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    How not to introduce official e-money?

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    Brazil injects $20bn into banking sector

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  3. July 25, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Russia pushes up interest rates

    Russia’s central bank unexpectedly raised its main interest rate by 50 basis points on Friday, citing “the increase in...

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    July 25, 2014

    Deutsche Bank India: Modi means growth but there will be no free ride

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  5. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    Geopolitical central banking

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  6. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    The British economic recovery in 13 charts

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    July 25, 2014

    EM liquidity: correlations breakdown

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    Market mania: a ‘how-to’ guide to hot assets

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  9. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

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  10. July 25, 2014

    S&P 500 retreats from record high

    Friday 21:00 BST. US and European equities took a step back at the end of a week that saw Wall Street hit record highs as...

  11. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Robin Hanson on the new Nicholas Bostrom book. - Josh Barro on the Paul Ryan anti-poverty plan. -...

  12. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    How to forward a new golden age

    This is a guest post by Carlota Perez, Centennial Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics...

  13. July 24, 2014

    South Africa open to curbs on strike action

    South Africa has opened the door to a change in labour laws that would weaken the power of the unions to strike, just as the...

  14. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    Dryness alert, the Liquid-o-Meter siren has sounded

    RBS have joined the chorus of concerns about dangers in credit markets from thin trading volumes and a lack of risk takers...

  15. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    The importance of patience and the danger of information overload

    That Andrew Haldane, chief economist of the Bank of England, believes that short-termism is a bad thing for markets is...

  16. July 24, 2014

    Junk bond returns head for worst month in nearly a year as bull run stalls

    Junk bonds are on track for their worst monthly return in nearly a year, with investors fretting the era of easy US central...

  17. beyondbrics

    July 24, 2014

    Turkey says times are good, interest rates can fall

    Investors could be forgiven for being confused by the signals coming out of Turkey’s central bank on Thursday. Governor...

  18. July 24, 2014

    Spaniards still waiting to feel recovery in their pockets

    Rosa Galvarro has not had a pay rise in the past five years in her job as a supermarket cashier in the Spanish capital. To...

  19. July 24, 2014

    ECB hacked in attempt to extort cash

    The European Central Bank has been hit by a hacking attack, in a breach of security that only emerged after the perpetrators...

  20. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    When are monopolies a good thing?

    Here’s the proposition. Rule by committee isn’t a good thing. In the worst-case scenario it leads to the “Lawrence of...

  21. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

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  22. July 24, 2014

    Reserve Bank of New Zealand points to pause in interest rates

    The New Zealand dollar came under heavy pressure on Thursday as the country’s central bank indicated its rate-tightening...

  23. July 24, 2014

    Oil majors lodge bids for Colombia exploration rights

    Some of the world’s largest energy companies are poised to acquire exploration rights in Colombia as Latin America’s...

  24. FT Alphaville

    July 24, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Chinese equities led Asia-Pacific bourses higher on hopes that the manufacturing sector in the world’s...

  25. July 23, 2014

    Bundesbank chief urges UK to stay in EU

    The head of Germany’s central bank has invoked the ghost of Winston Churchill to urge Britain to stay in the EU, before a...

  26. July 23, 2014

    Mark Carney signals BoE preparing to raise interest rates

    Mark Carney on Wednesday sent the strongest signal yet that the Bank of England was preparing to raise interest rates. But...

  27. July 23, 2014

    The big test: what happens when rates rise

    Britain is set to be the testbed for the next big monetary policy experiment. The real-life research – expected by the end...

  28. July 23, 2014

    Israel criticises airlines as US flight ban extended

    Israel has accused airlines and aviation regulators of damaging its economy after carriers stopped flying to Tel Aviv...

  29. July 23, 2014

    Senegal bond sale raises $500m

    Senegal’s return to sovereign bond markets attracted strong investor interest, with the west African nation receiving offers...

  30. July 23, 2014

    Deutsche Bank: Club rules

    Some exclusive clubs force applicants to endure early social humiliation before finally allowing full privileges. Membership...

  31. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    ‘The Age of Asset Management' -- less risk, not more

    This guest post, from Brian Reid, chief economist of the Investment Company Institute, is a response to this speech in April...

  32. July 23, 2014

    BoE governor Mark Carney says UK rate rise drawing closer

    Interest rates “will need to start to rise” in the months ahead, Mark Carney said on Wednesday, while reiterating the Bank...

  33. July 23, 2014

    Bank of England rates decision becoming ‘more balanced’

    Members of the Bank of England’s rate setting committee voted unanimously this month to keep rates and quantitative easing...

  34. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

    China property chart du jour (yes, another one)

    And the reason we keep going on about lower tier cities, from Nomura: Again, from Nomura, tier 2 cities and tier 3 and 4...

  35. Gavyn Davies

    July 23, 2014

    Another false alarm on US inflation?

    There have been a few false alarms about a possible upsurge in inflation in the US in the past few years, even as core...

  36. July 22, 2014

    Dollar back in step with equities

    Risk on, risk off . . . risk over? From the collapse of Lehman Brothers until late last year, knowing what the dollar was...

  37. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2014

    Hungary's interest rate cuts: that's it, for now

    The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) surprised the markets on Tuesday by lopping 20 basis points off its policy interest rate...

  38. beyondbrics

    July 22, 2014

    Brazil's inflation: near its peak?

    Brazilian inflation broke the upper bound of the government’s target range in the first half of July, reaching an annual...

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