Money Supply, a Financial Times blog, wraps up the news for Wednesday, October 21 Read more

Ralph Atkins

Construction spending is helping the German economy, but annoying motorists, writes Ralph Atkins of the Financial Times Read more

Mure Dickie

The BoJ balance sheet expansion moves announced in the aftermath of the Lehman Shock are correctly billed as more about financial sector stability than economic stimulus. Expectations are growing that they will be allowed to expire in December, given that fears of a credit crunch have faded. Read more

China cuts plans to cut back on emissions, a bigger role for central banks in deflating asset bubbles is discussed and hedge funds emerge victorious over banks, says Vanessa Houlder of the Financial Times Read more