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    1. February 4, 2016

      Wall St pares gains as oil prices retreat

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. US stocks pared solid early gains as the positive impact of a renewed slide for the dollar on crude...

    2. 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...

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      The International Monetary Fund’s recommendation that China’s renminbi should join the...
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    1. February 1, 2016

      PBoC and traders play cat-and-mouse game

      If currency investors were in any doubt over how to characterise the renminbi’s rollercoaster drama last month — a...

    2. January 31, 2016

      Capital controls will not cure China’s ills

      In yet another sign of the strange times we live in, Japan is calling for China to impose controls to stem capital...

    3. January 28, 2016

      Looking to lift the January blues

      January ranks very highly as the gloomiest month for many people, and current sentiment on financial markets certainly...

    4. January 27, 2016

      Stocks reverse gains after Fed statement

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. US stocks gave back early gains, Treasuries recouped losses and the dollar weakened after the...

    5. January 27, 2016

      China’s economic leaders struggle to explain thinking to world

      Henry Kissinger’s famous question about the EU — “who do I call if I want to call Europe?” – now has a Chinese variant:...

    6. January 27, 2016

      China’s toughest test is within its walls

      Concern about the slowdown in China’s economy and Beijing’s tenuous policy responses have been the primary driver of...

    7. January 26, 2016

      Currency risk matters for China’s property sector

      Among the star speakers at the Asian Financial Forum in Hong Kong last week was Wang Jianlin, the richest man in China...

    8. January 26, 2016

      Free Lunch: China capital flight goes mainstream

      Privatising Beijing’s reserves China-watchers have for some time been telling everyone about the country’s accelerating...

    9. January 26, 2016

      China mouthpiece warns Soros against shorting renminbi

      George Soros, the man who broke the Bank of England and, according to some, helped precipitate the Asian financial...

    10. January 25, 2016

      Capital controls may be China’s only real option

      Chinese officials readily admit that communication has not been their strong point when it comes to dealing with...

    11. January 25, 2016

      PBoC in a quandary over capital controls

      When the Bank of Japan’s governor said that capital controls could prove “useful” to Beijing in its efforts to calm...

    12. January 24, 2016

      Dean’s column: ICBC chairman Jiang Jianqing’s outsider instinct

      November 30 2015 was an exciting moment in China’s financial history, with the renminbi joining the International...

    13. January 23, 2016

      Kuroda calls for China to tighten capital controls

      Japan’s central bank governor called on Beijing to impose more stringent capital controls to help stem massive outflows...

    14. January 21, 2016

      Stocks rally after dovish Draghi comments

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. US and European stocks enjoyed some respite from the savage sell-off that has ripped through global...

    15. January 21, 2016

      China admits communication failings on renminbi

      A top adviser to Chinese president Xi Jinping has conceded that poor communication contributed to global market anxiety...

    16. January 20, 2016

      Jittery financial markets pose risk for global rebalancing

      Instead of fretting about China’s slowdown, investors should be celebrating its efforts to shift from investment to...

    17. January 19, 2016

      Slowing China needs to support its economy

      After record capital outflows, stock market turmoil and a renminbi under severe pressure, the world has been waiting...

    18. January 18, 2016

      China spurs volatile offshore renminbi trade

      Traders often compare speculation with a balloon; squeeze one part and the air just bulges out elsewhere. The analogy...

    19. January 18, 2016

      China targets offshore renminbi short selling with new reserve ratio

      China is to force some banks to set aside a portion of their offshore renminbi deposits as reserves in its latest bid...

    20. January 15, 2016

      Global stocks dive as oil resumes slide

      Friday 21:00 GMT. A renewed wave of selling swept through global stock markets at the end of another turbulent week, as...

    21. January 15, 2016

      Shanghai enters bear market territory

      Twelve months, one bull run — and now three bears. Shanghai’s 3.6 per cent fall on Friday pushed China’s biggest bourse...

    22. January 14, 2016

      US stocks rebound sharply after sell-off

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. US stocks staged a strong rebound following the previous day’s steep sell-off as a strong rally for...

    23. January 13, 2016

      Oil volatility sends US stocks reeling

      Wednesday 21:00 GMT. Renewed volatility for oil prices left the S&P 500 equity index nursing its biggest one-day fall...

    24. January 13, 2016

      Capital flight is at the core of China’s dilemma

      China has been giving plenty of assurances this week of the inherent resilience of the renminbi. Betting that it will...

    25. January 13, 2016

      Chinese airlines: caveat trader

      Airline shares are always bad investments; sometimes they make a nice trade. Is now the time for that trade? On...

    26. January 13, 2016

      Renminbi borrowing rate plunges in Hong Kong

      China eased its purchases of offshore renminbi on Wednesday after succeeding in eliminating the gap between onshore and...

    27. January 12, 2016

      Wall Street choppy as crude prices swing

      Tuesday 21:00 GMT. Sharp swings for oil prices and lingering uncertainty over the outlook for China made for another...

    28. January 12, 2016

      China currency: down a peg

      A country’s currency does not just store value, it acts as a barometer of the nation’s economic health. China’s...

    29. January 12, 2016

      China’s two renminbi rates converge

      China’s two renminbi rates returned to parity for the first time in two months, less than a week after a record gap...

    30. January 12, 2016

      Renminbi fall reflects China’s transition

      In December, $108bn left China, with capital outflows marking an all-time monthly record. Moreover, after adjusting for...

    31. January 12, 2016

      Reserve selling lifts safer government bond yields

      Yields on safer government bonds are climbing despite investors dumping equities again, indicating a renewed bout of...

    32. January 11, 2016

      Asian markets ensnared by China turmoil

      A shocking start to the year for China’s financial markets has resulted in the rest of Asia faring little better....

    33. January 11, 2016

      China opens new front in war on speculators

      China has opened a new front in its war to curb currency depreciation by buying up renminbi offshore, foiling the...

    34. January 11, 2016

      China’s credit binge is the real concern

      The volatility in China’s equity and currency markets in the first week of 2016 was reminiscent of August 2015, but...

    35. January 8, 2016

      China faces currency issues beyond US dollar

      The renminbi’s steep fall against the dollar, which has caused investors so much mayhem, has obscured its relative...

    36. January 8, 2016

      China stock market: the 29 minutes that shook the world

      The 29 minutes that shook the world began on Thursday, January 7 at 9.30am Chinese local time when markets opened. At...

    37. January 8, 2016

      Stocks hit by renewed China turbulence

      Thursday 21:00 GMT. Fresh turmoil in China’s stock markets and a further weakening of the renminbi currency kept the...

    38. January 8, 2016

      Global assets shaken by China market turmoil

      Global markets were in tumult on Thursday after attempts by Chinese authorities to support share prices and the...

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