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    1. December 26, 2014

      US equities push higher in thin trading

      Stocks on Wall Street extended gains on Friday as trading resumed after the Christmas holiday, pushing US equity benchmark...

    2. December 26, 2014

      How (not) to break the ice at parties

      As many readers grit their teeth and prepare to spend the post-Christmas lull in various states of satiety and sobriety,...

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    1. December 26, 2014

      Japan inflation slips to 14-month low

      Inflation in Japan dropped to a 14-month low in November, in what policy makers hope will be a temporary lull caused by the...

    2. December 25, 2014

      Moscow seeks to reassure public that rouble crisis is over

      The Russian government sought to reassure the public that the country’s currency crisis was over, but warned of economic...

    3. FT Alphaville

      December 24, 2014

      What does online shopping have to do with hyperinflation?

      As the WSJ reported on Tuesday, the Russian rouble’s collapse is taking a particularly heavy toll on Belarus, Europe’s last...

    4. December 24, 2014

      Russia’s central bank to help companies refinance debts

      Russia’s central bank will step in to help companies refinance their foreign debts, in Moscow’s latest promise of state...

    5. December 24, 2014

      Causes and consequences of China’s contagious case of deflation

      The 50 per cent fall in oil prices this year is self-evidently good news for all but oil-producing states, regions and...

    6. December 23, 2014

      Euro drops to post eurozone crisis low

      The euro fell to its lowest level since the eurozone crisis of 2012 in thin trading at the end of the year as Greece failed...

    7. December 23, 2014

      Spain’s BBVA to offload Citic unit stake at a loss

      BBVA said on Tuesday that it was shoring up its balance sheet by selling its near-30 per cent share in the Hong Kong-based...

    8. December 23, 2014

      US notches up fastest growth in decade

      The US economy reaffirmed its traditional role as the engine of global growth after notching up its fastest expansion in...

    9. December 23, 2014

      The ‘Great Rotation’ remains elusive

      Whatever happened to the “Great Rotation” — and will the move back into higher-yielding equities from lower-yielding bond...

    10. December 23, 2014

      Moscow orders state-owned exporters to sell foreign currency

      The Russian government has ordered five large state-owned exporters including Rosneft and Gazprom to sell their foreign...

    11. FT Alphaville

      December 23, 2014

      FirstFT (the new Lunch Wrap)

      Opec ok with $20 oil, Santa bucks and Palestinian bagpipers We may never see $100 oil again. That’s according to Saudi oil...

    12. December 23, 2014

      Putin has one weapon to protect the rouble — he must use it wisely

      On top of his Ukrainian tribulations Vladimir Putin now has to manage a war of attrition with currency speculators. Lack of...

    13. December 23, 2014

      Oil fall adds to ECB’s deflation worries

      Steep falls in global oil prices are traditionally great news for the world economy and for the oil importers of the...

    14. FT Alphaville

      December 23, 2014

      FirstFT (the new 6am cut)

      We may never see $100 oil again. That’s according to Saudi oil minister Ali al-Naimi, who said Opec producers would not cut...

    15. Gavyn Davies

      December 23, 2014

      Piketty's (unintended) advice for investors

      In macroeconomics, this has indisputably been the year of Thomas Piketty. Rarely, if ever, has a single book so profoundly...

    16. December 22, 2014

      Russia’s ills spread around the region

      When Russia sneezes, the rest of the former Soviet Union catches a cold. Last week, as the rouble plunged as much as 36 per...

    17. December 22, 2014

      Rouble rebounds after oil strengthens

      Russia’s currency rebounded after an early boost to oil prices ensured the rouble was the best performing emerging market...

    18. December 22, 2014

      Oil price slump shot in the arm for global economy, says IMF

      The plunge in the price of oil represents a “shot in the arm” for the global economy which could boost overall world...

    19. December 22, 2014

      Cash flows back into EU money funds

      European money market funds are set to record their first annual inflows in four years despite investors increasingly having...

    20. December 22, 2014

      Oil’s fall may prompt BoJ easing

      It is a very merry Christmas from Tokyo Electric Power. Last week, Japan’s biggest utility by service area said that the...

    21. December 22, 2014

      Nigerian capital controls: eye of the needle

      Quiz time. Which country with a currency battered by falling oil prices is likeliest to introduce capital controls first...

    22. December 22, 2014

      Britons shift spending towards luxuries

      Low inflation and the supermarket price war have allowed cash-strapped Britons to redirect more of their spending towards...

    23. December 22, 2014

      Russia faces full-blown crisis, says Kudrin

      Russia faces a “full-blown economic crisis” next year that will trigger a series of defaults and the loss of its...

    24. beyondbrics

      December 22, 2014

      Hello 2015: no hard landing for China

      By Rafael Halpin, China Confidential At the start of his premiership, Li Keqiang drew on an ancient Chinese proverb to...

    25. December 22, 2014

      Draghi must choose right type of QE

      The European Central Bank’s last meeting yet again focused minds on the debate over quantitative easing in the euro area....

    26. December 22, 2014

      South Korea cuts growth forecasts

      South Korea has lowered its bullish growth forecasts for this year and next, citing weaker than expected domestic...

    27. December 21, 2014

      In the next act of the eurozone’s economic drama, keep a close eye on Spain

      The eurozone has been in limbo in 2014: no longer in the depths of crisis but not yet firmly on the road to the recovery....

    28. December 21, 2014

      In the next act of the eurozone’s economic drama, keep a close eye on Spain

      The eurozone has been in limbo in 2014: no longer in the depths of crisis but not yet firmly on the road to the recovery....

    29. December 21, 2014

      Boost to eurozone consumer confidence expected in week’s data

      Tuesday will be the only important day in terms of data releases in most markets thanks to a shortened week for the public...

    30. December 21, 2014

      US regulator probes ETF pricing structures

      Extreme movements in the prices of bonds, commodities and other assets have prompted regulators at the Federal Reserve Bank...

    31. December 20, 2014

      CBR shows how not to intervene

      Never before has Russia’s central bank been so much in the spotlight. In the space of just 29 hours — from 10am on Monday,...

    32. December 19, 2014

      Through the looking glass: the Kremlin struggles to restore calm

      At a lengthy news conference in Moscow on Thursday, Vladimir Putin fielded a question about his status as Russia’s most...

    33. December 19, 2014

      A falling oil price is good for the world economy

      Lower oil prices are not a good thing for Vladimir Putin, Russia’s president: that much is clear. But what about for...

    34. December 19, 2014

      Hawkish Fed signals buoy the dollar

      The dollar rebounded to trade close to the multiyear highs reached last week amid renewed confidence that the Federal...

    35. beyondbrics

      December 19, 2014

      Hello 2015: Russian equities - time to buy?

      Russian asset prices have taken a severe battering this year and are now ranked as among the cheapest in the world. The...

    36. December 19, 2014

      Belarus slaps 30% tax on foreign currency purchases

      Belarus has imposed a 30 per cent tax on buying foreign currency and more than doubled interest rates to 50 per cent as the...

    37. December 19, 2014

      Zambia will need more help, says IMF

      Zambia’s struggling economy will need more financial assistance in 2015 than previously thought, the International Monetary...

    38. December 19, 2014

      Hong Kong clears banks in forex rigging probe

      Two Hong Kong traders tried to influence the region’s currencies and several more sent “indiscreet” messages about client...

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