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    ‘The Age of Asset Management' -- less risk, not more

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  1. July 17, 2014

    Dubai suspends trading in Arabtec shares

    Dubai Financial Market has suspended trading in construction company Arabtec as the country’s regulator beefed up oversight...

  2. Andrew Smithers

    July 16, 2014

    QE and the economic risks of underfunding

    In the past governments have funded their deficits – for example, they have borrowed in the bond market rather than through...

  3. July 15, 2014

    Forex effects felt as banks restock reserves

    Central banks are back in the foreign exchange market. After a decade in which reserve managers built ever greater...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2014

    Temper tantrum, tempest, or teapot?

    Banco Espirito Santo, the Portugese lender which had a few problems earlier this week to do with its complicated corporate...

  5. July 10, 2014

    Mario Draghi coaxes politicians to lead in next set of reforms

    Ever since he took the helm of the European Central Bank nearly three years ago, Mario Draghi has called for eurozone...

  6. July 10, 2014

    China vows to speed up renminbi liberalisation

    China has committed to speed up moves to liberalise its exchange rate and foreign investment regime, prompting US officials...

  7. The A-List

    July 10, 2014

    The folly of central banks tightening to keep governments on the leash

    The Bundesbank is right to remind us that the unprecedented monetary accommodation in the eurozone has produced undesirable...

  8. FT Alphaville

    July 9, 2014

    The Fed as universal banker

    The Federal Reserve’s June minutes are out and as usual offer good insight into the FOMC’s thinking when it comes economic...

  9. FT Alphaville

    July 8, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Creditors offer Argentina breathing room in debt restructuring dispute: Holdout investors who rejected Argentina’s debt...

  10. July 4, 2014

    EBA warns of more than 70 Bitcoin hazards

    Financial institutions across the EU should not buy, sell or hold virtual currencies, the region’s banking regulator has...

  11. June 29, 2014

    BIS urges central banks to exit loose monetary policy

    When the Bank for International Settlements’ chief economist warned in 2003 that dangerous imbalances were building up in...

  12. June 26, 2014

    High water for eurozone bond rally as yields near US levels

    Remember the eurozone crisis? Bond markets have moved on so rapidly from the debt woes of 2010-12 that governments on the...

  13. FT Alphaville

    June 23, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: Yes, the colour-code used to illustrate the full line-up of Camp AV speakers has relevance. No, I...

  14. June 20, 2014

    Banking must stay out of the shadows

    The shadow banking system was at the centre of the financial crisis. In the meltdowns of Lehman Brothers and AIG, the...

  15. June 20, 2014

    Britain’s economic scars will outlast its long convalescence

    Admitting that you know too little about the state of the economy to make a confident decision about monetary policy might...

  16. beyondbrics

    June 20, 2014

    Bulgarian bank seized by central bank as political tensions rise

    Bulgaria’s central bank on Friday froze the operations of the Corporate Commercial Bank (KTB), suspended its directors and...

  17. beyondbrics

    June 19, 2014

    Colombia's GDP: goal!

    Colombia’s GDP data for the first quarter of 2014 came earlier than expected on Thursday morning, as if to be sure to avoid...

  18. June 19, 2014

    Beware central banks’ share-buying sprees

    Like the rest of us, the world’s central bankers have had to cope since 2008 with low interest rates wiping out returns on...

  19. FT Alphaville

    June 16, 2014

    Finstability hawkishness and the burden of proof

    Given the recent proliferation of debate about monetary policy and the fall in volatility — among central bank officials and...

  20. June 15, 2014

    China manufacturing contraction set to slow

    This week starts with important purchasing managers’ reports that will help assess the speed of the recovery in China and...

  21. June 15, 2014

    Strength of recovery in focus amid expected Fed tightening

    Central bankers will be in the spotlight this week with a decision from the Federal Open Market Committee and the release of...

  22. June 13, 2014

    Sterling gains on early rate rise prospect

    Sterling rose to within sight of a five-year high against the dollar and hit an 18-month peak versus the euro after Mark...

  23. June 10, 2014

    Flood of cash needs to irrigate businesses

    Is there just too much capital? Asset prices are at record highs – be it London property or stock market indices – yet still...

  24. June 9, 2014

    China move sparks speculation of renminbi reversal

    China’s central bank guided the renminbi higher by the most in 20 months on Monday, prompting speculation Beijing has...

  25. June 6, 2014

    Draghi has pulled another rabbit out of his hat

    In the summer of 2012, Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, did something extraordinary. He said the magic...

  26. June 4, 2014

    Real stabilises after swaps fightback

    Brazil has scrapped a tax on some short-term foreign loans in a move that could help its central bank counter renewed...

  27. The A-List

    June 4, 2014

    The ECB can and should make the ABS market happen

    The European Central Bank clearly will announce some package of expansionary measures on Thursday – as well it should, given...

  28. beyondbrics

    June 4, 2014

    Nigeria stock exchange flies in spite of Boko Haram, with help from MSCI

    Nigeria is receiving a large influx in foreign portfolio flows in spite of investors’ unease following the terror campaign...

  29. June 2, 2014

    Renminbi bulls seize on hopes for economy

    Remember when currency policy, rather than maritime disputes, used to top the agenda for US-China relations? Washington long...

  30. May 30, 2014

    Accounts irregularities found at Espírito Santo’s parent group

    Portugal’s Espírito Santo Financial Group has reported “serious irregularities” in the accounts of its parent company in the...

  31. FT Alphaville

    May 30, 2014

    Ah, I see we are firmly in the "what if QE fails" stage of the debate...

    … and back on the “buy foreign bonds” option. Never mind the former might never happen, let alone happen when the ECB meets...

  32. FT Alphaville

    May 29, 2014

    Chinese QE turns American?

    Yeah, we know, it’s semantic. China are already the kings of QE. But bear with us for a bit. The nature of their QE may be...

  33. May 28, 2014

    EM currencies slip amid easing moves

    The rally in emerging market currencies has stalled in the past week as central banks lower the defences put in place to...

  34. May 27, 2014

    Disarm our doomsday machine

    Are financial crises an inevitable feature of capitalism? Must the government rescue the system when huge crises occur? In...

  35. May 27, 2014

    Lagarde and Carney let fire at financial sector

    Christine Lagarde, the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, has warned that “a fierce industry pushback” by...

  36. FT Alphaville

    May 23, 2014

    Goldman Sachs on coping with negative rates

    There’s a good note from Goldman Sachs this week on the implications of negative rates at the ECB. But given that many of...

  37. May 22, 2014

    EM currencies benefit as investors return

    A year after Ben Bernanke’s first mention of tapering triggered a panic in emerging markets, a rush back into...

  38. May 16, 2014

    The eurozone won the war – now it must win the peace

    Martin Feldstein, the renowned Harvard economist, once predicted that the euro could lead to renewed conflict in Europe,...

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