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      UK productivity problem is not so puzzling

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      China: staggered reform on one side, equities on the other

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      IMF calls on Bank of Japan to expand monetary easing

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      Dollar and Treasury yields up after CPI

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    15. May 22, 2015

      Federal Reserve faces subpoena over leak

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    16. 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 challenges...

    17. May 21, 2015

      Summer bond drought threatens fresh price swings

      Eurozone bond markets are braced for a summer issuance drought that threatens fresh price swings as the European Central...

    18. May 21, 2015

      Nerves affect equities as bond yields rise

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      May 21, 2015

      An impossible secular stagnation trinity, charted

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      India’s microfinance groups bounce back

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      May 21, 2015

      Markets Live: Thursday, 21th May, 2015

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      FT Opening Quote

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    23. May 21, 2015

      EU periphery holds while centre falls apart

      Quantitative easing turns the world upside down. That is certainly true in Europe. When the eurozone debt crisis was at its...

    24. May 21, 2015

      Guatemala’s central bank chief arrested

      Guatemala’s central bank chief was arrested on Thursday, the latest high-profile casualty of a spiralling corruption scandal...

    25. May 20, 2015

      Benoît Cœuré speech highlights central bank links to financiers

      Benoît Cœuré, a European Central Bank board member, dropped a profitable nugget of information on an audience of hedge fund...

    26. May 20, 2015

      CFTC takes aim at Isdafix manipulation with Barclays case

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    27. May 20, 2015

      Investors eye consequences of a Greek default

      With Greece fast running out of cash, investors and policy makers have begun contemplating the possibility of a default and...

    28. May 20, 2015

      Light falls on culture of impunity and immunity

      A harsh light has been cast once more on the culture at the heart of global banks and their vast trading operations....

    29. May 20, 2015

      Global state investors shift into property

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    30. May 20, 2015

      Currency traders seek clear signal for a weaker yen

      On Wednesday afternoon in Tokyo, the chief currency analyst at one of Japan’s biggest investment banks was winding up his...

    31. May 20, 2015

      MPC minutes show unanimous vote to keep interest rates on hold

      Policy makers voted unanimously to keep UK interest rates on hold in May, with the minutes of the monthly meeting sending a...

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      May 20, 2015

      A glimpse inside the Court, IMF edition

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      May 20, 2015

      What bond rout?

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      Dollar rally continues as traders turn to Fed

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      May 20, 2015

      China -- all part of the plan?

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      May 20, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - UBS to pay $545m forex fine

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