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      Central banks as pawnbrokers of last resort

      Will there be another huge financial crisis? As Hamlet said of the fall of a sparrow: “If it be now, ’tis not to come....

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      China rebuts currency criticism as renminbi takes big fall

      China’s currency suffered its largest monthly depreciation since its devaluation last August as the central bank pushed...

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    1. 19 hours ago

      Malaysia: relaxed over the ringgit

      Should the US Federal Reserve decide to raise interest rates in June, Malaysian policymakers are generally confident...

    2. May 30, 2016

      Successful central banks focus on greater purchasing power

      The Bank of Japan has now been conducting quantitative easing — the buying of financial assets by a central bank — for...

    3. May 27, 2016

      Voters need a credible alternative to populism

      The European Central Bank this week added its voice to a chorus warning of the dangers of populism. The surge in...

    4. May 25, 2016

      Yen intervention will stay in toolbox, says Masatsugu Asakawa

      In most countries there are two people whose every utterance can make markets plunge or soar. First is the central bank...

    5. May 25, 2016

      The risks of central banks’ radical treatments

      Have we reached the limits of monetary policy? No. The central banks’ medicine cabinet is still full. Yet using the old...

    6. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Banxico plays down odds of surprise rate move

      Agustín Carstens, Mexico’s central bank governor, moved on Wednesday to quell speculation that the peso’s recent falls...

    7. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      Four things to expect after Greece's debt relief deal

      Greece’s creditors agreed a wide-ranging deal to secure debt relief for the country, after marathon talks in Brussels...

    8. Fast FT

      May 19, 2016

      Mexico: gearing up for another surprise rate hike?

      Could the Bank of Mexico do it again – hike its benchmark interest rate unexpectedly? With the peso falling against the...

    9. May 17, 2016

      Smoke, mirrors and helicopter money

      The term “helicopter money” is derived from a vivid image created by the US economist Milton Friedman in which a...

    10. May 15, 2016

      Carney defends Brexit recession warning from Eurosceptic attacks

      Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has defended his comments against the UK leaving the EU, insisting he had...

    11. May 15, 2016

      Week Ahead Political Diary: G7 leaders gather in Japan

      Currencies, fiscal policy and tax havens are likely to top the agenda when finance ministers and central bank governors...

    12. May 15, 2016

      Negative interest rates ‘poison’ German pension funds

      The German regulator has piled further pressure on the European Central Bank over its low interest rate policy, which...

    13. Fast FT

      May 13, 2016

      IMF flags risk of house price fall in EU vote warning

      London faces losing its position at the centre of the financial world and house prices could sink if the UK leaves the...

    14. May 12, 2016

      Bank of England moves from caution to candour

      Almost every official at the Bank of England thinks leaving the EU would be a bad idea. What they have found harder to...

    15. Nick Butler

      May 9, 2016

      Can oil price speculation be controlled?

      Why did the oil price fall 70 per cent during the two years from the spring of 2014? And why, after falling from $115 a...

    16. Fast FT

      May 6, 2016

      Morgan Stanley dumps euro dollar parity call

      Talk of the euro sinking to parity against the dollar has gone firmly out of fashion. Analysts at Morgan Stanley are...

    17. May 5, 2016

      The ECB should change course before it is too late

      Over the past century central banks have become the guardians of our economic and financial security. The Bundesbank...

    18. May 3, 2016

      Equities lead big questions for markets this week

      These are the key questions we at FT Markets are asking as a new week beckons. Sell in May and go away? Downbeat...

    19. May 1, 2016

      Italian fund undertakes first rescue at Popolare Vicenza

      Italy’s government-orchestrated €4.25bn bank bailout fund Atlante has undertaken its first rescue mission after the...

    20. May 1, 2016

      Markets yearn for their central bank sugar daddy

      The arrival of negative interest rates in the eurozone and Japan shows yet again that stock markets continue to...

    21. beyondbrics

      April 29, 2016

      What comes down, must go up

      Twenty years ago, I was told that emerging market shares were like mining stocks. This sounded an unglamorous if not...

    22. Fast FT

      April 29, 2016

      Yen still going strong in best week since 2008

      And it… won’t back down. The yen is still pushing higher after yesterday’s surprise decision by the Bank of Japan to...

    23. Fast FT

      April 22, 2016

      Albert Edwards and the sadness of the permabear

      Albert Edwards is sad. “Utterly depressed,” in fact. Earlier this month, he was warning of a “tidal wave of defaults”....

    24. April 21, 2016

      Draghi goes on the offensive against bullying by Berlin

      In the past month, Mario Draghi has come under near constant attack from German politicians. Always hostile to easy...

    25. Fast FT

      April 21, 2016

      Sweden boosts QE to cool krona. Krona jumps anyway

      Sweden’s central bank has decided to boost its programme of bond buying in an effort to hold down the krona and stop...

    26. Fast FT

      April 19, 2016

      Brazilian real rises as central bank sits out

      The Brazilian central bank is staying on the sidelines on Tuesday. Although the real strengthened by as much as 2.3 per...

    27. April 18, 2016

      Real falls as Brazil’s central bank intervenes

      Brazil’s currency reversed big gains from Congress voting to impeach president Dilma Rousseff and sank lower on Monday...

    28. Fast FT

      April 18, 2016

      Brazil central bank steps in to weaken real

      Brazil’s central bank is pulling out all stops to prevent the real from appreciating too much against the US dollar....

    29. April 18, 2016

      Papua New Guinea seeks World Bank loan after dollar shortage

      Papua New Guinea is seeking a World Bank loan of hundreds of millions of dollars to tackle a foreign exchange crisis...

    30. April 17, 2016

      Markets spotlight: commentary in review

      Welcome to spotlight on market commentary, written by outside guest contributors and journalists at the Financial...

    31. Fast FT

      April 14, 2016

      Top German economists back ECB amid fierce policy debate

      Germany’s leading economic institutes have backed the European Central Bank in its battle with German finance minister...

    32. April 14, 2016

      Singapore loosens monetary policy

      Singapore’s central bank has become the latest to ease monetary policy in response to the deteriorating global economic...

    33. April 13, 2016

      Germany should keep its hands off the ECB

      When France feels the need to lecture Germany on the need to respect central bank independence, it should be clear...

    34. April 12, 2016

      Robust yen spooks investors and baffles BoJ

      In a recent episode of Japan’s best-watched daytime television show, celebrity guests were asked to admire a stack of...

    35. FT Alphaville

      April 12, 2016

      Did the G20 agree a currency accord and does it matter?

      The first question is whether there was a lovely new, but secret, currency accord agreed at the G20 in Shanghai in...

    36. Brussels Blog

      April 12, 2016

      Brussels Briefing: Banking on Italy

      This is Tuesday’s edition of our daily Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up...

    37. April 11, 2016

      Yen strength is scary on many levels

      If the yen market were a scary movie, this is the point at which discordant music signals a growing danger. Everyone...

    38. April 11, 2016

      Negative rates may be nearing a political limit

      In less than two years, negative interest rates have moved from the abstract realms of economic theory into the...

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