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  • Greek Bond Market Star Performer in Euro Zone Wednesday, 13 Oct 2010 | 5:58 AM ET

    A combination of better data than expected, China’s pledge to buy the country’s bonds and hopes that international bail-out loans will be extended have boosted investor sentiment. The Financial Times reports.

  • Ireland Open to Letting Banks Renegotiate Debt Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 7:01 AM ET
    Dublin, Ireland

    Ireland has opened the door to a renegotiation with senior bondholders of its two nationalized banks despite previously opposing any such move. The FT reports.

  • FDIC's Bad Bank Plan Criticized Before Being Unveiled Tuesday, 12 Oct 2010 | 5:55 AM ET
    FDIC Chairwoman Sheila Bair on CNBC'c Power Lunch

    Regulators are struggling to create a global mechanism that could wind down a big financial institution without the disruption caused by Lehman Brothers’ collapse in 2008, reports the Financial Times.

  • Google Search

    The internet giant is using its vast database of web shopping data to construct the ‘Google Price Index’ – a daily measure of inflation. The Financial Times reports.

  • How Washington Pushed Europe to Save the Euro Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 4:57 AM ET
    Dollar and Euro

    This year’s rescue plans for Greece and the euro zone were driven partly by rising US anxiety about the risks to global financial stability stemming from Europe’s slowness to take action. The FT reports.

  • 'Animal Instincts' Dominate Euro Zone Bond Market Monday, 11 Oct 2010 | 3:54 AM ET

    Investors in euro zone bond markets stand accused of letting “animal spirits” affect their judgment on the risk of a European debt default. The FT reports.

  • 'Sweet Spot': A Presidential Reason for Buying Stocks Sunday, 10 Oct 2010 | 11:04 AM ET
    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.

    Economic growth is precarious, unemployment is painfully high, debt levels are staggering and the stock market isn’t all that cheap.

  • IMF Chief Warns on Exchange Rate Wars Wednesday, 6 Oct 2010 | 6:31 AM ET
    IMF Managing Director Dominique Strauss-Kahn

    The head of the International Monetary Fund has warned that governments are risking a currency war if they try to use exchange rates to solve domestic problems, reports the Financial Times.

  • Obama Open to Lowering Corporate Tax Rate Tuesday, 5 Oct 2010 | 6:10 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Barack Obama signalled he was open to lowering the US corporate tax rate from its level of 35 per cent, amid speculation that the administration could seek broad-based reform of the tax code as early as next year, reports the Financial Times.

  • Plosser Voices Concern Over Further Easing Monday, 4 Oct 2010 | 4:49 AM ET

    The US Federal Reserve must not launch a new round of asset purchases without setting out what they are meant to achieve, the president of the Philadelphia Fed has warned in an interview with the Financial Times.

  • Currencies Clash in New Age of Beggar-My-Neighbour Wednesday, 29 Sep 2010 | 6:13 AM ET

    In an era of deficient demand, issuers of reserve currencies adopt monetary expansion and non-issuers respond with currency intervention. Those, like Brazil, who are not among the former and prefer not to copy the latter, find their currencies soaring. They fear the results.

  • US Treasury Stumbles Selling Citi Shares Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 8:55 AM ET

    The US government is in danger of missing its deadline of divesting all of its Citigroup shares by the year-end after a fall in stock market trading volumes prompted authorities to slow down sales in July and August.

  • European Central Banks Halt Gold Sales Monday, 27 Sep 2010 | 4:27 AM ET
    Gold

    Europe’s central banks have all but halted sales of their gold reserves, ending a run of large disposals each year for more than a decade. The FT reports.

  • Commentary: The Silence over Repos Is Shocking Friday, 24 Sep 2010 | 7:55 AM ET

    The repo market was central to the dramas of 2008. One of the main reasons why entities such as Lehman Brothers collapsed, after all, was that investors fled from repo deals, because they became frightened about counterparty risk.

  • Junk Bond Prices Hit Pre-Crisis Levels Monday, 20 Sep 2010 | 7:31 AM ET

    Strong investor demand for junk bonds has pushed the average price on such corporate debt to its highest level since June 2007, when companies could borrow with ease at the height of the credit boom, the Financial Times reports.

  • State Department Courts Morgan Stanley Executive Thursday, 16 Sep 2010 | 9:16 AM ET
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (AP Photo/Kevin Glackmeyer)

    Tom Nides, Morgan Stanley’s chief operating officer and a long-time aide to the bank’s chairman, John Mack, is in discussions to take a senior post in Hillary Clinton’s state department, reports the Financial Times.

  • Seven Major Players in High-Frequency Trading Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 4:49 PM ET

    These hotshots aren't household names. Until recently, they've shunned the limelight.

  • Borrowing by Europe Banks Soars; Market Appetite Up Monday, 13 Sep 2010 | 3:48 AM ET

    European banks are borrowing at their fastest rate in almost six months and are set to continue exploiting a positive market mood. The FT reports.

  • Soros and Paulson Lead Hedge Fund Table Saturday, 11 Sep 2010 | 3:32 PM ET
    George Soros

    The top 10 hedge fund managers have earned more than $153bn for their investors since they were founded, a third of the 7,000-strong industry’s returns, latest research shows. The FT reports.

  • What Can Be Done to Slow High-Frequency Trading? Friday, 10 Sep 2010 | 5:24 AM ET

    While the "speed" issue has not garnered much attention in recent years – partly because most observers assumed that speed was good – it seems that a debate is long overdue, the FT writes.

Futures Now

  • Investors often think stimulative central bank policies will boost gold. But the ECB may actually put a damper on gold.

  • Marc Chandler says that the euro will continue to sink against the dollar. But that doesn't mean we're witnessing some "currency war."

  • CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders weigh in on the bounce back in the S&P as stocks surge after the ECB's QE decision and markets digest earnings. And Iourio has a mini-trade that targets the S&P at 2060.

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