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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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