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  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  1. 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...

  2. 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...

  3. 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...

  4. 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...

  5. 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...

  6. 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...

  7. 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″ ,...

  8. 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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...

  11. 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...

  12. 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...

  13. 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...

  14. 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...

  15. 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...

  16. 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...

  17. 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...

  18. 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...

  19. 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...

  20. 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:...

  21. 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...

  22. 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...

  23. 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...

  24. 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...

  25. 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...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. July 29, 2013

    Scandal forces Frenkel to drop bid to head Israeli central bank

    Jacob Frenkel has quit his candidacy to serve a second stint as the head of Israel’s central bank, claiming an “avalanche”...

  32. July 1, 2013

    Bank of Israel’s Stanley Fischer warns of ‘dangerous’ populism

    Stanley Fischer, Israel’s outgoing central bank governor, warned that a “dangerous” mood of populism was developing in the...

  33. June 24, 2013

    Jacob Frenkel lends heft to Israel’s central bank

    As recently as last week the Israeli business press was reporting that Benjamin Netanyahu, prime minister, was struggling to...

  34. The World

    June 24, 2013

    Jacob Frenkel: A short reading list

    Jacob Frenkel, currently a chairman of JPMorgan International, will return as governor of the central bank of Israel, 13...

  35. June 23, 2013

    Frenkel to return to Bank of Israel

    Jacob Frenkel, chairman of JPMorgan Chase International and a former chief of Israel’s central bank, will return to his...

  36. June 12, 2013

    Fischer refuses to rule self out of Fed job

    Stanley Fischer, the outgoing governor of the Bank of Israel, has refused to rule himself out of the running for the top job...

  37. FT Alphaville

    June 12, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - The FX ‘manipulation’ thing: thoughts from Matt Levine, Kid Dynamite, and Felix. - “High...

  38. June 12, 2013

    MSCI ruling setback to Tel Aviv exchange

    MSCI will not include Israel in its Europe index, dealing a setback to the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, which had lobbied to be...

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