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  1. April 16, 2014

    Yellen warns inflation may lag recovery

    Even a recovering US economy may not pull inflation back up towards the Federal Reserve’s 2 per cent target, Janet Yellen...

  2. April 14, 2014

    Gauging the wider impact of S&P sell-off

    Here’s a few noteworthy nuggets relating to the recent Wall Street sell-off. The S&P 500 has dropped below its 50-day moving...

  1. April 10, 2014

    Wall St slides as biotechs take a beating

    Thursday 21:15 BST. An aggressive sell-off for biotech stocks left Wall Street reeling as renewed worries about valuations...

  2. April 7, 2014

    Central bank policy contrast makes yield gap yawn

    German Bund yields have fallen to their lowest level against their benchmark US counterpart in nearly eight years, as...

  3. 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...

  4. April 3, 2014

    EMs increasingly unstable amid US Fed taper fallout

    You are an aspiring emerging market economy keen to catch up with richer western rivals. What is the best way to harness...

  5. March 31, 2014

    Janet Yellen says US jobs market still weak

    Janet Yellen said there was still considerable slack in the US economy and labour market, implying the Federal Reserve would...

  6. March 20, 2014

    Janet Yellen puts Treasury markets on edge

    Transitions are rarely smooth and as the end of the US Federal Reserve easy money era looms investors are preparing for some...

  7. March 20, 2014

    Bulls put US rate worries to one side

    Thursday 22:00 GMT. A calmer tone prevailed in US equity and bond markets as participants appeared to get to grips with the...

  8. March 19, 2014

    Confused delivery distracts from Fed’s main message

    The same desk where Ben Bernanke used to sit was waiting for Janet Yellen’s first press conference as US Federal Reserve...

  9. March 18, 2014

    The time for tightening by the US Federal Reserve could be nigh

    The brutal American winter has brought disappointing economic data along with the wind and snow, from weaker than expected...

  10. March 18, 2014

    Hunger for long-term debt poses US rate risk

    Will it be all pain and no gain for investors who have piled into long-term corporate debt recently? Despite rising...

  11. March 17, 2014

    US Fed likely to adapt forward guidance

    Fomc: what is expected ● A further taper of $10bn to $55bn asset purchases a month ● Explain more about how it will behave...

  12. March 17, 2014

    Fed drains monetary punchbowl but others replenish

    Most believe since the Federal Reserve began tapering its quantitative easing programme, monetary policy has turned from...

  13. March 14, 2014

    US Federal Reserve’s unrealised losses rise to $53.2bn

    The US Federal Reserve has unrealised losses of $53.2bn on its securities portfolio, laying bare the potential long-run...

  14. March 12, 2014

    Stanley Fischer calls for continued expansionary monetary policy

    The US economy needs to continue with expansionary monetary policy because unemployment is too high and inflation is below...

  15. March 7, 2014

    US jobs data: more to the numbers than the weather

    The February payrolls numbers came in a little stronger than expected, with headline jobs growth of 175,000 compared with...

  16. March 7, 2014

    US job growth eases pressure on Federal Reserve

    Unexpectedly robust US jobs figures cleared some of the clouds from America’s economic outlook on Friday cementing...

  17. March 6, 2014

    Quantitative easing and share prices

    In my first blog post “US equities are overvalued” on February 17, I wrote: “My own view, which is only an opinion and not a...

  18. February 27, 2014

    Janet Yellen wants ‘firmer handle’ on the weather effect on data

    The Federal Reserve wants a “firmer handle” on the causes of a recent string of weak economic data to determine whether it...

  19. February 20, 2014

    Yellen should look beyond the US

    When the top economic officials from the world’s 20 leading nations gather in Sydney this weekend, they will be spared the...

  20. February 20, 2014

    Osborne tells emerging nations to fix their own faults

    Emerging market countries should not blame western monetary policy for their problems but focus instead on fixing their...

  21. February 19, 2014

    Strong support inside Fed for tapering

    The US Federal Reserve had few doubts about slowing its asset purchases in January, in a clear sign that tapering will...

  22. beyondbrics

    February 19, 2014

    Another thing baby boomers are ruining: emerging markets (via the Fed)

    Riding off into the sunset, taking EMs with them The US Federal Reserve may have underestimated the speed of falling...

  23. February 12, 2014

    Yellen, tapering and a moribund G20

    So there you have it. The US Federal Reserve sets monetary policy to fit conditions in the US economy. If decisions taken by...

  24. February 10, 2014

    Taper time-bomb hits US high-yield debt

    The global sell-off in risk assets is taking some of the shine off US junk bonds after a multiyear rally that has kept...

  25. February 9, 2014

    Attention focuses on central banks’ guidance

    Two central bankers will dominate market thinking this week, with “forward guidance” in both the US and UK under review....

  26. February 7, 2014

    Data shocks are big barrier to dollar rally

    The dilemma for investors at the moment is arguably identifying what is driving the US dollar. Is it a strengthening...

  27. February 6, 2014

    Indonesia calls for greater clarity from Fed on tapering

    Indonesia’s finance minister has joined India’s central bank governor in warning that the US Federal Reserve risks...

  28. FT Alphaville

    February 4, 2014

    Participation rate hysteresis, labour market slack, and why it doesn't have to matter

    It’s been easy to lose track of the dueling research papers and notes published in the last year that have tried to discern...

  29. February 4, 2014

    The Fed’s bad manners risk offending foreigners

    People are responsible for the foreseeable consequences of their actions, whether or not they intend to cause them. The...

  30. Money Supply

    February 2, 2014

    Why emerging markets are unlikely to sway the Fed

    After the Reserve Bank of India’s Raghuram Rajan took the Fed and other developed country central banks to task this week...

  31. January 30, 2014

    Why Uncle Sam needs some novel sweeteners for its bonds

    This week the US government delivered two pieces of noteworthy news. One caused a splash: on Wednesday the Federal Reserve...

  32. January 30, 2014

    India’s Raghuram Rajan hits out at unco-ordinated global policy

    India‘s central bank governor has hit out at the US and other industrialised countries for running selfish economic policies...

  33. January 29, 2014

    Federal Reserve sticks with $10bn taper

    The US Federal Reserve reduced its monthly asset purchases by another $10bn to $65bn on Wednesday as it shrugged off...

  34. January 26, 2014

    Bernanke hopes tapering plan ensures smooth handover to Yellen

    The Ben Bernanke era at the US Federal Reserve will end this week and, barring severe market turmoil in the next few days,...

  35. January 21, 2014

    Huge cash pile puts recovery in hands of the few

    The pile of unspent corporate cash that has built up since the start of the financial crisis is being held by an...

  36. January 21, 2014

    The very model of a modern central banker

    In their patter song in The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan satirised the notion of an educated “modern...

  37. January 16, 2014

    Emerging markets weigh on Aberdeen

    Martin Gilbert shrugged off the woes in the emerging markets on Thursday as Europe’s biggest independent asset management...

  38. January 15, 2014

    ‘Fragile Five’ falls short as tapering leaves more exposed

    Forget the “Fragile Five”, the newly minted alliterative grouping of emerging markets at risk. The list of countries exposed...

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