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      Yen intervention will stay in toolbox, says Masatsugu Asakawa

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    1. 10 hours ago

      European equities top list of bad trades

      Of all the predicted winning trades for 2016 that have backfired spectacularly, buying European equities tops the list...

    2. 16 hours ago

      More yen weakness ahead, says Goldman

      The Bank of Japan will deliver its next monetary policy update on June 16, only a day after the Federal Reserve’s...

    3. 22 hours ago

      American sanctions are hitting the wrong target in Lebanon

      Lebanon has been at risk of getting sucked into the vortex of the ethno-sectarian war raging across its border with...

    4. May 24, 2016

      Mark Carney defends BoE stance on Brexit recession danger

      Mark Carney has defended himself and the Bank of England against the accusation of being the Treasury’s poodle in testy...

    5. May 24, 2016

      Kenya’s central bank governor warns on Brexit vote

      Emerging markets will experience such significant uncertainty if the UK votes to leave the EU that the volatility in...

    6. May 23, 2016

      Kenya bucks Africa’s economic trend

      Kenya, one of the best-performing economies in sub-Saharan Africa, on Monday unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest...

    7. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Dollar eyes best month since Nov on hawkish Fed

      The US dollar is heading for its best month in half a year, as Federal Reserve officials talking up the prospect of a...

    8. The Exchange

      May 23, 2016

      The Fed, the markets and expectation management

      Over the last two weeks, markets have priced in a notably higher probability of a 2016 interest rate rise by the...

    9. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      Kenya unexpectedly cuts rates to 10.5%

      Kenya’s central bank has unexpectedly cut its benchmark interest rate by 100 basis points to 10.5 per cent, citing...

    10. Fast FT

      May 23, 2016

      'Creative' ECB will defeat deflation says Praet

      The European Central Bank stands ready to adopt a “creative” approach to fight off adverse economic shocks in the...

    11. May 23, 2016

      Investors labour under delusion Brazil is a quick fix

      Brazilians love telenovelas, soap operas that air every evening in prime time. President Dilma Rousseff’s recent...

    12. May 22, 2016

      The helicopter money drop demands balance

      Eight years after the 2008 financial crisis the global economy is still stuck with slow growth, inflation levels that...

    13. May 22, 2016

      Economists’ expectations grow over Federal Reserve rate rise

      Federal Reserve survey More than half of economists expect the Federal Reserve to tighten monetary policy at one of its...

    14. Gavyn Davies

      May 22, 2016

      Reluctant partners: the Fed and the global economy

      The influence of the global economy on the decisions of the US Federal Reserve has become a topic of frontline...

    15. May 21, 2016

      Emerging market and commodity currencies weaken

      A heady mix of dollar strength, oil weakness and risk aversion has emerging market countries and commodity exporters...

    16. May 20, 2016

      Libor alternatives put on the table

      A finance industry committee set up by the US Federal Reserve has recommended two replacements for Libor, the global...

    17. May 20, 2016

      The US Fed nudges investors towards another increase

      Say what you like about the US Federal Reserve: when it thinks a market needs a nudge it does not hold back. With the...

    18. May 20, 2016

      ECB to demand data on 100m eurozone business loans

      The European Central Bank will demand data on about 100m loans from across the single currency area as it attempts to...

    19. May 20, 2016

      Investors Chronicle: British Land, Vodafone, OMG

      Buy: British Land (BLND) Uncertainty ahead of the EU referendum has damped the market, but British Land’s portfolio is...

    20. May 20, 2016

      Markets resume ‘tortured dance’ with Fed

      Here we go again. Complacent investors and markets received a sharp reminder this week that yes, the US central bank...

    21. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Stocks shrug off Fed wobble; Oil near $50

      Stocks are higher as oil prices one again eye the $50 level, while Treasury yields nudge lower amid less fretting about...

    22. Fast FT

      May 20, 2016

      Asian stocks look to end cautious week on up note

      Asian markets were squeezing out a gain, following a cautious week in which the prospects of an interest rate rise from...

    23. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Mexico: gearing up for another surprise rate hike?

      Could the Bank of Mexico do it again – hike its benchmark interest rate unexpectedly? With the peso falling against the...

    24. May 19, 2016

      Fed puts investors on notice over rates

      After treading water since December, the Federal Reserve has taken a big step towards restarting its rate-raising...

    25. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Fed's Dudley joins hawkish choir

      The head of the New York Federal Reserve said on Thursday that a rate rise in June or July would likely be appropriate...

    26. May 19, 2016

      ECB steps up call for reform

      The European Central Bank has stepped up its calls for structural reform in the eurozone to support its own ultra-loose...

    27. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Rand stumbles as South Africa holds interest rates

      South Africa’s central bank has kept its key interest rates on hold at 7 per cent and sounded a cautious tone about...

    28. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Indonesia leaves interest rates unchanged

      Indonesia’s central bank has decided to hold interest rates at its two-day policy meeting. Bank Indonesia last cut its...

    29. May 19, 2016

      Irish regulator talks tough on fund fees

      In late 2010, just a month before news broke that Ireland was to receive an international bailout, Gareth Murphy quit...

    30. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Malaysia holds interest rates

      Bank Negara Malaysia, the Malaysian central bank, has held benchmark interest rates at 3.25 per cent at a monetary...

    31. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Central banking is a tough gig, says Riksbank

      It’s not easy being a central banker, you know. The cohort of rate setters from a decade ago don’t know how good they...

    32. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Norway could still go negative says central bank chief

      Norway could join its Nordic peers by cutting interest rates below zero, the country’s central bank governor has said....

    33. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Asian, EM currencies wilt as more hawkish Fed lifts dollar

      Emerging market currencies have fallen to multi-month lows as the increased prospect of a June rate rise from the...

    34. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Philippines Q1 GDP expands by 6.9%

      The Philippines economy grew more than expected in the first quarter of 2016, and at the fastest pace since 2014. GDP...

    35. May 18, 2016

      The ‘truce’ in global currency wars is on borrowed time

      The Chinese metropolis of Shanghai and the city of Sendai in Japan’s north are linked by a twice-weekly three-hour...

    36. May 17, 2016

      Brazil taps veteran economist as central bank chief

      Brazil’s interim government is rallying some of the top names in business and finance to head the country’s...

    37. May 17, 2016

      Smoke, mirrors and helicopter money

      The term “helicopter money” is derived from a vivid image created by the US economist Milton Friedman in which a...

    38. May 17, 2016

      Portugal should emulate Italy bank fund, says central banker

      Portugal should emulate Italy by setting up a so-called bad bank to relieve its fragile financial sector of a heavy...

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