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  1. January 10, 2014

    Downbeat reaction to US jobs report

    US non-farm payrolls released on Friday were much weaker than expected . Here’s a round-up reaction from analysts and...

  2. December 27, 2012

    Yen hits two-year low on borrowing plans

    The yen remained under pressure on Thursday, falling to a two-year low against the dollar, after Japan’s new finance...

  1. September 28, 2012

    Key UK dealmaker quits Morgan Stanley

    One of London’s most prominent dealmakers is leaving Morgan Stanley in an accelerating generational shift in the embattled...

  2. November 4, 2011

    Euro holds steady in face of Greek turmoil

    The euro pared its losses for the week in a resilient performance under the twin pressures of Greek political turmoil and a...

  3. September 13, 2011

    Investors take hammer to ‘Teflon’ euro

    It has been a long time coming, but the euro has finally tumbled out the range that had kept it stable during a summer of...

  4. September 4, 2011

    Movers & Shakers: Sept 5

    ● Ben Clissold joins State Street Global Advisors as senior liability driven investment portfolio manager. He moves from...

  5. August 24, 2011

    WH Smith’s travel manager set to retire

    Simon Marinker, managing director of WH Smith’s travel business division, which typically generates more than half of the...

  6. August 9, 2011

    Swiss franc falls after SNB action

    The Swiss franc fell on Wednesday after the country’s central bank expanded liquidity operations and warned it would take...

  7. FT Alphaville

    August 4, 2011

    ECB sees lenders rush to hoard cash

    Bank deposits at the European Central Bank have more than doubled to a five-month high and European institutions are paying...

  8. August 3, 2011

    ECB sees lenders rush to hoard cash

    Bank deposits at the European Central Bank have more than doubled to a five-month high and European institutions are paying...

  9. July 25, 2011

    Swiss franc leaps as investors seek havens

    Investors sought the havens of the Swiss franc and yen as global sovereign debt concerns were heightened by a further...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 14, 2011

    What's a Swiss central bank to do?

    As has been well documented, the Swiss franc’s relentless rise has been causing no end of headaches. Swiss exporters, Swiss...

  11. June 29, 2011

    Overview: risk assets resume their upward march

    Risk assets resumed their march higher after a brief pause in the wake of the Greek government’s parliamentary victory, with...

  12. June 20, 2011

    Euro recovers after early sell-off

    The single currency recovered from an early sell-off as European authorities sought to ringfence the financial problems in...

  13. June 9, 2011

    German industrials provide much-needed boost

    European equity markets broke a losing streak that lasted six sessions, led by a strong performance from Germany’s Xetra...

  14. June 8, 2011

    Sterling falls on warning over triple A rating

    The pound dropped to a three-week low against the yen and lost ground against the dollar after a warning that the UK...

  15. May 13, 2011

    Strong GDP data help ease investor jitters

    Volatile swings dominated markets this week as commodity prices suffered their second significant wobble. While more...

  16. May 9, 2011

    European banks hit by Greek debt woes

    Fears that Greece’s sovereign debt woes would require a bigger bail-out hit banking stocks, pushing European equities lower...

  17. May 6, 2011

    Upbeat US jobs report calms volatile mood

    A surprisingly upbeat US jobs report provided some relief at the end of a tumultuous week for markets that saw a slump for...

  18. April 6, 2011

    Euro at 15-month dollar peak

    The euro rose to its highest level in 14 months against the dollar on Wednesday as traders awaited the European Central...

  19. April 1, 2011

    Yen falls on expectations of monetary tightening overseas

    The yen dropped to a six-month low against the dollar this week and a 10-month trough against the euro as expectations...

  20. March 18, 2011

    Intervention pulls yen back from record high

    The yen fell sharply from a record high against the dollar this week after the Group of Seven richest nations committed to...

  21. March 14, 2011

    Where the fate of the yen lies

    Beyond the obvious human consequences, the events in Japan have also had an impact on the country’s currency. After...

  22. March 4, 2011

    US jobs figures offer little upward momentum

    A week of upbeat economic news fought hard to wrest the attention of investors away from oil price jitters but a positive US...

  23. February 3, 2011

    Trichet comments trigger sell-off in euro

    Eurozone bulls who have driven the single currency higher were wrong-footed by a less hawkish than expected Jean-Claude...

  24. January 27, 2011

    Structural worries intensify yen’s plight

    The yen fell sharply on Thursday after a rating downgrade put Japan’s fiscal problems in the spotlight. Standard & Poor’s,...

  25. November 15, 2010

    Engineers drive gains as Invensys surges on bid talk

    Bid hopes helped Invensys to its biggest one-day gain in 18 months on Monday. Shares in the engineer surged 9.1 per cent to...

  26. October 19, 2010

    China rate rise gives dollar further boost

    The dollar rose for a third successive session, supported by an interest rate rise from China and comments from Tim...

  27. September 13, 2010

    Renminbi rises to peak against dollar

    The renminbi rose to a post-revaluation high against the dollar as strong Chinese economic data and mounting pressure from...

  28. August 14, 2010

    Bart tees off

    It probably helps to play golf if you want to get to know Reckitt Benckiser chief executive Bart Becht, who plays off a...

  29. May 5, 2010

    Stage set for Osmond rematch

    In a move that Prudential investors might cheer as they hope for competition in any UK asset auction, Ron Sandler is shaking...

  30. April 14, 2010

    Leaks to Liberum

    Leakage from JPMorgan Cazenove after the US bank takeover sees the convertibles trading team emerge at relative industry...

  31. October 13, 2009

    Bristol business hopes to turn ash into cash

    A UK company says it has devised a modern variant of the legendary medieval-era philosopher's stone - a method of turning...

  32. October 12, 2009

    Bristol business hopes to turn ash into cash

    A UK company says it has devised a modern variant of the legendary medieval-era philosopher’s stone – a method of turning...

  33. October 1, 2008

    Uncertainty poses real threat to raft of outstanding big ticket corporate deals

    Xstrata’s decision to pull its £5bn, £33 a share hostile bid for Lonmin not only upset the market – sending Lonmin’s shares...

  34. September 30, 2008

    Savers at a loss in search for alternatives

    The crossroads of George St and Wellesley Rd in Croydon, south London, is a somewhat sorry sight. On one arm of the junction...

  35. June 5, 2008

    Carving knife

    Life at Morgan Stanley under co-head of global investment banking Franck Petitgas must seem like one round of job cuts...

  36. FT Alphaville

    August 9, 2007

    People: 'Everybody sing for Simon Smith'

    The tune of the 1960s hit song ‘Simon Smith and his Amazing Bear’ rings in the ears of those around in the era, after the...

  37. August 9, 2007

    Everybody sing

    The tune of the sixties hit song Simon Smith and his Amazing Bear rings in the ears of those around in the era, after the...

  38. August 9, 2007

    ITV smelling like . . . a rose

    ITV chairman Michael Grade likes the idea of delivering a renaissance similar to the resurgence at Marks and Spencer under...

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