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    1. April 8, 2016

      Janet Yellen hails progress US economy has made post-crisis

      Janet Yellen has brushed aside suggestions that the Federal Reserve’s December interest-rate increase was a mistake, as...

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      April 1, 2016

      Week ahead: Central banks, US politics

      With Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen reiterating a cautious approach to raising interest rates, the minutes of the...

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    1. February 26, 2016

      Total and Vitol fined in Iraq corruption case

      Total, the French oil major, has been found guilty of corruption in the United Nations’ oil-for-food programme for Iraq...

    2. January 5, 2016

      Why global economic disaster is an unlikely event

      There is a great deal of ruin in a nation. Thus did the wise Adam Smith rebuke a correspondent’s worry that ruin was...

    3. November 23, 2015

      Diebold/Wincor Nixdorf: cashing out

      Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve chairman, described the ATM as the only useful innovation to emerge from banking...

    4. October 16, 2015

      The Diary: Izabella Kaminska

      It’s October in New York and the sun is blazing. I packed all the wrong clothes. But who can complain? There’s nothing...

    5. FT Alphaville

      October 9, 2015

      All of the questions (and answers!) from our New York #FTPubQuiz

      We hosted our New York Pub Quiz on Wednesday night. Congrats to the winning team, Lower Expectations, who defended...

    6. FT Alphaville

      October 7, 2015

      How to watch tonight's New York Pub Quiz

      In case you haven’t heard, Alphaville’s New York contingent will be hosting a pub quiz. TWENTY-SEVEN teams will compete...

    7. October 7, 2015

      Review: ‘Foolproof’, by Greg Ip

      After a fatal US air crash in 1989, a vocal campaign came close to convincing the Federal Aviation Administration to...

    8. FT Alphaville

      October 1, 2015

      NY Pub quiz warmup -- take our interactive practice quiz #FTPubQuiz

      We’re terribly excited to be hosting next Wednesday’s FT Pub Quiz in New York. Most of the Alphaville gang will be...

    9. September 6, 2015

      Online lenders stuck on a hamster wheel

      Bankers may like to claim otherwise, but there are precious few genuine lightbulb moments in financial services. Ask...

    10. The Exchange

      June 18, 2015

      Osborne can try to impose a straitjacket, but the economy is a slippery customer

      On reading in reports of his Mansion House speech that George Osborne intended to bring in a legal requirement for the...

    11. June 8, 2015

      Paul Volcker warns on health of US state finances

      Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, has warned that US states rely on faulty practices to balance...

    12. April 20, 2015

      Volcker urges UK-style regulatory reforms

      Paul Volcker, former head of the Federal Reserve, has issued a radical call for the US to follow the UK’s lead by...

    13. Andrew Smithers

      April 8, 2015

      Risks and dangers in the aftermath of QE

      The dramatic expansion of central bank balance sheets as a result of quantitative easing produces two extreme views....

    14. March 20, 2015

      Bank of Japan cites Volcker to stoke inflation

      The Bank of Japan has an unlikely hero in its campaign to end two decades of deflation and drive up prices: the great...

    15. February 23, 2015

      Volcker rule to usher in 50 trades of grey

      Wall Street traders can identify with Fifty Shades of Grey. First, the setting: the “enormous — and frankly...

    16. December 19, 2014

      Volcker lambasts Wall Street lobbying

      Paul Volcker, the former Federal Reserve chairman, has lambasted the "eternal lobbying" of Wall Street after regulators...

    17. December 14, 2014

      Bank traders lose big on AbbVie-Shire bets

      City of London trading desks at several big investment banks lost money after the collapse of AbbVie’s $54bn takeover...

    18. October 9, 2014

      The world needs new tools to tame capital flows

      While much has been done to reform the financial system, seven years after the crisis the faultlines in the...

    19. July 10, 2014

      Lew challenged over Volcker rule impact

      The influential head of the House Financial Services Committee has called on US Treasury secretary Jack Lew to...

    20. July 7, 2014

      Beware what wearable technology tells the market about CEO health

      While waiting in a big Manhattan hospital about 15 years ago, I glimpsed the chairman of one of the world’s biggest...

    21. April 9, 2014

      CLOs & the Volcker rule: seeking CLOsure

      Phew? The Federal Reserve has given banks two more years to comply with the Volcker rule’s restrictions on...

    22. Andrew Smithers

      March 18, 2014

      Inflation and deflation: the asymmetry of risk

      Comments are flying around about whether inflation or deflation is the greater risk. This is almost invariably...

    23. FT Alphaville

      February 26, 2014

      Raghuram 'Volcker' Rajan... good luck with that

      “If you do a Volcker, you kill the supply side, and then you are in a bad situation,” Mr Rajan said during an interview...

    24. Gavyn Davies

      February 13, 2014

      A dose of humility from the central banks

      The leading central banks in the developed economies have, of course, been the main actors underpinning the global bull...

    25. February 9, 2014

      The Fed’s waning magic in the age of Yellen

      Every chairman of the US Federal Reserve seems to get hit by a crisis in their first year. For Paul Volcker in 1979 it...

    26. February 5, 2014

      In Rajan, India may have found its inflation-slayer

      In an era when much of the world is worried about the possibility of drifting into Japanese-style deflation, one...

    27. January 31, 2014

      A eulogy to Ben Bernanke’s turbulent Fed years

      “We did what we did, we didn’t do what we didn’t do, and the result was what happened.” – Paul Volcker Ben Bernanke is...

    28. January 14, 2014

      US urged to examine oversight of $4tn muni bond market

      The US should re-examine oversight of the $4tn municipal bond market, where states and municipalities raise money,...

    29. December 27, 2013

      Regulators eye exemption to part of Volcker

      US regulators are considering an exemption to part of the Volcker rule which has triggered a legal challenge from...

    30. December 27, 2013

      Week in Review, December 27

      A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories Apple seals China Mobile deal At last, the world’s...

    31. December 18, 2013

      Volcker rule to be tested at House committee hearing

      The US House of Representatives Financial Services Committee plans to hold a hearing on the Volcker rule in January,...

    32. December 15, 2013

      Volcker doing job despite Kafkaesque turns

      The best rules are succinct. The Ten Commandments, for example, are punchy, and leave little ambiguity. The Volcker...

    33. December 13, 2013

      Week in Review, December 14

      A round-up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. EADS to cut 5,800  jobs as part of...

    34. December 13, 2013

      The Volcker rule is a gift to banks and excludes the rest

      Three years ago, the US Congress set out to deliver a blunt message to the finance industry that enough was enough. The...

    35. December 13, 2013

      Volcker rule on proprietary trading gets final approval

      US regulators this week approved the long-awaited Volcker rule aimed at stopping banks from making risky bets that...

    36. December 11, 2013

      Cash-strapped regulators face heavy Volcker workload

      US regulators who approved the Volcker rule face a heavier workload to uphold it, but it is unclear if the...

    37. December 10, 2013

      Volcker rule comes of age in spite of protests

      In the four years since Paul Volcker, former Federal Reserve chairman, first called for a ban on banks trading with...

    38. December 10, 2013

      Volcker vote ushers in new world order for banks

      The largest US banks were facing a new world order on Tuesday as regulators voted through the Volcker rule, which will...

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