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    1. FT Alphaville

      August 28, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Jimmy Choo's Cinderella shoe sales

      Jimmy Choo is not going to the ball with its shoe sales, despite the success of its Cinderella slipper. FT Opening...

    2. August 27, 2015

      Strong US growth in Q2 poses rate conundrum for Fed

      The US economy grew much more strongly than expected in the second quarter of this year, according to data that...

    1. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - CRH cements $1.3bn windows deal

      CRH is behaving like a legendary Irish giant, while the law is behaving like an ass. FT Opening Quote, with commentary...

    2. FT Alphaville

      August 27, 2015

      FirstFT - Asia bourses follow Wall Street higher, glitch rocks fund world and mobile phone addiction

      Major markets across the Asia-Pacific region were broadly positive this morning, taking their cue from a strong...

    3. July 30, 2015

      US economy bounces back with 2.3% growth

      The US economy accelerated in the second quarter after a stronger start to the year than previously estimated,...

    4. Gavyn Davies

      July 26, 2015

      "Lowflation" forever in the US?

      Although inflation in the US has been low and stable for many years, it still tends to dominate policy discussions at...

    5. The Exchange

      July 2, 2015

      US jobs report is unlikely to derail Fed's interest rate hike

      While solid, Thursday’s US employment report was far from great, raising questions in the marketplace as to whether the...

    6. June 24, 2015

      US slowdown less than earlier estimate

      The economic contraction in the US during the first three months of the year was smaller than previously estimated,...

    7. FT Alphaville

      June 24, 2015

      FT Opening Quote - Stagecoach drives 10% divvy rise

      Stagecoach shareholders are riding in comfort with a 10.5 per cent dividend rise, Ahold and Delhaize are combining...

    8. June 22, 2015

      Free Lunch: Can the US return to high growth?

      Before the reactions to Jeb Bush's growth pledge, a mini-update on Greece. While waiting for Punch and Judy to resume...

    9. Gavyn Davies

      June 21, 2015

      US productivity - the dog that isn't barking at the Fed

      Before last week’s FOMC meeting, there was much debate about whether the Fed would officially draw attention to the...

    10. Andrew Smithers

      June 17, 2015

      Efficiency of capital in developed economies shows long-term decline

      In the US, real gross domestic product per head has grown at a stable rate over the long-term, with glitches such as...

    11. FT Alphaville

      June 15, 2015

      Jeb Bush's growth goal isn't outlandish

      Jeb Bush, a presidential candidate who won’t be at this year’s Camp Alphaville, wants the US economy to grow at 4 per...

    12. June 5, 2015

      US economy: the case (in charts) for optimism

      The big question hanging over the US economy is just how strongly it can bounce back from a grim first quarter which...

    13. June 3, 2015

      Fed survey sees growth return to US economy

      Growth seems to have returned to the US economy over the past two months albeit at a “modest to moderate pace” and with...

    14. June 1, 2015

      US economy too weak for rate rise, says Eric Rosengren

      The US recovery is too weak to justify a rise in interest rates with consumers showing signs of a profound “behavioural...

    15. May 29, 2015

      US economy contracts in first quarter

      The US economy contracted in the first three months of this year, according to a second official estimate released on...

    16. Gavyn Davies

      May 25, 2015

      Technology, inflation and the Federal Reserve

      Ever since the crash in 2008, the central banks in the advanced economies have had but one obsession — how to set...

    17. May 25, 2015

      Investors expect trimming of US growth data

      Even as Federal Reserve chairwoman Janet Yellen said she expected the US economy to strengthen, investors expect...

    18. May 19, 2015

      US homebuilding at seven-year high

      The volume of US homebuilding jumped 20.2 per cent in April compared with March, the US Census Bureau said, the highest...

    19. The Exchange

      May 18, 2015

      Policy makers lack the firepower to fight another US recession

      Are we closer to the next recession than to the last one? In the US, recessions tend to come along every eight or nine...

    20. May 13, 2015

      Seasons cloud the outlook for US growth

      How much weight should the Federal Reserve put on the economy’s first quarter swoon? The conundrum has deepened after...

    21. May 6, 2015

      Low productivity alarms US policy makers

      US innovators claim they have never been busier, but their ideas are persistently failing to transform the country’s...

    22. FT Data

      May 6, 2015

      The US economy's demographic dividend is fast turning into a deficit

      Guest post by Paul Hodges Demographic change is creating major headwinds for the US economy, as confirmed by its...

    23. Gavyn Davies

      May 3, 2015

      Global growth report card - is the world slowdown temporary?

      The latest activity “nowcasts” shown in detail below indicate that the global economy has continued to slow down more...

    24. April 30, 2015

      Fed grapples with seasonal blues

      The Federal Reserve found itself in disconcertingly familiar territory on Wednesday morning. Just as in 2014, the US...

    25. April 29, 2015

      Fed damps rate expectations as economy loses momentum

      The US recovery has lost momentum and the pace of hiring has moderated, the Federal Reserve said, fuelling market...

    26. April 29, 2015

      Slower US economy sets the stage for Fed

      The US’s economic expansion faltered badly in the first quarter with gross domestic product rising by a sluggish 0.2...

    27. 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...

    28. 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,...

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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