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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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 problem:...

    2. 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 changing...

    3. 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 the...

    4. 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:...

    5. 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 be...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 ECB...

    8. 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...

    9. 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, the...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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 were...

    15. 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 equities,...

    16. 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...

    17. 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 and...

    18. 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 global...

    19. 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...

    20. 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,...

    21. 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 forced...

    22. 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 forced...

    23. 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...

    24. 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 data...

    25. 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, says...

    26. 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 latest...

    27. 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 quarter’s...

    28. 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...

    29. FT Alphaville

      August 23, 2010

      Bond switching in the eurozone

      The 10 year German/Irish bond-yield spread appeared on Monday to be racing back towards the levels last seen in May — before...

    30. August 12, 2010

      Euro falls as debt worries resurface

      The euro lost ground on Thursday as worries over European government debt resurfaced and weak eurozone industrial production...

    31. August 2, 2010

      Sterling surges to highest level in 10 months

      Sterling on Monday surged to its highest level in more than 10 months on a trade-weighted basis as robust earnings from...

    32. July 16, 2010

      European cheer trumps Bernanke uncertainty

      The mood in the markets turned increasingly bearish through this week as a series of worrying signals on the US economy...

    33. June 23, 2010

      Speculators hold key to renminbi riddle

      Fears that speculative inflows of "hot money" could destabilise the Chinese economy have long pre-occupied policymakers in...

    34. June 22, 2010

      Destabilisation fears back to haunt China

      Fears that speculative inflows of “hot money” could destabilise the Chinese economy have long preoccupied policymakers in...

    35. June 5, 2010

      Plotting a course through volatility

      After another turbulent week in financial markets, the risk barometers are flashing red again.The centre of the storms are...

    36. June 4, 2010

      Plotting a course through volatility

      After another turbulent week in financial markets, the risk barometers are flashing red again.The centre of the storms are...

    37. May 28, 2010

      View of the Day: Neil Mellor, BNY Mellon

      The recent improvement in US-Sino relations has been an important step towards an adjustment to the renminbi exchange rate -...

    38. May 27, 2010

      China’s dilemma on the renminbi exchange rate

      The recent improvement in US-Sino relations has been an important step towards an adjustment to the renminbi exchange rate –...

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