Category Archives: Economics

Asia in the year of the sheep – FT

The FT’s Asia editor David Pilling asks two of Asia’s leading economists about how they see the region faring in the year of the sheep. Frederic Neumann from HSBC sees risks slowdown, while David Mann from Standard Chartered sees solid … Continue reading

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Greece and Germany closer than it seems – FT

The debt bailout talks between Greece and the eurozone haven’t collapsed, says Martin Sandbu, lead writer on the FT’s Free Lunch newsletter. He tells leader writer James Blitz that Athens and Germany are closer on the substance than appearances would … Continue reading

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Game theory and Greece in 90 seconds – FT

What is game theory? How can it be applied to the negotiations between Greece and the rest of the eurozone? Ferdinando Giugliano, economics correspondent, provides a 90-second snapshot. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here … Continue reading

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Davos 2015 – Volatility as the New Normal

Published on Feb 4, 2015 http://www.weforum.org/ Do safe havens still exist in the global economy or is volatility the new normal across all markets? • Arkady Dvorkovich, Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation; Global Agenda Council on Russia • … Continue reading

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Temperature of financial markets – FT

Deficient demand, deflation and negative interest rates. Are equity and bond markets overpriced? Ahead of next week’s FT Debt Capital Markets Outlook, columnist John Plender discusses unconventional measures from central banks with capital markets editor Ralph Atkins. For more video … Continue reading

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Greece’s new government – FT

Newly elected Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced his cabinet. The FT’s Europe editor, Tony Barber, reports from Athens on the key posts and what this means for Greece’s eurozone partners. For more video content from the Financial Times, … Continue reading

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The economic outlook from Davos – FT

Economics editor Chris Giles reports on the final day of the World Economic Forum, where the oil price and QE in Europe were cause for optimism but there was caution over the expected divergence in central bank policies. For more … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Hall of Mirrors – LSE

Speaker: Professor Barry Eichengreen Recorded on 21 January 2015 in Old Theatre, Old Building. Popular understanding of the Great Depression shaped the response to the Great Recession. The experience of the Great Recession will change our understanding of the Great … Continue reading

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Economic hope mired in eurozone gloom – FT

While there may be hope that low oil prices will help industrialised nations recover more quickly, there is also concern among delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos about the eurozone despite an expected QE programme by the ECB. … Continue reading

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The three gluts – FT

Government borrowing costs in developed countries continue to fall with Japan’s five-year bond yields hitting zero. Three gluts are behind these low yields, as Morgan Stanley’s Joachim Fels explains to capital markets editor Ralph Atkins. The latest global markets overview … Continue reading

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