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      M&A: back with a bang

      Consider it an M&A explosion that even Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, could love. Out of the ether, $60bn worth of...

    2. April 21, 2016

      Rate rise helps boost BNY Mellon income

      Bank of New York Mellon saw a much-needed boost in interest income during the first quarter, but nonetheless kept firm...

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      April 20, 2016

      White House Countdown - Harriet and Hamilton

      Sign up for our daily US election email here. The biggest political news of the day comes not from the campaign trail...

    2. April 20, 2016

      Harriet Tubman to feature on new $20 bill

      The US will for the first time have an African-American as the star of one of its highest-circulation bank notes after...

    3. Fast FT

      April 20, 2016

      Hamilton to stay on $10, Tubman goes on $20

      You can score this one as a victory for Broadway. The US Treasury is expected to announce this afternoon that Alexander...

    4. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      US regulators move to heighten hedge fund scrutiny

      The US will subject hedge funds to heightened scrutiny as regulators concerned about potential threats to financial...

    5. April 17, 2016

      Movers & shakers: April 18

      • Seth Carpenter, a former senior adviser to Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, has joined Rokos Capital Management,...

    6. April 16, 2016

      Japan warned not to devalue the yen

      Japanese officials were met by firm warnings not to devalue the yen as they took their quest to talk down the currency...

    7. April 15, 2016

      G20 top nations warn against reliance on low interest rates

      The world’s top financial leaders have warned that low interest rates alone were not the solution to returning the...

    8. Fast FT

      April 15, 2016

      Yen strength? Japanese currency limps into Friday

      After the yen’s giddy surge in early April, the Japanese currency has come off the boil and is toying with its fourth...

    9. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Apple taps NFL lobbyist to run DC office

      Apple is beefing up its policy team in Washington DC with the hire of National Football League lobbyist Cynthia Hogan,...

    10. April 11, 2016

      US calls for more aggressive IMF policing

      US Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has called for the International Monetary Fund to play a more aggressive role in...

    11. April 10, 2016

      Apple cash move will not end EU tax probe

      The European Union’s competition commissioner has said that its probe into Apple’s tax deals with Ireland would...

    12. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Hedge fund Rokos taps ex-Treasury official Carpenter

      Seth Carpenter, a senior former Treasury official, has joined Rokos Capital Management, run by Brevan Howard’s former...

    13. April 5, 2016

      Tax inversions: bloody nightmare

      Vampires are not the most popular creatures, working as they do under the cover of darkness to drain the lifeblood of...

    14. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      Allergan tumbles 20% amid US tax inversion move

      Allergan shares tumbled by 20 per cent late on Monday after the US government took action to limit the benefits of...

    15. Fast FT

      April 4, 2016

      US ramps up measures to deter tax inversions

      The Obama administration has unveiled a new round of measures to deter US companies from shifting their headquarters...

    16. March 31, 2016

      MetLife ruling vindicates lonely decision to fight

      US finance chiefs often grumble about the tough rules imposed by the Dodd-Frank reforms that followed the 2008 crisis....

    17. March 30, 2016

      Lew says US sanctions can backfire

      Excessive use of sanctions as a foreign policy tool could eventually undermine the central role that the US plays in...

    18. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Lawmakers scrutinise Chinese buyouts of US firms

      There is yet more evidence of the political scrutiny facing Chinese acquisitions of assets in the US. Surfacing today...

    19. Fast FT

      February 29, 2016

      EU competition chief defends US tax probes

      Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s powerful competition chief, has rebuffed claims from the US government that a series of...

    20. Fast FT

      February 25, 2016

      US official wants protection of Puerto Rico pensions

      A top US Treasury official has called on Congress to protect the vastly underfunded $46bn pension system in Puerto...

    21. Fast FT

      February 17, 2016

      EU tax chief rejects anti-American criticism

      Pierre Moscovici, the European Union’s tax policy chief, has rejected criticism from the US government that a series of...

    22. February 11, 2016

      Challenges face Christine Lagarde in second IMF term

      Christine Lagarde is heading for a second five-year term at the head of the International Monetary Fund after the...

    23. February 11, 2016

      Jack Lew accuses Brussels of bias against US companies

      Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, has accused the EU of unfairly targeting American companies in its investigation into...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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