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      Falling oil prices prompt central bankers to reconsider

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      Asian central bankers take the low road

      Many Asian central bankers have spent their careers battling inflation. Now, with disinflation stalking the globe — not...

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    1. January 28, 2015

      BoE’s Mark Carney calls for common eurozone fiscal policies

      Mark Carney waded into the debate over the eurozone, arguing that for the single currency to succeed, member states must be...

    2. beyondbrics

      January 28, 2015

      Oil versus the current account: have investors got it wrong?

      Emerging market currencies may have received a boost against the dollar last week after the European Central Bank announced...

    3. January 23, 2015

      Bank supervisor to review sovereign debt rules

      The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision is to examine whether it should rewrite rules governing how sovereign debt...

    4. January 23, 2015

      No need for hostilities in the phoney currency war

      It is becoming routine. A big central bank embarks on quantitative easing, pumping money into domestic financial markets....

    5. January 22, 2015

      Draghi pumps up everything with QE

      Mario Draghi could not keep the smile off his face as he announced he had vanquished the hawks at the European Central Bank...

    6. January 22, 2015

      Draghi has only done enough for now

      It is not what he did that matters — it is the way that he did it. That will be Mario Draghi’s hope after today’s long...

    7. January 22, 2015

      The ECB can only buy time for Europe’s politicians

      W ith Europe struggling and future expectations turning decisively negative, the European Central Bank surprises markets by...

    8. January 22, 2015

      Draghi opens Europe’s monetary spigot at last

      It has taken far too long for the European Central Bank to embark on quantitative easing but its belated action is no less...

    9. The World

      January 22, 2015

      Live blog: The ECB unveils full-scale QE

      This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 15:53 on 22 Jan 2015.It is a momentous day for the European...

    10. January 22, 2015

      Brazil benchmark rate at 3-year high

      Brazil has raised its benchmark interest rate to the highest level in more than three years as the government struggles to...

    11. January 21, 2015

      ECB eyes €50bn monthly bond purchases

      European Central Bank policy makers on Wednesday night debated a plan to buy roughly €50bn of government bonds a month for...

    12. January 21, 2015

      Swiss central bank faces struggle to curb rise of franc

      By scrapping its currency cap, the Swiss National Bank solved one problem: It is no longer under pressure to fulfil an...

    13. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2015

      Time to buy some krone?

      Last week’s Swiss surprise was a useful reminder that betting against currency pegs is one of the classic macro hedge fund...

    14. January 20, 2015

      Bolder steps from Europe’s central bankers

      These are exciting times in European central banking. Last Thursday the Swiss National Bank suddenly terminated its...

    15. Gavyn Davies

      January 18, 2015

      The Swiss currency bombshell - cause and effect

      The completely unexpected decision of the Swiss National Bank (SNB) to remove the 1.20 floor on the Swiss franc against the...

    16. beyondbrics

      January 16, 2015

      The Turkish lira and the Erdogan effect

      Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has got embroiled in interest rates again – and the country’s currency immediately...

    17. January 16, 2015

      Swiss voice dismay over scrapping of currency cap

      Switzerland was caught up in a mixture of shock and concern on Friday as the country digested the Swiss National Bank’s...

    18. January 16, 2015

      Forex brokers suffer escalating losses after Swiss ditch franc cap

      Foreign exchange brokers across the world reported escalating losses on Friday as the shockwaves from Switzerland’s decision...

    19. January 15, 2015

      Currency ceiling enjoyed short-lived success

      When the Swiss National Bank decided to introduce a currency ceiling of SFr1.20 against the euro in September 2011, the move...

    20. January 15, 2015

      Shock puts question over Swiss credibility

      On Monday evening, Jean-Pierre Danthine, vice-chairman of the Swiss National Bank, said the SFr1.20 ceiling against the euro...

    21. January 15, 2015

      Q&A: the Swiss central bank move explained

      The Swiss National Bank has scrapped its ceiling of SFr1.20 to the euro, three-and-a-half years after introducing it. The...

    22. January 15, 2015

      Implications of the SNB decision extend far beyond Switzerland

      You need only look at the immediate reaction of the foreign exchange markets to the Swiss National Bank’s announcement on...

    23. January 15, 2015

      The Swiss National Bank jolts the financial system

      Switzerland is not known normally for jolting the global financial system — but that is what it has done, and without...

    24. January 15, 2015

      Swiss stun markets and scrap franc ceiling

      Dancing on the ceiling Switzerland’s central bank stunned markets in one of the most dramatic currency interventions in...

    25. January 14, 2015

      Mario Draghi fights a battle for independence at the ECB

      Monetary policy making is usually portrayed as a fine judgment that balances the risk of inflation against the demand for...

    26. January 12, 2015

      Lower oil sends Nigeria bond yield higher

      Nigeria is weathering a growing economic storm, with the cost of international borrowing surging above neighbouring African...

    27. January 11, 2015

      Bewitched by mandarins of central banking

      The continuing fall in government bond yields in the advanced economies at the turn of the year was a salutary reminder of...

    28. January 9, 2015

      Europe’s deflation risk leaves no option but quantitative easing

      Inflation data for the eurozone confirmed this week what we already know. Even abstracting from the effects of oil, the core...

    29. January 4, 2015

      A wise bet is on a happier year for the economy

      In 2014, global output per head grew by close to 2 per cent, at purchasing power parity. Thus, at the end of the year, human...

    30. January 1, 2015

      Britons know their political destiny

      Britain’s general election takes place in May, but it is already over. Most people know how they will vote. Waverers who end...

    31. FT Data

      December 30, 2014

      The ten charts of 2014

      We produce a lot of charts at the FT. Here are ten of the most notable, which illustrated some of the biggest stories of the...

    32. December 24, 2014

      Causes and consequences of China’s contagious case of deflation

      The 50 per cent fall in oil prices this year is self-evidently good news for all but oil-producing states, regions and...

    33. December 22, 2014

      Nigerian capital controls: eye of the needle

      Quiz time. Which country with a currency battered by falling oil prices is likeliest to introduce capital controls first...

    34. December 20, 2014

      CBR shows how not to intervene

      Never before has Russia’s central bank been so much in the spotlight. In the space of just 29 hours — from 10am on Monday,...

    35. December 17, 2014

      Bank of Russia acts to halt rouble rout

      The rouble enjoyed its largest daily rally since 1998, surging as much as 12 per cent, after the Russian authorities...

    36. December 16, 2014

      The rouble crisis reveals Putin’s strategic failure

      Russia is in the throes of a full-blown currency crisis, with profound implications for its economy, its political system...

    37. December 15, 2014

      Midnight rate rise summons old spectres

      Whenever a central bank raises rates to defend its currency, it runs the risk of looking desperate — particularly if it does...

    38. December 11, 2014

      Economy healthy, inflation weak, Fed stymied

      This month, American consumers have received some early Christmas presents. Late last week, US payroll data revealed that...

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