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    1. Fast FT

      July 5, 2016

      Mexican peso back in the firing lines

      Shock, awe, fizzle? The Bank of Mexico’s bigger than expected 50 basis point rate rise last Thursday, to 4.25 per cent...

    2. June 6, 2016

      Peso weakness hits bets on Mexican local bonds

      Emerging market investors have been here before. After piling into Mexican fixed income assets at the start of 2015,...

    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Banxico plays down odds of surprise rate move

      Agustín Carstens, Mexico’s central bank governor, moved on Wednesday to quell speculation that the peso’s recent falls...

    2. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      Mexico delivers surprise rate rise; peso leaps

      The Bank of Mexico has delivered a surprise rise in interest rates, sending the peso soaring almost 5 per cent on...

    3. Fast FT

      January 11, 2016

      US car boom fails to ignite Mexican manufacturing

      Car sales might be booming in the US but that is little comfort for Mexico. Industrial production in Latin America’s...

    4. beyondbrics

      March 31, 2014

      After Latin America’s boom years, anticipating the deluge

      That was then Back in 2008, President Luis Inácio Lula da Silva boasted that the tsunami of the global financial crisis...

    5. beyondbrics

      September 20, 2013

      Mexico rates: one snip or two?

      Snip. That’s likely to be the sound in Mexico on October 25. If the market consensus is right – in the light of the...

    6. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2013

      The 6am Cut London

      Asian stocks rose for a second day after a slump in US home sales reported Friday eased speculation about Fed tapering....

    7. beyondbrics

      November 1, 2012

      Mexico Q3 growth: slower

      Has the global slowdown finally caught up with Mexico? Depends on who you ask. The most recent figures from the finance...

    8. April 2, 2012

      Leadership hopeful sets out Mexico reform agenda

      The frontrunner in Mexico’s presidential race has given the first clear timetable for his reform agenda should he win...

    9. March 30, 2012

      PRI candidate makes waves in Mexico

      The crowds have gathered in Mexico’s second-largest city and the chanting has begun. One last brush of the shirt, one...

    10. March 28, 2012

      Mexico bank chief demands economic reform

      Mexico’s next president must dismantle the country’s energy monopoly and shake up the telecoms sector, dominated by...

    11. March 23, 2012

      US fields health expert for World Bank

      The US has nominated health policy expert Jim Yong Kim as next president of the World Bank, in a surprise selection...

    12. March 23, 2012

      Mexico calls for open World Bank choice

      Mexico’s top central banker on Thursday said it was time the US and Europe embraced competition when it came to naming...

    13. February 28, 2012

      US to keep grip on helm of World Bank

      As went the International Monetary Fund last year, so the World Bank seems to be going now. First, the organisation’s...

    14. February 24, 2012

      Europe urged to restore market confidence

      Agustín Carstens, Mexico’s top central banker, urged European governments on Friday to adopt urgent measures aimed at...

    15. September 13, 2011

      Multinationals face dangers of growth gap

      With Europe in the middle of a financial earthquake, there is nowhere to hide from the aftershocks. As Agustín...

    16. beyondbrics

      September 13, 2011

      Carstens to Europe: get on with it

      How serious is the eurozone crisis for emerging markets? Very serious, says Agustin Carstens, Mexico’s central bank...

    17. beyondbrics

      August 8, 2011

      Mexico: catching a cold?

      Despite the crisis in the United States, Mexico’s finance minister, Ernesto Cordero, says the government is sticking...

    18. June 29, 2011

      Athens tops agenda for Lagarde

      Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, will next week take over as head of the International Monetary Fund and...

    19. The World

      June 29, 2011

      En garde, IMF

      With all the suspense of a North Korean municipal election, Christine Lagarde becomes managing director of the IMF ....

    20. June 28, 2011

      Debt crisis questions remain for Lagarde

      So, back to the future it is. Christine Lagarde will become the fifth French managing director of the International...

    21. June 28, 2011

      Lagarde wins China official’s backing

      A senior Chinese official has expressed support for Christine Lagarde, the French finance minister, to head the...

    22. FT Alphaville

      June 27, 2011

      Lagarde poised to win IMF race

      French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde appeared poised to become the head of the International Monetary Fund this...

    23. beyondbrics

      June 26, 2011

      Week ahead: June 27 - July 1

      The start of the week will continue to be dominated by the European visit of Chinese premier Wen Jiabao. Tuesday’s...

    24. June 23, 2011

      Greece clouds choice of new IMF leader

      The International Monetary Fund will choose a new managing director over the next few days amid deep concern about...

    25. June 21, 2011

      Carstens urges IMF to end wealthy bias

      The International Monetary Fund must eliminate its bias towards the attitudes and interests of rich countries to remain...

    26. June 17, 2011

      Economists, it’s time for the lawyers

      Got an economy that needs fixing? Hire a lawyer. That, disgruntled economists darkly mutter, is an emerging trend....

    27. June 14, 2011

      IMF board blocks Fischer candidacy

      Stanley Fischer, the Israeli central bank governor, voiced dismay at a decision by the International Monetary Fund...

    28. FT Alphaville

      June 14, 2011

      IMF board blocks Fischer candidacy

      The board of the IMF has blocked the application of Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel, to head the...

    29. FT Alphaville

      June 14, 2011

      Fischer blocked from IMF leadership race

      Stanley Fischer, governor of the Bank of Israel, has had his application to head the IMF blocked, the FT says, leaving...

    30. June 13, 2011

      Uphill battle for Fischer in IMF race

      The late entry of Stanley Fischer, Israeli central bank governor, into the race to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn as...

    31. June 13, 2011

      IMF: Europe retains its grip

      The shenanigans surrounding the International Monetary Fund's selection of a new managing director are fascinating. The...

    32. June 13, 2011

      Stanley Fischer enters IMF race

      Stanley Fischer, the Israeli central bank governor, made a surprise entry to the race to become the next managing...

    33. June 12, 2011

      Carstens plays ‘economist’ card in IMF leadership race

      Agustín Carstens, the governor of Mexico’s central bank, has stiffened his fight with rivals to become head of the...

    34. beyondbrics

      June 10, 2011

      IMF: it's Lagarde, says Paddy Power

      If you want to apply for the top job at the IMF your time and chances are running out: the deadline for applications is...

    35. beyondbrics

      June 10, 2011

      Carstens in India: a winner?

      When Agustin Carstens calls on New Delhi on Friday, India’s leaders will take care to be even-handed. The visit of the...

    36. June 9, 2011

      Lagarde ‘confident’ about IMF job

      Christine Lagarde, France’s finance minister, during a news conference in Beijing Christine Lagarde said she was...

    37. FT Alphaville

      June 7, 2011

      Race for leadership of IMF heats up

      Agustin Carstens, the underdog candidate to head the International Monetary Fund, has accused European governments of...

    38. FT Alphaville

      June 7, 2011

      Further further reading

      For the commute home, - Growth Forecasts and Informational Rigidities. - The myth of the jobless recovery. - What’s...

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