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    1. January 29, 2016

      US blasts Brussels over tax probe bias

      The US has unleashed an unusually forthright attack on the European Commission, saying it was unfairly targeting...

    2. January 22, 2016

      Argentina pledges to honour debts owed to holdout creditors

      Argentina’s new government has been welcomed back to the fold at the World Economic Forum in Davos as its economic team...

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    1. Fast FT

      January 22, 2016

      Argentina 'wants to put offer on table' for debts

      Argentina’s new government has been welcomed back to the fold at the World Economic Forum in Davos as its economic team...

    2. December 30, 2015

      Puerto Rico will miss new year bond payments

      Puerto Rico will default on a number of its obligations at the start of the new year, as the impoverished US territory...

    3. December 20, 2015

      Jack Lew hails end to US foot-dragging on IMF reforms

      It was when Vladimir Putin chided Washington for failing to ratify reforms to the International Monetary Fund that US...

    4. December 9, 2015

      Puerto Rico risks 'another lost decade' - Treasury

      Puerto Rico faces the threat of “another lost decade” if it is kept from the traditional confines of bankruptcy...

    5. December 6, 2015

      Republicans seek to undercut Obama via spending bill

      US lawmakers were locked in talks over what is likely to be the last spending deal of Barack Obama’s presidency at the...

    6. November 30, 2015

      US tries to boost access to 25m ‘unbanked’

      The Obama administration is launching a new push to boost access to financial services for the millions of Americans...

    7. November 20, 2015

      US Treasury unveils new measures to deter tax inversions

      The Obama administration has unveiled new measures aimed at deterring tax-cutting corporate transactions such as...

    8. November 19, 2015

      Pfizer seeks to win over Washington on Allergan

      Pfizer is gearing up for a battle in Washington over concerns that a potential $150bn deal to buy Dublin-based Allergan...

    9. October 26, 2015

      US debt ceiling talks head to the wire

      The political brinkmanship surrounding the US debt ceiling will reach its climax this week as congressional leaders...

    10. October 21, 2015

      Bond investors nervous as US debt default looms

      Political skirmishes over US government borrowing intensified on Wednesday as anxiety grew in the bond market over a...

    11. 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...

    12. October 9, 2015

      Gloomy global outlook stalks ministers at IMF meetings

      If the Inca sun gods have been hiding in Lima, as the chieftains of the global economy gathered over the past week, it...

    13. October 8, 2015

      Treasury risk rises as debt ceiling looms

      Like a bad penny, the US government debt ceiling keeps on returning to haunt markets. For the most part investors...

    14. October 2, 2015

      Obama says Congress risks hurting US economy

      President Barack Obama has warned Congress that lawmakers risk hurting the US economy unless they stop playing...

    15. September 21, 2015

      Currency market braces for renminbi weakness

      It is hard to say who was more surprised by China’s devaluation of the renminbi last month — international markets,...

    16. September 15, 2015

      US open to more money for Ukraine

      The US has opened the door to increasing its financial assistance for Ukraine, on the eve of a vote in the Kiev...

    17. September 11, 2015

      Get used to ‘strong dollar’ talk post Fed

      For a rough-and-ready guide to the dollar’s impact on the US economy, have a glance on Google Trends at the frequency...

    18. September 1, 2015

      US urges China to improve communication

      The US is urging Beijing to be mindful of how it communicates policy changes, amid continuing turmoil in financial...

    19. July 29, 2015

      Lagarde plays down China stock jitters

      China’s interventions to stem its stock market turmoil should not derail its attempt to gain reserve status for its...

    20. July 29, 2015

      Jack Lew warns of Puerto Rico debt risks to US

      A disorderly resolution to Puerto Rico’s debt problems would be costly not only for the territory, but for the US as a...

    21. July 15, 2015

      Treasury trading swept up in rapid change

      More than ever, the lyrics of Bob Dylan resound for traders, regulators and investors in the US Treasury bond market:...

    22. July 15, 2015

      ‘Golden parachutes’ under fire in US

      Opposition to “golden parachutes” is hardening among US Democrats on Capitol Hill, in the wake of a series of cases...

    23. July 8, 2015

      Jack Lew and Christine Lagarde urge debt relief for Greece

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew and International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde on Wednesday sought...

    24. July 5, 2015

      The US is a helpless bystander on Greece

      In the left’s demonology, the US is an overbearing superpower that equates might with right. It intrudes on other...

    25. June 18, 2015

      New $10 bill to be first US banknote featuring woman in 100 years

      The world’s reserve currency is finally getting a bit of gender balance. The US Treasury announced on Wednesday that...

    26. FT Alphaville

      June 2, 2015

      For Greece, a (temporary) post-dated cheque solution...

      A post-dated cheque without the drawing rights, that is. As Tsipras and co stagger towards the next IMF payment...

    27. May 29, 2015

      US warns of Greek exit ‘accident’ as bank outflows soar

      Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, has urged Athens and its international creditors to agree a bailout deal as soon...

    28. May 19, 2015

      Regulators warn of cyber threat to financial stability

      US regulators are increasingly concerned about the threat that cyber attacks pose to financial stability after assaults...

    29. April 26, 2015

      US banks face ‘golden parachutes’ challenge

      Investors are set to challenge some of Wall Street’s biggest banks on their “golden parachutes,” which can see top...

    30. April 18, 2015

      Lew urges Greece to speed up reforms

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew warned on Friday that a full-blown crisis in Greece would cast a new cloud of...

    31. March 19, 2015

      US struggles over severe bank risks

      America’s struggle to decide which banks pose grave threats to the financial system was laid bare on Thursday as...

    32. March 17, 2015

      US warns of loss of influence over China bank

      America’s “international credibility and influence” is under threat as China sets up rivals to the International...

    33. March 13, 2015

      Lew warns Congress over US debt ceiling

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew has warned Congress to stop playing politics with the country’s creditworthiness, as his...

    34. March 9, 2015

      Euro’s decline triggers talk of dollar parity

      Is the euro in a headlong rush towards parity with the dollar? The calendar year began with the euro at $1.21. On...

    35. February 18, 2015

      Eurozone to weigh Greek bailout request

      Officials from 19 eurozone governments will meet in Brussels on Thursday to examine a request from Greece to extend its...

    36. February 11, 2015

      US urges eurozone and Athens to strike a deal on bailout

      The US has urged Athens and its eurozone creditors to strike a deal over Greece’s financial future, underlining...

    37. FT Photo Diary

      February 10, 2015

      G20 activity

      Christine Lagarde, managing director of the International Monetary Fund, chats with Jack Lew, US treasury secretary,...

    38. February 8, 2015

      Jack Lew to urge G20 finance ministers to honour growth pledge

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew is expected to press fellow finance ministers to honour a pledge to stimulate growth...

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