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    1. July 28, 2015

      State of the renminbi: many rivers to cross

      The renminbi has come a long way in the past two decades. As recently as 1994, foreign visitors to China were still...

    2. July 28, 2015

      China stocks pare losses as state-owned banks climb

      China’s benchmark stock index followed up its second-worst single-day percentage decline with a drop of less than 2 per...

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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. FT Alphaville

      July 27, 2015

      The bond liquidity 'cognitive bandwidth deficit' problem

      The laissez faire school of finance has always orientated towards the notion that capital market funding is preferable...

    2. July 27, 2015

      Beijing faces dilemma after China stock market rout

      After China’s stock market experienced its second-worst day on Monday, all eyes are on Beijing, where the government...

    3. July 26, 2015

      The make believe world of eurozone rules

      Whenever you are in a room with European officials and discuss the euro, there is usually somebody who raises his...

    4. July 24, 2015

      New Delhi should loosen its grip on interest rates

      Steering Indian monetary policy must rank as one of the toughest jobs around. Depending on which index is used, prices...

    5. July 24, 2015

      Stocks and commodity prices keep sliding

      Friday 21:00 BST. Stock indices in the US and Europe found themselves on the back foot yet again at the end of a week...

    6. July 16, 2015

      Mario Draghi casts himself as guardian of monetary union

      If anyone ever doubted how much politics and the monopoly power to print currency are irredeemably linked, look no...

    7. July 16, 2015

      Janet Yellen tilts gradually towards a rise in rates

      It takes a consummate pilot to accomplish a take-off so smooth that it fails to arouse a snoozing passenger. This, one...

    8. July 13, 2015

      China’s A shares: contagion danger

      The farce that the Chinese equity market has turned into has been well documented, though one rich irony is perhaps...

    9. July 12, 2015

      End of debt supercycle is sending bonds into uncharted waters

      In his entertaining 2008 book on evolutionary psychology, Risk, the author Dan Gardner argues that, to a greater extent...

    10. July 10, 2015

      Equities: A bull market with Chinese characteristics

      Ginger Zengge had a good feeling about the stock market. Though the Shanghai Composite Index had risen 150 per cent...

    11. FT Alphaville

      July 9, 2015

      Is that what China's "whatever it takes" looks like?

      A mangled, half-frozen, market up 6 per cent? With one eye on our now abused ‘rule‘, here’s the Shanghai Comp at pixel...

    12. July 6, 2015

      Taiwan’s precarious balance

      Superficially, Taiwan looks stable, calm, even a little boring. Its people are mostly prosperous, with gross domestic...

    13. July 6, 2015

      US markets not immune from Greek turmoil

      The US government’s public narrative on Greece has evolved in the past week — from “not our problem” to noting that...

    14. The World

      July 6, 2015

      Live - Greece votes no, what next?

      This Live Blog session closed at 20:03 on 6 Jul 2015.After delivering a decisive No vote in Sunday’s referendum, in...

    15. July 5, 2015

      Calling time on China’s credit and stock market party

      Last week the Shanghai Composite index dropped by 12 per cent, bringing the fall since its June peak to almost 30 per...

    16. July 3, 2015

      China fails to stem share market turmoil

      For once, China’s government finds itself looking impotent. Beijing has thrown all but the kitchen sink to halt an...

    17. July 2, 2015

      The Riksbank reveals a strengthening resolve

      Sweden’s economy is one that most others would envy, with a trade surplus of Germanic proportions, GDP growing at a...

    18. June 29, 2015

      Greek survival path runs through banks’ bolted doors

      Greece’s path to economic salvation runs through its banks. Its financial system is on the brink of collapse, shut to...

    19. FT Alphaville

      June 29, 2015

      We know what the euro is doing to Greece...

      But, as the foreign press corp does its best to hurry some much needed euro into the Greek economy, we should also look...

    20. FT Alphaville

      June 29, 2015

      Greece: Analyst views on capital controls, bank holidays

      We’ll be slamming up the best of our collective inbox on matters Greece as and when the good stuff pours in. Catching...

    21. June 28, 2015

      Explainer: If Greece leaves the euro

      What happens once a country leaves the euro? On financial markets a new currency first needs a new currency code that...

    22. FT Alphaville

      June 28, 2015

      Greece: bank analysts and eurowatchers on what to expect on Monday (UPDATED)

      For the latest on the ECB’s liquidity position on Greece, see our post here. Meanwhile, here’s some instant analysis by...

    23. FT Alphaville

      June 23, 2015

      Peru's FX swappy central bank intervention

      This is a snapshot of the Peruvian economy’s growing dependency on central bank intervention by way of BNP Paribas on...

    24. June 22, 2015

      Swiss franc resists attempts to weaken

      When you scale a mountain, the challenge resides in climbing back down. That is proving the case for Switzerland’s...

    25. June 19, 2015

      Months of Greek debt talks yield bad blood but no deal

      It was last Sunday afternoon and European Commission negotiators were preparing for a meeting that they hoped would at...

    26. June 14, 2015

      Greece running out of options to avoid capital controls

      Just a few months ago, the possibility that capital controls would be imposed in Greece still seemed distant. But with...

    27. May 28, 2015

      Draghi’s impatience at the slow pace of reform

      Monetary decision-making was prised from the grip of finance ministers for good reason. Leaving such a tool in the...

    28. Andrew Smithers

      May 27, 2015

      Sterling, productivity and central bankers

      Unemployment cannot fall much more in Japan, the UK and the US without inflation rising. The actual growth of gross...

    29. May 22, 2015

      ECB battles to keep euro under control

      They think it’s all over. Until this week, an unexpected rebound in the euro had threatened to upset the plans of the...

    30. May 19, 2015

      The wary retreat of the bond bulls

      Is the three-and-a-half decade long bull market in the highest-rated government debt over? If so, would that be a good...

    31. Brussels Blog

      May 18, 2015

      What to make of the new "Juncker Plan" for Greece?

      The Greek daily To Vima has a nice scoop this afternoon about a document they’ve been leaked purporting to be a new...

    32. May 13, 2015

      Central Asia: After the strongmen

      Turgun Syzdykov, a 68-year-old former farm mechanic, stood in front of a small crowd in the northern Kazakh city of...

    33. FT Alphaville

      May 12, 2015

      Of negative rates and reserve managers

      Might have to pop this at the top, it’s a chart with lots of negative yield stuff on it after all: Now, as we have said...

    34. FT Alphaville

      May 11, 2015

      Exposing the "If we call it a blockchain, perhaps it won't be deemed a cartel?" tactic

      Why are the great and the good of the banking and financial services world suddenly extolling the virtues of...

    35. May 10, 2015

      Freakish price insensitivity drives cruel bond markets

      The sharp surge in bond yields last week cruelly underlined what a dangerous place bond markets have become. For many...

    36. May 8, 2015

      Q&A: bond rout prompts fresh liquidity fears

      A rout in government debt markets this week revived concerns that if a big sell-off takes place in corporate and...

    37. May 4, 2015

      Brazil is suffering from recession and scandal

      In a world of near-zero interest rates, how about this? Last week, Brazil’s central bank increased its main interest...

    38. May 3, 2015

      The rise of the visible hand in economic policy

      For many, Adam Smith is just a Scottish face on an English £20 note. But his “invisible hand” theory of free markets...

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