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      Janet Yellen says US interest rates likely to rise gradually

      US interest rate rises are likely to happen only at a gradual pace after an initial increase later this year, as the...

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      Greece to pay pensions . . . for this month

      Some of the money has come through strong-arm collection tactics, and some through enticements. Whatever the case, Greece’s...

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      US money invades eurozone shores

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      Since you asked: QE not to blame for all our economic ills

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      Bank of England deputy Ben Broadbent says deflation risk contained

      The deputy governor of the Bank of England has struck a defiant note on the danger that Britain may fall into a sustained...

    6. 23 hours ago

      Avoid losses in race to the bottom

      There is a race to the bottom in currency markets. Just when many thought interest rates could go no lower, they do just...

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      Euro rebound fades at $1.10 mark

      The euro slipped back at the end of a week that saw repeated failures to sustain a rise above $1.10 against the dollar, as...

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      Deflation: the modern policy bogeyman

      In 2009, the Bank of Japan conducted a public survey on deflation. The results were not what the esteemed central bank...

    9. March 27, 2015

      Stock benchmarks firm after wobbly week

      Friday 20:00 GMT. US and European stocks rebounded, putting an end to a sour week for equities as oil prices dipped and...

    10. March 27, 2015

      Japan nears deflation as core CPI hits zero

      Collapsing oil prices and subdued demand have again thrown Japan to the brink of deflation, despite the world’s biggest...

    11. March 26, 2015

      SNB warns of ‘difficult times’ as currency move hits home

      Switzerland is facing “difficult times” and a short period of deflation following January’s abrupt unwinding of a currency...

    12. March 26, 2015

      US Fed official Charles Evans casts doubt on June rate rise

      US inflationary pressures are unlikely to rise enough to justify lifting interest rates in June according to a key member of...

    13. March 26, 2015

      Sterling’s allure fades as rate rise doves prevail

      Currency traders and sterling have been enjoying the kind of on-off relationship common to lovestruck teenagers at the local...

    14. March 26, 2015

      Bank of England warns about financial stability threats

      The Bank of England has warned that international factors including the debt crisis in Greece and China’s slowdown pose a...

    15. March 26, 2015

      Gold still has its haven cachet

      If gold hadn’t rallied on Thursday, you’d wonder if it ever would again. For the conditions were nigh on perfect for a...

    16. March 26, 2015

      South Korea in balancing act on household debt

      South Korea’s government is fighting to address the dangers of the nation’s fast-rising household debt burden — even as...

    17. March 25, 2015

      Don’t panic on inflation, says Monetary Policy Committee’s Miles

      Britain should not panic and cut interest rates because inflation has dropped to zero and is heading into negative...

    18. March 25, 2015

      The art of Japanese debt juggling

      Movie buffs call it a “MacGuffin” — a device which serves no other purpose than to provide characters with a motive, often...

    19. March 25, 2015

      Hungary: forint affairs

      “Trust Fidesz” proclaimed Hungary’s ruling centre-right party in the elections last October. After four years of expensive,...

    20. March 25, 2015

      BoE attacked over payments system failure

      The Bank of England had not sufficiently tested the robustness of crucial parts of the UK’s payments system, lacked...

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      March 25, 2015

      This is still nuts, Chinese equities edition

      Sentences to remind us of the nuttiness of Chinese equities over the past few months from BNP Paribas’ Richard Iley (and...

    22. March 25, 2015

      Fed policy puzzle puts Treasuries on edge

      Interest rate policy flexibility on the part of the US Federal Reserve looks likely to keep the bond market on edge. Higher...

    23. March 25, 2015

      QE will lower living standards long term

      New monetary orthodoxy is likely to permanently impair living standards for generations to come, while creating a false...

    24. Andrew Smithers

      March 25, 2015

      Pity the Poor Fed

      Usually the Fed waits too long before raising interest rates. The pressure to delay is particularly strong today. One reason...

    25. March 24, 2015

      MPs seek inquiry into BoE liquidity investigation

      The origins of an unprecedented criminal investigation into potential rigging of liquidity auctions held by the Bank of...

    26. March 24, 2015

      Athens raids public health coffers in hunt for cash

      Greece’s government has raided the coffers of its public health service and the Athens metro as it widens a hunt for funds...

    27. March 24, 2015

      Mario Draghi yet to shift inflation expectations

      The launch of eurozone quantitative easing and the euro’s steep fall against the dollar have so far had only limited impact...

    28. March 24, 2015

      Greek banks: political pawns

      While Greece’s prime minister Alexis Tsipras wrangles over economic reforms and finance with Brussels, spare a thought for...

    29. March 24, 2015

      Europe is a waiting room thronging with the sick

      Spring has brought signs of a welcome recovery in the European economy. Not before time. The EU may comprise the world’s...

    30. March 24, 2015

      Euro’s bounceback slows amid FX volatility

      The euro was poised to notch up its third consecutive day of gains against the dollar but was then pegged back as the...

    31. March 24, 2015

      UK house prices fall for first time in 10 months

      House prices in the UK have fallen for the first time in 10 months, in a sign that the property market is cooling after a...

    32. FT Alphaville

      March 24, 2015

      Markets Live: Tuesday, 24th March, 2015

      This Markets Live session ended at 12:03 on 24 Mar 2015. Participants in this session were: PMMorning Block PMWelcome...

    33. FT Alphaville

      March 24, 2015

      Er, what exactly was the 'UK plan'?

      From the British prime minister’s official Twitter feed on Tuesday…   The Times this week made much of the fact that the...

    34. March 24, 2015

      Eurozone recovery signs grow stronger

      More signs have emerged that the eurozone’s recovery is finally strengthening after years of economic stagnation. A closely...

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      March 24, 2015

      bb review: is Nigeria really the most attractive frontier market?

      “Buy when there’s blood in the streets,” Baron Rothschild once famously said. Applying that wisdom to emerging markets,...

    36. March 23, 2015

      Double digit unemployment predicted even if eurozone recovers

      One in 10 workers in the eurozone will remain unemployed even after the full effects of the European Central Bank’s...

    37. March 23, 2015

      Merkel and Tsipras in bid to defuse tensions as cash fears rise

      Angela Merkel, German chancellor, and Alexis Tsipras, Greek prime minister, pledged to work together on Monday to try to...

    38. March 23, 2015

      Mario Draghi hits back at QE hawks

      Mario Draghi has hit back at hawks at the European Central Bank, challenging accusations that the eurozone’s €1.1tn...

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