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The petrodollar fragility is out there

2016-03-16T12:42:41.000Z<p>By: Izabella Kaminska<p>It was not too long ago that analysts and economists were arguing that core petrodollar states, such as …

Economy

US frontrunners surge ahead, storks’ junk food habit and Trump’s castle

<b>Sign up to receive FirstFT by email here</b><p>Donald Trump knocked Marco Rubio out of the Republican race by winning Florida and three more states, …

Donald Tusk

China public outcry over finance minister comments

China’s finance minister has come under fire after he proposed changing a labour law he said was overprotective of employees and inflexible to …

China

Netanyahu turns down Obama meeting and cancels US trip

White House disputes reports that it could not find a suitable date for Israeli PM, in a sign of tensions between two leaders<p>Israeli prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu turned down the offer of a meeting with president Barack Obama, prompting a sharp response from the White House, in the latest …

Israel

It Just Got Even Harder to Trust Financial Advisers

There's a phrase no one wants to read in a sweeping report about the financial advisers who handle their savings: economy-wide misconduct.<p>A new …

University of Chicago

Fed’s Dudley says risks to economy rising

One of the Federal Reserve’s top policymakers has warned of increased risks to US growth and flagged up a troubling fall in inflation expectations, …

Federal Reserve

Brussels Briefing: Brexit Redux

<b>This is the Tuesday edition of our Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here.</b><p>The British EU referendum …

Europe

Morales defeat lifts hopes for LatAm democracy

The blocking of Evo Morales’ desire to run for a fourth consecutive presidential term in Bolivia is an encouraging result in Latin America’s “War on …

Latin America

'Deflationary Bias' May Afflict U.S. Economy, Fed Paper Says

The U.S. economy may be saddled with a "deflationary bias" after the last recession that makes it harder for the Federal Reserve to achieve its 2 …

Economics

Weidmann renews attack on ECB’s monetary stimulus

Germany’s hawkish central bank chief on Tuesday renewed his attack on a key element in the European Central Bank’s crisis-fighting armoury in a …

Economics

Free Lunch: End the negative-rate negativity

<b>Don’t shoot the messenger</b><p>The bloodletting in securities markets since the start of the year has been particularly severe in the case of banks. Always …

Central Banks

China’s central bank governor Zhou goes on the attack

The long and detailed interview given by the People’s Bank of China governor, Zhou Xiaochuan, to <i>Caixin Weekly</i> on Tuesday is in one sense very …

Central Banks

Kill the €500 note, weaken the euro

2016-02-12T10:02:17.000Z<p>By: David Keohane, Izabella Kaminska<p>If all of those criminals and hoarders using it have to swap out into USD or CHF then …

Economics

Sweden’s central bank Riks-rolls the market

2016-02-12T09:00:07.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Imagine someone told you about a country where real output per person is at an all-time high and growing …

Economics

India stays at top of growth table with 7.3% GDP rise

India has consolidated its lead as the world’s fastest-growing large economy, with real gross domestic product officially rising 7.3 per cent in the …

India

No free lunches but plenty of cheap ones

Tradeoffs have long been at the centre of economics. The aphorism “there is no such thing as a free lunch” captures a central economic idea: you …

Economics

Brussels Briefing: A Grexit-Brexit perfect storm

<b>This is Tuesday’s edition of our new Brussels Briefing. To receive it every morning in your email in-box, sign up here.</b><p>There are three existential …

Europe

Global growth now fraying at the edges

The weakness in global risk assets that started in May 2015 raises a major question for macro-economists. Is market turbulence foreshadowing – or …

Economy
Stock Markets

Mario Draghi’s inflation targets miss the mark

It looks as though Mario Draghi will get in March what he asked for in December — a further easing of monetary policy. This is welcome. It will allow …

Economics

Israel steps up home demolitions to punish Palestinian attackers

JERUSALEM — On Oct. 13, Ala’a Abu Jamal, a Palestinian Israeli employed by Israel’s national telephone company, rammed his company car into a Jerusalem bus stop, got out and stabbed to death a 60-year-old rabbi. Abu Jamal was shot dead at the scene.<p>A week earlier, Israeli military forces blew up …

Israel

China devaluation – a necessary evil?

The 9 percent drop in global equity prices in the first two weeks of 2016 is certainly alarming, even for those of us who believe that the outlook …

Economics

Doom mongers have their day in the sun as markets turn

Almost 900 professional investors crammed into a Grosvenor Square ballroom this week for one of the stranger events in the London financial calendar. …

Stock Markets

Amazon lands China ocean shipping licence

Amazon has obtained an ocean shipping licence in China, as the company expands its reach into logistics operations around the world.<p>The new licence …

eCommerce

Brazil cans carnival as recession bites

Pack away the nipple tassels and dismantle the floats: carnival has been cancelled.<p>Towns and cities across Brazil are being forced to scrap the …

Brazil

China faces currency issues beyond US dollar

The renminbi’s steep fall against the dollar, which has caused investors so much mayhem, has obscured its relative strength against the currencies of …

Stock Markets

The US tech sector is really small

2016-01-08T09:45:10.000Z<p>By: Matthew C Klein<p>Spend too much time with people of a certain social class in certain cities, and you get the impression …

Economics