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    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    1. 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...

    2. 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...

    3. 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...

    4. 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...

    5. 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...

    6. 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...

    7. 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....

    8. 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...

    9. 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...

    10. 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...

    11. 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...

    12. 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...

    13. 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...

    14. 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...

    15. November 5, 2014

      Dollar needs export revival to power rally

      The prospect of Washington becoming less politically gridlocked after the midterm elections has cheered the dollar and been...

    16. FT Alphaville

      November 5, 2014

      Moving on up now, can the dollar break free?

      Jens Nordvig of Nomura reports a frequent question from clients: can the recent dollar rally turn into a big change in the...

    17. October 30, 2014

      GDP takeaways: It could be as good as it gets

      The US economy did well in the third quarter, growing at an annualised pace of 3.5 per cent, but boom times are still as...

    18. October 30, 2014

      US shakes off torpor with 3.5% growth

      The US economy expanded at an annualised rate of 3.5 per cent in the third quarter of 2014, ending years of mediocre...

    19. October 29, 2014

      Fed’s grand experiment draws to a close

      A grand experiment in US monetary policy is coming to an end. When the Federal Reserve releases the statement from its...

    20. October 24, 2014

      Why it could pay to bet against consensus on Europe

      It is an iron law of markets that when a consensus grows strong enough, there are great profits to be made from betting...

    21. October 19, 2014

      China’s third-quarter GDP likely to show growth rate slowing

      After last week’s market gyrations investors might be hoping for a quiet week but a swath of Chinese data on Tuesday, US...

    22. October 16, 2014

      St Louis Fed chief calls for taper delay

      The US Federal Reserve should carry on with its asset purchases in October, said James Bullard of the St Louis Fed on...

    23. October 15, 2014

      US budget deficit falls below 3% of GDP

      The US public finances have staged a dramatic turnround as the budget deficit fell below 3 per cent of gross domestic...

    24. beyondbrics

      October 13, 2014

      China heads for Q3 GDP slump despite export surge

      A reported export surge in September is failing to dispel the gloom suffusing forecasts for China’s third quarter GDP...

    25. FT Data

      October 8, 2014

      China's leap forward: overtaking the US as world's biggest economy

      As the Financial Times this week examines China’s expansion in Europe, China made an economic leap forward: new data now...

    26. FT Data

      October 8, 2014

      Datawatch: A new G7

      by Gavin Jackson and Keith Fray On Tuesday the International Monetary Fund released its latest World Economic Outlook. A...

    27. beyondbrics

      October 7, 2014

      Guest post: which EMs are vulnerable to US dollar strength?

      By Tim Ash, Standard Bank It has been easy in recent weeks to get carried away with big emerging market (EM) currency...

    28. beyondbrics

      October 2, 2014

      Motors in Morocco to speed up GDP growth

      Morocco’s burgeoning automobile sector is driving the industrialisation of an economy still heavily dependent on...

    29. beyondbrics

      October 1, 2014

      Parsing EM vulnerability to the "carry trade" unwinding

      The US dollar surged again on Wednesday against a basket of emerging market (EM) currencies, adding urgency to the question...

    30. September 26, 2014

      US economy grows 4.6%

      The US economy grew by an annualised 4.6 per cent in the second quarter of 2014, compared with an earlier estimate of 4.2...

    31. beyondbrics

      September 23, 2014

      Keeping track of the EM sell-off

      As beyondbrics noted early this month, the recent “dollar surge” and rising US interest rates are already having an impact...

    32. September 18, 2014

      “True” profits and published profits

        © Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images The profits published by US companies are defined in a very different way from those...

    33. beyondbrics

      September 7, 2014

      Mexico 2015 GDP growth forecast underlines strength

      Mexico’s 2015 budget may contain a slightly lower growth forecast than originally anticipated, but compared to other...

    34. FT Alphaville

      September 4, 2014

      US income and wealth inequality facts of the day

      The Federal Reserve has just released its Survey of Consumer Finances for the year 2013. These surveys occur every three...

    35. FT Alphaville

      September 2, 2014

      iPhone 6, the GDP effect

      Can just one product deliver a 1 per cent boost to Chinese export growth? If that product is Apple’s iPhone 6, then...

    36. beyondbrics

      September 2, 2014

      iPhone 6 to boost Taiwan's GDP

      As rumours swirl about the design of Apple’s iPhone 6 ahead of its hotly anticipated debut next week, economists have made...

    37. September 1, 2014

      Fed ignores likelihood of weaker growth

      The US Federal Reserve may have a problem. When it finally does move to increase short-term interest rates, it may prove too...

    38. beyondbrics

      August 29, 2014

      Brazil's GDP: the dismal numbers

      Brazil’s economy is, by the standard definition, in recession. Its GDP contracted 0.6 per cent in the second quarter from...

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