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      Italian fund undertakes first rescue at Popolare Vicenza

      Italy’s government-orchestrated €4.25bn bank bailout fund Atlante has undertaken its first rescue mission after the...

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    1. 23 hours ago

      Markets yearn for their central bank sugar daddy

      The arrival of negative interest rates in the eurozone and Japan shows yet again that stock markets continue to...

    2. beyondbrics

      April 29, 2016

      What comes down, must go up

      Twenty years ago, I was told that emerging market shares were like mining stocks. This sounded an unglamorous if not...

    3. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Yen still going strong in best week since 2008

      And it… won’t back down. The yen is still pushing higher after yesterday’s surprise decision by the Bank of Japan to...

    4. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Albert Edwards and the sadness of the permabear

      Albert Edwards is sad. “Utterly depressed,” in fact. Earlier this month, he was warning of a “tidal wave of defaults”....

    5. April 21, 2016

      Draghi goes on the offensive against bullying by Berlin

      In the past month, Mario Draghi has come under near constant attack from German politicians. Always hostile to easy...

    6. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Sweden boosts QE to cool krona. Krona jumps anyway

      Sweden’s central bank has decided to boost its programme of bond buying in an effort to hold down the krona and stop...

    7. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Brazilian real rises as central bank sits out

      The Brazilian central bank is staying on the sidelines on Tuesday. Although the real strengthened by as much as 2.3 per...

    8. April 18, 2016

      Real falls as Brazil’s central bank intervenes

      Brazil’s currency reversed big gains from Congress voting to impeach president Dilma Rousseff and sank lower on Monday...

    9. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Brazil central bank steps in to weaken real

      Brazil’s central bank is pulling out all stops to prevent the real from appreciating too much against the US dollar....

    10. April 18, 2016

      Papua New Guinea seeks World Bank loan after dollar shortage

      Papua New Guinea is seeking a World Bank loan of hundreds of millions of dollars to tackle a foreign exchange crisis...

    11. April 17, 2016

      Markets spotlight: commentary in review

      Welcome to spotlight on market commentary, written by outside guest contributors and journalists at the Financial...

    12. April 14, 2016

      Greece has defied doom-mongers — now the IMF must do its bit

      Last October the International Monetary Fund predicted that the Greek economy would experience a contraction of 2.3 per...

    13. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Top German economists back ECB amid fierce policy debate

      Germany’s leading economic institutes have backed the European Central Bank in its battle with German finance minister...

    14. April 14, 2016

      Singapore loosens monetary policy

      Singapore’s central bank has become the latest to ease monetary policy in response to the deteriorating global economic...

    15. April 13, 2016

      Germany should keep its hands off the ECB

      When France feels the need to lecture Germany on the need to respect central bank independence, it should be clear...

    16. April 12, 2016

      Robust yen spooks investors and baffles BoJ

      In a recent episode of Japan’s best-watched daytime television show, celebrity guests were asked to admire a stack of...

    17. FT Alphaville

      April 12, 2016

      Did the G20 agree a currency accord and does it matter?

      The first question is whether there was a lovely new, but secret, currency accord agreed at the G20 in Shanghai in...

    18. Brussels Blog

      April 12, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Banking on Italy

      This is Tuesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    19. April 11, 2016

      Yen strength is scary on many levels

      If the yen market were a scary movie, this is the point at which discordant music signals a growing danger. Everyone...

    20. April 11, 2016

      Negative rates may be nearing a political limit

      In less than two years, negative interest rates have moved from the abstract realms of economic theory into the...

    21. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2016

      Welcome back, Helicopter Ben

      Ben Bernanke first gained the catchy but unfortunate nickname “Helicopter Ben” when he gave a speech in 2002 endorsing...

    22. April 11, 2016

      Negative interest rates: battle lines drawn before IMF meetings

      In less than two short years, negative interest rates have gone from being a subject for fireside speculation to a...

    23. FT Alphaville

      April 11, 2016

      Irony and that JPY-equity correlation

      Or, pictorially, what’s up with this? And we mean apart from the whole “hey, we gave you negative rates why aren’t you...

    24. April 10, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: Health of world economy in focus

      The cream of the world’s financial sector will gather in Washington this week for the spring meetings of the...

    25. Fast FT

      April 8, 2016

      Yen pullback feeds calmer mood in markets

      European and US equity gauges are recovering some poise after a sharp sell-off as the yen retreats from 18-month highs...

    26. April 7, 2016

      Firmer yen flies in the face of negative rates

      When a central bank implements negative interest rate policy, one of the effects should be a sharply weaker currency....

    27. Fast FT

      April 7, 2016

      Japanese officials losing patience with the yen

      It seems Japanese officials are losing patience with recent movements in the Japanese yen. The Japanese currency is...

    28. FT Alphaville

      April 7, 2016


      Kuroda et al might want to look away: That’s the yen being “whacked to the lowest since October 2014″ (when the BoJ...

    29. FT Alphaville

      April 6, 2016

      Blockchains and virtual bridging currencies

      You may have come across this story about Barclays partnering up with a “Goldman-backed” bitcoin payments app called...

    30. Fast FT

      April 6, 2016

      Yen rally: Are we there yet?

      Opinion is split on this one. The Japanese currency yesterday cracked Y110 to the dollar line for the first time since...

    31. April 4, 2016

      Greece needs to keep the IMF at the table

      Since Alexis Tsipras persuaded Greek voters to endorse a third bailout programme, after flirting last summer with...

    32. FT Alphaville

      April 4, 2016

      So you thought bearer securities weren't a thing anymore?

      Bearer securities have been a thing since the dawn of finance (and specifically the dawn of the eurodollar security...

    33. April 4, 2016

      Renminbi bears rethink currency bets

      If a speculator-loathing central bank were planning a victory celebration, it could do worse than make its currency...

    34. April 3, 2016

      The Swiss franc may face another jolt

      Little more than a year ago, while European Central Bank president Mario Draghi was busy fulfilling his promise to do...

    35. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      The never-healing Swiss franc scar

      January 15th 2015: the day of the Swiss franc shocker. It’s the wound that just won’t heal in financial markets, and...

    36. Fast FT

      March 24, 2016

      Banca Popolare di Milano and Banco Popolare to merge

      The boards of Italian mutual banks Banca Popolare di Milano and Banco Popolare have agreed to merge, in a move which...

    37. Fast FT

      March 23, 2016

      Brazilian real drops on central bank intervention

      Brazil’s central bank is stuck between a rock and a hard place. After spending much of last year fighting to halt its...

    38. March 21, 2016

      Currency market buzzes over tacit G20 deal

      Did last month’s G20 meeting in Shanghai come up with a secret currency accord between the world’s big central banks?...

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