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    1. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      European stocks dragged down by oil drop

      It’s been a bumpy ride today for European stocks. They dipped at the open, rebounded with some strong gains, but are...

    2. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Euro enjoys strongest run since April

      The euro is enjoying its best run in three months, bouncing back to hit post-Brexit vote highs this week. It is...

    1. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      ECB holds, Draghi speaks out on bank rescues: analysts react

      Sometimes doing nothing does a lot. As expected, the ECB has kept interest rates steady for the fourth consecutive...

    2. Fast FT

      June 16, 2016

      Yen continues to strengthen

      Stop the ride, stop the ride! Haruhiko Kuroda wants to get off. The yen has continued to strengthen in European trade...

    3. March 4, 2016

      Emerging market currencies hit two-month highs

      Emerging market currencies climbed to their strongest levels in more than two months on Friday, buoyed by firmer...

    4. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2016

      After the G20, FX intervention edition

      “I don’t think this is a meeting where there will be some big decision,” said one G20 official who asked not to be...

    5. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Sterling hits 5-year low

      The pound has fallen to a 5-year low today, as nerves surrounding a possible British exit from the European Union weigh...

    6. December 21, 2015

      Currency surprises a feature of 2015

      After so many shocks, currency traders are ending the year fully expecting another bolt from the blue. Three major...

    7. November 19, 2015

      Dollar rally loses momentum after Fed and ECB minutes

      The attention of the foreign-exchange market shifted on Thursday from an expected December US rate rise to uncertainty...

    8. April 27, 2015

      Bets on yen weakness scaled back

      Currency investors and strategists say the prospect of a weaker yen against the dollar rests on a sharper divergence...

    9. FT Alphaville

      January 17, 2014

      Why rate-hike talk is premature in the UK

      We know that living in a counterintuitive zero-rate world can lead to lay misunderstandings. For example, there’s the...

    10. FT Alphaville

      November 20, 2013

      Zhou seems a little flustered

      We were going to be slightly snarky in the face of Zhou Xiaochuan, head of the People’s Bank of China, promising to...

    11. November 1, 2013

      Germany feels US ire over war on currencies

      When Stephen King, chief economist of HSBC, checked each of his team’s local country forecasts this year he had a...

    12. FT Alphaville

      March 15, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning, New York… FT ALPHAVILLE A new era for gold? Bank of New York Mellon’s Neil Mellor comments on the...

    13. FT Alphaville

      March 15, 2013

      A new era for gold?

      Here follows a thoughtful commentary on the changes going on in gold market from BNY Mellon’s Neil Mellor, including...

    14. FT Alphaville

      October 3, 2012

      Gresham's law takes Iran

      What’s happening in the Iranian currency markets at the moment is getting pretty fascinating. Via Reuters on Wednesday:...

    15. FT Alphaville

      September 17, 2012

      Currency wars redux

      QE3 has set the dogs of FX verbal intervention loose (well, looser anyway) and it seems probable some actual shots may...

    16. FT Alphaville

      August 8, 2012

      Norges Bank's curious dilemma

      Most finance ministers would give their right arm to be in the same position as Sigbjørn Johnsen, their Norwegian...

    17. FT Alphaville

      August 2, 2012

      Let's hear from some of the less-vocal ECB-ers

      Yeah, yeah. We all know the views on bond-buying from the likes of Draghi, Weidmann and Nowotny. But what about other...

    18. July 26, 2012

      Euro takes heart from Draghi comments

      The euro surged back through the $1.23 level after verbal intervention by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi...

    19. FT Alphaville

      June 27, 2012

      A slowing buildup of global reserves

      First a chart courtesy of Kit Juckes over at SocGen: It shows that while global currency reserves are still ticking up,...

    20. April 11, 2012

      Sterling sits pretty in land of the ugly

      In the least ugly competition, sterling is looking pretty. Despite weak UK growth, the possibility of more quantitative...

    21. November 3, 2011

      Dollar looks even shakier than the euro

      For “risk-on, risk-off”, you could read “referendum-on, referendum-off“ on Thursday. Yet, for all the turmoil in the...

    22. September 21, 2011

      Monetary union: Fear of Greek default shakes euro’s stability

      The euro remains in the spotlight as the eurozone debt crisis threatens to derail the single currency, pushing some to...

    23. July 25, 2011

      Relief rally for risk assets comes to a halt

      Sovereign default fears soured investor sentiment on both sides of the Atlantic as Moody’s downgraded Greek debt and...

    24. June 24, 2011

      Overview: Growth and debt fears weigh heavily

      Markets endured another week of turbulence as the eurozone debt crisis rumbled on and concerns about the US economy...

    25. June 21, 2011

      Equities buoyed as fears ease over Greece

      A more optimistic view of the Greek debt crisis, and a burst of bid and merger activity, combined to lift global...

    26. May 27, 2011

      Overview: Risk assets ride out EU contagion fear

      A week dominated by fears of contagion from the eurozone debt crisis left risk assets largely undamaged as sentiment...

    27. February 27, 2011

      Economic Outlook: Central banks to the fore

      Significant updates from US and European central bankers on extraordinary support for markets will jostle with US jobs...

    28. February 14, 2011

      Egypt relief and recovery hopes lift stocks

      The easing of tensions in Egypt following the resignation of the country’s president and fresh optimism about the...

    29. February 8, 2011

      South Korea’s won gains ground on dollar

      The South Korean won hit its highest level against the dollar since the onset of the financial crisis amid increased...

    30. January 5, 2011

      Australian dollar faces mounting risks

      Investors should be cautious about viewing the Australian dollar’s weakening as a buying opportunity, says Neil Mellor,...

    31. December 30, 2010

      Weak dollar hints at action to curb yen

      The dollar lost ground against the yen for the ninth session in the past 10, raising speculation that Japan might be...

    32. December 29, 2010

      Weak dollar may prompt action on yen

      The dollar lost ground against the yen for the ninth session in the past 10, raising speculation that Japan might be...

    33. December 13, 2010

      Risk appetite rises as fears on China fade

      Risk assets began the week on the front foot. Equities climbed, copper hit a record high and traditional havens such as...

    34. November 14, 2010

      Economic Outlook: Debt concerns to dominate

      The turmoil in the European bond markets will mean the spotlight is turned on the continent’s policymaking meetings and...

    35. October 26, 2010

      US should step in to support dollar

      The US may have to consider co-ordinated intervention to support the dollar if it wants to stand by the G20 accord,...

    36. FT Alphaville

      October 26, 2010

      Go on, Treasury: buy dollars

      What’s the best way for the US to show commitment to avoiding currency belligerence after pledging its faith at the...

    37. October 3, 2010

      Economic Outlook: Investors await crucial data

      A bumper week of data releases and policymaker meetings is poised to provide significant signs of whether the past...

    38. October 1, 2010

      Carmakers drive losses further

      Carmakers led European equities down to a fifth consecutive session of losses on Friday, completing a miserable week in...

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