Bond market is not counting on China reviving global growth

  During the autumn of 2007, a bond manager from California popped into the Financial Times’s New York office with a timely warning after a long road trip through the then-frothy housing states of the US south-west. Lately, investors fresh from fact-...
  • August 30, 2019

US consumers spend as inflation undershoots Fed target

  The Federal Reserve’s most closely watched measure of US inflation remained under the central bank’s target in July, as it wrestled with whether to cut rates further. The report from the US Department of Commerce showed solid growth in personal spe...
  • August 30, 2019

Stocks to watch: Deutsche Wohnen, Daimler, Amigo,

  Friday 11:00 BST What’s happening ● Deutsche Wohnen and Vonovia, the German residential landlords, jumped on reports that Berlin was watering down a proposed five-year rent freeze. Berlin’s Senate was said to be putting in place an allowance for mo...
  • August 30, 2019

Pension transfer values hit record high

  Cash lump sums offered to individuals looking to give up generous final salary style pensions have jumped to record highs in August on the back of fears of a global recession. Most active members of private sector “defined benefit” schemes can opt ...
  • August 30, 2019

Lagarde’s IMF legacy holds clues to her ECB presidency

  When Emmanuel Macron offered Christine Lagarde the presidency of the European Central Bank on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Osaka in late June, she responded with a question: was Angela Merkel on board? Once reassured of German support, the IM...
  • August 30, 2019

US companies unlikely to heed Trump’s call to leave China

  US companies are unlikely to heed Donald Trump’s call to ditch their investments in China despite a tougher business environment in the country and the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing, the leader of a prominent lobby group for U...
  • August 29, 2019

Christine Lagarde urges eurozone to reform budget rules

  Christine Lagarde has urged reform of Europe’s budget rules, calling for changes that would create extra room for economies to use fiscal policy during downturns. Ms Lagarde, who is set to succeed Mario Draghi as president of the European Central B...
  • August 29, 2019

Brazil beats expectations with 0.4 per cent expansion

  Brazil avoided falling into recession on Thursday with the release of new economic data showing South America’s largest economy grew by 0.4 per cent quarter-on-quarter in the three months to June, a better than expected performance. The figures sho...
  • August 29, 2019
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