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      The perils of a strong US dollar

      First things first. We are not about to replay the 1930s. The world’s big economies are not deliberately indulging in...

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      Eurozone alarm grows over Greek bailout brinkmanship

      Eurozone officials are increasingly worried that Greece’s brinkmanship over its bailout will plunge the country into...

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      How negative can interest rates go?

      As global bond yields plumb new depths, an unprecedented experiment in monetary policy is underway in two small countries in...

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      Weak global economy worries US officials

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      Attention turns to wage growth in an improving US labour market

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      Bill Gross says European QE is ‘too little, too late’

      Veteran bond investor Bill Gross has called Mario Draghi’s long-awaited plan to revitalise the eurozone economy with a...

    5. 16 hours ago

      Uncertainty sparks a rush for gold

      Syriza’s electoral victory in Greece and fears that its anti-austerity stance could spread to other eurozone countries have...

    6. 17 hours ago

      China manufacturing shrinks for first time since 2012

      China’s factory sector shrank in January for the first time in more than two years, the latest signal that the country’s...

    7. January 31, 2015

      ECB vice-president attacks supply side view of eurozone woes

      The ECB vice-president has launched a staunch defence of the central banks’s quantitative easing programme, saying...

    8. January 30, 2015

      Brazil deficit adds to Rousseff’s woes

      Brazil has announced its first primary budget deficit in more than a decade, underlining the vast challenges facing...

    9. January 30, 2015

      Outflows continue to seep out of Franklin funds

      Franklin Resources, the asset management group that counts bond investor Michael Hasenstab among its top managers, missed...

    10. January 30, 2015

      Greece will no longer deal with ‘troika’, Yanis Varoufakis says

      Greece will no longer co-operate with the “troika” of international lenders that has overseen its four-year bailout...

    11. January 30, 2015

      Greece hires Lazard to advise on debt

      The Greek government has hired US investment bank Lazard to advise it on its debt burden as it prepares to enter talks with...

    12. January 30, 2015

      Bulk commodity shipping rates fall sharply

      The Baltic Dry index has slumped to its lowest level in almost three decades, hit hard by falling commodity prices and glut...

    13. January 30, 2015

      Dollar rally stalls on rate rise rethink

      The Federal Reserve this week offered no new clues as to the next rise in US interest rates, which left dollar bulls feeling...

    14. January 30, 2015

      Five takeaways from slower US growth

      After a powerful growth spurt over the summer, the US economy slowed markedly in the final three months of the year. While...

    15. January 30, 2015

      Sticking with shares as Draghi finally delivers

      Stock markets like quantitative easing. Rumours of more money to come powered markets up in December and into January. Mario...

    16. January 30, 2015

      Negative yields are everywhere

      I said here last week that I couldn’t imagine not holding some gold in today’s increasingly odd financial environment. It...

    17. beyondbrics

      January 30, 2015

      Russia's rate cut to do more harm than good, analysts say

      Russia’s surprise cut in its key interest rate to 15 per cent from 17 per cent on Friday was primarily a product of...

    18. January 30, 2015

      Cost of cheap oil on US earnings revealed

      Cheaper oil is a fact of life, at least for now. But it takes time for many of us to grasp this. That creates confusion....

    19. January 30, 2015

      US growth slows to 2.6% in fourth quarter

      America’s growth lost momentum at the end of 2014 as weak exports highlighted the risks the US recovery faces from sagging...

    20. January 30, 2015

      Russia startles markets with interest rate cut

      Russia’s central bank slashed its key interest rate to 15 per cent from 17 per cent on Friday, sending the rouble plummeting...

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      January 30, 2015

      Is the DKK the new CHF?

      It’s been a long time since so many developed central banks were tested by free market forces. And free market forces aren’t...

    22. January 30, 2015

      Eurozone falls deeper into deflation

      The collapse in oil prices has helped push the eurozone deeper into deflation, strengthening the case for the European...

    23. January 30, 2015

      QE effect on shares offsets Greek worries

      When Greece’s debt crisis erupted in late 2009, the country’s economic plight was capable of rocking global financial...

    24. January 30, 2015

      Swiss franc drifts lower

      Switzerland’s franc fell further on Friday as speculation lingered that the country’s central bank could intervene to weaken...

    25. January 30, 2015

      Spain grows at fastest rate in seven years

      The Spanish economy is growing faster than at any time since the start of the financial crisis seven years ago, amid signs...

    26. January 30, 2015

      China provinces undershoot GDP targets

      Every Chinese province and region except Tibet missed its annual gross domestic product target last year as growth in the...

    27. FT Alphaville

      January 30, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Asian markets were buoyed by a late rally on Wall Street, which came after upbeat...

    28. January 30, 2015

      Japan inflation slows further

      Core inflation in Japan fell further last month to just 0.5 per cent year-on-year, as plunging oil prices offset the effects...

    29. January 30, 2015

      Wall Street slides as US growth slows

      Friday 21:00 GMT. Global stocks and core government bond yields were lower heading into the weekend as worries over US and...

    30. January 30, 2015

      Japan equities climb 1% after mixed data

      Tokyo markets are climbing 1 per cent as investors digest a raft of mixed data released just before the opening bell. New...

    31. January 29, 2015

      Eurozone QE weighs on German bond yields

      It is scary facts time. The German 30-year bond has returned 43 per cent in the past year, with the yield dropping below 1...

    32. January 29, 2015

      Russia buys record amounts of gold

      Russia accounted for about one-third of central banks’ gold purchases last year as the country spent more on the metal than...

    33. January 29, 2015

      Alexis Tsipras to hold talks in Athens with eurogroup chairman

      Greece’s new anti-austerity government will have its first face-to-face encounter with the eurozone on Friday as concerns...

    34. January 29, 2015

      EU reforms to break up big banks at risk

      Reforms to break up Europe’s big banks are on course to be weakened by pressure from France and Britain for maximum national...

    35. January 29, 2015

      Carney is wrong about how to solve Europe’s problems

      Mark Carney travelled to Dublin yesterday to teach the eurozone a lesson. The leaders of Europe’s monetary union, the...

    36. beyondbrics

      January 29, 2015

      Guest post: Russia's inflation dilemma

      By Vladimir Tikhomirov, BCS Financial Group Russia’s central bank faces a dilemma at its monetary policy meeting on Friday....

    37. January 29, 2015

      Risky loan deals hit post-crisis high

      Global volumes of “sliced and diced” loans have touched their highest levels since the financial crisis, underlining how...

    38. January 29, 2015

      Denmark’s central bank cuts rates further into negative territory

      Denmark cut its interest rates to a record low for the third time in 10 days as its defence of its peg against the euro...

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