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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

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      As China prepares to take over from the US as global top dog the success of its econom...
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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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. -...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. April 26, 2015

      US banks face ‘golden parachutes’ challenge

      Investors are set to challenge some of Wall Street’s biggest banks on their “golden parachutes,” which can see top...

    7. April 16, 2015

      Taper tantrums could end in tears for bondholders

      In these days of hyperactive communications from central banks, it is hard to remember just how secretive policy makers...

    8. Gavyn Davies

      April 2, 2015

      Yellen shoots for 'equilibrium' interest rates

      The financial markets listened to Janet Yellen’s speech on “normalising” monetary policy last Friday, shrugged, and...

    9. March 23, 2015

      Fed’s Fischer flags US export boost from ECB quantitative easing

      The European Central Bank’s quantitative easing efforts should help US exports by boosting growth in Europe — even if...

    10. March 23, 2015

      What markets are watching this week

      After all the focus on the Federal Reserve and the dollar of late, attention this week should shift back to the battle...

    11. March 17, 2015

      Dalio warns Fed of 1937-style rate risk

      The US Federal Reserve risks causing a 1937-style stock market slump when it finally moves to raise interest rates, one...

    12. Gavyn Davies

      March 16, 2015

      The Fed approaches 'lift off': not when, but how fast?

      When the Federal Open Market Committee meets on March 17-18, it will be able to drop the word “patient” from its...

    13. FT Alphaville

      March 16, 2015

      There's no right to parity

      Is this nuts? …the speed of the Euro depreciation is starting to look very fast. We are in the 99th percentile (at...

    14. March 15, 2015

      Five questions ahead of US Federal Reserve meeting

      US data The stakes were already high going into this week’s US Federal Reserve policy meeting. But the vertiginous...

    15. February 27, 2015

      Fed stimulus ‘only now being fully felt’

      The full effect of the Federal Reserve’s extraordinary stimulus programme is only now being felt in the US, a leading...

    16. January 25, 2015

      Wage rise puzzle tests the Federal Reserve

      Barack Obama claimed on Tuesday that wages in America are starting to pick up as America turns the page on the great...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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. -...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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″...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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