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    1. 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...

    2. 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 —...

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    1. 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 —...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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...

    8. 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...

    9. The Exchange

      June 22, 2016

      Spillover risks boost the case for central banks to co-ordinate

      Calls for international policy co-ordination have often been rejected by policymakers on the grounds that cross-border...

    10. FT Alphaville

      June 22, 2016

      Brexit lessons from Black Wednesday (updated)

      Friends, advisors, clients, counterparties: it’s almost over. By Friday we’ll have emerged from the tyranny of the...

    11. June 21, 2016

      PBoC considers widening domestic access to offshore FX

      China’s central bank is considering allowing onshore commercial banks access to the offshore renminbi market for the...

    12. June 20, 2016

      Nigeria’s currency tanks against dollar on float

      Nigeria’s long-awaited flexible foreign exchange rate regime got off to an explosive start on Monday as the naira slid...

    13. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Nigeria's naira tanks 27 per cent on float

      Just watch it go. Nigeria’s long-awaited flexible exchange rate regime has got off to an explosive start with the...

    14. Fast FT

      June 20, 2016

      Indian stocks, rupee fall after Rajan departure

      India’s stocks fell and the rupee slipped as investors absorbed the departure of Raghuram Rajan – and, crucially,...

    15. June 19, 2016

      Brexit dominates fears for the global economy

      The sentiment guiding international investors and policymakers over the last week could perhaps best be expressed by a...

    16. June 19, 2016

      Markets spotlight: commentary in review

      Our round-up of the week’s best markets comment and analysis from the Financial Times looks towards the moment of...

    17. June 19, 2016

      Brazil plans budget freeze for up to 20 years

      An ambitious constitutional amendment to freeze budget spending would cut the uncertainty over public finances that is...

    18. June 19, 2016

      Quantitative exhaustion smothers markets

      Is quantitative failure, in other words the diminishing power of central bank bond-buying to stimulate growth, a risk...

    19. Fast FT

      June 17, 2016

      Week ahead: UK referendum, Yellen, Facebook

      After weeks of campaigning and market anxiety investors await the results of the UK referendum on its EU membership...

    20. June 15, 2016

      Nigeria buckles to market pressure and moves to devalue naira

      Nigeria’s central bank finally buckled to market pressure to devalue the naira, saying it would move to a “purely...

    21. June 15, 2016

      Lenders at the last

      Before the crisis of 2007-08, the general public rarely considered central banks and that was the way central bankers...

    22. June 14, 2016

      Brexit imperils the confidence of strangers

      Suppose that the Leave campaign, which one might call Project Lie, wins the referendum next week. How bad might the...

    23. June 14, 2016

      Fed, BoJ, SNB, BoE meet this week — and it’s mostly about Brexit

      As four of the world’s biggest central banks prepare this week to set out their latest musings, market attention is...

    24. June 13, 2016

      Turkish corporate debt: ‘a few shocks away’ from a crisis

      Turkey needs “a new growth model, a new story. Growth based on hot money flows is over.” Those are the words of Cemil...

    25. June 13, 2016

      ECB reveals scale of opening corporate bond buying

      The European Central Bank’s expansion into the corporate bond market resulted in buying representing a tenth of daily...

    26. June 13, 2016

      Greece needs a new deal with its European partners

      Greece is the only country in Europe that still remains under an adjustment programme. The Greek political system...

    27. June 13, 2016

      China spent $470bn to maintain confidence in renminbi

      China’s central bank has burnt through nearly half a trillion dollars in foreign reserves to support its currency since...

    28. June 8, 2016

      Central banks in Catch-22 over currency reserves

      Since the global financial crisis, the crucial controversy in central banking has shifted from foreign exchange reserve...

    29. June 8, 2016

      ‘Safe yield’ stocks shine as ECB buys corporate bonds

      Mario Draghi’s famed “big bazooka” has arrived in the European corporate debt market. As the sounds of its first shots...

    30. June 5, 2016

      Markets spotlight: commentary in review

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

    31. June 3, 2016

      The Fed faces bigger problems than Brexit

      Two reasons exist for the US Federal Reserve to leave interest rates on hold when it meets in mid-June: a moderately...

    32. June 2, 2016

      No surprises from Draghi – but ECB stands ready to act

      The European Central Bank has made the following announcement: “At today’s meeting, which was held in Vienna, the...

    33. May 31, 2016

      Central banks as pawnbrokers of last resort

      Will there be another huge financial crisis? As Hamlet said of the fall of a sparrow: “If it be now, ’tis not to come....

    34. May 31, 2016

      China rebuts currency criticism as renminbi takes big fall

      China’s currency suffered its largest monthly depreciation since its devaluation last August as the central bank pushed...

    35. May 31, 2016

      Malaysia: relaxed over the ringgit

      Should the US Federal Reserve decide to raise interest rates in June, Malaysian policymakers are generally confident...

    36. May 30, 2016

      Successful central banks focus on greater purchasing power

      The Bank of Japan has now been conducting quantitative easing — the buying of financial assets by a central bank — for...

    37. May 27, 2016

      Voters need a credible alternative to populism

      The European Central Bank this week added its voice to a chorus warning of the dangers of populism. The surge in...

    38. May 25, 2016

      Yen intervention will stay in toolbox, says Masatsugu Asakawa

      In most countries there are two people whose every utterance can make markets plunge or soar. First is the central bank...

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