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Textbook defying global dollar shortages

2016-06-09T11:45:42.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Take a long hard look at this chart:<p>It comes by way of Hyun Song Shin’s latest piece for the BIS, …

Commodity currencies hit by oil price fragility | Financial Times

Fragility returned to stalk the currency market and kill off the brief revival in optimism as traders returned to haven assets and steered clear of …

RTGS, and the story of batches instead of blocks

2016-01-29T09:02:10.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p><i>Here begins a tale of how the Bank of England’s settlement system got broken without anyone really</i> …

What are Chinese capital controls really? – Part 1

2015-08-14T10:22:59.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>To understand what happened in China this week we think the best financial analogy for China’s …

Book review: Cracking The Emerging Markets Enigma

How do you classify the countries known as emerging markets (EM)? That question has become more relevant since the FT declared the EM term unhelpful …

The G.O.P.’s Misogyny Primary

In the United States, our most successful demagogues have often become so by making skillful use of whatever the newest media was at the time. Charles Coughlin, the Catholic priest who railed against Jews and capitalism in the nineteen-thirties, did most of his railing via the radios that the …

One oil chart that says it all, plus some others

2015-08-12T11:21:46.000Z<p>From the IEA’s Oil Market Report released on Wednesday:<p>We’re heading towards 2008 levels on Opec production, with Iran crude …

Has China just pressed the escape button?

For many months, as dark clouds have gathered over the Chinese economy, it has seemed obvious that the authorities might be tempted to press an …

What is hyper liquidity made of?

2015-08-06T10:10:05.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Peter Stella is an experienced IMFer on a crusade to champion base money understanding in a world of …

BP profits slump as oil price falls

2015-07-28T07:18:00.000Z<p>By: Chris Nuttall<p>Fresh from its Deepwater Horizon settlement, BP is back in deep water with results that show profits diving …

With petrodollars also go global reserves

2015-07-23T13:21:55.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>US energy independence alongside labour re-shoring is contracting the global pool of petro and …

The Greek standoff is no Prisoner’s dilemma

2015-06-17T15:29:44.000Z<p>By: Guest writer<p><i>This guest contribution, from Giles Wilkes, sprung from a fierce internal debate amongst the FT’s leader</i> …

Central banks enter the unknown with sub-zero rates | Financial Times

For years, central bankers have treated the fabled interest rate known as the “zero lower bound” as if it were a physical barrier.<p>Like the notion …

Central banking: just when you understand it, it changes

2015-05-26T17:48:50.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Ask most monetary policymakers how they think about their job and the conversation generally goes like …

EM bonds: an alternative in a yield-starved world

In recent weeks, investors have been reminded how supposed risk-free assets, like Treasuries and bunds, can still inflict substantial losses. So far …

India’s re-re-Modified markets

2015-05-18T10:41:02.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>One really has to begin any talk of India’s stumbling stock market with a bucketload of context. After all, …

This is not the oil rally you’re looking for

2015-05-12T10:58:27.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Goldman’s commodity analysts are out with their take on last week’s oil price rally, which saw Brent oil …

The curious incident of the missing super contango in the night-time

2015-05-13T15:07:04.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>A quick post to update readers on an interesting debacle that occurred in the world of oil stock data …

The US government’s not-so-secret plan to break up the banks?

2015-05-08T16:03:58.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Bernie Sanders, US Senator and presidential candidate, has introduced legislation to force the biggest …

Bonds: an apology

2015-05-07T09:45:11.000Z<p>By: FT Alphaville<p>Exclusive to All Newspapers<p>In the last few weeks, in common with all other financial media, we may have …

One-eighth of Moldova's GDP has gone missing

Around 10,000 demonstrators — out of a population of 3.5 million — took to the streets of Moldova this week, calling for a full investigation into a series of loans that almost brought down the country's economy and forced a bailout from taxpayers, the Independent reports.<p>Shortly before the …

Currency devaluation: in praise of the short, sharp shock

Imagine you’re a policymaker from an emerging economy, and you’re comfortable with the idea that your exchange rate needs to weaken. Maybe that’s …

An RRR in China explainer

2015-05-06T09:50:25.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Take your clicks elsewhere if you know everything about China’s reserve requirement ratio already.<p>For those …

Why negative rates may inspire market consolidation

2015-05-06T14:26:52.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>We had a hunch back in July 2012 that negative rates, as and when they would surely manifest, would …

No super-contango this time around

2015-04-13T18:39:06.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>Oil prices, both Brent and WTI, remain depressed:<p>But time-spreads — the difference between near-term …

The return of goldsmith banking

2015-03-19T14:10:12.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>The exciting thing about negative rates in the current context is that they make the fundamental ETF, …