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  1. FT Alphaville

    May 21, 2014

    FOMC minutes: rev-repo facility working how it should

    Robin Harding summarises the discussion about the Fed’s exit strategy revealed in the FOMC minutes from the April meeting,...

  2. May 12, 2014

    Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Hong Kong Cultural Centre Concert Hall – review

    Zhao Jiping’s billing as the John Williams of China is hardly an exact fit, but comparisons are easy enough to find. Both...

  1. March 3, 2014

    SF Fed president wants new verbal rate guidance ‘very soon’

    The brief heyday of numerical forward guidance on interest rates is ending, as an influential US Federal Reserve official...

  2. FT Alphaville

    February 19, 2014

    How to better understand labour force participation, eventually

    It’s a big day for Fed-watchers, with the FOMC minutes to the January meeting just out and Fed speeches by three district...

  3. Gavyn Davies

    September 12, 2013

    Lies, damned lies and the US unemployment statistics

    The Fed has said that it will taper its asset purchases next week if it judges that the labour market outlook has improved...

  4. FT Alphaville

    June 7, 2013

    Reading the jobs report through the Fed’s eyes

    This post by the FT’s US economics editor Robin Harding is cross-published from FT Money Supply. When the Fed began its...

  5. Money Supply

    June 7, 2013

    Reading the jobs report through the Fed's eyes

    When the Fed began its third round of quantitative easing last autumn, the most recent jobs report in hand was for August,...

  6. April 7, 2013

    Nervous Europe drives demand for dollars

    Demand for $100 bills has jumped since 2008 as nervous Europeans stuff them under the mattress, providing vivid proof that...

  7. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2013

    The 6am Cut London

    BREAKING: BOJ STATEMENT (PDF). The BoJ will increase JGB holdings at annual pace of Y50tn; JGBs of all maturities eligible....

  8. April 3, 2013

    Fed member hints at summer slowing of QE3

    A leading dove at the Federal Reserve said it could start tapering off its QE3 programme of quantitative easing this summer,...

  9. December 19, 2012

    The benefits of workplace levity

    Online ret­ailer Zappos actively en­courages staff to “goof off”. This, explains the Las Vegas-based company’s “culture...

  10. December 4, 2012

    Fed set to unveil extra asset purchases

    The US Federal Reserve is likely to announce additional asset purchases when it meets next week but will not necessarily...

  11. FT Alphaville

    November 22, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    “Asian shares rose, apart from the Shanghai Composite as strong manufacturing data from China and the US bolstered...

  12. Money Supply

    October 23, 2012

    Romney appointments & the Fed

    Binyamin Applebaum at the New York Times has a good piece today about who Mitt Romney might appoint as Federal Reserve...

  13. Money Supply

    August 31, 2012

    Jackson Hole Paper 3 - Woodford on the Zero Lower Bound

    This should be interesting. Michael Woodford – probably the world’s pre-eminent monetary policy theorist – is delivering his...

  14. August 17, 2012

    John Williams, the music master

    “As a youngster, I never dreamed there could be a career actually earning a living writing music,” John Williams is telling...

  15. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2012

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York… FT ALPHAVILLE Spanish yields are spiraling: Kate notes that Spanish bonds have struck a new euro-era...

  16. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2012

    Further reading

    Elsewhere on Monday, - The ECB wields a LOT of power in Europe. - Life after Californian municipal bankruptcy. - Apparently...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2012

    The 6am Cut London

    Fed FOMC voting member John Williams says that unless “further action” is taken, there would be a lack of progress in...

  18. July 22, 2012

    Bleak jobs outlook raises heat on Fed

    The US will make little progress tackling high unemployment before 2014 unless the Federal Reserve eases policy further, one...

  19. March 23, 2012

    Shock docks

    The English Monster, by Lloyd Shepherd, Simon & Schuster, RRP£12.99, 416 pages The impact of the 1811 Ratcliffe Highway...

  20. FT Alphaville

    January 9, 2012

    Fedwire says keep an eye on Williams, who is handy with a printer

    Fedwire says we should be watching John Williams, the San Francisco Fed governor who this year becomes a voting member of...

  21. November 15, 2011

    US retail sales rise in October

    US retail sales rose broadly in October ahead of next week’s Black Friday sales, the busiest shopping day of the year, an...

  22. September 25, 2011

    Ocean’s Kingdom, Lincoln Center, New York

    It is known as “the Paul McCartney ballet” for good reason. The ex-Beatle not only composed the music, devised the story and...

  23. Money Supply

    September 8, 2011

    Fedspeak: Evans & Williams

    For my money the most interesting piece of Fedspeak today was some coded support for further easing from John Williams of...

  24. September 7, 2011

    Fed banks report shows stalling US economy

    Economic activity fell in two regions on the US East Coast in August, according to the Federal Reserve’s business contacts,...

  25. Money Supply

    May 5, 2011

    First speech at the SF Fed

    John Williams, the new president of the San Francisco Fed, has delivered his first speech. It wasn’t a thriller but I guess...

  26. Money Supply

    March 2, 2011

    Economics news headlines

    Rouble at high as Russia widens trading band – Reuters Mervyn King upbeat on inflationary pressures – FT Portugal, a broken...

  27. Money Supply

    March 1, 2011

    John Williams: an economist for the SF Fed

    After a five month recruitment process, the San Francisco Fed has appointed a president from within, its research director...

  28. March 1, 2011

    Fed recruit to favour loose monetary policy

    Another dovish voice is set to join the Federal Reserve’s rate-setting open market committee with the appointment of John...

  29. Money Supply

    January 10, 2011

    Janet Yellen and the benefits of QE

    I agree with my colleagues at FT Alphaville that “counterfactuals are inherently tricky” but I don’t think they quite get to...

  30. November 19, 2010

    Indian group snaps up Blackburn Rovers

    The Premier League welcomed its first club owner from India after Venky’s, a poultry company listed on the Bombay Stock...

  31. FT Alphaville

    November 16, 2010

    The doves respond, quietly

    Policymakers who favored QE2 are under attack from various directions right now, from other countries accusing the Fed of...

  32. October 26, 2010

    Indian poultry group closes in on Blackburn

    Blackburn Rovers is on the brink of being acquired by Venky’s, an Indian poultry group, in the latest takeover deal...

  33. January 29, 2010

    Banks not so hot on green projects

    Financial institutions are among the most strident business voices calling for action to combat climate change, but a new...

  34. January 28, 2010

    Study finds banks cool on green ideas

    Financial institutions are among the most strident business voices calling for action to combat climate change but a report...

  35. July 10, 2009

    Jets to get ocean warning system

    The US National Center for Atmospheric Research is developing a prototype warning system to update aircraft about severe...

  36. April 18, 2009

    The Diary: Joan Armatrading

    I have just come back from a weekend with friends who breed champion alpacas. Their traditional country house on the edge of...

  37. October 4, 2008

    TV choice - Karl French

    In the dense second instalment of John Adams (Saturday More4 5.30pm), for the most part a re-enactment of a series of...

  38. September 4, 2008

    Bank of refuge

    Leakage from the Lehman Brothers swaying ship sees financial institutions banker Keith Lawrence jumping to Gleacher...

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