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      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 most...

    2. 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 at...

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    1. 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 up on...

    2. 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 can be...

    3. 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 way...

    4. 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...

    5. 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 central...

    6. 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 last...

    7. 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 the...

    8. 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 hands of...

    9. 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 domestic...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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