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Aug 29, 2014

Eurozone inflation slows to fresh five-year low

Inflation rate across currency bloc sank to 0.3 per cent on an annual basis, in line with expectations.

Equities| Aug 29, 2014

European markets steady in spite of Ukraine turmoil

US markets ended trading lower, but European stockmarkets move slightly higher.

Aug 29, 2014

Japanese inflation stalls in July

A raft of Japanese economic data suggests the economy is starting to struggle.

Aug 29, 2014

Bonds, gold and wheat climb on Ukraine crisis

Ten-year Treasury yields reached a new low for the year, while Wheat prices reached their highest since the start of July.

North American| Aug 28, 2014

US second-quarter rebound revised higher

Economists had forecast a first estimate of 4 per cent would be trimmed to 3.9 per cent.

UK| Aug 28, 2014

BCC upgrades UK growth forecast

The business group has upgraded GDP growth in the UK for 2014 and 2015 but warns of slowdown.

Economic Indicators
FTSE 100 6,820 +0.20%
CPI inflation 1.6%
FTSE 250 15,886 -0.16%
Base interest rate 0.5%

Data delayed by at least 15 minutes

Analysis & Opinion

John LappinonGlobal| Aug 18, 2014

Brace for a new world order

Managers need to understand how to address a global shift in the balance of power.

From Special Report: US - August 2014| Aug 11, 2014

No sign of bull run hitting the buffers

As US markets continue to hit new highs, is there still opportunities to find value?

From Special Report: US - August 2014| Aug 11, 2014

So far, so good for a grassroots recovery

After a tricky start, US macroeconomic data looks set to continue on a steady path.

From Special Report: MENA - July 2014| Jul 28, 2014

Gulf frontier states move up a league

With some Mena regions being upgraded to emerging markets, what does that mean for the rest of the region?

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Guide to Budget 2014

Chancellor George Osborne boasted tax changes to benefit “the makers, the doers, and the savers”.

Special Reports

Investing in Emerging Markets - August 2014

Why are emerging markets back in play?

FTAdviser Blog

Investment scandal déjà vu as PI woes mount

Week in Brief: Regulatory issues continue to dominate the news with the Budget discussion continuing to roll on.

Special Reports

Investing in Mena - July 2014

The Middle East and North Africa (Mena) is always hitting the headlines but is there any investment potential?

FTAdviser Blog

Why it could be time to start heeding the warning signs

Markets appear to be rising in the face of political and economic upheaval, but the likelihood of a correction is growing.

Global Investments

Mid-Year Review - July 2014

Many agree an economic recovery is underway, but there are reasons to be fearful.

FTAdviser Blog

Will Osborne overhaul resolve savings crisis?

Week in Brief: This week one story has dominated, but the longer term affects of the reforms are unknown.

Recent Articles
  1. S&P 500 ends over 2,000 for first time (just)
    North American| Aug 27, 2014

    S&P 500 ends over 2,000 for first time (just)

    Markets were lifted earlier by a surge in consumer confidence and healthy revisions to durable goods orders.

  2. Bank of America settlement to hit Q3 earnings by $5.3bn
    North American| Aug 22, 2014

    Bank of America settlement to hit Q3 earnings by $5.3bn

    US bank agrees settlement with US authorities over allegations relating to mortgage backed securities and collateralised debt obligations.

  3. Octopus opens EIS tranche focused on energy
    Aug 21, 2014

    Octopus opens EIS tranche focused on energy

    Group offers access to energy investments in tax efficient structure after recent price weakness in media tranche.

  4. Eurozone’s recovery remains weak, uneven
    Aug 21, 2014

    Eurozone’s recovery remains weak, uneven

    Overall, the eurozone PMI’s came in slightly below economists’ expectations

  5. US Federal Reserve to flag rate rises before changes
    Aug 21, 2014

    US Federal Reserve to flag rate rises before changes

    Latest FOMC minutes show committee aiming to communicate policy ahead of decision to raise interest rates.

  6. French economy remains sluggish, data show
    Aug 21, 2014

    French economy remains sluggish, data show

    The initial purchasing managers’ index for the country’s manufacturing sector slipped to a 15-month-low.

  7. EBA reveals templates for bank stress tests
    From Regulation| Aug 20, 2014

    EBA reveals templates for bank stress tests

    The eurozone’s largest lenders have spent all year preparing for the stress tests and the accompanying asset quality review.

  8. BoE split on rate hike: reaction round-up
    Aug 20, 2014

    BoE split on rate hike: reaction round-up

    Two MPC members voted to increase interest rates by 25 basis points.

  9. Rate rise chances more solid after two ‘for’ votes
    Aug 20, 2014

    Rate rise chances more solid after two ‘for’ votes

    Two members of the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee voted to raise rates atrecent meeting.

  10. BoE rate rise hinges on UK wages
    Aug 20, 2014

    BoE rate rise hinges on UK wages

    Earnings in 2014 are now only expected to grow by 1.25 per cent instead of 2.5 per cent.

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