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      Central bankers peer into uncharted waters

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      Too fast? How JGB yields could spring back

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    1. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      JGB 10-year yields turn negative

      They don’t call it the widow-maker for nothing. The yield on the Japanese government 10-year bond has turned negative....

    2. Fast FT

      February 8, 2016

      Lockmaker Assa Abloy flags weaker emerging-market demand

      The world’s largest lockmaker Assa Abloy, sometimes seen as a lead indicator of global economic trends, lifted organic...

    3. February 7, 2016

      Wanted: one careful Chinese owner

      ChemChina’s $43.8bn bid for the Swiss chemicals group Syngenta is Beijing’s most ambitious venture yet in a new wave of...

    4. February 7, 2016

      Tidjane Thiam asks Credit Suisse board to slash his bonus

      Tidjane Thiam, chief executive of Credit Suisse, has asked the bank’s board to slash his 2015 bonus by between 25 and...

    5. February 5, 2016

      Ren Jianxin: merger master with staying power

      Ren Jianxin did something remarkable after announcing the biggest ever outbound acquisition by a Chinese company: he...

    6. February 4, 2016

      The benefits of scrapping cash

      John Cryan, co-head of Deutsche Bank, is not a man given to hyperbole. A couple of weeks ago, however, he made a...

    7. February 3, 2016

      ChemChina plays down alarm over $44bn Syngenta bid

      ChemChina sought on Wednesday to pre-empt political opposition to its $43.8bn bid for Swiss agribusiness, Syngenta,...

    8. Fast FT

      February 3, 2016

      Syngenta agrees to $43bn-plus ChemChina takeover

      It’s official: Syngenta and ChemChina have agreed to a more than $43bn takeover. The two companies had been widely...

    9. February 3, 2016

      What you need to know about Malaysia’s 1MDB scandal

      The scandal around Malaysia’s 1MDB state investment fund has deepened after international investigators into the affair...

    10. February 2, 2016

      ChemChina closes in on $43bn Syngenta deal

      The Chinese chemicals group ChemChina is on the verge of striking the country’s largest outbound takeover as it neared...

    11. February 2, 2016

      Najib Razak’s brother warns of 1MDB fallout in Malaysia

      The banker brother of Najib Razak has intervened in the financial scandal swirling around Malaysia and its prime...

    12. FT Data

      February 2, 2016

      Datawatch: economies with negative interest rates

      The Bank of Japan’s move to negative interest rates last week- after Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark and the eurozone-...

    13. February 1, 2016

      Singapore seizes bank accounts linked to 1MDB investigation

      Singapore has seized a “large number” of bank accounts over possible money laundering offences linked to an...

    14. February 1, 2016

      Chef at ‘world’s best restaurant’ found dead in Switzerland

      The apparent suicide of the top chef at a world ranking Swiss restaurant has overshadowed the publication of the 2016...

    15. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Julius Baer AUM hits record, boosts divi payout ratio

      Julius Baer lifted its assets under management to a record level, thanks in part to strong inflows from Asia, the...

    16. January 31, 2016

      Swiss wreck efforts by Malaysia to contain 1MDB scandal

      Malaysia’s leaders are battling the most severe international pressure yet over alleged large-scale corruption after...

    17. January 30, 2016

      1MDB: Swiss probe finds ‘indications’ of $4bn being misappropriated

      Swiss authorities said they had found “serious indications” that about $4bn had been misappropriated from Malaysian...

    18. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      How powerful is the BoJ's bazooka?

      “We think we have come up with the most powerful monetary easing in modern central bank history,” one Bank of Japan...

    19. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Record $5.5tn in govt bonds with negative yields

      A new record has been set in the freakish world of negative yields. Japan’s surprise decision to cut interest rates has...

    20. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Surprise from Bank of Japan shakes up global markets

      Global markets are wrapping up a turbulent month with yet more volatility after the Bank of Japan stunned investors by...

    21. January 29, 2016

      BoJ’s negative rates: what you need to know

      The Bank of Japan has adopted negative interest rates and pushed back the timeframe for its 2 per cent inflation target...

    22. Fast FT

      January 29, 2016

      Fast Europe Open: Markets spin as BoJ adopts negative rates

      It has been a wild day of trading in Asia as the Bank of Japan announced it was adopting negative interest rates in a...

    23. January 26, 2016

      Japan rules out negative rates as it mulls expanding QE

      An important gap has opened between the two big central banks that are still easing monetary policy: while the European...

    24. January 22, 2016

      Oil climbs as exit from bearish positions begins

      Traders have started to increase bets on a recovery in oil by the end of the year, backing the view that recent selling...

    25. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2016

      Capital flow reversals and the Swiss

      There’s been a recurring phenomenon at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. If the global elite have finally...

    26. January 20, 2016

      The Holy Roman Empire can help inspire a different European Union

      Germany’s past casts a long shadow. Last summer, Greeks protesting against the stringent terms of the EU bailout...

    27. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      US oil: "Liquid American Freedom" reaches Europe

      The first oil tanker to sail from the US after restrictions were lifted on the country’s crude exports has arrived in...

    28. MBA blog

      January 19, 2016

      Location, location, location

      Well, let me say it right away: I love Toronto. Over the past 29 years, I have lived and studied in Austria, Finland,...

    29. January 19, 2016

      Rise of the robots seen boosting the dollar

      The accelerating pace of digital innovation could have some surprising implications for the foreign exchange markets in...

    30. January 18, 2016

      Former Vatican accountant cleared of smuggling €20m

      A former senior Vatican accountant was cleared of attempting to smuggle €20m in cash from Switzerland into Italy,...

    31. Fast FT

      January 17, 2016

      This week: Davos, China GDP, ECB

      After another ugly week in markets lays on the horizon, as investors prepare to scrutinize the latest GDP report from...

    32. January 17, 2016

      Louis Vuitton watch qualifies for the Seal of Geneva

      Louis Vuitton has come a long way in the six years since Hamdi Chatti took over the luggage brand’s watch and jewellery...

    33. January 17, 2016

      Olympic sponsors Swatch and Visa get set to compete with Apple

      Scheduled to be released early in 2016 — initially in the US, Switzerland and Brazil — the Swatch Bellamy watch will...

    34. January 17, 2016

      Growth in wearables sparks ‘battle of the wrists’

      For the global watch industry, the latest James Bond film Spectre has a poignant moment. At the end of his usual...

    35. January 17, 2016

      Latest Chinese GDP report kicks off the week for traders

      After another ugly week in markets driven by renewed concerns on the health of the Chinese economy and crude price...

    36. January 15, 2016

      Why the Swiss are turning away tax payments

      “Swiss canton tells taxpayers to delaysettling bills.” Financial Times, January 11 I know Switzerland is renowned as a...

    37. FT Alphaville

      January 15, 2016

      Alphachat: whether Davos matters, the end of privacy, and the economics of aging

      A reminder that you’ll have a chance to win a Kindle by recommending ways to improve Alphachat at...

    38. FT Data

      January 14, 2016

      Datawatch: deflation around the world

      Last year consumer prices fell in 24 countries out of the 189 with available data, the second-largest number in the...

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