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      Sterling slips despite stronger UK data

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    1. 18 hours ago

      Volatile markets: Questions every investor needs to ask

      Billed as the “Great Fall of China”, stock markets around the world plunged on Monday in response to fears that China’s...

    2. 18 hours ago

      Rising US rates ‘good news for emerging markets’

      It is a market truism that higher US interest rates are bad news for emerging markets. The so-called “taper tantrum” of...

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      Chart that tells a story — the rush to remortgage

      What does this show? The chart shows the latest data up to July from the British Bankers’ Association on lending for...

    4. 19 hours ago

      Low interest rates are the problem, not the solution

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    5. 19 hours ago

      Fed’s Stanley Fischer keeps September rate rise on table

      With market turbulence casting a cloud over the outlook for US monetary policy, a senior Federal Reserve official...

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      August 28, 2015

      Markets Live: Friday, 28th August, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:04 on 28 Aug 2015. Participants in this session were: Bryce Elder and Paul Murphy...

    7. August 28, 2015

      US monetary policy, not the economy, is the source of volatility

      As an uneasy consensus took hold over the past few days that the Federal Reserve will not abandon its almost zero...

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      August 28, 2015

      Some Fed thoughts: QE4 and all that

      After a considerable period of boredom, trying to figure out America’s central bank has gotten interesting again. For...

    9. August 28, 2015

      Strong China rally fails to erase a loss for the week

      Chinese stocks wrapped up a disorderly week with a strong finish, but after a two-day rally were still nearly 8 per...

    10. August 28, 2015

      Switzerland avoids recession despite steep rise in franc

      Switzerland has unexpectedly escaped falling into recession, with the affluent Alpine economy weathering a steep rise...

    11. August 28, 2015

      In charts: Sharp falls and fast recovery

      After a staggering run, the US equity bull market was finally tamed this month. But stocks have already bounced back...

    12. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Jimmy Choo's Cinderella shoe sales

      Jimmy Choo is not going to the ball with its shoe sales, despite the success of its Cinderella slipper. FT Opening...

    13. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2015

      China's ongoing FX trilemma and its possible consequences

      From UBS’s Tao Wang on what, post China’s surprise revaluation, is now an oft used phrase, the impossible trinity — AKA...

    14. August 28, 2015

      Calm returns to markets after hectic week

      Friday 21:00 BST. Calmer conditions returned to global markets at the end of a dramatic week dominated by wild swings...

    15. August 27, 2015

      Portfolio flows to emerging markets turn negative in August, says IIF

      Turmoil on the world’s financial markets has hit foreign portfolio investment flows to emerging markets (EMs), which...

    16. August 27, 2015

      China looms large over Wyoming

      For Federal Reserve policymakers championing a rate increase this autumn, the pieces were falling neatly into place....

    17. August 27, 2015

      US growth fillip gives boost to dollar

      The major currencies returned to more familiar long-term patterns of behaviour after three days of market upheaval, led...

    18. Gavyn Davies

      August 27, 2015

      China's policy failings challenge the Fed

        It would be easy to dismiss the recent extreme turbulence in global financial markets as a dramatic, but ultimately...

    19. August 27, 2015

      Bank of England publishes concerns over bond liquidity

      Regulation to make banks safer may have had a destabilising effect on the bond market, according to a Bank of England...

    20. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2015

      Markets Live: Thursday, 27th August, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:08 on 27 Aug 2015. Participants in this session were: Paul Murphy and Bryce Elder...

    21. August 27, 2015

      BoJ’s Kuroda plays ketchup on inflation

      Friday is inflation data day in Japan, and it is likely to yield uncomfortable reading for the deflation-battling...

    22. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - CRH cements $1.3bn windows deal

      CRH is behaving like a legendary Irish giant, while the law is behaving like an ass. FT Opening Quote, with commentary...

    23. August 27, 2015

      Wall St extends recovery to second day

      Thursday 21:00 BST. Wall Street recovered more of its recent declines, although a late-afternoon wobble served as a...

    24. August 26, 2015

      Strong Wall Street rally ends six-day slide

      Wall Street staged an impressive comeback on Wednesday, ending six days of pain and defying fears of another afternoon...

    25. August 26, 2015

      Market nerves throw damper on rate rise

      Bets on when the Federal Reserve will raise US interest rates are starting to look like the playground game of pulling...

    26. August 26, 2015

      Dudley’s remarks on Fed rate rise debate

      New York Federal Reserve president William Dudley cooled expectations of a September rate hike on Wednesday. Here are...

    27. August 26, 2015

      Make up your mind on banking regulation

      The people who have taken over at four of Europe’s largest banks are less likely to elicit sympathy than the...

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      August 26, 2015

      For investors in Russia, just two things matter

      As always, there is a great deal of noise around the Russia story and that makes it difficult for investors to identify...

    29. August 26, 2015

      Poland’s banks caught in election crossfire

      Majority investors do not normally vote to increase their business’ costs by $350m voluntarily. But then the Polish...

    30. August 26, 2015

      South Africa’s central bank chief rules out defence of rand

      South Africa’s central bank governor has given warning about emerging market turbulence if volatility over the Chinese...

    31. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2015

      Alibaba's market edge? AI behavioral mindtricks

      Here’s something for our running financial inclusion really means financial intrusion theme, courtesy of Alibaba — the...

    32. August 26, 2015

      China explainer: How global markets were sent into a tailspin

      China’s stock market rout has sent global markets into a tailspin, hammered the currencies of resource-rich developing...

    33. August 26, 2015

      Fed’s William Dudley cools talk of September liftoff

      A senior Federal Reserve official has damped expectations that the US central bank would raise interest rates next...

    34. August 26, 2015

      Fed interest rate rise falls rapidly down the probability scale

      If there is one thing US policymakers have learnt from Europe’s handling of the Greek debt crisis, it is how to put off...

    35. August 26, 2015

      Bankers’ bonuses in biggest drop for a decade

      UK bankers’ bonuses have fallen to their lowest proportion of total pay in a decade, but the rest of the country’s...

    36. August 26, 2015

      Jackson Hole powwow has more Fed interest

      Central bankers, market players and academics will gather on Thursday at the Economic Policy Symposium in Jackson Hole,...

    37. August 26, 2015

      Free Lunch: Money for nothing

      A most important puzzle Arguably the most consequential question about today’s economic situation — though one not...

    38. FT Alphaville

      August 26, 2015

      China's 'asset bubble' growth solution hangs in the balance

      Whether the yuan is technically or fundamentally overvalued doesn’t really matter. China has reached the point in its...

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