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    1. August 26, 2016

      Federal Reserve cues leave investors mildly bewildered

      Financial markets took a ride on the Federal Reserve rollercoaster on Friday, as comments from senior officials at the...

    2. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      The neutral rate debate: Just how accommodative is Fed policy?

      R-star. It is probably not part of your every day vocabulary, but the term has taken on increased significance in the...

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      The world economy is at a fork in the road. On one path, 2016 looks likely to see a de...
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    1. August 15, 2016

      San Francisco Fed president calls for inflation policy rethink

      Central banks need to consider aiming for a higher inflation target as they boost their room for manoeuvre in the...

    2. Gavyn Davies

      August 14, 2016

      What caused the Fed's dovish turn?

      Several commentators (see here, here and here) have noted recently that the Federal Reserve has made a major shift in...

    3. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Asian markets weak ahead of BoJ meeting

      Japanese shares were weaker and the yen stronger against the dollar on Friday in the lead up to the Bank of Japan’s...

    4. Fast FT

      July 29, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: BoJ

      Are you ready to rock? How many days and weeks have we waited? Too many, too many. But finally, it’s time for the Bank...

    5. Fast FT

      July 28, 2016

      Yen volatility hits post-crisis high ahead of BoJ meeting

      As eyes turn to the Bank of Japan’s policy meeting on Friday, the yen’s overnight implied volatility has surged to its...

    6. FT Alphaville

      July 19, 2016

      Koo: Why US Quantitative Easing "worked" better than other QEs

      This is a guest post from Richard Koo, chief economist of the Nomura Research Institute and, amongst many other things,...

    7. Fast FT

      July 15, 2016

      Pound, Japan stocks, yen, eye monster weekly moves

      Maybe you’ve been too caught up in Pokémon Go fever to notice, but it has been a BIG week for Japanese stocks, the yen...

    8. FT Alphaville

      July 14, 2016

      The perpetual JGB cometh

      And you may be able to blame Ben Bernanke for it (via Bloomberg): Etsuro Honda, who has emerged as a matchmaker for...

    9. July 13, 2016

      Wall Street rally runs out of steam

      Wednesday 21:00 BST. Wall Street’s record-setting post-Brexit vote rally ran out of steam as energy stocks were...

    10. Global Market Overview

      July 13, 2016

      Stocks lose momentum after Wall Street records

      US and European equity gauges are struggling for traction as the post-Brexit global risk on rally that took Wall Street...

    11. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Pokémonetary policy: yen, stocks swing on helicopter money

      BREAKING: We have obtained what is believed to be a screenshot from Bank of Japan governor Haruhiko Kuroda’s smartphone...

    12. Fast FT

      July 13, 2016

      Japanese markets trim gains as yen strengthens, Asia still higher

      Another record high for Wall Street and sustained expectations the Bank of Japan is gearing up to further loosen...

    13. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Asian markets continue rally, weak yen boosts Japan

      Asian stock markets continued a global rally on Tuesday as the afterglow of solid US jobs numbers pushed Wall Street to...

    14. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Yen swings into decline, through ¥‎103

      For a while today, it looked like the yen was going to stage a recovery after Monday’s sell-off. But not at the moment....

    15. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: S&P 500's record close, yen slide

      Asian stocks are set to climb this morning after the S&P 500 closed at a record high on Monday and the yen staged its...

    16. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Japanese shares leap, yen slides as BoJ rumours fly

      Japanese stocks staged one of their biggest one-day rallies this year amid speculation the Bank of Japan could be...

    17. FT Alphaville

      July 11, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Looking to Europe

      US and Asia markets rally; is Europe next? FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing. You can sign up for the...

    18. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      FT Opening Quote: Nintendo, LafargeHolcim, Lloyds

      FT Opening Quote is your early Square Mile briefing, written by Robert Armstrong. You can sign up for the full...

    19. Fast FT

      July 11, 2016

      Yen weakens amid reports of Bernanke's BoJ visit

      The yen has taken a slide in afternoon trade. Details are sketchy at this stage, but former Federal Reserve chairman...

    20. May 22, 2016

      The helicopter money drop demands balance

      Eight years after the 2008 financial crisis the global economy is still stuck with slow growth, inflation levels that...

    21. May 8, 2016

      Weaker dollar is icing on emerging market cake

      It has taken many investors a good deal of time to come around to the idea of dipping a toe back into emerging markets....

    22. Fast FT

      May 5, 2016

      Lowe named as new chief at Australian central bank

      Philip Lowe has been named as successor to Glenn Stevens, and will take over the reins at the Reserve Bank of Australia...

    23. FT Alphaville

      May 5, 2016

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - There are water migrants coming into Mumbai. - “The new rules are a way of saying: That’s not...

    24. Fast FT

      May 3, 2016

      Inflation expert Worah to join US Treasury committee

      Well known inflation expert Mihir Worah of Pimco is taking over from colleague Stephen Rodosky on the Treasury...

    25. Fast FT

      April 26, 2016

      Ex-Lehman BoE exec heading to NY hedge fund

      Bank of England executive Michael Hume has become the latest high profile regulator to move into the asset management...

    26. April 11, 2016

      Negative rates may be nearing a political limit

      In less than two years, negative interest rates have moved from the abstract realms of economic theory into the...

    27. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2016

      Welcome back, Helicopter Ben

      Ben Bernanke first gained the catchy but unfortunate nickname “Helicopter Ben” when he gave a speech in 2002 endorsing...

    28. April 8, 2016

      Janet Yellen hails progress US economy has made post-crisis

      Janet Yellen has brushed aside suggestions that the Federal Reserve’s December interest-rate increase was a mistake, as...

    29. Fast FT

      April 1, 2016

      Week ahead: Central banks, US politics

      With Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen reiterating a cautious approach to raising interest rates, the minutes of the...

    30. Gavyn Davies

      March 20, 2016

      China's new macro strategy

      In the past few years, China’s macro-economic strategy has largely failed to command the confidence of investors in...

    31. February 15, 2016

      There is worse to come as QE loses its impact

      Ahead of a recent appearance in Hong Kong, one minder for Ben Bernanke suggested the former chairman of the Federal...

    32. FT Alphaville

      February 8, 2016

      The Bank of Canada admits easy money can inflate debt bubbles

      We want to highlight a speech from the Bank of Canada’s Timothy Lane on Monday. Whilst the conclusions are not...

    33. January 15, 2016

      Fed battled internal fears of dollar impact from QE

      The Federal Reserve embarked on a landmark expansion of its quantitative easing programme in late 2010 in the face of...

    34. January 6, 2016

      Meet the FOMC

      The Federal Open Market Committee has changed its look following the regular rotation of members at the beginning of...

    35. January 4, 2016

      Long-term forecasts gain a following

      As George Eliot noted in Middlemarch: “Among all forms of mistake, prophesy is the most gratuitous.” Year after year...

    36. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      EM currencies stand firm after Fed hike

      What was all the fuss about? Emerging market currencies have been sliding all year, due, in part, to angst surrounding...

    37. December 16, 2015

      Fed rate decision: what to watch for

      It’s on. At least that is what futures imply and economists are forecasting about a rise in short-term interest rates...

    38. Fast FT

      December 16, 2015

      Fed rate decision day: what to expect

      It’s on. At least that’s what futures imply and economists are forecasting about a rise in short-term interest rates...

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