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    1. August 30, 2016

      Central bankers ponder moving the goalposts

      Central bankers gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the annual Federal Reserve symposium on economics are in a...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 30, 2016

      Monetary policy: it's mostly fiscal

      Inflation is always and everywhere a monetary phenomenon…Government spending may or may not be inflationary. It clearly...

    3. August 29, 2016

      Mexico’s Carstens warns on protectionism

      Protectionist trends in leading economies are threatening the world’s already laggardly growth potential, the head of...

    4. Gavyn Davies

      August 29, 2016

      Sims highlights fiscal dominance at Jackson Hole

      The most far reaching speech at the Federal Reserve’s Jackson Hole meeting last week was not the opening address by...

    5. August 28, 2016

      Central bankers fear threat of low-growth rut

      As the world’s central banking elite gathered at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Janet Yellen provided the assurances that many...

    6. August 28, 2016

      Week Ahead Economics Diary: Eurozone growth likely to have held up

      The UK’s vote to leave the EU does not appear to have had immediate negative effects for the eurozone economies,...

    7. August 28, 2016

      Central bankers to persist with brave new world

      The message from the meetings in Jackson Hole was clear: there is no winding the clock back to the pre-crisis world of...

    8. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Yellen speech: how the Fed plans to escape policy trap

      In her long-awaited speech, Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen touched upon a much-talked about part of current...

    9. Fast FT

      August 26, 2016

      Eurozone loan growth inches up in July

      Credit growth in the eurozone picked up in the first full month following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, in...

    10. August 25, 2016

      Euro may leave the FX market sidelines

      In a year dominated by sterling’s decline, the yen’s rise and the dollar’s weakness, little impression has been made by...

    11. August 25, 2016

      Low rates and high anxiety at Jackson Hole

      The opening event for many of the central bankers gathering for their annual symposium in Wyoming this year is not an...

    12. August 25, 2016

      Japan governance: holding patterns

      An insight into market positioning is critical when picking stocks. In Japan this has never been more true, complicated...

    13. August 25, 2016

      As China nears exhaustion investors must look elsewhere

      With the Olympics just ended, we are refreshed in the terminology of physical exhaustion: athletes hit the wall, suffer...

    14. FT Alphaville

      August 24, 2016

      We already have a utility settlement coin: it's called the euro

      Four banks have stolen loads of column inches on Wednesday with news that they are developing “a new form of digital...

    15. August 24, 2016

      Time for a rethink at the Federal Reserve

      Australia has a new one, India’s latest one is coming, Turkey and Malaysia are getting used to their newcomers. New...

    16. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      The dollar pairings most sensitive to Fed surprises - a chart

      Should Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen deliver a surprise in her keenly-awaited Jackson Hole speech on Friday, one...

    17. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Deutsche Bank CEO hits out at negative rates

      Deutsche Bank’s chief executive, John Cryan, has become the latest senior German banker to train his sights on the...

    18. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      South African inflation falls to year low

      The rand has been rocked by reports of a potential police investigation of the country’s finance minister this week,...

    19. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      The neutral rate debate: Just how accommodative is Fed policy?

      R-star. It is probably not part of your every day vocabulary, but the term has taken on increased significance in the...

    20. August 23, 2016

      Yellen may cause a kerfuffle

      It’s that tumbleweed time of year, when the northern hemisphere summer combines with a data desert to often deliver...

    21. August 23, 2016

      Negative interest rates are not the drama they seem

      Ah, for the good old days of quantitative easing when central bankers agreed what needed to be done to spur economic...

    22. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Turkish central bank cuts lending rate

      Turkey’s central bank has cut its lending rate again, continuing on the path it has trodden since March, but left its...

    23. Fast FT

      August 23, 2016

      Asian markets muted as dollar stalls

      The yen experienced a brief bout of strength on Tuesday, exerting downward pressure on the stock prices of Japanese...

    24. FT Alphaville

      August 22, 2016

      There's no yield, and Citi isn't going to take it anymore

      Citi’s Matt King has some harsh words for central bankers ahead of this week’s gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: he...

    25. Fast FT

      August 22, 2016

      Introducing India's new central bank governor

      The news is nearly two days old by now – but for those of you who weren’t browsing the Indian finance ministry’s web...

    26. August 22, 2016

      When the circumstances change, what do you do, Sir?

      Better late than never Seven years into the global recovery, we are still . . . recovering. The shallowness of growth...

    27. August 21, 2016

      Questions about central bank firepower loom at Jackson Hole

      As investors squabble over when the Federal Reserve might lift short-term interest rates, central bankers meeting in...

    28. August 21, 2016

      India’s choice of central bank governor signals continuity

      When Raghuram Rajan quit in June as governor of the Reserve Bank of India, and after scurrilous at­tacks on him by a...

    29. August 21, 2016

      Week Ahead Economics Diary: Yellen speaks to Jackson Hole bankers

      The Federal Reserve’s policy committee is divided over when to move rates, at loggerheads about how to read the...

    30. August 21, 2016

      Reserve Bank of India opts for orthodoxy with Urjit Patel

      Days after his unexpected decision to return to the US when his term expired, Raghuram Rajan, India’s highly regarded...

    31. August 20, 2016

      India promotes deputy to replace Rajan as head of central bank

      India has appointed Urjit Patel, the Reserve Bank of India deputy governor in charge of monetary policy, to lead the...

    32. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Week ahead: Jackson Hole, UK GDP, US GDP

      After the minutes of the Federal Reserve’s July meeting showed that policymakers are divided about when to raise...

    33. August 19, 2016

      Weaker dollar gives Janet Yellen an opening at Jackson Hole

      Deciphering the Federal Reserve’s messages is a task to test the sharpest of codebreakers. This week left some traders...

    34. Fast FT

      August 19, 2016

      Bank Indonesia holds new benchmark rate, trims lending rate

      Indonesia’s central bank has trimmed a lending rate from 7 per cent to 6 per cent in what one analyst dubbed “stealth...

    35. August 19, 2016

      Welcome to the Alice in Wonderland world of UK government bonds

      It will be hard to better this week’s example of the Alice in Wonderland world that is today’s fixed income market. On...

    36. August 18, 2016

      ECB hints at taking further monetary policy action in September

      The European Central Bank has hinted at taking further action next month should economic conditions in the eurozone...

    37. August 18, 2016

      Negative rates starting to weigh on banks’ profits

      European banks could be forced to slash costs, make riskier loans or charge fees for current accounts to offset...

    38. Fast FT

      August 18, 2016

      Cautious ECB hints at further action in September

      Policymakers at the European Central Bank have said the latest wave of uncertainty in the global economy needed “very...

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