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SDRs and the renminbi

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:45:35 +0000

China will join the exclusive club of "hard currency" issuing countries when its currency, the renminbi, becomes a fully fledged member of the IMF's special drawing right basket on October 1.

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Good idea, bad idea: Yield targeting edition

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:19:07 +0000

Good idea: More reactive than a quantitative target; can signal long-term commitment to policy; potentially reduces purchases required if market believes your yield target is credible; potentially good for effectiveness of fiscal policy; potentially good for banks as it can imply a steeper yield curve; and allows for an “automatic exit” from the policy if everything goes to plan.

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Guest post: Productivity and shocks

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:07:47 +0000

This guest post is from Peter Doyle, an economist and former IMF staffer

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Markets Live: Monday, 26th September, 2016

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:00:28 +0000

Live markets commentary from FT.com

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Deutsche’s new market cap, in context

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 08:07:49 +0000

Bear with us, it’s down here somewhere…

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FT Opening Quote: City fears for a “hard” Brexit

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 07:04:42 +0000

City fears for a “hard” Brexit, Aldi to revamp stores, investment boost at MonarchFT Opening Quote, with commentary by City Editor Jonathan Guthrie, is your early Square Mile briefing. You can sign up for the full newsletter here.

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Further reading

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:51:42 +0000

Including...

- John Hempton with comments on investment philosophy.

- Gavyn Davies on the global pivot towards fiscal policy.

- George Magnus on the City and passporting.

- How some "six in ten rupees deployed by Tata are in businesses yielding returns below its cost of funding..."

- And Macro Man on the student loan debacle.

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FirstFT – Russia accused of supporting ‘barbarism’, living without a smartphone and a rare view of imperial China

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 05:28:32 +0000

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The US accused Russia on Sunday of supporting “barbarism” over the bombing of the Syrian city of Aleppo as the west stepped up diplomatic pressure on Moscow.

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Thought for the weekend

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:32:32 +0000

— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) September 23, 2016

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Week Five: FT Alphaville Fantasy Football League

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:34:06 +0000

Our league hasn’t been going all that long, but it seems like some congratulations are in order. Specifically self-congratulations.

Despite some trouble at the start of the season with a small number of bad actors, we have managed to clean up the system. Everything is in order. Everyone is on net positive points. Everyone got a net positive score last weekend. Everything is ok. The market works.

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