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    Austria’s Raiffeisen Bank hit by Ukraine conflict

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    Eurozone companies urge capitals to reform economies

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  11. 17 hours ago

    Eurozone recovery stutters in September

    The eurozone’s economic recovery continued to falter in September, with a closely watched poll of purchasing managers...

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    Brazilian markets look for Silva lining

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    Further reading

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    Stocks weak as risk appetite crumbles

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  15. September 22, 2014

    Beware of the Fed’s guidance

    Ceteris paribus is one of the most dangerous phrases in investing. All else equal, higher central bank interest rates are...

  16. September 22, 2014

    Mario Draghi defends ECB’s cheap lending scheme

    Mario Draghi has defended the European Central Bank’s latest attempt to stave off economic stagnation in the eurozone,...

  17. September 22, 2014

    Babcock bond sale raises issuance hopes post-Scotland vote

    Babcock International, the UK defence contractor that saw its shares fall in the run-up to last week’s referendum on...

  18. September 22, 2014

    Commodities prices sink to five-year low

    Commodity prices have dropped to their lowest level since the global financial crisis, hit by a strengthening US dollar,...

  19. September 22, 2014

    Hawkish Plosser to stand down from Fed

    Charles Plosser, one of the US Federal Reserve’s most noted hawks on monetary policy, will step down in March 2015 as...

  20. September 22, 2014

    Sterling’s rebound fizzles as Scotland relief proves shortlived

    Scotland’s decisive vote to remain in the union should have caused sterling investors to heave a sigh of relief on Friday....

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    September 22, 2014

    JP Morgan's Titherington: EMs will never be DMs

    First the good news: the emerging market growth story is intact. EMs will continue to own a bigger and bigger share of the...

  22. September 21, 2014

    UK mortgage clampdown threatens to put squeeze on rich buyers

    Wealthy buyers of luxury houses in the UK could soon find themselves being turned down for mortgages by private banks...

  23. September 21, 2014

    Ireland shows struggling Europe the way ahead

    The world has watched transfixed as Scotland wrestled with its destiny. But now that its future is settled, it is Scotland’s...

  24. September 21, 2014

    Italy debt burden is a problem for us all

    Perhaps the biggest question facing the economic stability of Europe is what happens if Italy continues to stagnate as it...

  25. September 21, 2014

    Attention turns to purchasing managers’ data

    Survey data take the forefront over the coming week with the first estimates for September’s purchasing manager’s indices...

  26. September 21, 2014

    ‘Emerging Africa: How the Global Economy’s Last Frontier Can Prosper and Matter’, by Kingsley Chiedu Moghalu

    Hailing Africa’s glowing fortunes has become standard for anyone keen to flirt with the “frontier”. But the old clichés –...

  27. September 21, 2014

    China risks ‘balance-sheet recession’ as stimulus impact wanes

    China has launched a fresh effort to boost its flagging economy with cash injections by the central bank, but signs are...

  28. September 21, 2014

    US urges EU to do more to stimulate its economy

    The US and Canada have urged the EU to resolve its internal political differences and do more to stimulate its economy, amid...

  29. September 21, 2014

    Japan signals second tax hike will go ahead

    The minister in charge of Japan’s “Abenomics” project has signalled that a second increase in consumption tax will go ahead...

  30. September 19, 2014

    City relieved at Scottish result but wary over unresolved issues

    The threat that a raft of Scottish financial institutions would relocate south of the border abated as the country’s...

  31. September 19, 2014

    Mexico’s oil hedging deal exposed

    Mexico’s oil hedging programme - a highly secretive deal that is the largest single trade in crude markets - appears to be...

  32. September 19, 2014

    Dollar reaches six-year high versus yen

    Foreign exchange markets refocused on dollar strength as signs of a more hawkish bias among Federal Reserve policy makers...

  33. FT Alphaville

    September 19, 2014

    It wasn't QE that caused a collateral scarcity this summer

    The Liberty Street Economics blog of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York provided a good analysis this week of the summer’s...

  34. beyondbrics

    September 19, 2014

    Brazil inflation: on the up again

    As Brazil’s polling day draws closer, another data point emerged on Friday for the voters’ consideration: consumer price...

  35. September 19, 2014

    Alexis Tsipras casts himself as Greece’s prime minister in waiting

    As you would expect from the leader of Greece’s radical left opposition party, Alexis Tsipras has many pungent criticisms of...

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    September 19, 2014

    Smart Reads 19 September 2014

    Greater powers for Scotland and a new constitutional settlement for England are on the agenda after voters in Scotland...

  37. September 19, 2014

    Devolution fear for financial services

    Scotland has elected to preserve the United Kingdom after more than three centuries of union, but the impact of the...

  38. September 19, 2014

    IMF warns of emerging markets slowdown

    Emerging markets are suffering an unprecedented and broad-based slowdown that threatens the future of the global economy,...

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