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    1. May 4, 2016

      Janet Yellen drives the currency bus as dollar dives

      Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen and her central bank counterparts in Europe and Japan are turning on its head that...

    2. May 3, 2016

      Dollar’s slide takes it to 15-month nadir

      The US dollar touched a 15-month low on Tuesday, reflecting growing market doubts that the US economy can grow fast...

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    1. May 3, 2016

      Buying the dollar has not gone to plan

      Selling the dollar has been lucrative this year, if you were lucky or clever enough to think of it. It was a punchy bet...

    2. May 3, 2016

      The dollar: easy does it

      The literal-minded find monetary policy maddening. Central banks in Europe and Japan are taking drastic steps to ease...

    3. April 29, 2016

      Yen surges to 18-month high after Bank of Japan inaction

      The yen is on track for its biggest weekly gain since the depths of the 2008 financial crisis after the Bank of Japan’s...

    4. April 27, 2016

      Why edgier markets are here to stay in 2016

      Markets came into the year expecting a shift away from the narrative that characterised last year. Instead, we find...

    5. Gavyn Davies

      April 24, 2016

      Is there a new Plaza Accord?

      Foreign exchange traders are buzzing with talk of a new “Plaza Accord”, following the marked change in the behaviour of...

    6. April 24, 2016

      Big questions for markets this week

      These are the key questions we at FT Markets are asking as a new week beckons. Is the currency divergence trade back? A...

    7. April 11, 2016

      Fed in driving seat as EM rollercoaster awaits next twist

      A rash of fun fairs recently springing up on open spaces across London has caused a phenomenon increasingly familiar to...

    8. April 10, 2016

      Collateral damage from a delay to US rate rises

      If policymakers in the eurozone and Japan hoped to engineer a weaker currency by their aggressive expansion of monetary...

    9. March 29, 2016

      Dollar retreats as Yellen exudes caution

      The dollar retreated after Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen set a decidedly cautious tone about the health of the US...

    10. March 28, 2016

      Has truce been declared in the currency wars?

      Marc Chandler of Brown Brothers Harriman could not have been more sniffy about the idea of a currency wars truce being...

    11. March 25, 2016

      Dollar firms as markets look to rate rise

      The dollar strengthened this week against a host of rivals as investors focused on the possibility of a Federal Reserve...

    12. March 23, 2016

      US dollar index rebounds on Fed speak

      The US dollar was firmer against its major rivals on Wednesday, with a key measure having almost erased its losses in...

    13. March 23, 2016

      Gold prices retreat as dollar strengthens

      Gold retreated on Wednesday to its lowest level since late February, ending a brief rally spurred in part by haven...

    14. March 21, 2016

      Wall Street inches higher in choppy trade

      Monday 20:00 GMT. US and European stocks began the holiday-shortened week on a hesitant note as oil prices turned...

    15. March 21, 2016

      Investors face challenge of their convictions

      All hail the great rebound. A weaker US dollar and firmer commodity prices — most importantly that of oil — have...

    16. March 18, 2016

      Calm after the first-quarter storms

      Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose. As of Friday, the US stock market was exactly where it started the year. A...

    17. March 18, 2016

      Dollar in broad retreat after Fed shift

      The dollar sounded the retreat on all fronts after the Federal Reserve dialled back expectations for rate rises this...

    18. March 17, 2016

      Do not assume dollar slide is relentless

      The Federal Reserve’s more dovish stance pulled the rug from under the dollar. Where can traders get more juice from...

    19. March 3, 2016

      Causes of the market’s new year stumble not resolved

      The glass certainly looks half full given the robust recovery in market sentiment. Global equities remain in the red...

    20. March 2, 2016

      US jobs data hold reins for dollar bulls

      To understand current market behaviour, imagine a horse rider who has suffered a nasty fall and is resolutely refusing...

    21. March 2, 2016

      Investors ignore the ‘bezzle’ at their peril

      John Kenneth Galbraith in The Great Crash, 1929 describes “bezzle” theft where there is an often lengthy time period...

    22. February 29, 2016

      Markets face $1tn Asian EM debt worries

      Highly indebted companies across Asia are closely watching the direction of the US dollar. A case in point is Agile...

    23. February 29, 2016

      Summer rate rise could heat up dollar bulls

      We are coming up to the first Friday of the month, which means, for a while at least, there will be only one number...

    24. February 22, 2016

      Dollar hits three-week high against euro

      The dollar rose to a three-week high against its major peers, as weakness in European currencies following lacklustre...

    25. February 21, 2016

      A popular game of dollar-renminbi knee-jerk

      I look back on my time as a wide-eyed markets reporter at the start of my FT career as particularly instructive. I...

    26. February 17, 2016

      Commodity foreign exchange limits advance of dollar

      The dollar faced two ways in currency trading, holding its own on its main peers thanks to a rebound in US economic...

    27. February 16, 2016

      Commodity currencies hit by oil price fragility

      Fragility returned to stalk the currency market and kill off the brief revival in optimism as traders returned to haven...

    28. February 12, 2016

      Market turmoil: trail of broken trades forces a rethink

      But, Och! I backward cast my e’e. On prospects drear! As Scottish poet Robert Burns advised a mouse, the best-laid...

    29. February 10, 2016

      Currency market is braced for Janet Yellen’s Congressional testimony

      A jittery currency market is braced for further volatility on Wednesday when Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve chair,...

    30. February 8, 2016

      Yellen testimony will set tone for dollar

      Global markets are, once again, waiting for Janet. Ms Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, is due to give...

    31. February 5, 2016

      Dollar bounces after payrolls data

      The dollar extended early gains on Friday following the release of US jobs data showing a fall in the unemployment rate...

    32. February 2, 2016

      Global competitive easing leaves US alone

      The Bank of Japan’s move late last week to introduce negative interest rates does not, at first sight, qualify for...

    33. January 27, 2016

      Investors sell emerging markets debt at record pace

      Investors are deserting emerging market bonds at the fastest rate on record, withdrawing more money than they did at...

    34. January 25, 2016

      Pay attention to long-term debt cycle

      I have a controversial view that is based on my alternative economic template, and I feel a responsibility to share at...

    35. January 22, 2016

      Commodity FX gain welcome oil rally boost

      A much-needed pick-up in market optimism restored some semblance of stability to the world of currencies following a...

    36. January 21, 2016

      The tiny shifts that can signal huge changes

      A couple of weeks ago China SCE Property Holdings, a company based in the coastal city of Xiamen, quietly redeemed an...

    37. Fast FT

      January 21, 2016

      Grey Thursday for EM FX; all-time lows, bounces

      If yesterday was “Black Wednesday” for emerging market currencies, today is very very dark grey Thursday. There’s some...

    38. Fast FT

      January 20, 2016

      Argentine stocks: when a sell-off isn't all bad

      Argentine stocks are crashing, but not for the reasons you might think. Including Wednesday’s 4 per cent drop, the...

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