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  1. March 13, 2014

    Wyden hardens China currency stance

    The new shepherd of US trade policy on Capitol Hill is seeking to toughen the Obama administration’s position on currency...

  2. March 10, 2014

    New chill in Russia’s tepid economic ties with US

    Marcy Kaptur has no doubt that the US should consider trade sanctions against Russia over its intervention in Crimea. “I do...

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  1. The President's New Challenge 2013

    Barack Obama has a hostile environment to negotiate as he tries to secure a legacy bey...
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  1. February 27, 2014

    Regulators should say who calls the shots

    When Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, participated in last week’s Group of 20 meetings, he issued a familiar plea: there...

  2. Gavyn Davies

    February 23, 2014

    Global GDP growth after the G20 summit

    The G20 Summit in Sydney ended on Sunday with a call to boost global growth by 0.5 per cent per annum from 2014-18, thus...

  3. February 23, 2014

    G20 aims to add $2tn to global economy

    The world’s biggest economies have agreed to target reforms aimed at adding more than $2tn to the global economy over five...

  4. February 21, 2014

    OECD urges reforms to avoid era of sluggish growth

    The world risks slipping into an era of slower growth and high unemployment unless governments push ahead with sweeping...

  5. February 9, 2014

    Republicans seek to bridge divisions over debt ceiling

    Republicans in Congress are seeking to bridge internal divisions in order to lift US borrowing limits as dwindling...

  6. February 4, 2014

    US deficit falls but long-term picture is bleak, says CBO

    The US budget deficit will fall to 3 per cent of economic output this year, close to the pre-crisis norm, the Congressional...

  7. FT Alphaville

    February 4, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Contagion from emerging markets continued to roil the developed world, pushing major bourses to multi-month lows as...

  8. FT Alphaville

    February 3, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - How economics PhDs took over the Federal Reserve. - Emerging markets and dollar imperialism. - The...

  9. February 3, 2014

    US data and debt ceiling concerns rattle markets

    Weak US manufacturing data and a new warning about the federal debt ceiling shook financial markets on Monday underlining...

  10. February 3, 2014

    Lew calls for urgent increase in US borrowing limit

    Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, issued an urgent call for Congress to raise the borrowing limit this month, ratcheting up...

  11. January 29, 2014

    Cautious welcome for ‘starter’ pension plan

    Fund managers gave a cautious welcome to President Barack Obama’s creation of a “starter” pension savings vehicle for...

  12. January 29, 2014

    France’s PR campaign is missing its target

    Flicking through the television channels recently, I chanced on Pierre Moscovici, the French finance minister, speaking at a...

  13. FT Alphaville

    January 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE UBS at Davos: ‘We’ve swapped global imbalances for domestic disequilibrium’: According...

  14. January 24, 2014

    Jack Lew and Jamie Dimon warn of Bitcoin dangers

    Bitcoin has been tossed into the virtual gutter at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week, as top US financial leaders...

  15. The World

    January 23, 2014

    Davos: What stage is Dimon at on the Kübler-Ross model?

    According to the Kübler-Ross model, there are five stages of grief: Denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance....

  16. January 16, 2014

    White House tests new mood in Congress

    The Obama administration is testing the fragile new mood of compromise in Congress reflected in the bipartisan budget deal,...

  17. January 8, 2014

    Germany defends economic policies after US criticism

    Germany defended its economic policies on Wednesday against US criticism even as Berlin posted near-record monthly figures...

  18. January 7, 2014

    US Treasury secretary Jack Lew calls on Germany to boost growth

    Jack Lew, US Treasury secretary, has issued a clear call to Germany to do more to boost growth as new figures revived...

  19. January 5, 2014

    Jack Lew to press Germany to boost domestic demand

    Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, will renew pressure on Germany to boost domestic demand and embrace a deeper banking...

  20. December 13, 2013

    Volcker rule on proprietary trading gets final approval

    US regulators this week approved the long-awaited Volcker rule aimed at stopping banks from making risky bets that could...

  21. December 10, 2013

    Treasury secretary pushed for tougher line on CEOs

    Treasury secretary Jack Lew played a central role in championing the Volcker rule provision pushing for more accountability...

  22. December 10, 2013

    Five things to look for in the Volcker rule

    Almost four years after it was proposed by former US Federal Reserve chairman Paul Volcker, the Volcker rule is due to be...

  23. December 10, 2013

    Wall Street wins Volcker concession on hedging risks

    Wall Street has won a key concession in the drafting of the so-called Volcker rules aimed at reining in risk-taking by big...

  24. December 9, 2013

    US sells last of its General Motors stake

    The US government on Monday drew a line under one of the most complex rescues of the global financial crisis, when it...

  25. FT Alphaville

    December 5, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Lew on funding financial reform. - Developing countries have improved at fiscal and monetary...

  26. December 5, 2013

    Volcker rule to give regulators flexibility

    The US “Volcker rule”, which bans banks from proprietary trading, will leave a grey area for regulators to police as they...

  27. November 29, 2013

    Runaway stocks approach rally’s end point

    Two weeks ago, Jack Lew, US Treasury Secretary, was in Asia making the rounds in Singapore, Tokyo and Beijing. Those who...

  28. November 17, 2013

    Federal Reserve considering a delay to Volcker rule

    The Federal Reserve is considering a delay in the compliance date for the highly anticipated Volcker regulation, giving...

  29. November 15, 2013

    Equities finish week on positive note

    Friday 21:10 GMT. Global equities pushed higher and the dollar remained under pressure at the end of a week that saw the...

  30. November 13, 2013

    TPP faces headwinds as US Congress pushes on currency

    The Obama administration faced increasing pressure from Congress to push for aggressive currency measures in Pacific trade...

  31. November 7, 2013

    US Chamber of Commerce urges rethink on Volcker rule

    The US Chamber of Commerce has urged a rethink on the controversial Volcker rule to avoid “unintended consequences” just as...

  32. October 29, 2013

    Regulators bicker over how to measure Dodd-Frank progress

    When Treasury Secretary Jack Lew met bank executives earlier this month, he complained about the perception that not much...

  33. October 24, 2013

    Lew holds out olive branch on budget

    Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, set a conciliatory tone in advance of the next round of budget talks, saying that...

  34. October 16, 2013

    Deal brings relief for Lew’s debt warriors

    As Congress stumbled toward an 11th-hour agreement to raise the US debt limit and reopen the government on Wednesday...

  35. October 16, 2013

    US debt crisis sees $10bn cash flood into BNY Mellon

    Bank of New York Mellon said its balance sheet had ballooned by about $10bn since the start of October as its customers...

  36. October 15, 2013

    US contingency plans that dare not be uttered

    Even as Congress frantically passes offers back and forth to reopen the US government and raise the ceiling on federal...

  37. October 11, 2013

    Obama sets stage for frantic budget talks

    The White House has rebuffed initial Republican proposals to resolve the budget crisis, setting the stage for frantic...

  38. FT Photo Diary

    October 10, 2013

    Jack Lew gives evidence

    Mark Wilson/Getty Images Treasury secretary Jack Lew testifies at the Senate finance committee hearing on Capitol Hill,...

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