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    1. February 9, 2016

      Central bankers peer into uncharted waters

      The boost to Japanese stocks and to global equities — and the weakening of the yen — that followed the Bank of Japan’s...

    2. February 9, 2016

      Tina and Mrs Watanabe in bleak growth tale

      Tina’s gone Awol. We have noted before how some equity investors have cited Tina (There Is No Alternative) as a reason...

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    1. Global Currencies: Renminbi

      China’s currency has become an increasingly important player on the world economic sta...
    2. Debt Capital Markets

      Market volatility continues to sow seeds of doubt in the minds of nervous investors...
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    1. Fast FT

      February 9, 2016

      ICAP says Tullett deal is 'on track' while market conditions pinch

      Trading and trade processing continue to show diverging fortunes for broker ICAP, which says its plans to offload its...

    2. February 8, 2016

      Brazil’s real: how low can it go?

      When Dilma Rousseff attended the 2016 opening session of Brazil’s congress last week, she appealed to lawmakers to...

    3. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2016

      "It's the stocks, not the shocks"

      Jaime Caruana, the general manager of the Bank for International Settlements, and the former boss of the Bank of Spain,...

    4. February 5, 2016

      A pound’s still worth a pound — for now

      Walking past Poundland this week, I saw a sign in the window: “Free to use cash”. Gosh, I thought, has it come to that...

    5. February 4, 2016

      Why it would be wise to prepare for the next recession

      What might central banks do if the next recession hit while interest rates were still far below pre-2008 levels? As a...

    6. Fast FT

      February 1, 2016

      Kazakhstan raises rates 100bps to 17%

      The National Bank of Kazakhstan has raised its benchmark interest rate by a full percentage point to 17 per cent as the...

    7. January 31, 2016

      Capital controls will not cure China’s ills

      In yet another sign of the strange times we live in, Japan is calling for China to impose controls to stem capital...

    8. January 29, 2016

      Central banks struggle to make things clear

      The image of central banks as omnipotent guardians of the global order wisely guiding their economies to steady growth...

    9. FT Alphaville

      January 29, 2016

      RTGS, and the story of batches instead of blocks

      Here begins a tale of how the Bank of England’s settlement system got broken without anyone really noticing… On October...

    10. January 26, 2016

      Free Lunch: China capital flight goes mainstream

      Privatising Beijing’s reserves China-watchers have for some time been telling everyone about the country’s accelerating...

    11. Fast FT

      January 25, 2016

      Vietnam: best laid plans

      The Vietnamese Communist Party is choosing a new leadership this week, as well as setting out a fresh five-year roadmap...

    12. The World

      January 22, 2016

      LatAm Viva: The good, the bad, the ugly…and the creative

      To receive LatAm Viva every Friday by email, sign up here. A trillion here, a trillion there, and very soon you are...

    13. January 21, 2016

      Rouble and real lead EM currency sell-off

      Russia and Brazil led a renewed sell-off in commodity currencies, as investors took their cue from oil’s plunging value...

    14. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Rouble "meltdown": Dollar breaches Rbs85

      Today didn’t start well for the rouble. It has since got a lot worse, with the dollar shooting some 4.2 per cent higher...

    15. FT Alphaville

      January 21, 2016

      Rub falling, greater dollarisation risked, FX analysts speechless

      Bank of Russia Governor Elvira Nabiullina is leaving it to the market to imagine when a ruble collapse will pose a...

    16. beyondbrics

      January 20, 2016

      Brazil: the fixed income trade of the year

      Recent political and economic developments have done little to make the case for investing in Brazil. A gargantuan...

    17. January 19, 2016

      Carney is right to keep UK interest rates on hold

      It is official: the special relationship does not extend to monetary policy. Mark Carney, the Bank of England governor,...

    18. Fast FT

      January 19, 2016

      China's renminbi: a quick primer on the fix

      If you’re confused by the fluctuations in China’s currency, the renminbi, chances are you’ve been paying attention. The...

    19. Fast FT

      January 18, 2016

      The Riksbank's roadmap to currency intervention

      Minutes from the Swedish central bank’s extraordinary meeting on January 4th shed some light on to how any...

    20. January 15, 2016

      Why the Swiss are turning away tax payments

      “Swiss canton tells taxpayers to delaysettling bills.” Financial Times, January 11 I know Switzerland is renowned as a...

    21. January 15, 2016

      Portugal accused of picking fights with foreign investors

      Portugal has collided head-on with international investors over a controversial decision to restructure one of the...

    22. January 14, 2016

      Winding up forex traders, one year on

      Winding up currencies traders is good fun, and very easy. One way is to say that someone from compliance rang for them....

    23. Fast FT

      January 14, 2016

      Daily renminbi fix has become a snoozefest

      The People’s Bank of China is doing its best to make the daily fix a non-event. The central bank has done virtually...

    24. Fast FT

      January 13, 2016

      PBoC reasserts control in FX markets, keeps fix steady

      The People’s Bank of China has kept the daily fix for the renminbi stable for a fourth consecutive session, a period...

    25. January 12, 2016

      Sweden’s central bank prepares to flex its muscle

      You know what they say: “Don’t fight the central bank.” But that doesn’t seem to apply in Sweden. According to local...

    26. January 12, 2016

      Renminbi remains firm against basket

      The sharp slide in China’s renminbi, along with greater ructions still in the country’s equity markets, roiled...

    27. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2016

      CNH Hibor, nothing to see here

      The CNH overnight interbank rate in #HongKong just spiked from 4% to 66.8% in 2 days. pic.twitter.com/gNxlVm2Phn —...

    28. January 11, 2016

      China markets: Looking for clues

      China’s market regulator had a chance to explain itself last Friday at the end of a week that had seen self-inflicted...

    29. January 11, 2016

      China opens new front in war on speculators

      China has opened a new front in its war to curb currency depreciation by buying up renminbi offshore, foiling the...

    30. January 10, 2016

      Bad luck for backers of Portugal’s ‘good bank’

      Investor claims of mistreatment at the hands of Portugal as it deals with Novo Banco, a supposed “good bank” created in...

    31. FT Alphaville

      January 8, 2016

      Guest post: Peter Doyle on China

      By Peter Doyle, former IMF official and economist. The line of China Bulls is that “things really aren’t that bad or...

    32. Fast FT

      January 8, 2016

      Bumper industrial data highlight Swedish headache

      Such a high-class problem: the latest run of bumper economic stats from Sweden will once again set investors wondering...

    33. January 7, 2016

      China should lift demand to restore market calm

      China’s stock and currency market turmoil is once again sending financial shockwaves around the world. Equities slumped...

    34. January 7, 2016

      China’s forex reserves drop by record $108bn in December

      China’s foreign exchange reserves fell by the most on record in December, a sign of accelerating capital outflows and...

    35. FT Alphaville

      January 7, 2016

      Reserves, outflows, CNY depreciation, oh my

      The man who knows about the size of central bank reserves needed to defend domestic economic stability says this on...

    36. January 7, 2016

      Osborne warns of ‘cocktail of risks’ from China and slump in oil

      George Osborne is warning that 2016 could mark “the beginning of the decline” for Britain unless the country sticks to...

    37. Fast FT

      January 7, 2016

      Just woke up? Q&A on China's Meltdown

      You just rolled over in bed and saw a bunch of alerts telling you China markets stopped trading after another wild...

    38. January 7, 2016

      China’s renminbi sinks lower amid concerns on economy

      The gap between China’s two renminbi rates widened to a new record on Thursday after authorities set the official rate...

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