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  1. FT Alphaville

    April 17, 2014

    Constructing negativity and the ECB

    We wonder if, after a brief blaze of real scrutiny, people have started to look past the imposition of a negative deposit...

  2. FT Alphaville

    April 16, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific bourses were on the rise, led by Japan, but Greater China equity markets pared gains after the world’s...

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  1. April 13, 2014

    Booms are boomier, and busts more painful

    It is a myth that investors do not like government interference. Brokers, shareholders and hedge fund managers may complain...

  2. April 10, 2014

    Rajan warns global co-operation risks ‘breaking down’

    The governor of India’s central bank warned on Thursday that the extraordinarily loose monetary policies in rich countries...

  3. FT Alphaville

    April 8, 2014

    The €1,000,000,000,000 question, revisited

    Unanimous in its commitment to using also unconventional instruments within its mandate in order to cope effectively with...

  4. April 8, 2014

    Time running out for the market riggers

    Conventional wisdom has it that the long-term global decline in real interest rates owes much to an increase in the demand...

  5. April 7, 2014

    Mario Draghi’s ‘whatever it takes’ may not be enough for the euro

    “Whatever it takes.” Mario Draghi’s declaration that he would save the euro could well go down as the most effective...

  6. April 7, 2014

    More to rupee recovery than Modi mania

    Indian central bank governor Raghuram Rajan faces an unusually pleasant problem: what to do about his country’s...

  7. April 4, 2014

    UK scrambles to save bank emergency lending programme

    The Bank of England’s emergency scheme to covertly support struggling banks is unexpectedly under threat from fine print in...

  8. beyondbrics

    April 3, 2014

    Brazil rates: end of line as growth worries supplant inflation

    After months of speculation and the world’s longest tightening cycle, it looks like Brazil may finally be done increasing...

  9. April 2, 2014

    Rate rise pattern is different this time

    The US Federal Reserve’s forward guidance last May that it would soon begin to “taper” its asset purchases marked the start...

  10. March 30, 2014

    Europe’s central bankers talk too much and act too little

    It is five months since the sharp and persistent drop in eurozone inflation, and the gnomes in the European Central Bank’s...

  11. March 20, 2014

    Companies now driving China’s renminbi lower

    Companies rather than China’s central bank are now the biggest force driving the renminbi lower, according to local traders,...

  12. beyondbrics

    March 19, 2014

    London morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Russia annexes Crimea with stroke of pen | As one soldier was reported killed in a clash in Simferopol,...

  13. March 17, 2014

    Renminbi marks new trading regime with fall to 11-month low

    China’s central bank underlined its intention to give the market a bigger role in determining the value of its currency when...

  14. beyondbrics

    March 17, 2014

    London morning espresso

    * FT News ** * Crimea poll leaves Moscow isolated | Peninsula pressed ahead with a referendum condemned in the west but...

  15. March 16, 2014

    Freer renminbi will need more than wider corridor

    When China doubled the renminbi’s trading band on Saturday, the country’s central bank proclaimed that it was a move to let...

  16. March 13, 2014

    China eyes opportunity to drive up euro

    China’s central bank engineered an abrupt end to the carry trade in the renminbi last month. Could it also be helping to...

  17. FT Alphaville

    March 13, 2014

    Is the PBOC driving up the euro?

    China’s central bank engineered an abrupt end to the carry trade in the renminbi last month. Could it also be helping to...

  18. March 13, 2014

    Pricey beef a tender topic in Argentina

    One hundred years ago, beef made Argentina rich. Today it is making Argentines poor. At a classic Buenos Aires steak house...

  19. March 13, 2014

    Bank of England proposes bonus clawbacks

    The Bank of England wants to force lenders to recoup bonuses of misbehaving bankers for up to six years after they have been...

  20. beyondbrics

    March 10, 2014

    Guest post: Argentina's day in court [corrected]

    By Samuel George of the Bertelsmann Foundation On February 18 the Republic of Argentina submitted a petition to the US...

  21. Gavyn Davies

    March 9, 2014

    The Fed's next focus is on wages

    A few weeks ago, this blog advanced the theory that the behaviour of the major central banks, which had dominated market...

  22. March 9, 2014

    ‘A present-day event of baffling complexity’

    The parallels between current events in Ukraine and those that led up to the outbreak of the first world war 100 years ago...

  23. March 7, 2014

    Bargain hunters move into Russia

    A military conflict threatens, share prices tumble – and the bargain hunters move in. That was story of Russian markets this...

  24. March 7, 2014

    China’s renminbi bounces back

    The renminbi is poised to record its biggest weekly gain in more than two years, as China’s central bank stepped back from...

  25. Money Supply

    March 6, 2014

    Live blog: Mario Draghi at the ECB

    This is the transcript of the Live Blog session ending at 14:46 on 6 Mar 2014. Welcome to our live coverage of ECB president...

  26. March 5, 2014

    Russia spends $11bn supporting rouble

    Russia’s central bank spent $11.3bn supporting the rouble on Monday, as investors pulled their money out the country...

  27. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2014

    Guest Post: Parsing Putin's thinking on Ukraine

    By Christopher Granville, Director of Russia Research, Trusted Sources For investors exposed to Russia and the wider market...

  28. March 4, 2014

    Rouble rebounds as Ukraine tension fades

    Russia’s central bank has succeeded in stabilising the rouble as fears of a conflict over Ukraine eased – but at the cost of...

  29. The World

    March 3, 2014

    Live blog: Ukraine crisis

    The stand-off between Russia and the G7 over Moscow’s intervention in the Ukrainian region of Crimea continues. Financial...

  30. March 3, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Russian economy faces risk of more setbacks

    In the heated discussions within the Russian government over the past weeks over the escalating crisis in Ukraine, the...

  31. March 3, 2014

    Ukraine crisis: Investors count cost for Russian rouble

    Russia’s rouble, equity and bond markets fell victim on Monday to the escalating confrontation between Moscow and Ukraine’s...

  32. March 2, 2014

    Rouble likely to be casualty of conflict

    Traders were bracing themselves for a sharp fall for both the rouble and Russian markets on Monday morning as investors...

  33. February 28, 2014

    Renminbi caps biggest weekly fall in years

    The Chinese renminbi capped its biggest weekly fall in years, with its steepest drop of the week on Friday as traders...

  34. February 26, 2014

    Caution reigns as China worries persist

    Wednesday 21:15 GMT. Persistent uncertainty about China’s currency policy and concerns over Ukraine made for a nervous...

  35. Brussels Blog

    February 25, 2014

    Will Ukraine aid come quickly enough?

    A slide from a January 2014 investor presentation by the Ukrainian finance ministry First of all, just how much financial...

  36. February 24, 2014

    Time for central banks to step back

    Central banks have been on the back foot recently. The Federal Reserve has been criticised for its tapering strategy....

  37. February 20, 2014

    Sinking rouble tests Russia’s resolve

    A sharp depreciation in the rouble is testing Moscow’s resolve to complete a free float of the currency by 2015, hitting...

  38. February 19, 2014

    Australian central bank walks a currency tightrope

    When Italian football star Alessandro Del Piero quit Juventus for Sydney FC in Australia in September 2012, he may have had...

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