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  1. April 10, 2014

    Rajan warns global co-operation risks ‘breaking down’

    The governor of India’s central bank warned on Thursday that the extraordinarily loose monetary policies in rich countries...

  2. March 19, 2014

    Confused delivery distracts from Fed’s main message

    The same desk where Ben Bernanke used to sit was waiting for Janet Yellen’s first press conference as US Federal Reserve...

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  1. Foreign Exchange April 2012

    US dollar: The past four years have taken their toll and most strategists are wary of ...
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  1. March 14, 2014

    In praise of diversity and a digital future

    Ilian Mihov professes to have one claim to fame: that he is the first professor from eastern Europe to become dean of a...

  2. March 7, 2014

    Let’s have some real-time economics

    What would it take to make economics more useful in a crisis? Not more rigorous or more realistic – although that would be...

  3. FT Alphaville

    February 21, 2014

    FOMC transcripts: Bernanke on Japanese vs American monetary policy (or QE vs credit easing)

    From a passage at the beginning of the December 2008 meeting transcript, where Ben Bernanke explains the difference between...

  4. February 11, 2014

    ‘Sensible’ Yellen wins praise on Capitol Hill

    For just a moment it looked like Janet Yellen’s first visit to Capitol Hill as chairwoman of the US Federal Reserve might...

  5. February 9, 2014

    The Fed’s waning magic in the age of Yellen

    Every chairman of the US Federal Reserve seems to get hit by a crisis in their first year. For Paul Volcker in 1979 it was...

  6. January 31, 2014

    Exotic waves for the world economy

    Since the start of the decade, in a latter-day gold rush, investors have flocked to fast-growing emerging markets. The likes...

  7. January 31, 2014

    A eulogy to Ben Bernanke’s turbulent Fed years

    “We did what we did, we didn’t do what we didn’t do, and the result was what happened.” – Paul Volcker Ben Bernanke is...

  8. January 30, 2014

    Investors encounter Fed stuck on autopilot

    Equity and bond investors have long been accustomed to a plethora of information whenever the US Federal Reserve holds one...

  9. January 29, 2014

    Federal Reserve sticks with $10bn taper

    The US Federal Reserve reduced its monthly asset purchases by another $10bn to $65bn on Wednesday as it shrugged off...

  10. January 26, 2014

    Insead dean: my mentor Ben Bernanke

    I met Ben Bernanke on my first day at Princeton University in 1992. As a new PhD student from a relatively poor country –...

  11. January 26, 2014

    Bernanke hopes tapering plan ensures smooth handover to Yellen

    The Ben Bernanke era at the US Federal Reserve will end this week and, barring severe market turmoil in the next few days,...

  12. January 22, 2014

    Fed history is key to Bernanke legacy

    Monetary historians have the opportunity to contemplate two legacies this year: that of the US Federal Reserve 100 years...

  13. January 21, 2014

    The very model of a modern central banker

    In their patter song in The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan satirised the notion of an educated “modern...

  14. January 15, 2014

    World Bank warns of capital flow risk to emerging markets

    An abrupt unwinding of central bank support for advanced world economies could cause capital flows to emerging markets to...

  15. January 8, 2014

    Fed to ‘proceed cautiously’ with taper

    The US Federal Reserve plans to “proceed cautiously” in slowing down asset purchases in an effort to calm market fears over...

  16. January 6, 2014

    Senate approves Janet Yellen as Fed chairwoman

    The US Senate on Monday approved Janet Yellen as head of the Federal Reserve, making her the first female chief of the US...

  17. FT Alphaville

    January 6, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Kelly Evans offers corporate America an idea for what it should do with its cash. - Simon Cox...

  18. January 6, 2014

    Capital flows: Powered down

    After Lehman Brothers investment bank collapsed in late 2008, the lights almost went out in the global financial system....

  19. January 6, 2014

    Janet Yellen vs the dollar

    Goldbugs spent years betting on the loss of credibility of the US Federal Reserve by stockpiling coins and bars against the...

  20. Gavyn Davies

    January 5, 2014

    Where Ben Bernanke made a difference

    Janet Yellen is likely to be confirmed by the Senate as the next Fed Chair on Monday, and Ben Bernanke delivered an initial...

  21. January 3, 2014

    Bernanke bows out with upbeat view

    Ben Bernanke is ending his tenure as Federal Reserve chairman with an upbeat assessment for the US and global economy,...

  22. December 31, 2013

    A year in a word: Taper – keeping the markets in expectation

    (verb) – To slow asset purchases (US Federal Reserve). Transfixes financial markets. See also: taper talk, taper tantrum,...

  23. December 29, 2013

    Corporate bond issuance: thanks Ben

    Corporate America should send Ben Bernanke a thank-you note as he heads out of his post. Historically low US interest rates...

  24. The A-List

    December 26, 2013

    Fed wins battle of the exit - for now

    With equity markets reacting enthusiastically to the Fed’s historic policy change announced last week, many have rushed to...

  25. December 20, 2013

    The Fed’s fudge is an ambiguous bequest to Yellen

    At 1.40pm on Wednesday, US Federal Reserve officials locked the door on a room full of journalists, pulled the plug on the...

  26. December 19, 2013

    Congress and Fed look set to narrow gulf

    The US Capitol and the Federal Reserve are separated by just two miles of monuments and museums along Washington DC’s...

  27. December 19, 2013

    Fed taper pressures emerging markets

    Markets soured on the day after the US Federal Reserve’s dramatic tapering of its asset purchases from $85bn to $75bn per...

  28. December 19, 2013

    Don’t get too far ahead of the taper

    Forget this year’s taper tantrums. When it came, the US Federal Reserve’s plan to scale back its asset purchases, or...

  29. The A-List

    December 19, 2013

    The Fed swaps one course of monetary drugs for another

    Job done, at least for now. Ben Bernanke and his colleagues at the Federal Reserve will be delighted at the market reaction...

  30. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2013

    The Micex tapering/Khordo bounce

    Micex index | Source: Reuters It’s just under 5,000 miles from Washington DC to Moscow, but two very different press...

  31. Gavyn Davies

    December 19, 2013

    The long farewell to quantitative easing

    The long farewell to quantitative easing, one of the most remarkable experiments in the history of macroeconomic policy,...

  32. beyondbrics

    December 19, 2013

    EM vs QE: 5 reasons for the collective markets taper shrug

    When the US Federal Reserve first suggested that it would taper its bond buying programme, aka quantitative easing, aka QE,...

  33. December 18, 2013

    Bernanke puts Fed on autopilot as he leaves the cockpit

    When Ben Bernanke turned and walked out of his final press conference at the US Federal Reserve he left behind some...

  34. December 18, 2013

    So far so good for the Fed

    The Federal Reserve’s programme of quantitative easing, which it is now winding down, has been a momentous step into the...

  35. December 18, 2013

    US stocks set record as Fed steps back

    The US Federal Reserve took its first step away from a historic era of monetary stimulus by tapering its monthly asset...

  36. FT Alphaville

    December 18, 2013

    REMINDER: US Markets Live returns, special FOMC presser edition

    Reposted from earlier…. Taper yay or taper nay, FT Alphaville will be hosting a special edition of Markets Live this...

  37. Money Supply

    December 18, 2013

    Ahead of the Dec 2013 FOMC

    A quick update as the hoopla builds ahead of today’s Fed decision. Will they taper? Based on reporting ahead of the blackout...

  38. FT Alphaville

    December 18, 2013

    US Markets Live returns, special FOMC presser edition

    Taper yay or taper nay, FT Alphaville will be hosting a special edition of Markets Live this afternoon starting at 2:20pm...

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