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  1. September 22, 2014

    Local banks on shortlist to buy Citi’s Japan unit

    Citigroup has drawn up a shortlist of four domestic lenders as potential buyers for its retail banking business in Japan,...

  2. September 18, 2014

    Franc gains after Swiss National Bank defends cap

    The Swiss franc strengthened on Thursday after the central bank underlined its determination to defend its cap on the...

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  1. September 17, 2014

    Arminio Fraga offers Brazil an orthodox path

    Arminio Fraga’s assessment of what is wrong with Brazil explains why he is the market’s choice to be finance minister after...

  2. September 15, 2014

    Rouble tumbles to fresh record low

    The rouble fell to a new record low against the dollar on Monday, sliding for the sixth consecutive day as clashes between...

  3. beyondbrics

    September 12, 2014

    Guest post: why Venezuela should not default

    By Francisco Rodríguez of Bank of America Merrill Lynch In a provocative article published last week by Project Syndicate...

  4. September 10, 2014

    ECB to press ahead with ABS-buying programme

    The European Central Bank yesterday pledged to press ahead with plans to revive the stagnant eurozone economy by buying...

  5. September 9, 2014

    Obstacles loom for Mario Draghi’s loans plan

    Mario Draghi’s confirmation last week that the European Central Bank will begin buying asset-backed securities completed a...

  6. September 8, 2014

    Post-QE wave to break over fund managers

    Central banks have been a great blessing for the asset management industry. They helped it avoid disaster during the global...

  7. September 3, 2014

    Financial reform: Call to arms

    The financial crises and the years of economic malaise that followed represent profound failures of the economy and of...

  8. September 3, 2014

    Quantitative easing would sow the seeds of crisis not recovery

    The fear of a descent into Japanese-style deflation is starting to influence monetary policy making in the eurozone....

  9. September 2, 2014

    India optimism fuelled by earnings and GDP growth

    After three years of falling growth, equity investors have awaited signs of an Indian rebound. Last Friday, one finally...

  10. September 1, 2014

    Financial reforms will make the next crisis even messier

    There is a time-honoured way of protecting taxpayers from picking up the bill for the failure of a systemically important...

  11. August 31, 2014

    Yield chasers cross the beta desert at their peril

    In a market where asset prices are comprehensively rigged by central bankers, rational investment becomes impossible....

  12. August 28, 2014

    Kenya intervenes to prop up ailing shilling

    Kenya’s central bank appears to have drawn a line in the foreign exchange market, intervening heavily this week to prop up...

  13. August 26, 2014

    Opportunist shareholders must embrace commitment

    Limited-liability, privately owned joint-stock companies are the core institutions of modern capitalism. These entities are...

  14. beyondbrics

    August 25, 2014

    Guest post: the limits of Brazil's FX intervention programme

    By Márcio Garcia of PUC-Rio Last year’s taper tantrum caused massive turbulence in global markets. Risky assets suffered...

  15. August 19, 2014

    Renminbi fights back as PBoC intervention subsides

    After a historically weak start to the year, China’s renminbi has stormed back in recent months as tactical intervention by...

  16. August 18, 2014

    Shekel drops on intervention speculation

    The Israeli shekel fell to a six-month low against the dollar on Monday, hit by speculation that falling inflation and...

  17. August 12, 2014

    Watch for risks from indebted corporate Asia

    August can be a perilous month for investors. It is a month when there is little volume or liquidity in financial markets...

  18. August 10, 2014

    Matteo Renzi defends pace of Italian reform

    Matteo Renzi, Italy’s prime minister, says the eurozone’s third-largest economy is on track to hit its EU-mandated budget...

  19. August 7, 2014

    Scotland is warned of emergency lending perils in crisis

    An independent Scotland would have little scope to offer emergency lending facilities to its banks, raising questions about...

  20. August 7, 2014

    Risk culture must change to protect financial system

    Financial firms are dialling up risk in their search for yield due to the extraordinary amounts of liquidity created by...

  21. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asia-Pacific equities were in decline for a third straight day, as investors braced for a possible conflict in...

  22. FT Alphaville

    August 5, 2014

    Should central bankers embrace the cult of the offensive?

    A new article by Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England’s chief economist, is a useful reminder that the debate over how (or...

  23. August 4, 2014

    Espírito Santo: the BES of bail-ins?

    Seth Klarman wrote the book on “risk-averse value investing strategies for the thoughtful investor”. So what was his hedge...

  24. July 24, 2014

    Reserve Bank of New Zealand points to pause in interest rates

    The New Zealand dollar came under heavy pressure on Thursday as the country’s central bank indicated its rate-tightening...

  25. FT Alphaville

    July 23, 2014

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

    This guest post, from Brian Reid, chief economist of the Investment Company Institute, is a response to this speech in April...

  26. 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...

  27. 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...

  28. 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...

  29. 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...

  30. 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...

  31. 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...

  32. 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...

  33. 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...

  34. 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...

  35. 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...

  36. 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...

  37. 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...

  38. 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...

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