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    1. August 26, 2015

      Jackson Hole powwow has more Fed interest

      Central bankers, market players and academics will gather on Thursday at the Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole,...

    2. July 29, 2015

      Janet Yellen sends a carefully crafted signal

      Global investors were begging for decisive signals from the Federal Reserve going into Wednesday’s meeting but Janet...

    3. July 29, 2015

      Fed leaves options open for rate rise

      The US Federal Reserve has signalled that it remains on course to increase interest rates this year. But the central...

    4. July 28, 2015

      How to read the Fed committee’s statement

      Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen has been priming the markets for an increase in short-term interest rates later this...

    5. July 27, 2015

      Yellen and Carney hint at rate rises in spite of unclear figures

      Since the start of the year investors have wondered whether any of the world’s largest central banks will finally begin...

    6. July 26, 2015

      Strengthening US economy bolsters case for rate rise

      A strengthening economy and gathering momentum in the property market are bolstering arguments for higher interest...

    7. July 24, 2015

      Fed accidentally releases staff forecasts

      Confusion surrounding an inadvertent release of staff forecasts by the Federal Reserve deepened on Friday evening after...

    8. July 24, 2015

      Bond holders will be left exposed if global recovery picks up

      Markets are often said to be priced for perfection. It would be more accurate today to say they are priced for...

    9. July 20, 2015

      Markets, data and official hints point to a rate rise

      More than Greece, more even than the Shanghai stock market, the US interest rate cycle obsesses financial markets. The...

    10. July 20, 2015

      Dangers abound for the ‘back from the precipice’ strategy

      Last week the world lurched back from the precipice. Beijing stabilised its stock market and reported that the economy...

    11. Gavyn Davies

      July 19, 2015

      Beware the Fed on the ides of September

      Now that the major downside risks from Greece, China and Iran seem to be under control, investors are redirecting their...

    12. July 17, 2015

      Pound and US dollar follow central banks

      Sterling advanced to its best level against the euro since 2008, while the dollar was broadly firmer as the currency...

    13. July 17, 2015

      US banks prepare for lending revival

      One per cent growth is not much growth at all — but that number had Richard Hunt punching the air this week. The small...

    14. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2015

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      888 has played a better hand than GVC to win bwin, even though it was outbid. FT Opening Quote is your early City...

    15. FT Alphaville

      July 17, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Days after Greece appeared to escape crashing out of the euro, hawkish German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has...

    16. July 16, 2015

      Yellen open to easing small banks’ burden

      Janet Yellen has signalled she would be open to raising the asset threshold at which banks are subject to tougher...

    17. July 16, 2015

      ‘Audit’ the Fed and you blunt our best economic tool

      The Federal Reserve has done as much as any official body to spare America a repetition of the grim depression of the...

    18. July 16, 2015

      Gold falls as precious metals hit by stronger dollar

      Gold has fallen to an eight-month low as precious metals struggle in the face of a strengthening US dollar. As bullion...

    19. July 16, 2015

      Janet Yellen tilts gradually towards a rise in rates

      It takes a consummate pilot to accomplish a take-off so smooth that it fails to arouse a snoozing passenger. This, one...

    20. July 16, 2015

      Sterling hits seven-year high against euro

      Sterling powered to a seven-year high against the euro, providing a fillip not just to eurozone-bound British...

    21. FT Alphaville

      July 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      Greece’s parliament on Thursday backed a slew of fresh austerity measures demanded by the country’s creditors, clearing...

    22. July 15, 2015

      Upbeat Yellen puts faith in strong US recovery

      The International Monetary Fund this month implored the Federal Reserve not to raise short-term interest rates in 2015,...

    23. July 15, 2015

      Dollar bolstered by bullish Yellen

      The dollar was in the ascendancy on Wednesday as the currency market responded notably to a positive assessment of the...

    24. July 15, 2015

      Janet Yellen pushes back against political pressure

      Janet Yellen has warned Congress that attempts to impose greater scrutiny on Federal Reserve decision making could...

    25. July 15, 2015

      Fed says US economy favours 2015 rate rise

      The Federal Reserve is on course to raise US interest rates this year in a decision that would signal the extent of the...

    26. July 15, 2015

      Ten reasons why US interest rates are not going up much

      Whatever Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen says during her midweek policy testimonies in Washington, there are 10...

    27. July 15, 2015

      Fed risks repeat of rate rise mistakes

      Is the US Federal Reserve at risk of repeating mistakes made in the boom of the 2000s? Esther George, the president of...

    28. July 14, 2015

      Currency traders await an Austen heroine

      Unlikely though it may seem, there are traits of a Jane Austen character or two in Brooklyn-born Janet Yellen, chair of...

    29. July 13, 2015

      Dollar advances against euro and yen after Greece bailout deal

      The dollar regained some of its bite in the wake of the Greece bailout agreement, taking chunks out of the euro and the...

    30. July 12, 2015

      Fed policymaker flags up US rate rise

      The US is reaching full employment and is strong enough to sustain a rise in short-term interest rates, notwithstanding...

    31. July 10, 2015

      Yellen reiterates case for 2015 rate rise

      The US economic recovery has solid underpinnings and should strengthen in coming years, Federal Reserve Chair Janet...

    32. July 9, 2015

      Treasury markets ‘complacent’ over Fed rate strategy

      The Federal Reserve is preparing to lift interest rates later this year, but many bond investors predict that...

    33. July 8, 2015

      Fed watching global risks over rate rise

      Many Federal Reserve policy makers want to see more evidence that the US economy is strengthening before pulling the...

    34. July 7, 2015

      Dollar rise threatens US growth and emerging markets, IMF warns

      More gains by the dollar could leave US growth “significantly debilitated” and have repercussions across emerging...

    35. July 6, 2015

      Greek vote weighs on US rate expectations

      The turmoil in Greece has further muddied economic policy making waters in the US, as investors pare back their...

    36. Andrew Smithers

      July 1, 2015

      How fast is moderate growth?

      It is an old adage that the market is a weighing machine in the long-term and a voting one in the short-term. The...

    37. June 30, 2015

      US housing stages ‘lopsided’ recovery

      The lasting legacy of the US housing crash has ranked at the top of the so-called “headwinds” that Federal Reserve...

    38. June 28, 2015

      Fed’s Dudley: September rate rise ‘very much in play’

      A Federal Reserve interest-rate hike will be “very much in play” at the central bank’s September meeting if the recent...

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