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      Peru central bank raises rates to combat inflation

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      Rush for havens as market turmoil intensifies

      Global financial markets endured a day of turmoil on Thursday as investor fears rose over the cost to banks of negative...

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      Dimon buys 500,000 JPMorgan shares amid bank rout

      JPMorgan Chase chief executive Jamie Dimon bought around $26.5m worth of shares in his bank, a move aimed at shoring-up...

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      US stocks end turbulent day well off lows

      It was another stomach-churning day on Wall Street. US stocks tumbled more than 2 per cent, touching fresh two-year...

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      Global stocks on verge of bear market

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      Dijsselbloem backs bank rules amid market turmoil

      The head of the group bringing together euro area finance ministers has said that there should be “no doubt” of the...

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      Eurozone finance ministers hold firm on tougher bank rules

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      S&P 500 briefly sinks below Jan lows

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      Investors bet US yields will stay low for a very long time

      Low for ever? The end of the big bond bull market has been much-discussed and often-predicted, but investors are...

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      Market fears are feeding on themselves

      This wasn’t supposed to happen. As world stocks at last lapsed into a bear market on Thursday, so currency and bond...

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      Yellen keeps open option of negative rates but says move unlikely

      Janet Yellen said the Federal Reserve was keeping open the option of taking interest rates negative as headwinds grow...

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      Negative rates take banks through the looking glass

      A few days ago, I attended a financial conference with a large collection of some of the most powerful and savvy asset...

    12. 10 hours ago

      India’s central bank governor warns of need for ‘deep surgery’

      India’s central bank governor Raghuram Rajan has warned that the country must brace for more than a year of “deep...

    13. 10 hours ago

      Why negative rates may dominate in 2016

      Central banks are pushing their benchmark borrowing costs deeper into negative territory, punishing financials and...

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      EU official defends new rules for failing banks

      The top EU official in charge of applying tough new rules for failing banks has rebuffed calls for the measures to be...

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      US banks pounded as rate-rise hopes dim

      Forget the energy sector, banks are Wall Street’s new concern. The shares of four of the biggest US lenders fell...

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      US stocks sink amid global flight to safety

      Wall Street joined a global rout on Thursday as signs that central banks may have to ease further to bolster the...

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      Government bond prices surge on haven demand

      Investors flocked to government bonds paying positive yields on Thursday, with the UK’s 10-year gilt yield touching a...

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      Don’t mess with the SNB over Swissie

      One reason why the yen has surged so much this week may be that another supposed haven is not really pulling its...

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      Portuguese bonds: worst day since 2012

      Portuguese bonds are having a rough day, with the 10-year yield climbing as much as 84 basis points. To put the move in...

    20. 13 hours ago

      Negative rates: Why does Sweden’s move matter?

      Sweden is a small economy. Why should we care about what its central bank does? The Riksbank’s decision to delve deeper...

    21. 14 hours ago

      Currency turmoil casts doubt on forex pegs

      Market turmoil often radiates from currencies and showdowns between central banks and aggressive investors. A burning...

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      US stock-index futures tumble 2%

      US stock-index futures plummeted on Thursday, while traders darted into haven assets, after a steeper than expected...

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      Europe’s seismic markets in charts

      Financial stocks are leading a rout on European equities markets, with many of the region’s main national indices...

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      Portuguese bonds plunge to near 2-year low

      A nasty throwback to the dark days of the euro crisis. The Portuguese 10-year government bond yield has shot up by 0.7...

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      Euro adding to gains against the dollar

      The euro is moving higher against the dollar again to trade at levels last seen at the end of October last year after...

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      JPY, it wasn't meant to be this way

      What must the BoJ be thinking as the yen keeps getting stronger post the Japanese central bank’s announcement of...

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      Riksbank: key nuggets from its statement

      A little reminder of the trouble with forward guidance, from Nordea: It’s not easy being a central banker, you know....

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      How negative is negative? Try 4.5 per cent negative

      The Riksbank cut its main repo rate by 15 basis points to minus 0.5 per cent as it felt forced to act by “weakening...

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      Relentless yen rally; Dollar dipped under Y111

      The surge continues. The Japanese yen has moved into the Y11o-to-the-dollar territory for the first time since 2014,...

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      Fall in European equities accelerates

      European equities are falling fast again as jitters return over the direction of the global economy and the ability of...

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      Riksbank cuts rates deeper into negative territory

      Sweden’s central bank moved its interest rates deeper into negative territory with an unexpectedly large cut,...

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      Gold and yen rally sharply after Yellen's market warning

      Gold and the yen are surging to multi-month highs while stocks and the dollar are in retreat after Federal Reserve...

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      Swedish shocker: Riksbank cuts rates hard

      Well, we did warn you. But look at that krona drop. (Chart: Bloomberg.) Sweden’s Riksbank, no stranger to surprise, has...

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      The rise of the yen: biggest rally since 2008

      We lose track of how many times we have said this since the end of January, but poor, poor Bank of Japan. The Japanese...

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      Countrywide recruits Tui's Peter Long as chairman

      Countrywide, the UK’s largest estate agency, has appointed Peter Long, the former chief executive of travel agent giant...

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      Asian stocks still down as Hang Seng pares early fall

      Hong Kong shares regained some composure after an initial 4 per cent drop as investors weighed a warning from Federal...

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      February 11, 2016

      Gold hits fresh nine-month high above $1,200/oz

      The price of gold has hit an nine-month high as traders in Hong Kong return from the Lunar New Year holiday. The yellow...

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      February 10, 2016

      Fast Asia Open: [rubs eyes] An up day?

      A warning on the impact of global financial market turbulence from Janet Yellen and a flat finish from Wall Street may...

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