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  1. FT Alphaville

    September 9, 2014

    How to spend it: ECB bond-buying edition

    Securitisation has gotten a bad rap thanks to its association with dodgy underwriting during the bubble. Yet bundling loans...

  2. beyondbrics

    September 3, 2014

    Guest post: the trillion dollar scandal of financial secrecy

    By David McNair of the ONE Campaign While the newswires are dominated by the threat of Isis, a critical opportunity to cut...

  1. FT Alphaville

    August 28, 2014

    Yes, trade with poor countries has cost US jobs

    Polled in March 2012, top academic economists overwhelmingly agreed that “freer trade improves productive efficiency and...

  2. FT Alphaville

    August 22, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Buiter on helicoptor drops: David clocks a new paper from Citi’s Willem Buiter, on why...

  3. FT Alphaville

    August 19, 2014

    "People want money"

    “Money,” we were once told, “is whatever you can use to pay your debts.” That definition is both precise and slippery, since...

  4. August 13, 2014

    Citizens Financial beefs up commercial arm ahead of looming float

    Citizens Financial Group, the US unit of Royal Bank of Scotland, is bolstering its commercial banking operations as it...

  5. FT Alphaville

    August 7, 2014

    Derivatives and public entities: don't be a day-one loser

    Banco Espirito Santo has recently, and spectacularly, shown how many sins of the past lie beneath Portuguese corporate life....

  6. FT Alphaville

    July 31, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Most hedge funds fail: Clarity is the enemy of profitable finance, says Dan. But...

  7. FT Alphaville

    July 25, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE How to forward a new golden age: A guest post by Carlota Perez, Centennial Professor of...

  8. FT Alphaville

    July 15, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian equity markets were in day two of a rebound as investors took an optimistic view that problems in Portugal’s...

  9. beyondbrics

    July 14, 2014

    The LIA and Libya's struggle to move on

    News that Abdulmagid Breish has been removed from his position as chairman of the Libyan Investment Authority brings yet...

  10. June 22, 2014

    Finance graduates sense job-security

    Is job security in the finance profession a distant dream? What concerns do master’s in finance graduates have about working...

  11. FT Alphaville

    June 19, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder: You turn your back for five minutes and there’s a mystery anthropologist added to the lineup....

  12. June 17, 2014

    More to bank competition than switching by numbers

    There is much to like in the cut of Andrea Leadsom’s jib. The new City minister is a 50-year-old ex-banker who has promised...

  13. beyondbrics

    June 10, 2014

    Gill Marcus: telling it straight as S Africa faces threat of downgrade

    If anybody had any lingering illusions about the worrying state of South Africa’s economy, Gill Marcus, the central bank...

  14. beyondbrics

    June 6, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * US warns on China air force spending | A Pentagon report claims that Beijing’s annual defence spending is...

  15. FT Alphaville

    June 5, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Camp Alphaville reminder courtesy of Paul Murphy: “Think of a festival, but for finance rather than music. Oh, and without...

  16. May 27, 2014

    RBS slashes US mortgage business

    Royal Bank of Scotland is shrinking in the US under regulatory pressure from the Federal Reserve, with the loss of hundreds...

  17. FT Alphaville

    May 16, 2014

    Death of Banks Watch

    Introducing a new series tracking the slow death of the traditional investment banking model (if not banking itself). Just...

  18. May 15, 2014

    Big changes at Barclays need deft handling

    The headlines about Barclays screamed ‘14,000 jobs to go this year’. In essence, it is a larger figure than an already large...

  19. FT Alphaville

    May 14, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Australian equities lost momentum after the government revealed its 2014 budget — various welfare benefits would be...

  20. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2014

    Hedge funds, fortunes and merit

    Institutional Investor’s Alpha published its rich list for 2013 this week which, as Matt Levine has described with flair and...

  21. May 8, 2014

    Barclays moves to cut 7,000 jobs in retreat from investment banking

    Overhaul at Barclays Barclays signalled its retreat from the world of global investment banking as it slashed 7,000 jobs...

  22. FT Alphaville

    May 8, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Appetite for stocks has returned to Asia-Pacific following a more encouraging development in Ukraine, and after the...

  23. May 7, 2014

    Barclays’ bad bank push to lead to further job losses

    Barclays plans to announce several thousand more job cuts on top of the 12,000 it has promised as it unveils the creation of...

  24. FT Alphaville

    April 30, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: “Asian stocks swung between gains and losses as investors weighed corporate earnings before the Federal Reserve...

  25. beyondbrics

    April 29, 2014

    Guest post: disaster risk financing needed to help safeguard Asia-Pacific from future hazards

    By Bindu N Lohani of the Asian Development Bank Coconut farmers in the Philippines, factory workers in Thailand and the...

  26. beyondbrics

    April 28, 2014

    Guest post: US sanctions - can they work?

    By Timothy Ash of Standard Bank The US government rolled out another round of sanctions on Russia today – its third –...

  27. April 20, 2014

    Barclays to wind down commodities trading

    Barclays, one of the world’s biggest commodities traders, is planning to exit large parts of its metals, agricultural and...

  28. April 18, 2014

    Monte dei Paschi boosts capital increase to €5bn

    Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena has increased the size of its planned share sale from €3bn to €5bn as the troubled lender...

  29. April 11, 2014

    Wells Fargo benefits from better credit

    Wells Fargo, the biggest US bank by market value, reported a 14 per cent rise in net income in the first quarter to $5.9bn,...

  30. beyondbrics

    April 9, 2014

    The rise of the Korean won: more than just macro

    Falling unemployment, improving exports and a rush back into emerging markets assets gave investors plenty of reasons to buy...

  31. April 7, 2014

    Co-operative Bank delays annual report

    The woeful run of recent events at the Co-operative Bank has continued as the UK lender announced that it has delayed the...

  32. FT Alphaville

    April 7, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Both a lender and a borrower be, China property edition: David looks at the wider...

  33. FT Alphaville

    April 4, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were in a near-frozen state ahead of the US jobs report due to be released later on Friday, which...

  34. April 1, 2014

    Aberdeen chief says worst is over for emerging market outflows

    Aberdeen Asset Management offered welcome relief to shareholders as its chief executive declared the worst was over in terms...

  35. FT Alphaville

    March 26, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, NEWS India’s Congress offers low-caste jobs pledge: India’s governing Congress party has promised in...

  36. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Zombie hordes thrive, await further hedge fund corpses: Dan notes that 904 hedge funds...

  37. FT Alphaville

    March 25, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets took their cue from a weak session on Wall Street as investors sold out of growth stocks. (FT’s...

  38. March 21, 2014

    Week in Review, March 22

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. Kerviel’s €4.9bn SocGen repayment...

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