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  1. April 16, 2014

    S&P moves closer to Geithner deposition

    Standard & Poor’s moved a step closer to deposing former Treasury secretary Tim Geithner in its attempt to prove that the...

  2. January 5, 2014

    Jack Lew to press Germany to boost domestic demand

    Jack Lew, the US Treasury secretary, will renew pressure on Germany to boost domestic demand and embrace a deeper banking...

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  1. December 13, 2013

    The Volcker rule is a gift to banks and excludes the rest

    Three years ago, the US Congress set out to deliver a blunt message to the finance industry that enough was enough. The...

  2. November 17, 2013

    Geithner invests in life outside of Washington

    When Tim Geithner left the US Treasury, he told friends that he wanted to write his own account of the financial crisis and...

  3. November 16, 2013

    Geithner to take strategy role at Warburg Pincus

    Tim Geithner, the former US Treasury secretary, is joining Warburg Pincus as president and managing director of the private...

  4. October 16, 2013

    Deal brings relief for Lew’s debt warriors

    As Congress stumbled toward an 11th-hour agreement to raise the US debt limit and reopen the government on Wednesday...

  5. 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...

  6. September 16, 2013

    Federal Reserve: Summers over

    So long, Larry. Hello Janet, Tim or Donald. Sell the dollar, buy stocks. Markets’ reaction to the nuanced politics of...

  7. 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...

  8. FT Alphaville

    September 15, 2013

    Summers to Obama: "I am writing to withdraw my name for consideration..."

    Despite the best efforts of White House insiders, the backlash against the candidacy of Larry Summers to be the next Fed...

  9. September 15, 2013

    ‘Too big to fail’ is still a threat to the financial system

    Five years ago, I was in the New York Federal Reserve building, engaged in discussions with Hank Paulson, then US Treasury...

  10. July 31, 2013

    Fed’s Sarah Bloom Raskin chosen for deputy treasury post

    Barack Obama has chosen Sarah Bloom Raskin, a Federal Reserve governor, to be deputy Treasury secretary, adding to the list...

  11. July 16, 2013

    Banker who oversaw Obama Tarp bailout

    Herbert Allison, a former president of Merrill Lynch who oversaw the US government’s bailout programme at the peak of the...

  12. July 8, 2013

    US revolving door

    Timothy Geithner, the former US Treasury secretary, may command higher speaking fees than most of his former colleagues –...

  13. July 7, 2013

    Geithner joins top table of public speakers with lucrative appearances

    Tim Geithner, the former US Treasury secretary, has been elevated to the highest rank of public speakers, alongside former...

  14. May 26, 2013

    Larry Summers has an edge in the race to head the Federal Reserve

    When Wall Street predicts something will happen in Washington, it is often wise to bet on the opposite. Multiple polls show...

  15. The A-List

    April 22, 2013

    Steps to improve US-China relations

    With apologies to nostalgic cold war views about Russia, or unmet dreams of a united Europe with a single foreign policy,...

  16. April 17, 2013

    Optimism drives foreign investors to the dollar

    Less than 48 hours after Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, Tim Geithner, the president’s choice to be US Treasury...

  17. March 28, 2013

    Porat pulls out of Treasury consideration

    Ruth Porat has withdrawn her name from consideration to become deputy Treasury secretary, opting to stay at Morgan Stanley...

  18. February 26, 2013

    Lew moves through Senate finance committee

    Jack Lew could take up his post as the next US Treasury secretary by the end of the week after being comfortably approved by...

  19. February 18, 2013

    Quest for profit can make banks safer

    “Capital, capital, capital,” intoned Tim Geithner in 2009, as the US Treasury secretary described the best route to make the...

  20. February 7, 2013

    Geithner doctrine lives on in Libor affair

    Now that Tim Geithner has resigned as US Treasury secretary, it is time to survey the damage wrought from four years of his...

  21. Money Supply

    February 6, 2013

    Geithner →→→ CFR

    The initial resting place for Timothy Geithner, who stepped down as Treasury secretary two weeks ago, will be at the Council...

  22. January 27, 2013

    Republicans back off from Lew battle

    Jack Lew’s appointment as America’s next Treasury secretary appears to be on track, with Senate Republicans shying away from...

  23. January 24, 2013

    Geithner leaves with reputation enhanced

    Few Secretaries of the Treasury are called upon to fight a financial crisis and fewer still emerge with their reputations...

  24. January 18, 2013

    Fed minutes show slow crisis reaction

    Top officials at the US Federal Reserve took months to realise that the 2007 financial crisis would rock the world’s largest...

  25. FT Alphaville

    January 18, 2013

    A debt ceiling timeline (of sorts), and other stuff

    A cut out and keep chart from Nomura (click to expand): Timelines are handy. So are specific dates, especially if avoiding...

  26. January 17, 2013

    The fiscal cliff: Stakes are ever higher as a bruising budget battle looms

    In June 2011, Barack Obama invited John Boehner, the Republican speaker of the US House of Representatives, for a round of...

  27. FT Alphaville

    January 17, 2013

    The Closer

    ROUND-UP US stocks hit a five-year high, housing starts hit a four and a half-year high. The S&P 500 rose 0.56 per cent,...

  28. January 17, 2013

    US debt talks complicated by timing

    The timing of the looming debt ceiling fight in the middle of US tax filing season is making the task of both Treasury and...

  29. January 11, 2013

    Why platinum is fool’s gold

    What’s all this I hear about a trillion-dollar platinum coin? It’s brilliant, isn’t it? Here’s the background. The US...

  30. FT Long Short

    January 11, 2013

    Jacking in the strong dollar policy

    The US is about to get a new Treasury secretary, assuming the White House can steer Jack Lew through the painful nomination...

  31. January 10, 2013

    Mixed views on Lew as Treasury choice

    Barack Obama has nominated Jack Lew to be the next US Treasury secretary, bringing a mixed reaction from Congress and...

  32. January 9, 2013

    Budget battle veteran for economy hotseat

    Jack Lew’s selection as Treasury secretary elevates a low-key veteran of Washington’s budget battles with strong liberal...

  33. January 9, 2013

    Obama to nominate Lew for Treasury

    Barack Obama has chosen Jack Lew, his chief of staff, a longtime Democratic aide and budget expert, to replace Tim Geithner...

  34. January 7, 2013

    Contenders for Obama’s top jobs

    Treasury: Tim Geithner has clearly signalled his intention to step down as Treasury secretary at the end of Mr Obama’s first...

  35. January 3, 2013

    Backlash pushes Republicans to seek cuts

    A conservative backlash against Republicans over their deal with Barack Obama to lift taxes has hardened the party...

  36. January 2, 2013

    US budget: The battles ahead

    After weeks of brinkmanship and fraught final hours of negotiations, US lawmakers have reached a deal that averts the fiscal...

  37. January 1, 2013

    US Senate approves fiscal cliff deal

    The US Senate voted early on Tuesday morning to approve a bipartisan budget deal negotiated with the White House to avert...

  38. December 27, 2012

    Geithner raises stakes in cliff debate

    Tim Geithner told Congress on Wednesday that the US would use “exceptional measures” to avoid breaching its borrowing limits...

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