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    1. FT Alphaville

      February 23, 2015

      Is Japan in danger of a "fiscal crisis"?

      About 20 years ago or so, it started becoming fashionable to conclude that the Japanese government’s borrowing costs were...

    2. February 20, 2015

      Finance chiefs draw up Greek bailout text

      Negotiations led by Jeroen Dijsselbloem, the Dutch finance minister who chairs the eurogroup of 19 eurozone finance...

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    1. February 20, 2015

      US Treasury recognises China’s reduced currency intervention

      A senior US Treasury official said that China has stopped intervening in its currency market, reversing Washington’s...

    2. February 17, 2015

      Goldman pursues Bank of Portugal over BES

      Goldman Sachs said on Tuesday it would “pursue all appropriate legal remedies without delay” after the Portuguese central...

    3. beyondbrics

      February 16, 2015

      Pressure builds on Kazakh tenge as Azerbaijan plans to abandon peg

      Pressure for a devaluation of Kazakhstan’s beleaguered currency is building as the country adjusts to weaker oil prices and...

    4. beyondbrics

      February 12, 2015

      Keeping the pegs and the ceilings

      One of the few African proverbs that appears to exist other than in the minds of journalists searching for an intro is:...

    5. February 11, 2015

      Swiss government borrows at record low rate

      Switzerland borrowed money for 10 years at a cheaper rate than any government on record on Wednesday, as the eurozone’s...

    6. February 10, 2015

      US urges eurozone and Athens to strike a deal on bailout

      The US has urged Athens and its eurozone creditors to strike a deal over Greece’s financial future, underlining...

    7. February 9, 2015

      Powell rejects calls to audit the Fed

      The Federal Reserve governor known as the “lone Republican” on the US central bank’s board has fired back at calls from...

    8. February 8, 2015

      Only raise US rates when whites of inflation’s eyes are visible

      I cannot recall a moment when the gap between what markets expect the US Federal Reserve to do and what the Fed itself has...

    9. February 8, 2015

      Jack Lew to urge G20 finance ministers to honour growth pledge

      US Treasury secretary Jack Lew is expected to press fellow finance ministers to honour a pledge to stimulate growth when...

    10. beyondbrics

      February 6, 2015

      Guest post: make or break for Ukraine

      By Simon Quijano-Evans of Commerzbank Today’s surprise visit by President François Hollande and Chancellor Angela Merkel to...

    11. February 6, 2015

      Danish central bank fiercely defends currency peg

      Denmark’s central bank governor pledged to face down speculators testing its currency peg to the euro, saying he would do...

    12. February 5, 2015

      War-torn Ukraine’s currency collapses

      Ukraine’s hryvnia plunged 30 per cent to a record low against the dollar on Thursday after the central bank abandoned...

    13. February 2, 2015

      Swiss franc falls on Swiss National Bank trading band talk

      The Swiss franc fell to its lowest rate against both the euro and the dollar since the country’s central bank shocked...

    14. FT Alphaville

      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...

    15. 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...

    16. January 29, 2015

      Falling oil prices prompt central bankers to reconsider

      Only a few months ago, the 2015 outlook for monetary policy could be summarised in two words: “great divergence”. This was...

    17. January 29, 2015

      Asian central bankers take the low road

      Many Asian central bankers have spent their careers battling inflation. Now, with disinflation stalking the globe — not...

    18. January 28, 2015

      BoE’s Mark Carney calls for common eurozone fiscal policies

      Mark Carney waded into the debate over the eurozone, arguing that for the single currency to succeed, member states must be...

    19. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2015

      Oil versus the current account: have investors got it wrong?

      Emerging market currencies may have received a boost against the dollar last week after the European Central Bank announced...

    20. January 23, 2015

      Bank supervisor to review sovereign debt rules

      The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision is to examine whether it should rewrite rules governing how sovereign debt...

    21. January 23, 2015

      No need for hostilities in the phoney currency war

      It is becoming routine. A big central bank embarks on quantitative easing, pumping money into domestic financial markets....

    22. January 22, 2015

      Draghi pumps up everything with QE

      Mario Draghi could not keep the smile off his face as he announced he had vanquished the hawks at the European Central Bank...

    23. January 22, 2015

      Draghi has only done enough for now

      It is not what he did that matters — it is the way that he did it. That will be Mario Draghi’s hope after today’s long...

    24. January 22, 2015

      The ECB can only buy time for Europe’s politicians

      W ith Europe struggling and future expectations turning decisively negative, the European Central Bank surprises markets by...

    25. January 22, 2015

      Draghi opens Europe’s monetary spigot at last

      It has taken far too long for the European Central Bank to embark on quantitative easing but its belated action is no less...

    26. The World

      January 22, 2015

      Live blog: The ECB unveils full-scale QE

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 15:53 on 22 Jan 2015.It is a momentous day for the European...

    27. January 22, 2015

      Brazil benchmark rate at 3-year high

      Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate to the highest level in more than three years as the government struggles to...

    28. January 21, 2015

      ECB eyes €50bn monthly bond purchases

      European Central Bank policy makers on Wednesday night debated a plan to buy roughly €50bn of government bonds a month for...

    29. January 21, 2015

      Swiss central bank faces struggle to curb rise of franc

      By scrapping its currency cap, the Swiss National Bank solved one problem: It is no longer under pressure to fulfil an...

    30. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2015

      Time to buy some krone?

      Last week’s Swiss surprise was a useful reminder that betting against currency pegs is one of the classic macro hedge fund...

    31. January 20, 2015

      Bolder steps from Europe’s central bankers

      These are exciting times in European central banking. Last Thursday the Swiss National Bank suddenly terminated its...

    32. Gavyn Davies

      January 18, 2015

      The Swiss currency bombshell - cause and effect

      The completely unexpected decision of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to remove the 1.20 floor on the Swiss franc against the...

    33. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      The Turkish lira and the Erdogan effect

      Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has got embroiled in interest rates again – and the country’s currency immediately...

    34. January 16, 2015

      Swiss voice dismay over scrapping of currency cap

      Switzerland was caught up in a mixture of shock and concern on Friday as the country digested the Swiss National Bank’s...

    35. January 16, 2015

      Forex brokers suffer escalating losses after Swiss ditch franc cap

      Foreign exchange brokers across the world reported escalating losses on Friday as the shockwaves from Switzerland’s decision...

    36. January 15, 2015

      Currency ceiling enjoyed short-lived success

      When the Swiss National Bank decided to introduce a currency ceiling of SFr1.20 against the euro in September 2011, the move...

    37. January 15, 2015

      Shock puts question over Swiss credibility

      On Monday evening, Jean-Pierre Danthine, vice-chairman of the Swiss National Bank, said the SFr1.20 ceiling against the euro...

    38. January 15, 2015

      Q&A: the Swiss central bank move explained

      The Swiss National Bank has scrapped its ceiling of SFr1.20 to the euro, three-and-a-half years after introducing it. The...

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