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    1. April 18, 2015

      Homeowners can borrow for five years at less than 2%

      The UK’s first five-year fixed-rate mortgage under 2 per cent was unveiled on Saturday amid a flurry of rate cuts as...

    2. April 17, 2015

      The worst mistake is to ignore secular stagnation

      Once there was a simple rule of thumb for determining a country’s economic standing: the lower the interest rate, the...

    3. April 17, 2015

      Dollar given respite after inflation data improves

      Firmer US inflation data and a pick-up in consumer confidence revived the dollar at the end of a week that raised doubts...

    4. April 17, 2015

      No easy answers in emerging markets

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    5. April 17, 2015

      US inflation data underpin Fed rates call

      A key measure of inflation that strips out food and fuel edged higher in March in a development that will reassure Federal...

    6. April 17, 2015

      China equity bull run raises bubble fears

      China’s bull run showed little sign of abating this week, with stocks finishing at a new seven-year high on Friday despite a...

    7. April 17, 2015

      Federal Reserve and Treasury market face uncharted territory

      The task of lifting interest rates from near-zero levels — when it finally happens — will be an unprecedented one for the US...

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      April 17, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 17th April, 2015

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    9. 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 used...

    10. April 16, 2015

      Interview: Lockhart on Fed rate expectations

      The following is an edited transcript of an interview of Dennis Lockhart, president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve, by Sam...

    11. April 16, 2015

      Federal Reserve official at odds with IMF rates warning

      A senior Federal Reserve official has played down fears of a gulf between the traders’ rates outlook and expectations of the...

    12. April 16, 2015

      Christine Lagarde dashes Greek hopes on loan respite

      Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund, dashed Greece’s hopes of grace periods for loans it is due to...

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      April 16, 2015

      About that ELA rulebook (all two pages)

      With Greek sovereign yields blowing wider on Thursday (and pretty much staying there), it’s worth revisiting what exactly...

    14. April 16, 2015

      Bernanke chooses hedge fund for first post-Fed job

      Ben Bernanke, the former chairman of the US Federal Reserve, has joined Citadel as an adviser on monetary policy, arriving...

    15. April 16, 2015

      Greek bond yields march higher

      Greece’s government bond yields rose sharply and Athens’ main equities index endured a volatile run on fresh concern about...

    16. April 16, 2015

      IMF knocks Greek debt rescheduling hopes

      Greek officials have made an informal approach to the International Monetary Fund to delay repayments of loans to the...

    17. FT Alphaville

      April 16, 2015

      Further reading

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    18. April 16, 2015

      A ‘flash crash’ or two gives needed jolt

      “I was flabbergasted, I could not believe it.” The veteran portfolio manager at a top US fund was this week recalling the US...

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      April 16, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Greece is now even more likely to go bust in May after German finance minister...

    20. April 16, 2015

      Australia steeled for China slowdown as iron ore prices fall

      The last time Western Australia was engaged in a dispute with Canberra of this magnitude, it threatened to secede during a...

    21. April 16, 2015

      Fed has ‘tools’ for smooth rates lift-off

      A senior Federal Reserve official has expressed confidence that new levers being prepared by the US central bank to raise...

    22. April 15, 2015

      Hong Kong in no rush to switch dollar peg

      Pity the Hong Kong authorities. No one is quite as trapped between the conflicting forces of China’s slowdown and the...

    23. April 15, 2015

      Japan topples China as biggest official holder of US Treasuries

      Japan has surpassed China as the biggest official holder of US Treasuries as the falling yen exchange rate attracts more...

    24. April 15, 2015

      Protester throws ECB press conference into chaos

      A protester briefly threw Mario Draghi’s meeting with the press into chaos on Wednesday, jumping on the podium and dumping...

    25. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      European bonds not scarce (yet), says Draghi

      We were too distracted by wardrobe-malfunctioning protesters to pay proper attention to what Draghi was saying. Luckily,...

    26. April 15, 2015

      Fed’s Bullard presses on need for rate rises to prevent bubbles

      A Federal Reserve policy maker said the US was headed to “boom time” lows in unemployment and that this reinforced arguments...

    27. April 15, 2015

      Protester throws ECB press conference into chaos

      A protester briefly threw the monthly press conference of Mario Draghi into chaos on Wednesday, jumping on the podium and...

    28. FT Photo Diary

      April 15, 2015

      Confetti attack

      A protester jumps on the table in front of the European Central Bank President Mario Draghi during a news conference in...

    29. April 15, 2015

      ‘Super taper tantrum’ ahead, warns IMF

      The Federal Reserve’s first interest rate rise risks triggering a jolt to bond markets that could surpass the turmoil the...

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      April 15, 2015

      Caption competition: Protest in motion

      From Reuters: To the comments with your captions! See also: Protester leaps on ECB president Mario Draghi's desk,...

    31. FT Alphaville

      April 15, 2015

      Why deflation is not a girl's best friend

      The biggest news in diamond land is still April’s audacious heist of a Hatton Garden safety deposit company and the theft of...

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      Live: Mario Draghi's press conference

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    33. April 15, 2015

      ECB holds rates ahead of upbeat assessment for eurozone economy

      The European Central Bank has kept interest rates on hold for the sixth meeting in a row as Mario Draghi prepares to assess...

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      April 15, 2015

      Argentina likely to return to capital markets

      Whatever the result of Argentina’s presidential election later this year, the country will be in a different place a year...

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      April 15, 2015

      Why has the rouble rebounded?

      The Russian rouble has moved from above 70 to the US dollar in late January to around 50 in mid-April, making it one of the...

    36. April 15, 2015

      Challenging times await US junk bonds after banner run

      When financial market parties end, the worst hangover usually resides with buyers of junk bonds. The party lights may still...

    37. April 15, 2015

      EM need pain of US rate rise to push reform

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    38. April 15, 2015

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