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      Currency market braced for Janet Yellen’s words

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    1. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      US stocks poised to join global sell-off

      US stock-index futures fell more than 1 per cent on Monday after a painful week on Wall Street as traders continued...

    2. Fast FT

      February 7, 2016

      This Week: Janet Yellen, US politics and consumer

      Last week began with the first, serious chapter in the race for the White House as voters caucused in Iowa. And the...

    3. February 7, 2016

      Week Ahead Markets Diary: US political circus moves on

      Last week began with the first, serious chapter in the race for the White House as voters caucused in Iowa. And the...

    4. February 7, 2016

      Week Ahead Economic Outlook: All eyes on Yellen

      The market’s focus will be firmly fixed on Fed chair Janet Yellen this week, as investors search for clues about the...

    5. February 3, 2016

      The messy aftermath of the Fed’s mistake on the interest rate

      December 16 2015 may go down as the date of one of the most monumental policy errors in history. The financial markets...

    6. January 29, 2016

      Federal Reserve: Credibility on the line

      As Janet Yellen, chair of the Federal Reserve, was preparing last month for the first increase in US interest rates for...

    7. MBA blog

      January 28, 2016

      The commencement speeches that inspire

      With graduation in sight, I am beginning to picture my classmates and I walking in our gowns to receive a well-earned...

    8. January 28, 2016

      Investors cast about for next possible central bank life raft

      There is an understandable sense of gallows humour in the markets, given investors have suffered one of the most...

    9. Fast FT

      January 27, 2016

      Brent holds above $30, calming markets before Fed

      Steadier oil prices above $30 are making for calmer markets as investors await the Federal Reserve’s first monetary...

    10. January 26, 2016

      Fed risks looking out of step on rates ahead of first 2016 meeting

      Federal Reserve officials will hold their first meeting of 2016 against a tumultuous backdrop of an oil price slump,...

    11. January 26, 2016

      Waiting for Janet — currencies market in thrall to Fed

      Central banks have begun the year dancing to a Duke Ellington classic. Imagine US Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen...

    12. January 15, 2016

      Fed battled internal fears of dollar impact from QE

      The Federal Reserve embarked on a landmark expansion of its quantitative easing programme in late 2010 in the face of...

    13. FT Alphaville

      January 15, 2016

      The 2010 FOMC transcripts are out

      Thanks to the tenacity of Congressman Henry Gonzalez, the Federal Reserve has been releasing (mostly) complete...

    14. Fast FT

      January 12, 2016

      Is the US IPO market flashing a warning sign?

      Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen insists economic expansions don’t die of old age, but that, understandably, hasn’t...

    15. January 8, 2016

      Turmoil may push back more Fed rate rises

      Remember the Fed? The market’s obsession with US monetary policy has eased notably over the past few weeks after the...

    16. January 6, 2016

      Fed concerns remain over low inflation

      Federal Reserve policymakers expressed “significant concern” about low inflation readings even as they agreed last...

    17. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Fed voiced inflation concern as it lifted rates

      Federal Reserve policymakers expressed “significant concern” about low inflation readings even as they agreed last...

    18. January 6, 2016

      Meet the FOMC

      The Federal Open Market Committee has changed its look following the regular rotation of members at the beginning of...

    19. Larry Summers blog

      January 4, 2016

      Further thoughts on Delong and Krugman blogs

      PS Brad Delong is unpersuaded by my response on Fed thought regarding monetary policy strategy. He is broadly right in...

    20. January 3, 2016

      The year of the central bank policy mistake

      Will 2016 be the year of the central bank policy mistake? There is a serious risk that it will be, judging by the...

    21. December 30, 2015

      2015 summed up: Numbers of the year

      Financial Times reporters present the year’s most compelling statistics — from the small (the time it takes the Tesla...

    22. Fast FT

      December 22, 2015

      Assets: the winners and losers in 2015

      The final weeks of 2015 have been marked by angst about the high-yield US bond market. Indeed it was the one asset...

    23. December 18, 2015

      No easy way for the Fed to reverse course

      The Federal Reserve has just embarked on its first interest rate-raising cycle for a decade, but that does not mean it...

    24. December 18, 2015

      Other central banks are not obliged to follow the Fed’s lead

      This week the US Federal Reserve raised interest rates, not that you necessarily noticed. Thanks to careful signalling...

    25. December 18, 2015

      One tiny step on rates highlights America’s hidden weaknesses

      Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chair, characterised Wednesday’s long-awaited interest-rate rise as a show of...

    26. December 18, 2015

      Fed seen raising US interest rates again in March

      The Federal Reserve is expected to follow this week’s first post-crisis rate rise by lifting US borrowing costs again...

    27. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Fed will add second rate rise in March - survey

      The Federal Reserve is expected to follow this week’s historic first post-crisis rate rise by lifting US borrowing...

    28. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Surprise winners from Fed week? Utilities

      The US Federal Reserve put an end to its crisis-era monetary policy this week, while hinting that it will continue...

    29. December 18, 2015

      Dollar gains after US policy tightening

      The first tightening of US monetary policy in nearly a decade this week spurred a stronger dollar against its G10...

    30. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      European equities dip as post-Fed rally unravels

      Stocks are in broad retreat as a relief rally following the US Federal Reserve’s first rate rise in nearly a decade...

    31. Fast FT

      December 18, 2015

      Stocks beaten down by commodities as week ends

      Upbeat sentiment following the Federal Reserve’s first rate rise in nearly a decade was upended as a sell-off in...

    32. December 17, 2015

      City Insider: Square Mile’s Christmas story

      City Insider is casting a nativity play for Christmas. Luckily, the City of London is chock full of larger-than-life...

    33. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      Dollar extends 18-month rally after Fed

      The dollar is zipping higher a day after the Federal Reserve lifted interest rates for the first time in almost a...

    34. December 17, 2015

      Global markets show relief at smooth Fed lift-off

      Global markets have embraced the end of the zero interest rate policy era in the US, sending international stocks...

    35. December 17, 2015

      Yellen gets the timing right for rate rise

      Three months ago, the Federal Open Market Committee was split, and the market — whose acquiescence is so critical to...

    36. Fast FT

      December 17, 2015

      Equities shine after Fed ends rate rise wait

      “It’s a wonderful hike’ is the quip one economist used to describe the first rate rise from the US Federal Reserve in...

    37. December 17, 2015

      Fed rate rise is first step to rebalance US financial system

      All eyes are focused on the US Federal Reserve. By announcing a 25 basis point rate rise, Janet Yellen, Fed chair, has...

    38. The World

      December 17, 2015

      After the Fed, what to read next

      You know the news, so what do you read next? Here’s a roundup of useful comment and analysis from around the FT and the...

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