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  1. FT Alphaville

    August 10, 2012

    On Greece and spilt milk

    The drum beat of Euro grandees hinting that Greece should just get out of the Eurozone is getting louder once more. Here’s...

  2. April 19, 2012

    Germany: the miraculous machine

    In giant halls on a sprawling site in northern Germany, an army of builders is constructing exhibition stands for almost...

  1. January 27, 2012

    Where’s the imagination that will help us out of this crisis?

    From Prof Alex Callinicos. Sir, Such is my respect for the FT that I looked forward eagerly to your “Capitalism in crisis”...

  2. FT Alphaville

    January 20, 2012

    Pink pinks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Philip Stephens: Downgrade the rating agencies I keep hearing...

  3. January 19, 2012

    Too Big to Fail undermines the free market faith

    Isn’t it strange? When the Berlin Wall fell and the Iron Curtain was raised, a historic competition appeared to have come to...

  4. Money Supply

    January 4, 2012

    Draghi reshuffles but doesn't re-think

    How revolutionary are times at the European Central Bank? Mario Draghi, president, produced a surprise on Tuesday by handing...

  5. January 3, 2012

    Draghi risks German ire on top job

    Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, has risked a German backlash by handing the bank’s powerful economics...

  6. November 30, 2011

    Moral hazard will result from ECB bond buying

    In providing advances to the banking system to stay a panic, a central bank should follow two rules. “First, that these...

  7. Money Supply

    November 30, 2011

    Draghi faces spat over ECB economics job

    Just what the eurozone did not need right now: another possible German-Franco row, this time over jobs at the European...

  8. September 28, 2011

    Split on Greece knocks euro

    The euro endured a volatile session on Wednesday as traders continued to track developments over a potential rescue package...

  9. Money Supply

    September 12, 2011

    The ECB's "chief economist"

    Jürgen Stark, who on Friday said he would quit the European Central Bank’s executive  board, is widely-described as the...

  10. September 11, 2011

    Germany rewrites its contract with ECB

    Germany’s contract with the European Central Bank has been rewritten. Jürgen Stark’s surprise resignation as ECB executive...

  11. August 11, 2011

    First of all do no harm, then start thinking

    The real Lord Keynes was the editor of a series of interwar elementary guides to economic ideas, which had a common...

  12. Brussels Blog

    August 9, 2011

    Otmar Issing frets on the bail-out

    Conventional wisdom in Brussels holds that nothing helps the cause of European integration like a crisis: the battles of...

  13. FT Alphaville

    August 9, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Otmar Issing: Slithering to the wrong kind of union~ The crisis of...

  14. August 8, 2011

    Slithering to the wrong kind of union

    The crisis of European economic and monetary union seems to confirm a long-standing belief that monetary union cannot...

  15. July 25, 2011

    Anyone for nordmark or primark?

    From Mr Edward Inions. Sir, With regard to Howard Flight’s letter (July 18): I raised the idea of decoupling Germany and the...

  16. May 31, 2011

    Muddle along for now, but Greek default inevitable

    As European policymakers inch their painful way towards another stopgap bail-out for Greece, a high-level debate is taking...

  17. May 29, 2011

    Orderly Greek restructuring a ‘fairytale’

    The European Central Bank has clashed angrily with eurozone politicians over the handling of the Greek crisis . But for...

  18. Money Supply

    May 26, 2011

    Issing says Greece "insolvent"

    Greece is “not just illiquid, it is insolvent,” Otmar Issing, the European Central Bank’s former chief economist, declared...

  19. Money Supply

    January 12, 2011

    Economics news headlines

    Portugal almost certainly has the ECB to thank for auction yields – BBC WEF: Nations are in no position to weather further...

  20. FT Alphaville

    January 12, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: East and west converge on a problem How is the “great...

  21. January 11, 2011

    No more excuses for the eurozone

    It is one thing for an anti-European British politician, or a short-selling New York banker, to express scepticism about the...

  22. FT Alphaville

    January 11, 2011

    Roubini vs Issing on next steps for Germany

    Oscar Wilde — ironically, an Irishman faced with a history of difficult bail-outs — famously said that a true friend stabs...

  23. Money Supply

    January 11, 2011

    Eurozone sovereign woes mount

    If you want to understand why it is so difficult to solve the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and why pro-euro commentators...

  24. January 11, 2011

    Issing warns debt crisis threatens euro

    Europe’s monetary union will be put in danger by the misguided response of eurozone governments to the sovereign debt...

  25. January 11, 2011

    Issing warns debt crisis threatens euro

    Europe’s monetary union will be endangered by the misguided response of eurozone governments to the sovereign debt crisis,...

  26. January 11, 2011

    Japan pledges to buy eurozone bonds

    Japan has pledged to buy more than 20 per cent of the eurozone’s first ever bond issue, raising expectations that other...

  27. December 15, 2010

    Merkel’s confusing message aggravated Spain’s problems

    From Mr José-Ignacio Torreblanca. Sir, David Mathieson considers Spain’s ills to be well deserved after what he calls a...

  28. December 9, 2010

    Interview with Mario Draghi: Action on the addicts

    Buyer’s belief: the aim of ECB bond purchases is not to underwrite government borrowing but to correct dysfunctional...

  29. FT Alphaville

    December 2, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Why the iPad should rival the web Richard Branson...

  30. December 1, 2010

    Germany is right: bondholders must pay

    Miscommunication has accompanied Europe’s monetary union since the start. The economic crisis, however, has brought forth a...

  31. Money Supply

    October 20, 2010

    ECB: Data demand > data supply

    Imagine that in January, you will become your country’s chief firefighter, but that the very best reports of smoke currently...

  32. Money Supply

    June 2, 2010

    The ECB's reshuffle

    The arrival of Vítor Constâncio as the European Central Bank’s new vice-president this week has led to a reshuffling of...

  33. April 25, 2010

    Former S African central banker joins Goldman

    Tito Mboweni, the former governor of South Africa’s Reserve Bank, is to join Goldman Sachs as an international adviser in...

  34. March 26, 2010

    Investing in southern Europe has proved a poor choice

    From Prof Francesco Giavazzi.Sir, Otmar Issing argues in “Higher German wages are not the solution” (March 19) that...

  35. March 24, 2010

    How the eurozone debate affects the world economy

    Germany says "nein". That is the most important conclusion to be drawn from the debate on eurozone economic policy. What the...

  36. March 23, 2010

    Excessive virtue can be a vice for the world economy

    Germany says “nein”. That is the most important conclusion to be drawn from the debate on eurozone economic policy. What the...

  37. FT Alphaville

    March 19, 2010

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Analysis: Accounting – fooled again Lehman’s use of ‘Repo 105′ and...

  38. March 18, 2010

    Higher German wages are not the solution

    Europe’s monetary union is in a deep crisis. In the context of Greece’s debt concerns and emerging problems in other...

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