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    1. July 26, 2016

      The world leans ever more on America

      Financial markets are like small children. They find it hard to focus on more than two things at once.” That is the...

    2. July 26, 2016

      New Zealand housing: staying hinged

      Island dwellers have a thing for houses. But when a population’s love of bricks and mortar collides with a government’s...

    3. July 26, 2016

      Why a Fed repeat of 2015 will not help the dollar

      For all the drama and turmoil that has defined 2016, an air of predictability is starting to settle over this year....

    4. July 26, 2016

      Hungary holds rates at record low 0.9%

      The Hungarian National Bank has left rates on hold at a record low for the second consecutive month following a streak...

    5. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Markets cautious ahead of key central bank meetings this week

      Tension ahead of important central bank meetings this week are bolstering perceived havens like gold, Treasuries and...

    6. July 26, 2016

      MPC member Martin Weale shifts stance to back stimulus call

      One of the UK’s top monetary policymakers has indicated he has changed his mind after a series of negative business...

    7. Fast FT

      July 26, 2016

      Markets in retreat as investors gear up for Fed, BoJ

      Asian markets were softer on Tuesday after Wall Street pulled back from a record high and investors readied themselves...

    8. July 25, 2016

      Central banks store up pain for investors

      Masayoshi Son’s swift £24.3bn swoop on the British chip designer Arm Holdings last week was at least partly driven by...

    9. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Bank of Israel cites Brexit risks as it keeps rates on hold

      Israel’s central bank has cited the UK’s Brexit vote among the main considerations behind its decision to keep interest...

    10. July 25, 2016

      Will the Fed be more upbeat? Big questions for markets this week

      The last week before the (sometimes) slow days of August promises much that could excite markets. Two more central bank...

    11. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Why eurozone QE is working - ECB

      Inflation is still proving elusive in the eurozone 16 months after the European Central Bank launched its unprecedented...

    12. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Singapore plans to hold monetary policy steady in 2016

      Singapore’s central bank will not loosen monetary policy further this year unless there is a “marked deterioration” in...

    13. Gavyn Davies

      July 24, 2016

      Regime changes in the financial markets

      Ever since the crash of 2008, the global financial markets have been subject to prolonged periods in which their...

    14. July 24, 2016

      The high price of Europe’s misguided pragmatism

      The ease with which an ob­server spots an unsustainable development increases with distance. The Brexit vote and...

    15. July 24, 2016

      Week Ahead Markets Diary: Policy decision from the Fed

      Attention shifts squarely to the US next week as investors watch for the latest monetary policy decision from the...

    16. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Week ahead: US GDP, politics and the Fed

      Attention shifts squarely to the US next week as investors watch for the latest monetary policy decision from the...

    17. July 22, 2016

      Investors Chronicle: Conviviality, Arbuthnot Banking, BT

      Buy: Conviviality (CVR) We expect to see Conviviality complete another deal in the near to medium term, writes Harriet...

    18. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      BoE rate cut hopes jump after grim PMIs

      Market expectations for an August UK rate cut have increased to their highest ever level as the country’s first major...

    19. Fast FT

      July 22, 2016

      Stocks slip on slew of weak earnings; ECB stays on hold

      Stocks are ending the week on a downbeat note as traders reassess the chances of more central bank support, and after...

    20. July 21, 2016

      Euro softer after ECB stands pat

      Thursday 19:40 BST. Global stocks clung to eight-month highs as benchmark bond yields began inching lower as the single...

    21. FT Alphaville

      July 21, 2016

      Supersonic helicopters with stealth capabilities and formidable arsenals...

      Helicopter money has been going through an important conceptual transition this month. For years it was deemed the...

    22. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Bank Indonesia defies cut hopes to keep rates hold

      Indonesia’s central bank held steady on another interest rate cut on Thursday, opting to step away from another rate...

    23. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      European Central Bank meeting - what to expect

      The European Central Bank’s governing council is meeting today to discuss whether to alter its monetary policy mix....

    24. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Markets hold on to gains ahead of ECB meeting

      Global stocks are hugging eight-month highs, benchmark bond yields are steady and the single currency is a touch...

    25. Fast FT

      July 21, 2016

      Asia Pacific shares buoyed by Wall Street

      Equities across the Asia Pacific region were supported on Thursday by a strong overnight session on Wall Street, with...

    26. Fast FT

      July 20, 2016

      Brazil holds key rate at 10-year high

      Brazil’s central bank kept interest rates on hold for the eighth consecutive time as the country battles stubbornly...

    27. July 19, 2016

      Financial watchdog calls for access to EU single market

      Andrew Bailey, the new head of the Financial Conduct Authority, has said access to the EU’s single market is essential...

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      July 19, 2016

      Brexit, the Target2 angle

      Everybody knows much of the City of London was vehemently opposed to Brexit because of fears of what might happen to...

    29. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Turkey cuts rates after failed coup

      Turkey’s central bank has cut interest rates, its fifth consecutive month of monetary easing, days after a failed...

    30. FT Alphaville

      July 19, 2016

      Koo: Why US Quantitative Easing "worked" better than other QEs

      This is a guest post from Richard Koo, chief economist of the Nomura Research Institute and, amongst many other things,...

    31. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Japanese markets defy regional sell-off

      Most Asian stock markets were weaker on Tuesday morning, with Japanese shares managing to avoid the sell-off as...

    32. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      NZ dollar sinks as RBNZ announces tighter loan restrictions

      The market is warming to the idea that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand will cut interest rates in August, after the...

    33. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      Turkey: So now what? What the market analysts say

      Friday’s attempted coup in Turkey hit the country’s markets hard, though the currency is bouncing back today. Here’s...

    34. Fast FT

      July 18, 2016

      Stocks ride yearly highs as central banks set to quell markets

      Global stocks are at 2016 highs as geopolitical angst is seen encouraging central banks to continue their...

    35. Fast FT

      July 17, 2016

      Week ahead: ECB, US politics, earnings

      With the S&P 500 setting fresh record highs this week investors will watch to see whether the coming wave of earnings...

    36. July 15, 2016

      Investors flood back into US equities

      Investors have poured money back into US equities, setting records on Wall Street this week against a backdrop of...

    37. July 14, 2016

      Global stocks shrug off BoE rate inaction

      Thursday 21:00 BST. The Bank of England’s surprise decision not to cut interest rates failed to derail the post-Brexit...

    38. July 14, 2016

      Hammond and Carney plot way to save economy from recession

      Britain’s new chancellor of the exchequer and its central bank governor will spend the summer thrashing out a...

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