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    1. Fast FT

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      Goldman: Italy's bank saga - not such a big deal

      It’s stress test week for European banks and six years on from the continent’s banking crisis, investors will be...

    2. July 19, 2016

      Turkey bank pulls bond at last minute on investor aversion

      Turkey’s fourth-largest lender pulled a US dollar-denominated bond deal that recently priced, a rare move that marks...

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    1. July 19, 2016

      Fund managers expect radical new stimulus from central banks

      Fund managers are buying record amounts of protection against a sharp fall in equities over the next three months while...

    2. Fast FT

      July 19, 2016

      Turkey cuts rates after failed coup

      Turkey’s central bank has cut interest rates, its fifth consecutive month of monetary easing, days after a failed...

    3. July 14, 2016

      BoE’s measured decision on rates aims to contain Brexit fallout

      The decision by the Bank of England to hold interest rates in July was a pause for breath and a chance to calibrate its...

    4. Fast FT

      July 14, 2016

      BoE keeps rates steady: analyst responses

      Well that was unexpected. The BoE has shocked markets by keeping rates at 0.5 per cent, with only one MPC member voting...

    5. July 13, 2016

      A helpful gesture from the Bank of England

      A cut in interest rates by the Bank of England on Thursday will, at the very least, have the virtue of novelty. The...

    6. Fast FT

      July 12, 2016

      BoE officials reject Brexit 'scare stories' accusations

      The Bank of England is fending off criticism that it made an undue intervention in the UK’s EU referendum campaign,...

    7. July 12, 2016

      There is life in sovereign bonds if you know where to look

      In 1167, the Republic of Venice became the first modern state to borrow from its citizens in a formal manner, taking a...

    8. Fast FT

      July 6, 2016

      Riksbank postpones future rate rises, blames Brexit

      Sweden’s central bank says it has “postponed” any future rate rises, noting that “the results of the UK referendum have...

    9. 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...

    10. 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 —...

    11. 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 —...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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...

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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,...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. 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...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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