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  1. Brussels Blog

    February 13, 2014

    Does anybody love the troika?

    Jean-Claude Trichet, right, with the parliament's economic committee chair, Sharon Bowles The troika of bailout lenders has...

  2. Off Message

    January 30, 2014

    Carney's Scotland speech should matter - but it won't

    Power devolved is power retained. - Renton, ‘Trainspotting’ by Irvine Welsh On Wednesday, Mark Carney made a speech about...

  1. October 17, 2013

    Extracts from the 2013 shortlist

    The Alchemists: Inside the Secret World of Central Bankers (UK subtitle); Three Central Bankers and a World on Fire (US...

  2. October 16, 2013

    Global institutions need revamp, Oxford Martin Commission warns

    The world’s governing institutions are in dire need of a revamp to make them relevant to the 21st century and should all be...

  3. September 25, 2013

    Forward guidance and home economics

    Questions are being asked in the markets about the central bank creed of forward guidance (the practice of giving a clear...

  4. August 16, 2013

    Central banks and asset prices

    Alien economics students find the reverence in which central bankers are held on planet earth puzzling. Zog textbooks...

  5. April 21, 2013

    Private lives of the monetary superheroes

    The Alchemists: Three Central Bankers And A World On Fire, by Neil Irwin, Penguin (RRP£25, RRP$29.95) More than five years...

  6. March 27, 2013

    EADS: ready for take-off

    If Tom Enders ever decides to quit EADS, could somebody offer him a job in Brussels? Anyone who can persuade France and...

  7. FT Alphaville

    March 4, 2013

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE An FLS fail? We are (reluctantly) giving the Bank of England the benefit of the doubt....

  8. February 5, 2013

    American to join EADS board for US market

    EADS is planning to bring an American on to its board for the first time, as the European aerospace and defence company...

  9. February 4, 2013

    EADS turns to ex-Thales boss as chairman

    Denis Ranque, the former chief executive of Thales, has emerged as frontrunner to be the next chairman of EADS. Two people...

  10. January 27, 2013

    Enders seeks to fend off French pressure

    Tom Enders, chief executive of EADS, has sought to assert the independence of the aerospace group amid intense lobbying in...

  11. January 22, 2013

    ECB missing in action in the currency war

    Who would have thought six months ago that in early 2013 the euro would rank among the world’s strongest-looking currencies?...

  12. December 19, 2012

    Carney to receive £250,000 for housing

    The incoming governor of the Bank of England will get a housing allowance that dwarfs the salary of the prime minister. Mark...

  13. December 13, 2012

    FT Person of the Year: Mario Draghi

    On the eve of the 2012 Olympic Games, Mario Draghi found himself in the august setting of Lancaster House in the heart of...

  14. December 7, 2012

    Trichet a candidate for EADS chairman

    Jean-Claude Trichet, former president of the European Central Bank, has emerged as a contender to be the next chairman of...

  15. Brussels Blog

    November 6, 2012

    US vote: Who you gonna call? ECB, not Brussels

    Geithner, left, has been in frequent touch with ECB's Draghi and his predecessor, Trichet. A joint election party co-hosted...

  16. October 31, 2012

    Draghi expands role in fight to save euro

    Like a company chief executive feted by analysts for stopping losses but who has failed to generate shareholder returns,...

  17. September 7, 2012

    Super Mario reaches the last level – German politics

    Disco hits from the 1980s rarely get much of an airing at European Central Bank press conferences. But on Thursday, Mario...

  18. September 6, 2012

    Investors dissect central bank’s unlimited firepower

    This time it will be different. Mario Draghi was keen to stress on Thursday that the European Central Bank’s plans for...

  19. Money Supply

    August 20, 2012

    Norway’s risky strategy is good for stability

    In the early days of the crisis, Ben Bernanke and Jean-Claude Trichet injected liquidity on an unprecedented scale to...

  20. FT Alphaville

    July 27, 2012

    Can Draghi bluff as well as Trichet?

    “Such a speculation [on whether Greece will default] would be a sure-fire way of losing money given the decisions taken...

  21. July 27, 2012

    Bundesbank repeats hostility to ECB bond buying

    Germany’s powerful Bundesbank issued a reminder that it still opposed sovereign bond purchases by the European Central Bank,...

  22. July 16, 2012

    ECB shows signs of bailout flexibility

    Ten days after becoming Irish finance minister last March, Michael Noonan spoke with Jean-Claude Trichet, then the chief at...

  23. July 6, 2012

    Lunch with the FT: Jean-Claude Trichet

    At precisely 12.20pm, I enter the courtyard of the Louvre. In front of me is IM Pei’s Pyramid, the entrance to the great...

  24. July 3, 2012

    ECB workload unsustainable, says union

    As it grapples with the eurozone economic crisis the European Central Bank is also confronting a problem within its...

  25. Money Supply

    June 22, 2012

    Auf Wiedersehen, ECB!

    After eight years, I am leaving Frankfurt to return to London. Following the European Central Bank has meant many thrills...

  26. June 15, 2012

    Dangers of EU-level banking regulation

    From Prof Nicholas Dorn. Sir, One does not have to be a Little Londoner – or a Greater Guernsian (Philip Stephens, June 13)...

  27. June 14, 2012

    Bundesbank head backs fiscal union poll

    Germany’s Bundesbank president has backed referendums across Europe on a future eurozone fiscal union, which could...

  28. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2012

    Discuss among yourselves, inflation trend path comparison edition

    A chart from Market Monetarist: And one from James Bullard (that’s US PCE below): Caveats related to commodity prices, the...

  29. April 29, 2012

    A job description for Frankfurt

    In the run-up to the French presidential election, the two front runners have debated whether the European Central Bank’s...

  30. April 25, 2012

    Looking for the next crisis

    Ever since the financial crisis of 2008, business leaders have been looking out for the next crisis. The fact that so few...

  31. April 11, 2012

    ECB board member hints at bond buys

    The European Central Bank could again intervene in bond markets to try to rectify “unjustified” concern over Spain’s fiscal...

  32. April 8, 2012

    Of debt, dukes and monetary excess

    The remarkable renaissance in global equities this year is a powerful reminder of how important policy change can be for...

  33. Money Supply

    March 23, 2012

    Stark joins the German awkward squad

    Germany’s conservative “awkward squad” — willing to criticise publicly the European Central Bank — has a new member. Jürgen...

  34. March 21, 2012

    ECB eyes exit for €40bn crisis fund

    The European Central Bank is falling behind on a €40bn asset purchase programme launched at the height of eurozone crisis,...

  35. Money Supply

    March 16, 2012

    The week ahead in central banking

    Our week ahead email helps you to track the most important events in central banking. To see all of our emails and alerts...

  36. February 26, 2012

    Draghi must be wary of LTRO elixir’s power

    A trillion euros? Half as much – or less? The level of demand in the European Central Bank’s second offer of cheap,...

  37. February 21, 2012

    Draghi’s sleight of hand saves ECB from losses

    Eurozone finance ministers trying to plug holes in Greece’s second bail-out plan turned to the European Central Bank in the...

  38. February 20, 2012

    ECB bond buying halted after eurozone debt rally

    The European Central Bank’s government bond purchases came to a halt last week for the first time since August in a sign the...

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