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    1. The A-List

      April 2, 2013

      Masters of money fail to convert hope into reality

      Ben Bernanke is convinced that monetary stimulus will lead us to economic salvation, Mark Carney talks about “escape...

    2. Gavyn Davies

      February 17, 2013

      Helicopters can be dangerous

      The FT recently called for a serious debate on the idea that budget deficits should be permanently monetised by the...

    1. The A-List

      February 6, 2013

      The missing word in Osborne's banking reform plan

      The speech this week by Britain’s chancellor of the exchequer on the “Reform of Banking” delivered a clear and forceful...

    2. Nick Butler

      December 27, 2012

      What future for the Climate Change Committee?

      What does 2013 hold for the UK’s Climate Change Committee? This worthy body was established in 2009 and is responsible...

    3. FT Alphaville

      November 26, 2012

      Old Canucklehead to Old Lady - a Mark Carney intro

      We say old – he’s only 47. But what kind of “quality guvnor” (George Osborne’s words) will Mark Carney be at the Bank...

    4. FT Alphaville

      November 21, 2012

      Thank you, Libor

      “A judgmental structure of supervision that emphasises the big issues has to be matched by proper transparency . . . or...

    5. Gavyn Davies

      October 14, 2012

      Will central banks cancel government debt?

      As the IMF meetings close in Tokyo this weekend, it is obvious that governments are struggling to find the correct...

    6. FT Alphaville

      October 12, 2012

      Turner's cover letter

      FSA chief, Lord Turner, gave a *cough* wide ranging speech last night in the City. From the FT: Although the FSA...

    7. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2012

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Iranian rial-ity, or when Gresham’s law goes awry: Almost everywhere, the fall of...

    8. FT Alphaville

      October 8, 2012

      We hope you got your applications in...

      The window to apply for Mervyn’s seat at the Bank of England just crashed shut. Gus decided against making a pitch: Gus...

    9. FT Alphaville

      July 23, 2012

      Weekend news catch-up

      Weekend headlines from the FT and other UK media:* From The FT, -       Citic to buy CLSA, Crédit Agricole’s HK...

    10. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2012

      It's a busy day at the Select Committee

      We have Sir Mervyn King, Governor; Paul Tucker, Deputy Governor; Donald Kohn and Lord Turner, Members of the Interim...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 16, 2012

      Jerry at the select committee [update: and the FSA]

      “I passed the instruction, as I had received it…” Click the pic for the feed from the Wilson Room in Porticullis House:...

    12. FT Alphaville

      July 10, 2012

      Some documents for Mr Tyrie, courtesy of Barclays

      First, an inventory from Barclays’ Marcus Agius to Committee head Andrew Tyrie in advance of his appearance on Tuesday...

    13. Westminster Blog

      July 10, 2012

      Live coverage: Agius gives evidence

      Welcome to our live coverage of Marcus Agius’ testimony to MPs. The outgoing Barclays chairman faces questions on...

    14. FT Alphaville

      July 3, 2012

      The Closer

      ROUND-UP US stocks shrugged off the economy and Brent crude hit $101 a barrel again. The S&P 500 rose 0.62 per cent...

    15. Westminster Blog

      July 3, 2012

      Will Diamond Bob bring others down with him? UPDATED

      Bob Diamond, who resigned as Barclays CEO today Now that Bob Diamond has quit as chief executive of Barclays, what does...

    16. Money Supply

      June 29, 2012

      Financial Stability Report presser

      Bank of England. Image by Getty. Hello and welcome to the Bank of England’s press conference on its Financial Stability...

    17. FT Alphaville

      May 29, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      Spain’s prime minister insisted the country’s banks won’t need an international rescue. The FT reports investors...

    18. FT Alphaville

      April 30, 2012

      What are the odds of a former Goldmanite getting the BofE governor job?

      The race for Mervyn King’s job is hotting up — months before it’s even officially advertised — as rumours circulate...

    19. FT Alphaville

      April 19, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      A $2.6tn European bank deleveraging could jeopardise financial stability, says the IMF. The fund warned that banks’...

    20. Money Supply

      April 18, 2012

      BoE governor race is on

      Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England There is still more than 14 months to go before Sir Mervyn King leaves the...

    21. FT Alphaville

      March 15, 2012

      The 6am Cut London

      - Goldman PR fallout continues; the company’s market cap lost $2.15bn yesterday. (Bloomberg) - Rising concerns over...

    22. FT Alphaville

      February 17, 2012

      Regulations... and optimism

      For this, our final post covering FT Alphaville’s meeting with Yves Smith of Naked Capitalism, we asked her about the...

    23. Money Supply

      January 25, 2012

      Central bankers in Davos

      Davos is not as important an event on the calendars of central bankers as the IMF/World Bank meetings or the Bank for...

    24. FT Alphaville

      December 13, 2011

      FSA seeks ban on hostile bank buy-outs

      Hostile bank takeovers should be outlawed as part of a package of reforms needed to avoid a repeat of the catastrophic...

    25. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2011

      FSA demands stricter property risk measures

      The Financial Services Authority is tightening its oversight of commercial property lending and has ordered banks to...

    26. Money Supply

      November 25, 2011

      The week ahead in central banking

      Our week ahead email helps you track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

    27. Money Supply

      August 31, 2011

      A 'prickly and strained' FPC

      Relations between Alistair Darling, Britain’s former chancellor of the exchequer, and Sir Mervyn King, the governor of...

    28. Westminster Blog

      August 31, 2011

      Alistair Darling found Sir Mervyn King "stubborn and exasperating"

      With Alistair Darling’s book about to be published, people are already getting excited by his revelations about the...

    29. FT Alphaville

      July 22, 2011

      HBOS uncovered

      What’s this that has quietly appeared in the correspondence section of the Treasury Select Committee website? It’s only...

    30. Money Supply

      June 24, 2011

      FPC in action or FPC inaction?

      In the publication of the interim Financial Policy Committee’s first minutes this morning, we were witness to the birth...

    31. FT Alphaville

      May 5, 2011

      FSA asks Walker to review RBS report

      Sir David Walker has been asked to salvage the Financial Services Authority’s long-awaited – and highly controversial –...

    32. FT Alphaville

      March 10, 2011

      Chasing shadows

      FT Alphaville suggested on Wednesday that Dodd-Frank is likely to be a bigger boon to the shadow banking system than —...

    33. FT Alphaville

      February 21, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and offerings from Monday’s FT, Clive Crook: In a flap over America’s deficit Washington is...

    34. Money Supply

      February 18, 2011

      BoE Sumo: Turner vs. Tucker

      Everyone knows that the two prime candidates to replace Mervyn King as Bank of England governor are Adair Turner,...

    35. FT Alphaville

      December 8, 2010

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: Is there will to save the eurozone? Will the...

    36. FT Alphaville

      September 22, 2010

      The spirit is willing, but the banks are weak

      “We need to … recognise, that in finance and economics, ill-designed policy is a more powerful force for harm than...

    37. Economists' Forum

      July 20, 2010

      Laurence Kotlikoff replies to Lord Turner: Part 2

      Laurence Kotlikoff, economics professor at Boston University, writes an open letter to Lord Turner, chairman of the...

    38. Economists' Forum

      July 19, 2010

      Laurence Kotlikoff replies to Lord Turner: Part 1

      Laurence Kotlikoff, economics professor at Boston University, writes an open letter to Lord Turner, chairman of the...

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