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    1. Fast FT

      March 16, 2016

      Fed's George dissents with push for rate rise

      Esther George is back on the board of Fed rate setters, and has made her mark. The hawkish head of the Kansas City Fed,...

    2. March 16, 2016

      What to watch for when the Fed meets

      When US Federal Reserve policymakers last met in January it was amid violent market gyrations, warnings of a US...

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    1. World Economy

      The world economy is at a fork in the road. On one path, 2016 looks likely to see a de...
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    1. March 7, 2016

      Fed’s Fischer sees ‘first stirrings’ of rising inflation

      The US may be seeing the “first stirrings” of a long-awaited increase in inflation as the impact of a strong jobs...

    2. Fast FT

      March 7, 2016

      Fed's Fischer: US has "first stirrings" of inflation

      The US may be seeing the “first stirrings” of a long-awaited increase in inflation as the impact of a strong jobs...

    3. February 25, 2016

      Oil industry tormented by latest price slump

      A few weeks ago, energy executives were lamenting a purgatory of “lower for longer” oil prices. As an epic bust...

    4. Fast FT

      February 24, 2016

      Market turmoil may not leave major "imprint" on US growth: Fischer

      The market turmoil that has accompanied the opening weeks of 2016 may not end up leaving a major imprint on US growth...

    5. Gavyn Davies

      February 21, 2016

      Splits in the Keynesian camp: a Galilean Dialogue

      As Paul Krugman pointed out a year ago, a sharp difference of views about US monetary policy has developed between two...

    6. Gavyn Davies

      February 14, 2016

      The Fed and the dollar shock

      The dismal performance of asset prices continued last week, despite a rebound on Friday. There are many different...

    7. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      China, oil keep S&P 500 little changed on Monday

      US stocks began the month on shaky footing. Disappointing Chinese data and a renewed sell-off in crude prices saw US...

    8. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Fed's Fischer: too soon to judge effect of market volatility

      It is too soon to judge how the recent spell of market volatility will affect the US economy and policy, a senior...

    9. January 17, 2016

      The lunatics are running monetary policy

      Have central bankers lost control as the animal spirits in the markets create instability, damage investor sentiment...

    10. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Fed's Lacker: weak oil, strong dollar will ease

      The falling oil price and firmer dollar are unlikely to derail the Federal Reserve from adding to the historic rate...

    11. Fast FT

      January 6, 2016

      Fed's Fischer: markets underestimating rate rises

      The falling oil price and rising dollar won’t go on for “very long,” according to Federal Reserve vice chair Stanley...

    12. Larry Summers blog

      January 4, 2016

      Further thoughts on Delong and Krugman blogs

      PS Brad Delong is unpersuaded by my response on Fed thought regarding monetary policy strategy. He is broadly right in...

    13. December 2, 2015

      Federal Reserve’s piggy bank faces raid to fund highway repairs

      The US Congress is preparing to raid a Federal Reserve piggy bank to help fund $305bn of much-needed highway...

    14. November 16, 2015

      Fed faces the risk of waiting too long

      When Eric Rosengren, the Boston Federal Reserve president, flagged up the growing number of cranes dotted across his...

    15. FT Alphaville

      November 6, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Manju Das, the woman who was sacrificed to nab Raj Rajaratnam. - Dimon: “No government will ever...

    16. November 5, 2015

      Fed’s Fischer warns against shackles on central bank

      A leading Federal Reserve official has warned against the imposition of constraints on the central bank’s monetary...

    17. Gavyn Davies

      October 18, 2015

      The Fed board is now seriously split

      This week has seen speculation about a mutiny from two members of the Federal Reserve’s board of governors against the...

    18. October 14, 2015

      Fed splits fuel doubts on 2015 rate rise

      Market concerns are rising over divisions at the top of the Federal Reserve on when to lift interest rates, casting...

    19. October 11, 2015

      Fischer voices caution on global risks to US outlook

      Recent US jobs reports have been disappointing and there are risks of global developments restraining US activity...

    20. Gavyn Davies

      September 15, 2015

      Janet Yellen's fateful decision

      As the Federal Reserve’s open markets committee meets for its crucial two-day session in Washington, Janet Yellen faces...

    21. September 13, 2015

      Fed guidance splits markets over rate rise

      The Federal Reserve is heading into this week’s pivotal interest rate-setting meeting with financial markets and Wall...

    22. September 8, 2015

      The case for keeping US interest rates low

      How close is the US Federal Reserve to normalising monetary policy? This was the question addressed by Stanley Fischer,...

    23. September 1, 2015

      Fed official flags concern over US growth

      Slowing foreign economies, stock market volatility and falling commodity prices could deal a setback to US growth, a...

    24. August 31, 2015

      Don’t discount an autumn rate rise from the Federal Reserve

      Last week, it looked like markets had bullied the US Federal Reserve into delaying interest rate increases, but over...

    25. August 30, 2015

      Central bankers grapple with inflation puzzle

      Stanley Fischer, the Federal Reserve’s vice-chairman, struck an optimistic note about US inflation on Saturday, telling...

    26. August 29, 2015

      Stanley Fischer expects US inflation to head higher

      Inflation in the US should head higher as temporary factors such as the impact of the dollar surge dissipate, a key...

    27. August 28, 2015

      Sterling slips despite stronger UK data

      Sterling fell to a seven-week low against the dollar and dropped against the euro, despite confirmation of steady UK...

    28. August 28, 2015

      Fed’s Stanley Fischer keeps September rate rise on table

      With market turbulence casting a cloud over the outlook for US monetary policy, a senior Federal Reserve official...

    29. August 26, 2015

      Jackson Hole powwow has more Fed interest

      Central bankers, market players and academics will gather on Thursday at the Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole,...

    30. August 23, 2015

      GDP revisions for the second quarter in UK and US provide focus

      This week sees a broad range of new data become available. Important releases include second estimates of GDP in the...

    31. August 10, 2015

      US inflation expectations in lower gear

      A gauge of US short-term inflation expectations has fallen to a seven-month low in the wake of the renewed commodity...

    32. July 17, 2015

      Stanley Fischer defends Fed’s role as lender of last resort

      Stanley Fischer has launched a robust defence of the Federal Reserve’s lender of last resort functions amid attempts by...

    33. June 1, 2015

      Stanley Fischer pushes for harsher banker penalties

      A top Federal Reserve official has called for bankers guilty of wrongdoing to be punished individually as he warned...

    34. May 26, 2015

      Fischer sees emerging markets weathering US rate rise

      The knock-on effects of interest rate increases in the US should be manageable for emerging markets, a leading Federal...

    35. May 23, 2015

      Draghi and Fischer reject claim central banks are too politicised

      Two of the world’s most senior central bankers have hit back at charges that they have become too politicised, saying...

    36. FT Alphaville

      May 22, 2015

      Further reading

      Elsewhere on Friday, - Banks will keep doing FX stuff that got them in trouble. - A good ‘mathiness’ fight summary. -...

    37. May 21, 2015

      Fischer says euro area can survive crisis

      Europe’s single currency is very likely to survive its present crisis yet that will leave formidable economic...

    38. May 7, 2015

      Never mind the politicians, worry about the central bankers

      I know there was an election this week, and that a lot of people are complaining about mediocre politicians and sound...

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