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    1. 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...

    2. 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....

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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. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2015

      Further reading

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

    26. 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...

    27. FT Alphaville

      November 11, 2015

      Further reading

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

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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....

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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