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      Expressing a preference

      If both equities and bonds are expensive right now, it ought not be a surprise that what you get when you cross a bond...

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      Central bankers ponder moving the goalposts

      Central bankers gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, for the annual Federal Reserve symposium on economics are in a...

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    1. Fast FT

      August 24, 2016

      Kenya to cap interest rates on bank loans

      The Kenyan president, Uhuru Kenyatta, has defied opposition from the central bank and industry and signed legislation...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 22, 2016

      There's no yield, and Citi isn't going to take it anymore

      Citi’s Matt King has some harsh words for central bankers ahead of this week’s gathering in Jackson Hole, Wyoming: he...

    3. August 21, 2016

      Monetary policy lacks the muscle to boost growth

      In Japan, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announces yet another fiscal stimulus. In Europe, economists nod ap­provingly when...

    4. August 17, 2016

      The Fed ponders making a change to its target

      This week’s news that US core inflation came in lower than expected in July has increased the likelihood that the US...

    5. Fast FT

      August 15, 2016

      BoE fuels record flows into sterling corporate bonds

      It hasn’t taken long for the Bank of England’s intervention to send sterling corporate bonds through the roof. The...

    6. August 12, 2016

      Interest rates are a spent economic force

      For a central banker, this was about as blunt as it gets. “I am not a fan of negative interest rates,” announced Mark...

    7. August 11, 2016

      Investors stockpile cash to offset economic despair

      August has so far been notable for yet another set of bizarre market signals. Last week the Bank of England cut rates...

    8. August 10, 2016

      When no gilt price is too high for the Bank of England

      News that the Bank of England could not find enough sellers of gilts as it embarked on a new bond-buying programme has...

    9. August 7, 2016

      Lessons from turbulence of European bank stocks

      The first week of August was anything but a summer lull, at least for European banks. The release of the EU stress...

    10. August 5, 2016

      A quiet shift in focus for economic policymakers

      This week, the Bank of England cut interest rates for the first time since 2009 and expanded its programme of...

    11. August 5, 2016

      Swiss forex reserves climb to record peak in July

      The Swiss National Bank’s foreign currency reserves rose to a new record high during July, underscoring the bank’s...

    12. August 4, 2016

      Carney’s bold move hinges on private confidence for its success

      Good things come to those who wait. The Bank of England wanted to reward the economy’s patience, it seems: while it...

    13. Fast FT

      August 4, 2016

      BoE corporate bond buying in five charts

      It’s Bank of England day today, and we’re likely to see the first UK rate cut since March 2009. Less certain, but also...

    14. August 4, 2016

      I’m from the central bank and I’m here to help

      Among Ronald Reagan’s many laurels as a president, one achievement as a candidate is perhaps overlooked: he popularised...

    15. The Exchange

      August 3, 2016

      The BoE and the challenge of its Brexit response

      Along with the US Federal Reserve, the Bank of England had been — pre-Brexit referendum — among the relatively more...

    16. August 2, 2016

      Australia cuts interest rates to record low 1.5%

      The Reserve Bank of Australia has cut interest rates to a fresh record low of 1.5 per cent to try and stimulate an...

    17. July 28, 2016

      Central banks are not the enemy

      Economies are founded on trust. Credit, the cornerstone of finance, comes from the Latin word for trust. JP Morgan, the...

    18. July 26, 2016

      The Fed and BoJ return to familiar questions

      As the impact of the Brexit shock on the rest of the world fades, central banks outside Europe can return to focusing...

    19. Fast FT

      July 25, 2016

      Goldman: Italy's bank saga - not such a big deal

      It’s stress test week for European banks and six years on from the continent’s banking crisis, investors will be...

    20. July 19, 2016

      Turkey bank pulls bond at last minute on investor aversion

      Turkey’s fourth-largest lender pulled a US dollar-denominated bond deal that recently priced, a rare move that marks...

    21. July 19, 2016

      Fund managers expect radical new stimulus from central banks

      Fund managers are buying record amounts of protection against a sharp fall in equities over the next three months while...

    22. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Turkey cuts rates after failed coup

      Turkey’s central bank has cut interest rates, its fifth consecutive month of monetary easing, days after a failed...

    23. July 14, 2016

      BoE’s measured decision on rates aims to contain Brexit fallout

      The decision by the Bank of England to hold interest rates in July was a pause for breath and a chance to calibrate its...

    24. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      BoE keeps rates steady: analyst responses

      Well that was unexpected. The BoE has shocked markets by keeping rates at 0.5 per cent, with only one MPC member voting...

    25. July 13, 2016

      A helpful gesture from the Bank of England

      A cut in interest rates by the Bank of England on Thursday will, at the very least, have the virtue of novelty. The...

    26. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      BoE officials reject Brexit 'scare stories' accusations

      The Bank of England is fending off criticism that it made an undue intervention in the UK’s EU referendum campaign,...

    27. July 12, 2016

      There is life in sovereign bonds if you know where to look

      In 1167, the Republic of Venice became the first modern state to borrow from its citizens in a formal manner, taking a...

    28. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Riksbank postpones future rate rises, blames Brexit

      Sweden’s central bank says it has “postponed” any future rate rises, noting that “the results of the UK referendum have...

    29. June 27, 2016

      What next for the pound? Top questions after Brexit

      Has the shakeout of bad positions ended? Investors bet big on the British electorate sticking with the EU. Over the...

    30. June 27, 2016

      Risk-off sentiment hits emerging markets

      The UK’s vote to quit the EU is a big a deal for emerging markets. While the direct impact on developing economies —...

    31. June 27, 2016

      Osborne lies low post-Brexit as allies take soundings on his future

      George Osborne, once dubbed “the submarine” of British politics, has stayed submerged since the EU referendum result —...

    32. June 24, 2016

      What does Brexit mean for the ECB?

      Central banks are scrambling to reassure markets after the UK’s vote to leave the EU sparked turmoil. Here fastFT takes...

    33. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Mexico cuts spending further as Brexit upends markets

      Mexico’s federal government announced a fresh round of budget cuts in the wake of the UK’s shock vote leave the EU, but...

    34. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Emerging markets dive on Brexit shock

      There is nowhere to hide for emerging markets investors on Friday. While the UK’s shock vote to leave the EU has...

    35. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      ECB: ready to provide additional liquidity to markets

      The European Central Bank is “closely monitoring financial markets” as stocks across the eurozone have fallen sharply...

    36. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Liquidity support ready after Brexit - India's Rajan

      India’s central bank is ready to provide liquidity support and any other necessary steps to keep the market in orderly...

    37. Fast FT

      June 24, 2016

      Japan braces for Brexit fallout

      Japanese authorities were locked in crisis meetings as the vote for Brexit sent the yen crashing through Y100 to the...

    38. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2016

      Holy &%$# -- now what? Questions for the day after

      That’s it. That thing that seemed first impossible, then worryingly plausible, then shockingly probable — it’s actually...

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