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    1. December 11, 2014

      Economy healthy, inflation weak, Fed stymied

      This month, American consumers have received some early Christmas presents. Late last week, US payroll data revealed that...

    2. December 10, 2014

      US banks: saving the fortress

      Remember the fortress balance sheet JPMorgan used to boast of? The orcs are breaking through. The Federal Reserve this week...

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    1. Gavyn Davies

      December 8, 2014

      The Fed's plan to "normalise" interest rates

      One of the most successful rules for investors in the past few years has been never to underestimate the innate dovishness...

    2. Gavyn Davies

      December 4, 2014

      The Fed and ECB differ sharply on the oil shock

      The FT’s Martin Wolf has said almost everything that needs to be said about the global economic effects of the 2014 oil...

    3. November 6, 2014

      Fed has built a thorny central bank divide

      Top Federal Reserve officials were careful to be seen to be understanding of the plight of lesser central banks during the...

    4. FT Alphaville

      October 29, 2014

      Video: LSAPs RIP

      We had a chat with the FT’s US markets editor Mike MacKenzie about Wednesday’s FOMC statement. There were masks: More...

    5. FT Alphaville

      October 14, 2014

      Vol and the perma-damned market-makers

      From the Reserve Bank of Australia’s assistant governor, and eminent CampAV robot attendee, Guy Debelle in a speech on...

    6. October 9, 2014

      Macroprudential policy can be a useful tool

      Housing booms and busts felled a number of advanced economies in 2007-09. Lately, warning lights have been flashing again....

    7. August 14, 2014

      US bank bonus curb hit by regulatory squabble

      A US proposal requiring executives of the world’s largest banks to defer compensation to prevent the kind of risk-taking...

    8. August 12, 2014

      Record income gap fuels US housing weakness

      The income gap between America’s richest and poorest metropolitan regions has reached its widest on record, shaping an...

    9. FT Alphaville

      August 11, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - The FICC and the dead: banks and volatility. - Russia and markets: the power of weakness. - Amanda...

    10. August 11, 2014

      US Fed’s Fischer warns of poor growth

      The Federal Reserve’s vice-chairman has pointed to weak labour force participation and a soft US housing recovery as two...

    11. May 14, 2014

      US Senate rule changes lead to empty chairs

      Radical changes to Senate rules have failed to speed up confirmations to vital economic jobs. The nominations of Stanley...

    12. April 3, 2014

      Stein to step down as Fed governor

      Jeremy Stein is to step down as a governor of the US Federal Reserve in a move that strips the central bank of an...

    13. March 13, 2014

      Fed candidate Fischer defends his time at Citi

      Stanley Fischer was forced to defend his work at Citigroup but looks set to become vice-chairman of the US Federal Reserve...

    14. March 12, 2014

      Stanley Fischer calls for continued expansionary monetary policy

      The US economy needs to continue with expansionary monetary policy because unemployment is too high and inflation is below...

    15. FT Alphaville

      February 18, 2014

      An EM credit crunch, not a sudden stop

      This post by Gavyn Davies has been cross-published at Gavyn’s own blog. The crisis in the emerging markets’ “fragile 8″ ,...

    16. Gavyn Davies

      February 16, 2014

      An EM credit crunch, not a sudden stop

      The crisis in the emerging markets’ “fragile 8″ , which threatened to sweep all before it a few weeks back, seems to have...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 10, 2014

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - A question for Janet Yellen. - Be happy that Stan Fischer worked at Citi. - Quality books will...

    18. January 31, 2014

      Exotic waves for the world economy

      Since the start of the decade, in a latter-day gold rush, investors have flocked to fast-growing emerging markets. The likes...

    19. FT Alphaville

      January 15, 2014

      The updated FOMC dove-hawk spectrum

      Click to embiggen: The new spectrum applies after the January 28-29 meeting, Bernanke’s last as chair. The remaining vacant...

    20. Gavyn Davies

      January 12, 2014

      Weak US jobs data challenge the Fed

      Among the bedrock assumptions for 2014 among macro-economists, two are central: first, that the real GDP growth rate in the...

    21. January 10, 2014

      Obama nominates Stanley Fischer as Fed vice-chairman

      Janet Yellen, the incoming US Federal Reserve chairwoman, got a boost to her leadership on Friday after the nomination of a...

    22. January 10, 2014

      US jobs data puncture recovery hopes

      New year hopes for an accelerating recovery in the US in 2014 were punctured on Friday after December saw the slowest pace...

    23. FT Alphaville

      December 18, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Sterling to Carney: Paul notes that sterling is now appreciating too much and that any...

    24. FT Alphaville

      December 18, 2013

      Stanley Fischer actually agrees with the Fed about forward guidance

      Remarks by Stanley Fischer at a conference in Hong Kong earlier this year, reported originally by Real Time Economics, were...

    25. FT Alphaville

      December 13, 2013

      The (early) Lunch Wrap

      Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Stanley Fisher’s views on monetary policy: Stanley Fischer is reportedly slated to be...

    26. FT Alphaville

      December 13, 2013

      Your RBI regime change

      And on silent feet they… moved towards price stability with CPI inflation as the new nominal anchor. The RBI’s report on how...

    27. FT Alphaville

      December 13, 2013

      Stanley Fischer's views on monetary policy

      Stanley Fischer is reportedly slated to be nominated for Fed vice chair, and it’s impossible to think of anyone more...

    28. December 12, 2013

      Stanley Fischer offers ‘dream résumé’ to fill vice-chair vacancy at US Federal Reserve

      When Timothy Adams became the US Treasury’s top international diplomat in 2005 he knew the first person he wanted to call:...

    29. FT Alphaville

      December 12, 2013

      The 6am London Cut

      Markets: Asian equities weakened as the heightened prospect of support for the US budget deal sparked renewed speculation...

    30. December 11, 2013

      White House considers Fischer for number two role at the Fed

      The White House is considering Stanley Fischer for vice-chair of the US Federal Reserve in a move that would add one of the...

    31. FT Alphaville

      November 14, 2013

      A Stanley Fischer encomium

      FT Alphaville is a little bit late to this appreciation of the outgoing Bank of Israel governor (and former deputy IMF...

    32. October 20, 2013

      Karnit Flug chosen as Bank of Israel governor

      Karnit Flug has been chosen as head of the Bank of Israel, ending a four-month interregnum at the top of the institution...

    33. September 16, 2013

      Janet Yellen Federal Reserve’s favourite but there are alternatives

      The withdrawal of Lawrence Summers from contention for the US Federal Reserve chairmanship sends markets back to their state...

    34. September 16, 2013

      Janet Yellen leads race to succeed Federal Reserve’s Ben Bernanke

      Lawrence Summers’ decision to withdraw from the race to become the next chairman of the Federal Reserve after strong...

    35. September 15, 2013

      Race for Fed chair scrambled with little sign of who Obama will pick

      The withdrawal of Lawrence Summers has scrambled the race for the US Federal Reserve chairmanship with little immediate sign...

    36. FT Alphaville

      August 5, 2013

      The Closer

      FURTHER FURTHER READING - Mr Kuroda’s vacation plans. - US budget bedlam coming this fall. - The anniversary of S&P’s...

    37. August 5, 2013

      Search for Bank of Israel chairman intensifies

      Central bank appointments rarely arouse much tabloid passion but the search for a Bank of Israel chairman has brought that...

    38. August 2, 2013

      Second Israel central bank candidate pulls out

      The newly designated governor of Israel’s central bank withdrew his candidacy yesterday, becoming the second nominee for the...

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