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Neil Dennis

Neil Dennis left the Financial Times, after 16 years writing about markets, to pursue a freelance career. He can now be seen covering currencies and fintech for FX-MM magazine, among others.

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Bank of Japan battles to end disinflationary mindset

The Bank of Japan – barring the odd market intervention – does not surprise the markets. It has been the benchmark of Haruhiko Kuroda's tenure as governor – a tenure that has seen the yen tumble from its record high versus the dollar

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Pound hits $1.40 for the first time since June 2016

The pound briefly hit $1.40 against the US dollar on Tuesday for the first time since June 2016, before the greenback seized the upper hand and made a broad rally against its rivals

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German ZEW survey indicates rising investor confidence

As the German powerhouse keeps getting stronger, so too does investor confidence as shown in the latest observations made by the influential ZEW economic institute

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UK government finances boosted by EU rebate

UK finances were in much better shape in December than expected thanks, in part, to a rebate from the European Union after changes to its budget

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'Overvalued' Aussie dollar falls as metals prices slip

The Australian dollar moved lower on Tuesday as industrial metals prices on commodity exchanges, while local investment bank Westpac suggested the currency was overvalued

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Bitcoin leads crypto-decline on Korean tax plans

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies fell on Tuesday as South Korea continued to target the exchanges on which the controversial digital currency units are traded

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BoJ says inflation expectations no longer falling

The Bank of Japan kept its key monetary policy settings unchanged on Tuesday, but one small sign of increasing hawkishness came as the central bank suggested inflation expectations were no longer falling

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Bitcoin bandwagon sees Blockchain Worldwide jump 125%

What happens when the austerely-named telecoms investment fund Stapleton Capital changes its name to Blockchain Worldwide? Its shares jump 125%, of course

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Noble Group shares soar on takeover speculation

Shares in commodities trader Noble Group rose more than 30% on the Singapore Stock Exchange on Monday after reports of takeover interest from a Chinese trading group

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US hedge fund builds $1bn position in Barclays

Shares in Barclays climbed on Monday after the Financial Times reported on Sunday that a major US hedge fund had invested more than $1bn in the UK bank

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Cryptocurrencies fall as India joins crackdown on exchanges

Bitcoin and the wider cryptocurrency group was broadly lower on Monday as concerns over national crackdowns on trading the controversial digital currencies continued to blight the market

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Germany makes breakthrough in forming coalition

Germany drew ever closer to its political goal of forming a grand coalition on Sunday, but the news failed to ignite market confidence across Europe as global investors looked Stateswards at the potential impact of the US government shutdown

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Economic preview: spotlight on UK wage growth and rate calls

A couple of the world's biggest central banks are in action this week as monetary policy meetings at both Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank deliver decisions on Tuesday and Thursday respectively

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Carpetright profit warning raises alarm at rivals

Shares in home furnishing retailer Carpetright slumped on Friday after the company warned full-year profits would fall well short of market forecasts

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UK retail sales fall in December

UK retail sales recorded the biggest fall since July 2016 in December, as signs emerged that British consumers had grabbed up discounts a month earlier than the traditional Christmas shopping period

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