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      ECB, QE and so long to that damn negativity

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      Nigeria devalues currency as oil prices drop

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      De La Rue profits hobbled by stiff competition

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      EM oil producers risk ratings downgrade on low crude price

      Bahrain, Angola, Ecuador and Venezuela rank as the emerging markets (EM) most vulnerable to a downgrade in their sovereign...

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      November 25, 2014

      Jim Rogers' contrarian view on Russia

      The rouble may be down more than 25 per cent versus the dollar this year, but the currency’s recent slide won’t be enough to...

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      November 25, 2014

      South Korea's SMEs struggle to compete

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    17. FT Alphaville

      November 25, 2014

      Wriggle room, the CNY, and the PBoC

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    18. November 25, 2014

      No point betting against a strong dollar

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    19. November 25, 2014

      Doubts remain after China stocks jump on rate cut

      China’s stock market galloped to a three-year high in the aftermath of the first interest rate cut in more than two years,...

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      Swiss referendums challenge nation’s business-friendly image

      Few nations have been more sympathetic to business than Switzerland. This is, after all, the country whose citizens in 2012...

    21. November 25, 2014

      Wall Street struggles to extend gains

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Wall Street struggled to extend its recent run of gains and the dollar retreated further from a four-year...

    22. November 25, 2014

      BoJ members warned on costs of more easing

      Bank of Japan board members warned last month that the benefits of extra monetary easing were not worth the costs, just...

    23. November 25, 2014

      Traders’ credit market concerns grow

      A meltdown in global credit markets is inevitable and the only questions concern the timing and catalyst, say traders and...

    24. November 24, 2014

      Deloitte to probe BoE payments crash

      The Bank of England has appointed Deloitte to investigate a major glitch that disrupted Britain’s payments system last...

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      November 24, 2014

      Monetary policy divergence splits EM into two camps

      As Alan Beattie wrote recently, a clear divergence in monetary policy is polarising the emerging market (EM) universe. Some...

    26. November 24, 2014

      Clearing houses may face new capital rules

      The risk management houses that underpin derivatives markets may need to hold more capital to prevent a taxpayer bailout if...

    27. November 24, 2014

      ECB in a quandary on asset purchase programmes

      Switzerland votes on Sunday on whether to force its central bank to more than double its gold holding to a fifth of...

    28. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2014

      Are some workers "slacker" than others?

      We don’t really understand why inflation-targeting central bankers closely monitor the job market. For starters, there is...

    29. November 24, 2014

      Rouble stabilises on oil supply hints

      Russia’s central bank will be feeling vindicated in its decision to press ahead with a free float in the rouble, after a...

    30. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Is Brazil's PT prepared to Levy economic growth?

      Is Brazil’s Workers’ Party, victorious in last month’s elections, ready to back any decision by President Dilma Rousseff to...

    31. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2014

      Lies, damned lies, and liquidity expectations

      Last Friday we warned about the “liquidity illusion” in the market, and the degree to which it becomes part and parcel of...

    32. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2014

      FirstFT (the new Lunch Wrap)

      Asian stocks surged on China’s interest rate cut last week, which renewed hopes of faster growth in the region’s biggest...

    33. beyondbrics

      November 24, 2014

      Serbia’s IMF deal: can Belgrade grasp the nettle?

      Serbia’s long-awaited new deal with the IMF should bolster investor confidence in the country but the substantial fiscal...

    34. FT Alphaville

      November 24, 2014

      Signal vs noise from the PBoC

      Indeed, nobody expects the PBoC… But, despite Friday’s surprise announcement, as SocGen’s Wei Yao says: “due to the further...

    35. Gavyn Davies

      November 24, 2014

      Global policy mix turns more growth friendly

      Dissatisfaction abounds in policy circles and among respected economic commentators (like Martin Wolf and Paul Krugman)...

    36. November 24, 2014

      China rate cut unlikely to halt slowdown, say analysts

      China’s surprise interest rate cut late on Friday will not reverse the trend of slower growth and tighter credit, analysts...

    37. November 24, 2014

      Instability risk looms large despite G20 hopes

      The national leaders who gathered in Brisbane for the G20 summit set themselves the ambitious goals of promoting growth and...

    38. November 24, 2014

      S&P 500 edges to yet another record close

      Monday 21:00 GMT. US stocks enjoyed yet another record-breaking session as a flurry of merger and acquisition activity and...

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