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    1. January 27, 2015

      Britain still one of fastest growing economies

      Despite yesterday’s weaker than expected data, Britain is still likely to be one of the fastest growing industrialised...

    2. January 27, 2015

      Five things to watch for as the Fed meets

      The first Federal Reserve monetary policy meeting of 2015 takes place on Tuesday and Wednesday. Economists are expecting a...

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    1. Investing in Young People

      With a third of the world’s 200m unemployed under the age of 25, FT writers examine th...
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    1. January 25, 2015

      Obama challenges Congress on Arctic oil

      US President Barack Obama has called on Congress to designate more than 12m acres of Alaska’s arctic wilds for environmental...

    2. January 25, 2015

      Productivity figures raise worries over UK economy

      Britain’s economy has lost the ability to improve output from existing labour and assets such as machinery and premises...

    3. January 23, 2015

      US diners lose their taste for Big Macs

      McDonald’s same-store sales suffered their first annual fall in a dozen years in 2014, as the US economic recovery failed to...

    4. January 22, 2015

      US investors double down on biotech bets

      Investors in US equities confronted with a volatile market so far this month are returning to one of their favoured trades...

    5. January 21, 2015

      Barack Obama sets out case for middle-class economics

      A serious budget proposal it was not. President Barack Obama’s penultimate State of the Union will be noted for its...

    6. January 20, 2015

      US bonds boosted as rate rise moves back

      A rally in long-term US government bonds is accelerating as investors push back expectations for an increase in benchmark...

    7. January 19, 2015

      Monetary stimulus and other ways of averting apocalypse

      Afew months ago in New York, a private collector handed over a small fortune to buy a white canvas on which four letters had...

    8. January 16, 2015

      High risk of crowded trade unravelling

      When powerful market trends buckle the ensuing chaos reveals the complacency of investors. The pronounced slide in oil...

    9. January 14, 2015

      Retail sales fall shakes confidence in US recovery

      A surprise fall in US consumer spending knocked equities and sent bond yields down sharply on both sides of the Atlantic on...

    10. January 12, 2015

      US ponders inequality amid economic rebound

      The strength of the US’s economic recovery is creating a quandary in Washington: how to galvanise the broad swath of voters...

    11. January 9, 2015

      Self-correcting depression and virtue of deflation

      Does the Federal Reserve even have history as a guide? The world’s most powerful central bank has said it wants to raise...

    12. January 9, 2015

      Fears over oil and deflation are exaggerated

      The first few trading days of 2015 brought a mixed message about financial markets. The year began with a five-day decline...

    13. January 9, 2015

      US unemployment rate falls to 5.6%

      The US added more jobs than expected in December, confirming 2014 as the best year for job creation since 1999 even as...

    14. January 9, 2015

      US creates 252,000 jobs in December

      America’s jobs market ended 2014 on a solid footing. The US economy created 252,000 jobs in December compared with 353,000...

    15. January 9, 2015

      Five things to look for in US jobs data

      The closely watched monthly non-farm payrolls figures, which are seen as a crucial indicator of the health of the US...

    16. January 9, 2015

      Stocks retreat after US payrolls data

      Friday 21.00 GMT. Global stocks ended the week on the back foot while Treasury bond prices rose and the dollar’s recent...

    17. January 8, 2015

      US export economy fails to import jobs

      This month, brace yourself to hear plenty of rhetoric coming out of Washington about “exports” and “jobs”. As a new...

    18. January 7, 2015

      Fed unlikely to raise rates before April

      Federal Reserve officials are in broad agreement that US interest rates are unlikely to rise until at least April, according...

    19. January 6, 2015

      An economist’s advice to astrologers

      As the economist Ezra Solomon once remarked : “The only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look...

    20. January 6, 2015

      Investors bet on another good year for US equities

      After three consecutive years of double digit gains for US equities, Wall Street analysts are optimistic the current bull...

    21. January 6, 2015

      Deflation is a rising threat for markets

      Why did so many market pundits fail to foresee the decline in yields across the developed world in 2014? The short answer is...

    22. January 5, 2015

      US stocks seek another positive January

      US equity investors will be watching to see if the start of 2015 turns out like the year before. December 2013 saw a nice...

    23. January 4, 2015

      Political extremists may be the eurozone’s saviours

      This is going to be the year in which the eurozone will have its moment of truth. Three scheduled elections — in Greece this...

    24. January 4, 2015

      US should enjoy afternoon sunshine while it lasts

      Three decades ago, Ronald Reagan declared “Morning in America” after years of economic turmoil. His timing was perfect....

    25. January 4, 2015

      A wise bet is on a happier year for the economy

      In 2014, global output per head grew by close to 2 per cent, at purchasing power parity. Thus, at the end of the year, human...

    26. January 2, 2015

      Online sales drive momentum to boost Bed Bath & Beyond

      A new year upgrade from analysts at Canaccord Genuity boosted shares of Bed Bath & Beyond on Friday, following a rise in...

    27. January 2, 2015

      Steady rebalancing is key to a prosperous new year all round

      We are programmed to view life and investments in one-year intervals starting on January 1. Bonus schemes force many...

    28. December 28, 2014

      Rush for exposure to US economic recovery drives ETF inflows

      A scramble for exposure to the US’s economic recovery dominated flows into fast-growing exchange traded funds in 2014, and...

    29. December 26, 2014

      US equities push higher in thin trading

      Stocks on Wall Street extended gains on Friday as trading resumed after the Christmas holiday, pushing US equity benchmark...

    30. December 26, 2014

      Winning bets were obvious with Hindsight

      It is time to return to Hindsight Capital, LLC. For the uninitiated, Hindsight is a hedge fund blessed with the ability to...

    31. December 26, 2014

      How (not) to break the ice at parties

      As many readers grit their teeth and prepare to spend the post-Christmas lull in various states of satiety and sobriety,...

    32. December 21, 2014

      Is the west clinically depressed?

      To some people, the future will always be behind them. Rarely, however, has such gloom covered most of the western world at...

    33. December 21, 2014

      Investment: Loser’s game

      The debate over how our savings should be managed has raged for years. Should our retirement funds be placed, as they have...

    34. December 19, 2014

      Stocks regain poise after Fed reassures

      Global stocks were back on the front foot at the end of a week in which the Federal Reserve once again demonstrated its...

    35. December 18, 2014

      US bonds and shares send conflicting signals

      Nothing highlights the conflicting messages from the big two US asset classes more than low US government bond yields and...

    36. December 17, 2014

      Fed signals tightening by mid-2015

      The US Federal Reserve has sent a strong signal that it expects to tighten monetary policy in mid-2015 by dropping its...

    37. December 17, 2014

      US stocks: no trade is an island

      “Be fearful when others are greedy, and be greedy when others are fearful.” So said a famous proponent of big US companies...

    38. December 17, 2014

      Fed must avoid lurching from crisis to bubble

      Should we get ready to party like it’s 1999? This question has dominated discussion among money managers for days, and it is...

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