steam? Possibly. After posting their biggest two-day rally in...

    9. Fast FT

      June 30, 2016

      UniCredit appoints Mustier as new chief executive

      Unicredit, Italy’s biggest bank by assets, has lured back its former investment banking chief, Jean-Pierre Mustier, to...

    10. June 29, 2016

      Société Générale declares commitment to UK after Brexit vote

      Société Générale has become the first European bank to declare its commitment to the UK even as rival financial...

    11. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      Wall St set to join relief rally as pound steadies

      Wall Street traders are due for some respite on Tuesday following two days of intense Brexit-induced selling. After...

    12. Fast FT

      June 28, 2016

      Sterling: dead kitten bounce, but some stability

      Finally, a break in the clouds for UK markets. Sterling has picked up, albeit by only a bit, and albeit at deeply...

    13. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      US 10-year yields dive in early trading

      The dash for safe haven assets is turning into a full-on charge. The rally in US Treasuries continued on Monday, with...

    14. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      Osborne effect short-lived; pound resumes slide

      The Osborne effect didn’t last very long. Sterling has resumed its downward fall against the dollar despite the UK...

    15. Fast FT

      June 27, 2016

      So, now what? Post-Brexit market thoughts

      Deep breaths. After Friday’s market madness, what happens next? Here are some thoughts from investors and analysts....

    16. Fast FT

      June 23, 2016

      Sterling showing its nerves

      Sterling held firm overnight, buoyed by the latest signs that voters may be leaning towards remaining in the EU at...

    17. Fast FT

      June 21, 2016

      Credit Suisse rebuilds bank research team with 3 hires

      Credit Suisse has hired Nomura’s former head of European banks research Jon Peace and two other new analysts as it...

    18. June 21, 2016

      Cast as the victim, Jérôme Kerviel fights on against SocGen

      In one of the early scenes in L’Outsider, the new film about rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel which is released on...

    19. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Gilts flop in early trading as nerves subside

      Phew. UK government bonds, which have screamed higher in recent days on fears that the UK will vote to leave the EU,...

    20. June 17, 2016

      Kerviel ‘should not pay damages’, court told

      Jérôme Kerviel, the rogue trader who cost Société Générale €4.9bn, received another boost from a French court on...

    21. June 15, 2016

      Rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel in court over SocGen damages

      Rogue trader Jérôme Kerviel, fresh from a victory last week in an unfair dismissal case against Société Générale,...

    22. Fast FT

      June 13, 2016

      Sterling derivatives rocketing

      This is the market’s way of saying ‘tin hats on’. One-month sterling volatility – a measure of traders’ and investors’...

    23. Fast FT

      June 10, 2016

      Unter alles: German bond yields hit new low

      Zero, here we come? Is today the day? German 10-year bond yields have hit a new record low (the flip side of sky-high...

    24. June 7, 2016

      Hard times for Ashley as MPs put 21st century capitalism on trial

      This was no less than a trial of early 21st century capitalism. The jury and prosecutors were the MPs of the business...

    25. June 7, 2016

      Kerviel wins €400,000 from SocGen for unfair dismissal

      Jérôme Kerviel, the rogue trader who cost Société Générale €4.9bn, has won more than €400,000 in compensation from his...

    26. Fast FT

      June 7, 2016

      Kerviel wins €400k over SocGen firing

      Societe Generale has been ordered to pay more than €400,000 to rogue trader Jerome Kerviel for unfair dismissal. Mr...

    27. Fast FT

      June 6, 2016

      Brent on track for highest settle since October

      Oil resumed its upward march on Monday as supply disruptions continue to give crude a boost. Brent crude, the global...

    28. Fast FT

      June 1, 2016

      Abe's delay: analysts and investors react

      Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe will postpone a planned rise to the country’s controversial sales tax, in a bid to...

    29. Fast FT

      May 27, 2016

      French shoppers enjoy best month since crisis

      France’s shoppers are having a whale of the time. Consumer confidence in the eurozone’s second largest economy has now...

    30. May 18, 2016

      China and a fast Fed top list of worries

      Société Générale this week published a list of indicators that it reckons have provided bearish signals in the early...

    31. Fast FT

      May 17, 2016

      US inflation hits highest since Feb 2013

      Inflation has accelerated to a three-year high on the back of rising fuel and food prices in the US economy. Consumer...

    32. May 4, 2016

      Société Générale eyes deeper cost cuts

      Société Générale says it will deepen cost cuts at its investment bank after rocky trading conditions hit first-quarter...

    33. Fast FT

      May 4, 2016

      SocGen cost cuts lie ahead after profits beat expectations

      Société Générale announced plans to deepen cost cuts at its investment bank as rocky trading conditions hit first...

    34. Fast FT

      April 28, 2016

      US stocks poised to slide on BoJ jitters

      US stock-index futures pointed to a solidly lower open after the Bank of Japan surprised some investors by holding...

    35. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Albert Edwards and the sadness of the permabear

      Albert Edwards is sad. “Utterly depressed,” in fact. Earlier this month, he was warning of a “tidal wave of defaults”....

    36. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Brazilian real rises as central bank sits out

      The Brazilian central bank is staying on the sidelines on Tuesday. Although the real strengthened by as much as 2.3 per...

    37. April 19, 2016

      No easy way as banks court Asia’s wealthy

      The multimillionaire sputtered into his wine when asked about the quality of his bank’s services. “Are you kidding?” he...

    38. April 14, 2016

      Corporate bonds trump European stocks as verdict mixed on ECB

      The performances of European equity and corporate bond markets have diverged sharply this year, underlining that while...

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