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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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    1. World Economy

      The world economy is at a fork in the road. On one path, 2016 looks likely to see a de...
    2. 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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. FT Alphaville

      December 16, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Ben Bernanke says he never expected rates to be at zero for so long. - Larry Summers on what...

    6. Fast FT

      December 14, 2015

      Rand and lira rebound, but will it last?

      The South African rand has leapt today after President Zuma backpedalled on sacking his well-respected finance...

    7. FT Alphaville

      December 14, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - Who is responsible for the eurozone crisis? The simple answer: Germany. - Why it’s tricky for...

    8. December 13, 2015

      The week: December 14

      • Gordon Brown, the former UK prime minister, is to become an adviser at Pimco, the $1.5tn US asset manager. In his...

    9. December 9, 2015

      Slow, steady rate hikes should reward US stocks

      If history is any guide, the Federal Reserve’s tightening plans next year shouldn’t kill the stock market. But it all...

    10. December 8, 2015

      Former UK PM Gordon Brown to join Pimco as adviser

      The former UK prime minister Gordon Brown has taken his first large-scale role in the private sector since leaving...

    11. December 2, 2015

      Federal Reserve’s piggy bank faces raid to fund highway repairs

      The US Congress is preparing to raid a Federal Reserve piggy bank to help fund $305bn of much-needed highway...

    12. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Syrian refugees, jelly beans and murderers. - Crowdfunding or crowdphishing? - China has a $1.2...

    13. November 15, 2015

      The Fed seems to specialise in nasty surprises

      The Federal Reserve does not like being the source of nasty surprises. That is a shame, as it seems incapable of doing...

    14. FT Alphaville

      November 11, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Wednesday, - Putin’s daughter has corporate holdings worth $2bn. - Rounding up Neel Kashkari’s latest...

    15. FT Alphaville

      November 10, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - “How can Mr. Ackman find comfort in Valeant’s management … while at the same time calling...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 5, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Thursday, - I’m not spoofing you about judicial overkill. - Inside and Outside money at the end of the...

    17. October 30, 2015

      City Insider: Matherat brings feminine touch to Deutsche Bank

      Deutsche Bank: Porte tournante If you can’t beat ’em, hire ’em. Deutsche Bank, which on Thursday announced 9,000 job...

    18. October 23, 2015

      Lunch with the FT: Ben Bernanke

      At the allotted time of 2pm I am sitting at a booth at McCormick & Schmick’s seafood and steak restaurant in Chicago....

    19. October 18, 2015

      Congressional chaos spurs US debt fears

      As Republicans struggle to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House of Representatives, the clock in Congress is...

    20. October 12, 2015

      Regulators set their sights on insurance

      The $185bn bailout of the insurer AIG still makes Ben Bernanke fume. “Once I fully understood how irresponsible, or...

    21. FT Alphaville

      October 12, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Monday, - When is a global recession not a recession? - “Hey, we should all be thankful that Ben Bernanke...

    22. October 11, 2015

      ‘The Courage to Act: A Memoir of a Crisis and its Aftermath’, by Ben Bernanke

      On New Year’s Eve 2007, with the subprime meltdown accelerating, Ben Bernanke wrote a blunt email to US Federal Reserve...

    23. October 8, 2015

      Reason for low rates is real, monetary and financial

      Why are interest rates so low? What are the chances that they will soon rise? These questions matter not just to...

    24. October 5, 2015

      Ben Bernanke attacks Congress for failing to foster US rebound

      The former chairman of the Federal Reserve has hit out at Congress for failing to do its part to bolster America’s...

    25. FT Alphaville

      September 22, 2015

      A dirty dozen decisions deferred

      Forward guidance under Ben Bernanke and then Janet Yellen has been… changeable, notes David Kelly, chief strategist for...

    26. September 17, 2015

      Emerging markets complete 5 straight weeks of portfolio outflows

      Emerging market portfolio flows have been negative for almost as long as they were at the start of the “taper tantrum”...

    27. September 16, 2015

      FT survey shows close call on September rate rise

      As policymakers at the Federal Reserve begin their two-day meeting on Wednesday, economists on Wall Street have refined...

    28. Gavyn Davies

      September 15, 2015

      Janet Yellen's fateful decision

      As the Federal Reserve’s open markets committee meets for its crucial two-day session in Washington, Janet Yellen faces...

    29. FT Alphaville

      September 10, 2015

      US monetary policy in GIFS! Where we are and how we got here

      The FT has just published its big “When Rates Rise” package on the prospects of tighter US monetary policy. Of course,...

    30. August 23, 2015

      The Fed looks set to make a dangerous mistake

      Will the Federal Reserve’s September meeting see US interest rates go up for the first time since 2006? Officials have...

    31. beyondbrics

      August 19, 2015

      How the US Fed may affect African currencies

      By Neville Mandimika, Atria Africa Since Ben Bernanke suggested that the US Federal Reserve was starting to consider...

    32. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      RRPs for life?

      The timing of the Fed’s initial rate hike and the subsequent path of future hikes are prominent unknowns on the minds...

    33. June 28, 2015

      Fed’s Dudley: September rate rise ‘very much in play’

      A Federal Reserve interest-rate hike will be “very much in play” at the central bank’s September meeting if the recent...

    34. June 16, 2015

      Yellen’s market-moving power on show

      Imagine Janet Yellen as Rory McIlroy, a nine-iron in her hands, measuring up her shot on to the green. That is how John...

    35. FT Alphaville

      June 15, 2015

      When "macroprudential" policy works -- and doesn't

      Even if it could identify bubbles, monetary policy is far too blunt a tool for effective use against them. –Ben...

    36. June 2, 2015

      US Congress pushed China into launching AIIB, says Bernanke

      Beijing was pushed into launching the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank by US lawmakers’ refusal to give China...

    37. May 24, 2015

      Swiss regulator to halt poaching of senior staff

      The Swiss regulator has moved to halt an exodus of its senior staff to the private sector in the face of growing...

    38. FT Alphaville

      May 5, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Tuesday, - UK election: it was mediamacro wot won it. - Test driving… a petrol car. - Sustainable parking...

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