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    Asset-backed securities: Back from disgrace

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  17. September 30, 2014

    MPC member David Miles defends Bank of England’s vague guidance

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    September 30, 2014

    Capital Economics: EMs bad, LatAm the worst

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  20. September 30, 2014

    Australia: I should be so lucky

    The lucky country. The 1964 book that provided the nickname for Australia was, in fact, a critique of the nation. In the...

  21. September 30, 2014

    Mario Draghi pushes for ECB to accept Greek and Cypriot ‘junk’ loan bundles

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  22. September 30, 2014

    Kenya sees economy grow 25% after statistical revision

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  23. September 30, 2014

    Rouble hits record low against dollar after capital control fears

    The rouble touched a fresh record low against the dollar on Tuesday after reports that Russia’s central bank was considering...

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    September 30, 2014

    China tries to avert property doom with new policies

    China stepped up its efforts on Tuesday to transform doomsday scenarios for its domestic property market into merely another...

  25. September 30, 2014

    Brazil presidential rivals clash over central bank

    It looks like a scene from a low-budget gangster movie. Four men in suits gather around a table in a dark room to plot an...

  26. September 30, 2014

    Euro drops as inflation hits new low

    The euro slid to a fresh two-year low against the dollar on Tuesday, after data showing a continued decline in eurozone...

  27. FT Alphaville

    September 30, 2014

    Who likes European bonds?

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  28. September 30, 2014

    ICAP cuts jobs and shuts desks as it warns on revenues

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  29. FT Alphaville

    September 30, 2014

    Global disinflationary pressures

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  30. September 30, 2014

    Euro tumbles on ECB easing speculation

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    September 30, 2014

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  32. September 30, 2014

    People’s Bank of China seeks to combat complacent perceptions

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  33. September 30, 2014

    Singapore emerges as regional hub for intra-Asia renminbi commerce

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  34. September 29, 2014

    Surging US dollar threatens emerging markets’ carry trades

    The term “carry trade” sounds innocuous, even benign. But as the US dollar continues to surge, the multitrillion dollar flow...

  35. September 29, 2014

    New Zealand dollar hits one-year low after interventions

    The New Zealand dollar fell to its lowest level in over a year on Monday after the central bank confirmed the scale of its...

  36. beyondbrics

    September 29, 2014

    EM flows: IIF sees uptick in debt in September, slight fall in equities

    Portfolio flows to emerging markets made up some of last month’s losses in September, according to estimates by the...

  37. September 29, 2014

    Merkel has a duty to stop Draghi’s illegal fiscal meddling

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    September 29, 2014

    Brazil's election: Dilma rises, stocks plunge

    Economists surveyed by Brazil’s central bank kept their run of gloom unbroken on Monday, chalking up 18 consecutive weekly...

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