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    1. July 28, 2010

      IMF staff and board split on renminbi

      China’s currency remains “substantially” undervalued, the staff of the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday,...

    2. June 11, 2010

      China's export surge angers US

      A surge in Chinese exports and rising anger in the US Congress will put renewed pressure on China to allow its currency...

    1. April 24, 2010

      Move to heal rift

      The administration of Barack Obama has played down signs of a rift with Democrats over White House criticism of the...

    2. April 6, 2010

      Battlelines are blurred in dispute over renminbi

      From the outside, the battlelines in the renminbi wars look quite simple: the US on one side, threatening the heavy...

    3. January 7, 2010

      Hopes rise for warmer reception

      Given that accusations of being too close to the financial industry jeopardised Chris Dodd's re-election prospects,...

    4. December 21, 2009

      ’Tis the season to put a sock in it

      Great Aunt Edith always gave me socks for Christmas. They came in useful in those days, when we all had to walk five...

    5. April 30, 2009

      Governance and BofA

      Isn’t it ironic . . . don’t you think? Alanis Morissette would have plenty to say about the recession. Longer working...

    6. February 10, 2009

      Mortgage subsidies under fire

      The competing versions of the US economic stimulus bill to be negotiated between the House of Representatives and the...

    7. February 10, 2009

      Mortgage subsidy scheme draws fire

      The competing versions of the US economic stimulus bill to be negotiated between the House of Representatives and the...

    8. December 24, 2008

      Office let Indy Mac backdate capital

      One of the key US banking regulators allowed banks to backdate transactions so as to maintain "well capitalised"...

    9. December 24, 2008

      Office let IndyMac backdate its capital

      One of the key US banking regulators allowed banks to backdate transactions so as to maintain "well capitalised"...

    10. December 24, 2008

      IndyMac allowed to backdate capital

      One of the main US banking regulators allowed banks to backdate transactions so as to maintain "well capitalised"...

    11. November 13, 2008

      Republicans and Democrats unite in favour of move

      Hank Paulson's decision was applauded by Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill yesterday, writes James Politi ....

    12. September 23, 2008

      Xmas comes early

      Charles Schumer, the US senator, has created an interesting verb: "We will not Christmas tree this bill." Let us...

    13. September 22, 2008

      Democrats move to bring relief for Main St

      Six weeks before the US elections, members of Congress would normally be winding down business and entering full-time...

    14. May 29, 2008

      BofA in Sambol U-turn

      Bank of America on Wednesday reversed course on a controversial plan to appoint David Sambol, a senior executive from...

    15. March 20, 2008

      Bush on back foot over role in economy

      During a White House press conference last month, George W. Bush was startled when a reporter asked what advice he had...

    16. March 20, 2008

      Bush on the back foot over economy role

      During a White House press conference last month, George W. Bush was startled when a reporter asked what advice he had...

    17. March 20, 2008

      Bush on the back foot over economy role

      During a White House press conference last month, George W. Bush was startled when a reporter asked what advice he had...

    18. December 19, 2007

      Fed unveils revamp of mortgage rules

      The Federal Reserve yesterday announced an extensive shake-up of US mortgage regulation that it hopes will reduce...

    19. December 15, 2007

      Vote in Congress backs law to help subprime victims

      The US Senate passed a bill yesterday that could help an estimated 200,000 homeowners avoid foreclosure, bringing...

    20. November 28, 2007

      Deal aims to give Citi chief flexible options

      Robert Rubin, Citigroup's chairman, told the Financial Times two weeks ago that the bank was looking at ways to...

    21. October 11, 2007

      View from the Top: Ray McDaniel transcript

      Chrystia Freeland, Financial Times US managing editor, interviewed Ray McDaniel of Moody’s, in this segment discussing...

    22. August 29, 2007

      Wall St rallies led by tech stocks

      Wall Street stocks rebounded strongly on Wednesday after sharp falls in the leading indices on Tuesday. Markets were...

    23. August 16, 2007

      Observer: Deal breaker?

      Chuck Schumer is a master at rallying support behind a campaign. But Observer is betting the Democratic New York...

    24. August 15, 2007

      Observer: The little girl with the curl index

      Chinese companies listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange can be like Mother Goose’s little girl with a curl. When they...

    25. August 2, 2007

      Observer: Hiding his talent under a bushel?

      South-east Asian diplomats may have felt a little slighted when Condoleezza Rice, US secretary of state, skipped the...

    26. July 11, 2007

      Currency realignment is no way to save US jobs

      From Mr Michael Woolfolk. Sir, US senators Max Baucus, Chuck Grassley, Chuck Schumer and Lindsey Graham ("We must act...

    27. July 10, 2007

      The risk of introducing inappropriate instruments

      From Mr Pietro Calice. Sir, In their article "We must act when currencies become misaligned" (July 6), US Senators Max...

    28. July 6, 2007

      Clinton, Obama join forces to pile pressure on China

      Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, the frontrunners for the Democratic presidential nomination, have agreed to...

    29. June 14, 2007

      China pressed on currency

      China came under increased pressure to revalue its currency yesterday as a bipartisan group of US senators introduced...

    30. May 4, 2007

      Party people

      THE THUMPIN’: How Rahm Emanuel and the Democrats Learned to be Ruthless and Ended the Republican Revolution by Naftali...

    31. January 4, 2007

      Digital gold and a flawed global order

      It is remarkable how the world’s short history of floating exchange rates has affected popular thinking about what is...

    32. November 22, 2006

      Democratic split emerges as victory sinks in

      When Democrats were in the minority on Capitol Hill, Nancy Pelosi, the party’s leader in the House of Representatives,...

    33. November 9, 2006

      Observer: Pelosi and China

      China is accustomed to taking a bashing from candidates for office during the US election season then winning them over...

    34. November 8, 2006

      Bush, the elections and public choice

      George W. Bush will have a chance to take his mind off the mid-term elections tonight as he meets the recipients of the...

    35. September 28, 2006

      Hank's inflexible friends

      According to a Chinese proverb, a great man always considers the timing before he acts. Hank Paulson, US Treasury...

    36. June 9, 2006

      Senator could gain from exposure to new career path

      From Prof Andrew P. Morriss. Sir, Chrystia Freeland bemoans the parochialism of America's politicians, which she...

    37. May 27, 2006

      Senators stall Bush choice for trade chief

      Two Senators yesterday held up the confirmation of President George W. Bush's choice as US trade representative...

    38. May 21, 2006

      Iran denies “mischievous” allegations on Jews

      Iranian officials and politicians have strongly condemned a Canadian newspaper report alleging that Iran had passed a...

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