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  1. April 8, 2012

    Property fund trades pass €1bn

    The volume of transactions on PropertyMatch, the secondary marketplace trading platform for units in unlisted European real...

  2. April 4, 2012

    Intervention: Strains ease as Swiss stick to ceiling

    Dates are seldom commemorated in the rough-and-tumble foreign exchange markets, let alone celebrated. But for the Swiss...

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  1. Foreign Exchange April 2012

    US dollar: The past four years have taken their toll and most strategists are wary of ...
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  1. 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...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 15, 2011

    SNB shows some pegleg

    SNB: “Leave our dear Swissie alone. Seriously, leave it alone.” Investors: ”But we don’t know where else to hide.” SNB:...

  3. beyondbrics

    August 8, 2011

    S&P and EM: bad, then good?

    Equities and other risky assets tumbled with each market opening on Monday as the impact of S&P’s downgrade of the US on...

  4. June 19, 2011

    Commodities out of favour

    Commodities have fallen sharply out of favour among institutional investors in the past three months, according to a...

  5. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2011

    The end of inflation? Not for long

    Around the emerging world, policymakers have the end of inflation in their sights – even though prices are still rising and...

  6. February 10, 2011

    Sovereign debt fears hit euro

    The single currency dropped sharply as fears over eurozone sovereign debt resurfaced. The euro came under pressure on...

  7. December 10, 2010

    Dollar assumes recovery position

    The dollar advanced this week as surging US Treasury yields supported the currency. The trigger for the rise in bond yields...

  8. November 8, 2010

    Infatuation with strong euro looks to be waning fast

    Fewer than one in five investors expect euro area sovereign debt issues to be resolved without some form of restructuring or...

  9. September 27, 2010

    Wisdom Tree launches commodity currency ETF

    WisdomTree, the US asset manager, has launched an exchange traded fund based on a basket of commodity-linked currencies, a...

  10. August 18, 2010

    Dwindling mines mean hot times for copper

    Hedge funds are not the only ones that have been burned by their activities in commodity markets recently. This week a man...

  11. FT Alphaville

    August 2, 2010

    Euro-mysticism

    Fibonacci analysis alert — the euro punched through $1.3125 on Monday: The faithful have apparently been waiting for this...

  12. June 24, 2010

    Interest rate vote surprise lifts sterling

    Sterling rose to a six-week high against the dollar yesterday after minutes of the Bank of England's monetary policy...

  13. June 23, 2010

    Interest rate vote surprise lifts sterling

    Sterling rose to a six-week high against the dollar on Wednesday after minutes of the Bank of England’s monetary policy...

  14. FT Alphaville

    June 14, 2010

    Sterling in the spotlight

    It’s looking like a fun week ahead for the Great British Krona, as we head further into austerity mode for the UK’s economy....

  15. June 9, 2010

    View of the Day: Paul Robinson, Barclays Capital

    Most investors appear to think that the euro is going to fall further, but it could stabilise in the coming months argues...

  16. June 8, 2010

    The euro will stabilise in the coming months

    Most investors appear to think that the euro is going to fall further but it could stabilise in the coming months, says Paul...

  17. May 18, 2010

    View of the Day: Paul Robinson, Barclays Capital

    Excitable talk of the euro falling to parity against the dollar looks overdone, says Paul Robinson, European head of FX...

  18. May 17, 2010

    Economic recovery will stop the euro’s slide

    Excitable talk of the euro falling to parity against the dollar looks overdone, says Paul Robinson, European head of FX...

  19. February 27, 2010

    Sterling slides across the board

    The pound tumbled to a nine-month low against the dollar and its weakest level against the yen for 11 months this week as...

  20. February 26, 2010

    Upward growth revision fails to lift sterling

    The pound tumbled to a nine-month low against the dollar and its weakest level against the yen for 11 months this week as...

  21. January 23, 2010

    China's action unsettles buyers

    The dollar and the yen rose this week as three factors combined to weigh on risk appetite and boost haven demand for both...

  22. January 22, 2010

    China’s action unsettles buyers

    The dollar and the yen rose this week as three factors combined to weigh on risk appetite and boost haven demand for both...

  23. January 8, 2010

    Yen slides on finance minister's stance

    The yen suffered after Japan's new finance minister said he favoured a weaker currency, igniting rumours that the government...

  24. January 7, 2010

    Yen weakens on Kan’s call

    The yen suffered after Japan’s new finance minister said he favoured a weaker currency, igniting rumours that the government...

  25. December 15, 2009

    Dubai relief stems haven demand

    The dollar gave back strong early gains against the euro yesterday as news that Abu Dhabi had agreed to bail out Dubai and...

  26. December 14, 2009

    Dubai relief sharpens risk appetite

    The dollar gave back strong early gains against the euro on Monday as news that Abu Dhabi had agreed to bail-out Dubai and...

  27. December 11, 2009

    Policy stance lifts New Zealand dollar

    The New Zealand dollar surged higher yesterday, lifted by the prospect of the removal of monetary stimulus measures from the...

  28. December 10, 2009

    Hawkish central bank spurs NZ dollar

    The New Zealand dollar surged higher on Thursday, lifted by the prospect of the removal of monetary stimulus measures from...

  29. March 15, 2009

    Jobless rise poses risk to public purse

    UK unemployment will move above the 2m mark this week and the jobless total looks set to rise beyond the 3m level during the...

  30. January 27, 2009

    View of the Day: Paul Robinson, Barclays Capital

    The pound has taken a "hell of a beating" but is far from finished, argues Paul Robinson at Barclays Capital. He says it...

  31. January 26, 2009

    View of the Day: Sterling sell off overdone

    The pound has taken a ‘hell of a beating’ but is far from finished, argues Paul Robinson at Barclays Capital. He says its...

  32. July 11, 2008

    Hospital death rates for surgery published

    Hospital-by-hospital death rates for four main types of surgery were published by the health department yesterday as the...

  33. June 17, 2008

    Strictly Gershwin, Royal Albert Hall, London

    The trouble with popular music is that people won’t leave well alone. The lilting melody, the sardonic verse wrapped in an...

  34. April 28, 2008

    Hello and Goodbye, Trafalgar Studios, London

    Paul Robinson directed this Athol Fugard two-hander five years ago, with two different actors. Interesting that he should...

  35. February 25, 2008

    Spurs shake off their tag as underachievers

    A first trophy of the millennium for Tottenham and a first success for Juande Ramos in English football. But just as...

  36. February 24, 2008

    Spurs enter new era

    Tottenham 2 Chelsea 1 A first trophy of the millennium for Tottenham and a first success for Juande Ramos in English...

  37. February 12, 2008

    Prospect of rate rise helps lift Aussie

    The Australian dollar advanced yesterday after the country's central bank raised the prospect of a further rise in interest...

  38. February 11, 2008

    Sterling buoyed by rising inflation

    The Australian dollar advanced on Monday after the country’s central bank raised the prospect of a further rise in interest...

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