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    1. 22 hours ago

      UK GDP provides highlight amid election campaign

      In many European markets the week will be shorter than usual thanks to the bank holiday on May 1.This week’s highlights...

    2. FT Alphaville

      April 21, 2015

      China's stalled catchup?

      Some more sentences about China, this time from BNP Paribas’ Richard Iley: It has been a near unshakeable axiom that China’s...

    1. FT Alphaville

      April 10, 2015

      Guess the chart, pick your rally carefully edition

      Answer below the break, courtesy of BofAML’s Michael Hartnett: In 67 trading days this year we have seen 26 rate cuts, the...

    2. April 6, 2015

      Bill Dudley says US economy hit by ‘temporary factors’

      The US economy probably grew by a weaker than expected 1 per cent in the first quarter of this year but growth should...

    3. Gavyn Davies

      April 5, 2015

      Global growth report card: world slowdown causes concern

      Last month, the global report card concluded that world economic activity was expanding at a roughly constant growth rate,...

    4. Andrew Smithers

      April 1, 2015

      Has labour lost out to capital?

      There is a widespread belief that “labour is steadily losing out to capital”. This was, for example, the title of an article...

    5. Gavyn Davies

      March 29, 2015

      How serious is the US slowdown?

      Now that the Federal Reserve has announced that its policy stance after June will be entirely “data determined”, the markets...

    6. March 27, 2015

      US growth slows despite robust spending

      US growth slowed in the fourth quarter despite robust spending by consumers, official figures confirmed today, amid signs of...

    7. Andrew Smithers

      March 25, 2015

      Pity the Poor Fed

      Usually the Fed waits too long before raising interest rates. The pressure to delay is particularly strong today. One reason...

    8. FT Alphaville

      March 16, 2015

      Explaining the pain in Spain

      The number of Spaniards with a job fell by more than 18 per cent between mid-2007 and the beginning of 2014. That is a...

    9. March 10, 2015

      Free Lunch: Is the eurozone overtaking the US?

      Forecasting a surprising present One of the more exciting features of economic research in the past decade is the...

    10. Gavyn Davies

      March 9, 2015

      Global growth report card: world activity steady as US slows

      In last month’s global growth report card, this blog reported that the growth in economic activity in the major economies...

    11. February 27, 2015

      Fed stimulus ‘only now being fully felt’

      The full effect of the Federal Reserve’s extraordinary stimulus programme is only now being felt in the US, a leading...

    12. Gavyn Davies

      February 22, 2015

      The Fed's global responsibilities

      When the Federal Reserve starts to raise US interest rates later this year, there will be a major shift in the global...

    13. February 19, 2015

      Hapag-Lloyd sailings cancelled into May as slowdown drags on

      One of the world’s largest shipping lines has cancelled most sailings from Asia to the US west coast for the next three...

    14. February 6, 2015

      Five takeaways from US jobs report

      The US economy added 257,000 jobs in January in another sign of the strength of the nation’s recovery. The news caused an...

    15. FT Alphaville

      February 5, 2015

      About that $9 trillion global non-bank credit exposure...

      In one of our previous post about petrodollars, we cited BoAML on how nobody really knows how the petrodollar shadow...

    16. February 5, 2015

      Costly lockout looms on US ports

      The US economy could lose $2bn a day in economic activity during a work stoppage at west coast ports, retailers have warned...

    17. FT Alphaville

      February 2, 2015

      FirstFT (the new 6am Cut)

      You can sign up to receive the email here. Stocks in Shanghai and Hong Kong fell on growth concerns after weekend data...

    18. February 1, 2015

      Weak global economy worries US officials

      For decades, Texas-based Air Tractor has built agricultural planes to battle forest fires and spray crops, selling many of...

    19. January 30, 2015

      Five takeaways from slower US growth

      After a powerful growth spurt over the summer, the US economy slowed markedly in the final three months of the year. While...

    20. January 30, 2015

      US growth slows to 2.6% in fourth quarter

      America’s growth lost momentum at the end of 2014 as weak exports highlighted the risks the US recovery faces from sagging...

    21. 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...

    22. FT Alphaville

      January 22, 2015

      The dollar is still our currency and still your problem

      For some reason, a lot of people outside the US like to borrow from and lend to each other in dollars. A new paper from the...

    23. Andrew Smithers

      January 14, 2015

      The myth of the balance sheet recession

      Financial crises commonly arise when there is too much debt and asset prices fall from excessive levels. Examples are to be...

    24. beyondbrics

      December 30, 2014

      Hello 2015: EM corporate bonds to sail through market squalls

      By Siddharth Dahiya, Aberdeen Asset Management It is fair to say that 2014 has been a turbulent year for markets. It has...

    25. December 23, 2014

      US notches up fastest growth in decade

      The US economy reaffirmed its traditional role as the engine of global growth after notching up its fastest expansion in...

    26. FT Alphaville

      December 15, 2014

      The oddly subdued optimism about falling oil prices

      Our pal Josh Brown has a hilarious post highlighting the pessimism bias in how the fall of oil prices has been discussed in...

    27. Andrew Smithers

      December 10, 2014

      The post-recession slowdown is structural

      The worst postwar recession has been followed by weak growth. It is readily assumed that this is cause and effect. Such an...

    28. beyondbrics

      December 5, 2014

      HSBC asks: how big is China?

      When the IMF announced this year that China’s economy had overtaken the US economy at purchasing power parity, there was...

    29. FT Alphaville

      December 2, 2014

      FirstFT (the new Lunch Wrap)

      China’s Hunger Games, John Authers on oil, Brexit and the City European stocks are enjoying solid gains, with Germany’s Dax...

    30. FT Alphaville

      November 26, 2014

      Something to be thankful for: the US government has finally stopped holding back the recovery

      It’s no secret that spending cuts (and tax hikes) have retarded America’s growth for the past four years. But data from the...

    31. November 25, 2014

      US growth rising – but don’t bet on it

      Good news! The US economy grew faster in the third quarter than first thought, expanding 3.9 per cent annualised....

    32. November 25, 2014

      Consumers help push US economic growth to 3.9%

      US consumers are dragging the world economy through a soft patch, with growth revised upwards to an annualised 3.9 per cent...

    33. November 23, 2014

      S&P 500 on verge of topping 2013’s streak of record closes

      The US equity market bull run is on the cusp of eclipsing last year’s streak of record closes, as investors bank on falling...

    34. November 23, 2014

      GDP growth estimates for US set to slip

      In a quiet week for data releases the highlights include revisions to gross domestic product estimates for the third quarter...

    35. November 19, 2014

      Lower oil prices cut two ways for US economy

      When US petrol prices halved in the autumn of 2008 it was the most timely and effective consumer stimulus of the whole...

    36. November 17, 2014

      Cheaper oil energises US consumer stocks

      One of this year’s most maligned stock market sectors has finally found its spark – helped by sliding oil prices. US...

    37. November 12, 2014

      Cisco chief warns on Obama web plans

      Cisco warned on Wednesday that new internet rules proposed by the White House would badly damage investment in...

    38. November 7, 2014

      Price of crude oil: how low can it go?

      Woody’s Smokehouse, a restaurant and fuel station in Centerville, Texas, halfway between Dallas and Houston, posted a petrol...

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