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      European stocks welcome Wall St bounce

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      Denmark’s central bank cuts rates further into negative territory

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      IMF points to failures in Ireland bank bailout

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      Band on the run

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      Falling oil prices prompt central bankers to reconsider

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      ECB targets bonuses and share options in bankers’ pay probe

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      Nigeria on the brink

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      About that UK economic track record

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      Bulgaria lines up €3.5bn bond issues as crises ease

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      UK’s 10-year borrowing costs touch all-time low

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      US Fed policy comes under question

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      Rate expectations hit New Zealand dollar

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      What if Europe's problem isn't a lack of liquidity?

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    23. January 29, 2015

      Renminbi not immune from emerging market outflows

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    24. January 29, 2015

      Asian central bankers take the low road

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    25. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      Currency manipulation: not that one again

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    26. January 29, 2015

      Wall St rallies as crude prices rebound

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    27. January 28, 2015

      Five takeaways from first Fed meeting of 2015

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    28. January 28, 2015

      BoE’s Mark Carney calls for common eurozone fiscal policies

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    29. January 28, 2015

      US Federal Reserve stays on steady course with rates

      The Federal Reserve has signalled that it remains on course to raise short-term interest rates this year, despite weaker...

    30. January 28, 2015

      Greek worries push up peripheral borrowing costs

      Government bonds in Italy, Spain and Portugal gave up some of their gains on Wednesday as a sell-off in Greek markets...

    31. January 28, 2015

      Oil slips as US inventories increase

      Oil prices fell after US commercial crude oil inventories increased by 8.9m barrels from the previous week to 406.7m barrels...

    32. January 28, 2015

      Beware Hungary’s cure for the Swiss franc mortgages hangover

      When the Swiss National Bank scrapped its cap on the Swiss franc two weeks ago and sent the currency soaring, authorities in...

    33. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2015

      Oil versus the current account: have investors got it wrong?

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    34. January 28, 2015

      Russia considers creation of ‘bad bank’ to aid financial sector

      Russia will consider creating a “bad bank” for troubled assets as part of a package of measures worth at least Rbs2.3tn...

    35. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2015

      Don't write off the EM consumer

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    36. January 28, 2015

      Experian tops FTSE 100 on capital return plan

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    37. January 28, 2015

      Uncertainty on oil unsettles investors

      Lower energy prices continue to reverberate across markets. There is a pass-through effect on confidence as investors debate...

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      January 28, 2015

      China's currency war problem won't just go away

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