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Daily briefing: Merkel’s marred win, new US travel ban, the art of self-deprecation

Result will keep German chancellor at the heart of European affairs but there could be [...]

Euro sell-off in wake of German poll seen as short-lived

But traders’ sense of political risk will linger as Merkel forms a shakier [...]

Emerging markets poised to lead pack on renewable energy

Developing nations eclipse richer rivals as falling costs cut need for [...]

Chinese consumers see economy in top shape 

FTCR Consumer Index dips in September but still third-highest reading on [...]

Japan flash manufacturing PMI hits 4-month high

Malaysia’s consumer recovery to benefit banks

Household loan growth to pick up, adding to strength of business loan [...]

Swiss voters reject pension reforms

Central bank disputes: Yellen versus Borio

Uber appeal, Brexit talks, H&M results

The car-hailing app challenges a landmark court ruling on [...]

Beijing effort and inflation push China debt load down

First fall in debt-to-GDP ratio since 2011 as corporate liabilities [...]

As they unwind QE, central banks must come clean about inflation

Credibility does not come from trying to achieve contradictory goals with one [...]

Draghi urges action on youth unemployment

German factory activity hits near 6.5-year high; manufacturing PMI at 60.6

French private sector growing at fastest pace since 2011, executives say

Key trade cases set to land on Donald Trump’s desk

Canadian jets and Chinese solar cells face a president eager to wield protectionist [...]

Macau visitor arrivals edge down in August on impact of Typhoon Hato

S&P lowers Hong Kong rating to AA+ after China cut

Daily briefing: New NK sanctions, Puerto Rico devastated and Chinese tech giants

Trump administration imposes further restrictions on [...]

There is no rush to raise rates in retreat from QE

With inflation undershooting, the Fed’s hawkish tone is [...]

ECB aims to change lending benchmark for banks before 2020

Lack of market activity may hinder overnight unsecured euro [...]

Why banking remains far too undercapitalised for comfort

Leverage ratios closer to 5:1 will help give creditors confidence in [...]

Why global economy’s resilience has little to do with policymakers

Vicious cycle gave way to virtuous cycle just in time to withstand political shocks of [...]

Naftogaz resignations spark concern over Ukraine reforms

Pressure from western backers to adhere to structural [...]

The Fed’s forecasts imply a tough (recessionary?) 2020

Janet Yellen refuses to be derailed by low-inflation mystery

Fed chair sets in play carefully choreographed plan for reducing balance [...]

Bank of Japan holds policy steady

US tries to enlist EU and Japan in China tech fight

Washington steps up moves to tackle Beijing over intellectual property [...]

Chinese freight rates increase but profits remain elusive

FTCR China Freight Index moves above 50 for the first time this [...]

Markets start to take Fed tightening seriously

US dollar and bond yields rise on Janet Yellen’s uncompromising [...]

New Zealand Q2 GDP picks up, Q1 growth revised higher

Daily briefing: Fed ending QE, Iran v Trump and Mexico quake

Dollar rallies as central bank maintains rates and triggers plan to cut asset [...]

Fed calls historic end to quantitative easing

Dollar rallies as central bank maintains rates and triggers plan to cut asset [...]

September Federal Reserve statement — annotated

The full Fed statement with comments from the [...]

Three Indies set for return as dynamo for global growth

Favourable demographics and productivity lend weight to projections of promising [...]

China’s pollution crackdown shakes up iron ore traders

Suppliers of high grade material for steelmaking benefit from higher [...]

Greek banks hit by uncertainty surrounding non-performing loan plans

Central bankers, the other left behinds

Globalisation is a mixed blessing for monetary [...]

Global economy improving but lacks ‘self-sustaining upswing’

OCED warns of need for more private sector investment if expansion is to [...]

UK growth slowdown to persist next year — OECD

Credit Suisse: BoE will raise rates in November …and it’ll be a ‘mistake’

German producer price inflation picks up in August

Fed set to press the button to unwind quantitative easing

Nearly 10 years after starting stimulus, move will be a sign of confidence in the [...]

Business leaders can support better global engagement

The private sector is in a position to repair alliances governments allow to [...]

Daily briefing: Trump N Korea threat, Suu Kyi and FT business book

US president uses debut UN address to threaten ‘wicked few’ oppressive [...]

Guest post: Central Bank Quantitative Easing as an Emerging Political Liability