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    Spectre of ‘lost decade’ haunting Europe

    When Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz was asked in Germany this week if the country and its neighbours would suffer a lost...

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  1. 5 hours ago

    Rusal restructures $10bn debt pile

    Rusal has completed the restructuring of its $10bn debt pile after negotiations with creditors that lasted a year, in a deal...

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    Why inflation remains best way to avoid stagnation

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  3. 8 hours ago

    Norway’s krone strides higher after better than expected GDP data

    The Norwegian krone strode to a two-month high against the euro on Thursday as investors reassessed their expectations for a...

  4. 11 hours ago

    Rabobank and Raiffeisen warn on impact of Russian sanctions

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    Video and review: "The System Worked", by Dan Drezner

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    Dramas to match scenery at Jackson Hole

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  7. August 20, 2014

    MPC Kremlinology back in style as rebels break ranks

    Catch the news about the Monetary Policy Committee out of the corner of your eye, and you’d be mistaken for thinking...

  8. August 20, 2014

    Draghi has to do, as well as say, whatever it takes

    Mario Draghi does his redoubtable best to reassure us: the eurozone recovery, he tells us, is “on track”. Rather than face...

  9. August 20, 2014

    Dollar jumps on hawkish Fed bets

    The dollar climbed to an 11-month high on Wednesday as investors bet that improving economic data would prompt the US...

  10. August 20, 2014

    ECB bank audit to cover consultants in cash

    European regulators will pay close to half a billion euros to consultancy firms and auditors for their work on the region’s...

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    August 20, 2014

    Guest post: French, Swiss central banks swell rush to hold renminbi

    By Jukka Pihlman, Standard Chartered Adopted at pace by central banks around the world, China’s renminbi is now seen by many...

  12. August 20, 2014

    A split emerges in Threadneedle St

    In his first year as governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney has never faced dissent within the Monetary Policy...

  13. August 20, 2014

    European lenders urged to forge ahead and raise capital now

    European banks already have enough information to forge ahead with capital-raising exercises, rather than waiting for the...

  14. August 20, 2014

    Bank of England unanimity on rates crumbles

    The Bank of England has moved a step closer to ending the era of ultra-low borrowing costs after two of the nine Monetary...

  15. August 20, 2014

    Citi eyes exit from Japan retail banking business

    Citigroup is considering pulling out of retail banking in Japan, which would be the latest in a series of exits by foreign...

  16. August 19, 2014

    Credit Suisse clarifies Banco Espirito Santo links

    Credit Suisse has said that it arranged securities linked to Banco Espírito Santo, the collapsed Portuguese bank, but did...

  17. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    QE for me but not for thee, Switzerland vs Eurozone edition

    Philipp Hildebrand, the former boss of the Swiss National Bank, has an op-ed column in today’s paper arguing against the...

  18. August 19, 2014

    Eurozone banks take a debt sale holiday

    Market uncertainty and rising geopolitical tensions saw the supply of eurozone bank bonds all but dry up last month as...

  19. August 19, 2014

    Japan’s warning to eurozone bond markets

    Rarely can bond markets have taken politicians so comprehensively off the hook. The recent decline in government bond yields...

  20. August 18, 2014

    Euro’s weakness helps counter recent gloom

    Eurozone share prices rebounded on Monday, but August is proving a turbulent month. Last week’s growth data showed the...

  21. August 18, 2014

    Banks face grilling over business lending scheme

    Government officials are planning to discuss allegations of abuse of a lending support programme at meetings with banks in...

  22. August 18, 2014

    Possibility of ‘Brexit’ threatens London’s prospects

    By this time of year, wealthy bankers in the City of London have usually jetted off to their summer holiday destinations....

  23. August 18, 2014

    StanChart faces fresh $300m US settlement

    Standard Chartered is in talks to pay up to $300m to New York’s top banking regulator to settle allegations it failed to...

  24. August 18, 2014

    Deutsche Bank hires two IT chiefs to tackle control flaws

    Deutsche Bank has hired two technology executives as part of an effort to deal with more scrutiny from regulators, including...

  25. August 18, 2014

    The Fed’s regimen will not remedy Europe’s ills

    Once again, these are gloomy days for the eurozone. The yield on German 10-year government debt dipped below 1 per cent for...

  26. August 18, 2014

    Borrowing costs close to the edge in Europe

    Weak economies, fragile governments and double-digit joblessness are hardly the typical companions of record low sovereign...

  27. FT Alphaville

    August 18, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Before Jackson Hole, roundup of Yellen’s quotes on the labor market: Janet Yellen’s...

  28. August 17, 2014

    Draghi is running out of legal ways to fix the euro

    In an interview with the Financial Times last week, Matteo Renzi struck a defiant tone against suggestions by the European...

  29. August 17, 2014

    Eurozone banks set to borrow €250bn in cheap money from ECB

    Eurozone banks are set to take advantage of a new flood of central bank liquidity in a bid to boost lending to the region’s...

  30. August 17, 2014

    US banks plan ahead for UK exit from EU

    Wall Street banks are drawing up preliminary plans to move some London-based activities to Ireland to address concerns that...

  31. August 17, 2014

    Central banks in focus as experts gather at Jackson Hole

    Central banks will be the focus this week with central bankers, policy makers, academics and financiers gathering in Jackson...

  32. August 17, 2014

    A step too far for UK tax authorities

    Over the past four years David Cameron’s government has subjected Britain’s public sector to a fierce programme of deficit...

  33. August 15, 2014

    AVIC in talks to buy Avolon

    One of China’s leading aircraft companies is in talks to buy Avolon, a Dublin-based aircraft leasing company, in a sign of...

  34. August 15, 2014

    Bitcoin is small change in financial innovation

    When it comes to losing money on a grand scale, George Osborne’s Bitcoin withdrawal last week does not meet the standards of...

  35. August 15, 2014

    Challenger banks on the charge

    The UK market should be fertile ground for challenger banks. Regulators have eased requirements for new lenders; competition...

  36. August 15, 2014

    Week in Review, August 15

    A round-up of some of the week’s corporate events and news stories. Investors pile into cybersecurity start-ups Venture...

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    August 15, 2014

    Guest post: the big win for Ukraine

    By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank There are so many moving parts involved in Ukraine that it is hard to gauge the situation...

  38. August 15, 2014

    China banks fortify balance sheets against loan risks

    China’s second and third-largest banks sold a combined Rmb50bn ($8bn) in subordinated bonds on Friday, the latest in a wave...

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