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      Jobs report deepens emerging market rout

      The rout in emerging market currencies accelerated after Friday’s better than expected US jobs report sent the US dollar...

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      Brazil inflation hits highest in a decade

      Inflation in Brazil has hit the highest level in a decade, underlining the multitude of challenges facing the world’s...

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    1. 11 hours ago

      Landmarks on a journey to uncertainty

      We cannot help it. As humans, we need landmarks to guide us. We love round numbers. Once used to them, we cannot tell when...

    2. 11 hours ago

      Dollar gains on strong US jobs report

      A sparkling US jobs data report gave fresh impetus to unremitting support for the dollar, pushing down the euro’s value...

    3. 12 hours ago

      Bond moves set to measure success of ECB’s QE

      “Highly illogical.” Mr Spock’s catchphrase might seem apt were the Star Trek character played by Leonard Nimoy, who died...

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      12 hours ago

      Auditing the Fed (or at least the staff forecasts) part 3

      In our two prior posts we saw how the Fed’s staff forecasts responded to the worsening crisis and began incorporating the...

    5. 12 hours ago

      US corporate debt sales exceed $53bn

      The US debt capital market wrapped up its best week of the year in terms of new issuance, with more than $53bn worth of new...

    6. 15 hours ago

      US jobs surge sends dollar soaring

      The dollar soared and bond yields spiked as hiring by US employers smashed Wall Street expectations and sparked heightened...

    7. 18 hours ago

      Why there’s still no interest in raising base rates

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      Guest post: uncovering the conduits for China's capital flight

      By Andrew Collier, Orient Capital Research Chinese investors have discovered a new way to spirit money out of the country...

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      Is China changing its exchange rate policy?

      At the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Thursday, Premier Li set a target of about 7 per cent for GDP growth in...

    10. March 5, 2015

      SFO narrows focus of Bank of England money-market probe

      A Serious Fraud Office investigation into whether Bank of England interventions in the money market during the financial...

    11. March 5, 2015

      Investors in two minds over QE in Europe

      If the Federal Reserve had applied the same rules to its quantitative easing programme as the European Central Bank has for...

    12. FT Alphaville

      March 5, 2015

      Auditing the Fed (or at least the staff forecasts) part 2

      In our previous post, we tracked the big themes and changes in the Fed’s staff forecasts of the real economy in the second...

    13. March 5, 2015

      With perfect timing, ECB’s Draghi calls end to eurozone crisis

      Mario Draghi’s timing looks impeccable. Only six weeks after pushing through quantitative easing in the face of fierce...

    14. March 5, 2015

      Bank of England haunted by crisis decisions

      As the financial crisis unfolded in 2007, the Bank of England was in turmoil, facing a meltdown of the financial sector that...

    15. March 5, 2015

      Eurozone inflation expectations hit 3-month high

      Expected long-term eurozone inflation rates priced into markets hit the highest in almost three months as Mario Draghi...

    16. March 5, 2015

      Turkish lira hit by political risk concerns

      The Turkish lira dropped to the latest of a series of all-time lows against the dollar on Thursday, falling more than 2 per...

    17. The World

      March 5, 2015

      China’s leaders look to the net for growth

      China’s leaders are looking to the internet to offset sagging economic growth. At the annual meeting on Thursday of the...

    18. beyondbrics

      March 5, 2015

      Guest post: Ukraine is not Zimbabwe

      By Vitalii Kravchuk, Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting Mat O’Brien’s recent contribution to the...

    19. March 5, 2015

      China and India need to make their growth numbers add up

      One thing is certain about the global economy: a slowdown is under way. What we do not know is how big the problem is...

    20. The World

      March 5, 2015

      ECB bond buying: the devil's in the detail

      When Mario Draghi gives his press conference, investors will be focusing on the details of the European Central Bank’s...

    21. March 5, 2015

      ECB set to fire starting gun on QE programme

      The European Central Bank will launch its landmark quantitative easing programme on Monday with the first purchases of...

    22. March 5, 2015

      Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold

      The Bank of England has kept interest rates on hold, marking the sixth anniversary of ultra-loose monetary policy. In March...

    23. March 5, 2015

      Inflation expectations set to ease Fed fears

      The Federal Reserve’s well-telegraphed intention to raise interest rates this year still appears to be lost in translation...

    24. FT Alphaville

      March 5, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. China’s ersatz parliament, the National People’s Congress, kicked off today. The...

    25. The Exchange

      March 5, 2015

      Deflation poses central banks with an existential problem

      In the 1970s, even the best-performing, most credible central banks struggled to tame inflation. Today, even the...

    26. March 5, 2015

      Shades of grey still colour equity trading

      “How can you charge a fee if you are selling different shades of grey?” The complaint I heard from a senior market analyst a...

    27. March 5, 2015

      Brazil raises rates to six-year high

      Brazil’s central bank raised interest rates to a six-year high on Wednesday as authorities seek to contain inflation that...

    28. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2015

      Auditing the Fed (or at least the staff forecasts) part 1

      Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. Even so, it’s an essential discipline for the central banker, who...

    29. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2015

      Ammunition, then and later

      If we’re unsatisfied with the situation and we think the federal funds rate ought to be minus 4 percent, why aren’t we doing...

    30. March 4, 2015

      2009 crisis elicited gallows humour at the Fed

      The transcripts of the Federal Reserve’s policy-setting committee’s meetings in 2009, released on Wednesday, are predictable...

    31. March 4, 2015

      Five takeaways from the Fed meeting transcripts of 2009

      Janet Yellen had no illusion about the gravity of the economic threat to the US in 2009, and she was a vocal exponent of...

    32. March 4, 2015

      Bank of England embroiled in money-market fraud probe

      The Bank of England is embroiled in an unprecedented criminal investigation over the potential rigging of its money-market...

    33. March 4, 2015

      EU mortgage rules liable to baffle borrowers

      Borrowers are liable to be left “completely confused” by European regulation on mortgages that will force lenders to display...

    34. March 4, 2015

      Turkey’s lira slides as Erdogan attacks central banker

      Turkey’s currency hit an all-time low against the dollar on Wednesday following attacks by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan...

    35. March 4, 2015

      Fed feared Japan-scale crisis in 2009

      Leading Federal Reserve policy makers feared in 2009 that the US was spiralling into a Japanese-style economic crisis,...

    36. FT Alphaville

      March 4, 2015

      The fog of financial crises, FOMC transcripts edition

      Given how tense and chaotic was the last half of 2008, Ben Bernanke had to make a number of decisions quickly and without...

    37. March 4, 2015

      Yield premium helps sterling junk bonds

      A recent £400m issue by Jaguar Land Rover marked a distinct shift of gear this year for high-yield bonds denominated in...

    38. beyondbrics

      March 4, 2015

      Guest post: Hungary is ready for an upgrade

      By Zsolt Kuti and Imre Ligeti of the National Bank of Hungary The upgrades in Hungary’s credit outlook last year, first by...

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