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    1. May 26, 2015

      US economic recovery masks tale of many cities

      Nearly half of the biggest US metropolitan areas have yet to recoup all the lost jobs from the Great Recession and almost a...

    2. May 26, 2015

      The taming of the Fed’s balance sheet

      The exact timing of the Federal Reserve’s first interest rate rise is uncertain, but even less clear is what will happen to...

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    1. Debt Capital Markets

      Market volatility continues to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of nervous investors...
    2. FT 400 Top Financial Advisers

      Top US financial advisers have seen their assets under management jump. Large numbers ...
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    1. FT Alphaville

      May 26, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Feeling unproductive today? You won’t be the only one – it’s a problem all over...

    2. May 25, 2015

      Investors expect trimming of US growth data

      Even as Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said she expected the US economy to strengthen, investors expect...

    3. May 22, 2015

      Janet Yellen expects US economy to strengthen

      The US economy is likely to strengthen following a first-quarter setback that was heavily influenced by fleeting factors...

    4. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Yellen may be telling

      Janet Yellen could give a telling speech later today on the state of the US economy and the likelihood of interest rate...

    5. May 18, 2015

      Finance chiefs urge action on bubble fear

      A group of leading financial executives have urged authorities around the world to bolster their crisis-busting arsenals...

    6. May 11, 2015

      US government bond market hit by sell-off

      The US government bond market suffered its worst sell-off in more than two months on Monday as contagion from the European...

    7. May 7, 2015

      Never mind the politicians, worry about the central bankers

      I know there was an election this week, and that a lot of people are complaining about mediocre politicians and sound bite...

    8. FT Alphaville

      May 7, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Share prices are “quite high”, said Janet Yellen, and “there arepotential dangers...

    9. May 6, 2015

      Crude jump speeds up bond sell-off

      Oil prices jumped to their highest level this year, nearing $70 a barrel and accelerating a sell-off in global debt markets....

    10. May 6, 2015

      Share prices ‘quite high’, says Yellen

      Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said valuations in the stock market were “quite high” — even if overall risks to...

    11. May 1, 2015

      The Federal Reserve watches and waits

      When confronted by uncertainty that is likely to be resolved in the near future, the best course is often to watch and wait....

    12. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      Countdown to lift off

      Expect much jaw-jawing over the consequences of rises in US interest rates, pencilled in for the end of this year, or maybe...

    13. April 16, 2015

      US still too weak for rate rises, says Fed official

      The US economy is still too weak for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates, a senior official has warned, as he...

    14. April 15, 2015

      Dollar bulls exude patience and wait for sunny data

      Betting on further strength for the US dollar has become a crowded trade in the parlance of traders and such positioning...

    15. Gavyn Davies

      April 12, 2015

      Who is right about the equilibrium interest rate?

      The equilibrium real interest rate continues to lie at the heart of discussions about economic policy in the US and...

    16. April 7, 2015

      Wall Street wary of ‘audit the Fed’ campaign

      Wall Street banks are recoiling at a Republican push to subject the Federal Reserve to greater congressional oversight as...

    17. April 3, 2015

      A June rate rise can now surely be ruled out

      US unemployment data are notoriously noisy. They are maddeningly prone to huge revisions, and many in the market complain...

    18. April 3, 2015

      US companies cut back sharply on hiring

      US companies scaled back hiring sharply last month, adding to evidence that the economy has lost momentum since the start of...

    19. Gavyn Davies

      April 2, 2015

      Yellen shoots for 'equilibrium' interest rates

      The financial markets listened to Janet Yellen’s speech on “normalising” monetary policy last Friday, shrugged, and moved on...

    20. FT Alphaville

      March 31, 2015

      The Fed's inflation target doesn't mean what you think it means

      I consider short term as referring to less than, say, a year or two, medium term as ranging from around two to six years,...

    21. March 27, 2015

      Janet Yellen says US interest rates likely to rise gradually

      US interest rate rises are likely to happen only at a gradual pace after an initial increase later this year, as the...

    22. March 27, 2015

      US growth slows despite robust spending

      US growth slowed in the fourth quarter despite robust spending by consumers, official figures confirmed today, amid signs of...

    23. March 25, 2015

      Key trends scrutinised as US braces for lower growth

      The US economy recorded its strongest performance of the post-financial crisis era in 2014. With a 2.4 per cent rise in...

    24. March 23, 2015

      US rate rise hinges more on numbers than words

      Now the currencies market has minded its language, it’s time to get back to basics with a bout of data watching. Janet...

    25. March 22, 2015

      Exchange rates: Transatlantic divergence

      Angry protesters surrounded the European Central Bank’s new headquarters in Frankfurt last week, saying its response to the...

    26. March 20, 2015

      Dollar’s direction falters on Fed worries

      Four words in this week’s US Federal Reserve policy statement triggered a remarkable 24-hour rollercoaster for the dollar....

    27. March 19, 2015

      Fed’s ‘Moonwalk’ sparks bets on low rates

      Bond investors are betting that US rates will remain near historic lows following mixed signals from the Federal Reserve,...

    28. March 19, 2015

      The US Fed shifts from patience to flexibility

      Janet Yellen has given her own version of Deng Xiaoping’s dictum about “crossing the river by feeling the stones”. Rather...

    29. March 19, 2015

      BofA under pressure to defend structure

      Bank of America will have to defend its current structure at its annual meeting in May and Citigroup and JPMorgan may have...

    30. March 19, 2015

      Fed ‘dot plot’ is latest key to rate rise views

      The Federal Reserve junked its low rates guidance on Wednesday, but another signalling device took on greater prominence in...

    31. March 19, 2015

      Yellen battles Draghi in euro-dollar drama

      The dollar’s steep rise against the euro, which overshadowed this week’s US Federal Reserve policy meeting, had been the big...

    32. March 18, 2015

      Softly-softly message from the Fed

      It was one of the most hotly awaited Federal Reserve meetings since Janet Yellen became Fed chairwoman over a year ago. The...

    33. March 18, 2015

      US Fed frees its hand to raise rates

      The US Federal Reserve on Wednesday freed its hand to raise interest rates but signalled that it would not rush to pull the...

    34. March 18, 2015

      US Federal Reserve: what to watch for from Janet Yellen

      The US Federal Reserve serves up three courses for investors on Wednesday. There is the statement from the Federal Open...

    35. March 17, 2015

      The bet on a stronger dollar is all-encompassing

      Patience, wrote Ambrose Bierce in The Devil’s Dictionary, is “a minor form of despair, disguised as a virtue”. On Wednesday,...

    36. March 17, 2015

      Boardroom tokenism skirts the need for female skills

      The most powerful posts in the financial world are held by women. Janet Yellen chairs the US Federal Re­serve, and Christine...

    37. March 15, 2015

      Five questions ahead of US Federal Reserve meeting

      US data The stakes were already high going into this week’s US Federal Reserve policy meeting. But the vertiginous surge in...

    38. March 15, 2015

      Pratchett’s fantasy ‘Glooper’ finds life in US economy

      When Sir Terry Pratchett introduced central banking in a novel just before the financial crisis hit, the author, who died...

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