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    Dollar back in step with equities

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    Hungary's interest rate cuts: that's it, for now

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    Brazil's inflation: near its peak?

    Brazilian inflation broke the upper bound of the government’s target range in the first half of July, reaching an annual...

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    Russia tensions fail to provoke reaction

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    Exorbitant privilege, meet pari passu

    With less than a fortnight until Argentina risks defaulting on its restructured debt, there will be another hearing in the...

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    The RUFO persecution complex

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    Crunch time for Treasuries as end of QE looms

    Official institutions with deep, almost limitless, pockets are the largest holders of US government bonds. And, with one of...

  7. July 22, 2014

    Dynasty losing grip over Portugal’s Banco Espírito Santo

    Financial authorities in Panama take control of a teetering bank. Angola’s central bank warns of bad debt risks at one of...

  8. July 21, 2014

    Banco Espírito Santo to appoint adviser to help boost balance sheet

    Banco Espírito Santo is to appoint a special financial adviser to help improve its balance sheet after the central bank said...

  9. July 21, 2014

    Markets and the Fed have to practise a new dance

    The overwhelming focus of market attention on monetary developments is unprecedented. Every report, speech or commentary...

  10. July 21, 2014

    Spain’s export-led recovery loses momentum as May data show fall

    The economic news has changed and so have the puns. For headline writers and research analysts, Spain no longer rhymes with...

  11. July 21, 2014

    Bundesbank shifts stance and backs unions’ push for big pay rises

    The Bundesbank has backed the push by Germany’s trade unions for inflation-busting wage settlements, in a remarkable shift...

  12. July 21, 2014

    EU covered bond sales at lowest in decade

    European covered bond activity has dropped to its lowest level for over a decade as banks pare back their balance sheets....

  13. July 21, 2014

    China and Switzerland sign bilateral currency swap line

    The central banks of China and Switzerland have struck a bilateral currency swap agreement, a move that advances the...

  14. July 21, 2014

    Euro resilience facing severe tests

    Are we finally, finally, going to see some sustained euro weakness versus the buck? The single currency started the week...

  15. July 21, 2014

    Scotland’s financial sector at ‘risk’

    Scotland’s financial services industry would be put at “significant risk” by the creation of a border with the rest of the...

  16. beyondbrics

    July 21, 2014

    Peru: losing its shine?

    Is one of Latin America’s stars losing some of its shine? Amid worsening terms of trade and expected weaker output in mining...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 21, 2014

    Mission Finance: why money matters - Randall Wray

    The second guest post in this series comes from L Randall Wray, professor of economics at the University of Missouri-Kansas...

  18. July 21, 2014

    Why geopolitics barely trouble investors

    It’s quiet, too quiet. Until last week, that was a good way to describe the markets, in a year that has been notable for the...

  19. July 21, 2014

    S&P pares drop but Ukraine worries linger

    Monday 21:00 BST. Concerns about the implications of last week’s events in Ukraine and Gaza remained at the top of the...

  20. July 20, 2014

    Eurozone needs quantitative easing

    Should the European Central Bank carry out a large expansion of its balance sheet? The answer is: yes. The ECB must now do...

  21. July 20, 2014

    Carney leads push to break ‘too big to fail’ impasse

    Officials led by Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor, are attempting to bridge sharp differences among leading G20...

  22. July 20, 2014

    Regulators split on too-big-to-fail banks

    Heads of the Group of 20 leading economies would love to be able to hang up a “mission accomplished” banner in Brisbane in...

  23. Gavyn Davies

    July 20, 2014

    The Fed's intervention in biotech and internet stocks

    The Federal Reserve broke new ground last week when its Monetary Policy Report to Congress specifically warned that the...

  24. July 20, 2014

    GDP estimates set to push UK economy above pre-crisis peak

    Estimates of UK gross domestic product are likely to push the economy above the pre-crisis peak and officially end the...

  25. July 20, 2014

    Publication of ECB minutes will end a decade of silence

    A quiet revolution is under way to make the European Central Bank’s voice a little louder. Since last summer, the central...

  26. July 20, 2014

    Macropru is credit rationing by another name

    The process by which easy money boosts asset prices is implicitly understood by every homeowner. Lower monthly mortgage...

  27. July 18, 2014

    Investing against the grain in Europe

    How stable is the eurozone? This is a question investment managers have to keep asking themselves. Memories of the euro...

  28. July 18, 2014

    Espírito Santo parent seeks creditor protection

    The parent company of the Portugal’s troubled Espírito Santo group, the main shareholder of Banco Espírito Santo, has...

  29. July 18, 2014

    Dollar and yen benefit from haven status

    Risk aversion played a big part on the foreign exchange stage this week as investors sought havens from geopolitical...

  30. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    Bulgaria turns to ECB to stave off banking crisis

    Bulgaria’s under-fire central bank has turned to the European Central Bank to oversee the country’s financial system days...

  31. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    MH17: investors ignore it at their peril, analysts warn

    If EM investors were looking for a trigger for volatility, this must surely fit the bill. The downing of flight MH17,...

  32. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    Guest post: Using the Brics Bank to dilute the US dollar zone

    By Akshay Mathur, Gateway House: Indian Council on Global Relations The New Development Bank launched this week in Brazil by...

  33. July 18, 2014

    Rate increases will test the market mood

    Love it or loathe it, CNBC has an uncanny ability to mark turns in the market mood. It might have done so again this week....

  34. July 18, 2014

    Inflation is needed to calm asset bubbles

    A central banker has many tools at his or her disposal, including that of the bully pulpit. Words count and usually move...

  35. The World

    July 18, 2014

    Attacks on Mogherini unjustified and wide of the mark

    Here are three reasons why some of Italy’s EU partners don’t want Federica Mogherini, the Italian foreign minister, to...

  36. July 17, 2014

    Alarmists overstate China’s shadow banking threat

    Does shadow banking pose a grave threat to China’s economy – or is it merely a sign of a maturing financial system? The FT’s...

  37. July 17, 2014

    RSA to cut almost a tenth of costs

    Stephen Hester is preparing to cut almost a tenth of RSA’s £2bn annual costs as the insurer’s chief executive undertakes the...

  38. July 17, 2014

    Turkey cuts interest rates for third time in three months

    Turkey’s central bank has cut interest rates for the third time in three months, in the wake of a relentless government...

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