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    Do China's Q1 GDP numbers gloss reality?

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    April 16, 2014

    Capital controls, Ukraine style

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    Bond market indicates deflationary fears

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  15. April 16, 2014

    Eurozone inflation falls to lowest level since 2009

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    Apparently politically important jobs day - delayed!

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    India's balance of payments boost: Not so rosy

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    Guest post: hope versus hype for the Indian economy

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    Reforms bring end of ‘currency wars’ in sight

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  20. April 15, 2014

    China’s $90bn credit squeeze

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    Ukraine's economic crisis in six charts

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    GDP is flawed – just not the way most people think

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    Indonesia's fragile middle: close to the edge

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  24. April 15, 2014

    Watch sterling, Aussie and Nokkie this Easter

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    April 15, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

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    Hong Kong regulators move to safeguard bank liquidity

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    April 15, 2014

    Further reading

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    Why you should care about dynamic modelling

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  29. FT Alphaville

    April 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

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  30. April 15, 2014

    Stocks end higher after volatile session

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  31. April 14, 2014

    Bundled debt will quicken recovery

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    April 14, 2014

    Guest post: don't discount risks of trade protectionism

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  33. April 14, 2014

    US retail sales exceed expectations with rise of 1.1%

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    April 14, 2014

    India elections: how Sonia Gandhi undermined her PM

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    April 14, 2014

    Guest post: will India's election unleash a fourth wave?

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  36. April 14, 2014

    US equities sell-off fans junk fears

    A bruising drop in US equities at the end of last week is fanning concern that investors are poised to reassess lofty...

  37. April 14, 2014

    Sceptics underestimate Japan’s policy shift

    Oscar Wilde once remarked that “anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination”. If that is the...

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    April 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were under pressure in the face of fresh tension in Ukraine and after the S&P 500 dropped to a...

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