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    MPC Kremlinology back in style as rebels break ranks

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    FOMC minutes for meeting of July 29-30

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    Draghi has to do, as well as say, whatever it takes

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    MPC dissenters still seen as outliers unable to shift policy

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    The incredible shrinking (foreign) demand for US corporate debt?

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    Dollar jumps on hawkish Fed bets

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    A split emerges in Threadneedle St

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    EM equities rated most attractive asset class - survey

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    Sterling weakness may be just what the Bank of England ordered

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    Will redemption gates cause runs, redux

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    Bank of England unanimity on rates crumbles

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  16. August 19, 2014

    Watford becomes a hotspot for older people in work

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  17. August 19, 2014

    Moody’s downgrades South Africa’s four main banks

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  18. August 19, 2014

    Scotland’s currency choices in the event of independence

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  19. August 19, 2014

    Scotland’s Nationalists address currency conundrum

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    August 19, 2014

    QE for me but not for thee, Switzerland vs Eurozone edition

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  21. August 19, 2014

    An indifferent time for Japan

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  22. August 19, 2014

    Keep rates low until the hidden jobless return to work

    This year’s annual conference of central bankers in Jackson Hole is focused on the right question: how to determine the...

  23. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    Reform vs seasonality in Chinese GDP stats

    We had feared that one of most famous of Chinese statistical quirks might have abandoned us forever. The reported combined...

  24. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

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  25. August 19, 2014

    Inflation fall reduces chance of UK rate rise

    Sterling dropped on Tuesday to its lowest level in more than four months as weaker than expected UK inflation figures...

  26. August 19, 2014

    Renminbi fights back as PBoC intervention subsides

    After a historically weak start to the year, China’s renminbi has stormed back in recent months as tactical intervention by...

  27. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    "People want money"

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  28. August 19, 2014

    NZ dollar hit after growth forecast cut

    The New Zealand dollar came under heavy pressure on Tuesday, after the government cut its growth and fiscal surplus...

  29. August 19, 2014

    Japan’s warning to eurozone bond markets

    Rarely can bond markets have taken politicians so comprehensively off the hook. The recent decline in government bond yields...

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    August 19, 2014

    Further reading

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  31. August 19, 2014

    Online loan broking complaints more than double

    Online payday loan brokers are taking hundreds of pounds from consumers on the promise of finding cheap credit but many...

  32. August 18, 2014

    Euro’s weakness helps counter recent gloom

    Eurozone share prices rebounded on Monday, but August is proving a turbulent month. Last week’s growth data showed the...

  33. August 18, 2014

    Possibility of ‘Brexit’ threatens London’s prospects

    By this time of year, wealthy bankers in the City of London have usually jetted off to their summer holiday destinations....

  34. August 18, 2014

    Coronation’s humbling shows scale of Abil crisis

    As South Africa’s financial sector absorbed the news that African Bank Investments, the country’s biggest provider of...

  35. August 18, 2014

    Deutsche Bank hires two IT chiefs to tackle control flaws

    Deutsche Bank has hired two technology executives as part of an effort to deal with more scrutiny from regulators, including...

  36. August 18, 2014

    The Fed’s regimen will not remedy Europe’s ills

    Once again, these are gloomy days for the eurozone. The yield on German 10-year government debt dipped below 1 per cent for...

  37. August 18, 2014

    Shekel drops on intervention speculation

    The Israeli shekel fell to a six-month low against the dollar on Monday, hit by speculation that falling inflation and...

  38. August 18, 2014

    Borrowing costs close to the edge in Europe

    Weak economies, fragile governments and double-digit joblessness are hardly the typical companions of record low sovereign...

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