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      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...

    2. May 20, 2015

      Light falls on culture of impunity and immunity

      A harsh light has been cast once more on the culture at the heart of global banks and their vast trading operations....

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    1. 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 thing...

    2. 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 proposal...

    3. 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 Pavlodar...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 blockchain, the...

    6. 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...

    7. 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 high-yield...

    8. 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 rate to...

    9. 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 has...

    10. April 30, 2015

      ECB’s Irish aid ‘totally unprecedented’, says Jean-Claude Trichet

      The European Central Bank provided more financial assistance to Ireland at the height of its banking crisis in 2010 than any...

    11. April 30, 2015

      Healthy liquidity diet needed to survive future financial shocks

      What are the big risks to the stability of western financial markets today? This week I posed that question to powerful...

    12. April 19, 2015

      IMF chief encourages Greece to bring reforms to ‘fruition’

      Greece’s populist government must set aside politics and bring promised reforms to “fruition” to save its economy and avoid...

    13. April 17, 2015

      Ex-BES chief ‘probably’ involved in manipulating accounts, report says

      The former chief executive of Banco Espírito Santo, the Portuguese lender that collapsed last year in one of Europe biggest...

    14. April 10, 2015

      Investment is the cure for secular stagnation

      Secular stagnation might once have sounded like a dose of anguish for agnostics, perhaps following unemployment for...

    15. April 9, 2015

      US warns of ‘increasingly unbalanced’ global economy

      The US Treasury has stepped up calls for big economies, including the euro area and Japan, to boost demand as it warned the...

    16. April 9, 2015

      Bank of Korea calls for fiscal measures to stimulate economy

      South Korea’s central bank governor has called on the government to take fiscal measures to stimulate the economy, citing...

    17. FT Alphaville

      April 1, 2015

      What Cofer won't tell you about the euro

      We’ve already had some of the IMF Cofer story spelt out, namely that “foreign currency reserves in emerging markets fell...

    18. March 25, 2015

      Don’t panic on inflation, says Monetary Policy Committee’s Miles

      Britain should not panic and cut interest rates because inflation has dropped to zero and is heading into negative...

    19. March 24, 2015

      Europe is a waiting room thronging with the sick

      Spring has brought signs of a welcome recovery in the European economy. Not before time. The EU may comprise the world’s...

    20. March 20, 2015

      China central bank supports currency in bid to staunch outflows

      Central bank intervention propelled the renminbi to its biggest weekly gain on record on Friday, as authorities sought to...

    21. March 19, 2015

      Yellen battles Draghi in euro-dollar drama

      The dollar’s steep rise against the euro, which overshadowed this week’s US Federal Reserve policy meeting, had been the big...

    22. FT Alphaville

      March 16, 2015

      On the limits of negative rates

      Regarding how low negative interest rates can go, Paul Krugman wrote a couple of weeks ago that: When central banks push...

    23. March 13, 2015

      Quantitative easing and the decline of the euro

      “Parity” was the word of the week in foreign exchange markets as the euro slid sharply against the dollar. Most conversation...

    24. March 13, 2015

      China puts brakes on banks’ rate freedom

      Only days after formally granting China’s lenders greater freedom to set their own deposit rates, the country’s central bank...

    25. March 12, 2015

      The missing audit into Nigeria’s missing billions

      Goodluck Jonathan’s presidency in Nigeria has been defined as much by what has gone missing as by what his government has...

    26. March 11, 2015

      Finland’s economy: In search of the sunny side

      It is 9:30am on a freezing morning in Helsinki and the queue outside a nondescript building in the north of the city is...

    27. The Exchange

      March 10, 2015

      The ECB's policy mix is poison for banks

      There is a great deal of talk about rates these days. And it is all negative. Negative interest rates on reserves, negative...

    28. March 9, 2015

      Real and rupiah lead EM currency slide

      Emerging markets were hard hit on Monday as several currencies struggled to cope with several setbacks including slides in...

    29. Gavyn Davies

      March 6, 2015

      Is China changing its exchange rate policy?

      At the National People’s Congress in Beijing on Thursday, Premier Li set a target of about 7 per cent for GDP growth in...

    30. March 5, 2015

      SFO narrows focus of Bank of England money-market probe

      A Serious Fraud Office investigation into whether Bank of England interventions in the money market during the financial...

    31. March 5, 2015

      Turkish lira hit by political risk concerns

      The Turkish lira dropped to the latest of a series of all-time lows against the dollar on Thursday, falling more than 2 per...

    32. March 4, 2015

      Fed feared Japan-scale crisis in 2009

      Leading Federal Reserve policy makers feared in 2009 that the US was spiralling into a Japanese-style economic crisis,...

    33. February 27, 2015

      We expect too much of the new masters of the universe

      For City bankers who once thought of themselves as masters of the universe, these have been bruising years. Financial...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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