Hard Currency
  • Terminal illness or just a scratch? Jun 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Adam Cole of Royal Bank of Canada talks to Roger Blitz about the health of the euro in the climate of the Greek crisis, and why risk appetite in the currency universe may be short-lived.
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  • Markets unruffled by Greece as Fed signals caution Jun 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Roger Blitz talks to Stephanie Flanders, chief market strategist for Europe at JP Morgan Asset Management, about what Fed Chair Janet Yellen's statement means for the likelihood of a September rate rise, Greece's impact on the euro, and whether the pound is looking like a safe haven currency.
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  • Of gods and governors Jun 11, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Matthew Cobon, fund manager at ColumbiaThreadneedle, tells Roger Blitz why central bankers are not as omnipotent as the markets think they are, why he is steering clear of emerging markets, and where volatility is coming from.
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  • The euro-dollar rally, central bank signals and risk around the Turkish election Jun 04, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Roger Blitz is joined by David Bloom, global head of currency strategy at HSBC, to discuss the euro-dollar rally, how the markets read the Fed's forward guidance and other central bank signals, and political risk in forex ahead of the Turkish election.
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  • Will volatility spikes lead to something much bigger? May 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Ralph Atkins and his guest John Normand of JP Morgan discuss recent patterns of currency turbulence, why the Yen has fallen - and what will happen to sterling as UK election excitement fades
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  • Which way for the Japanese yen? May 21, 2015 - 1:50 pm
  • Roger Blitz and his guest Ian Stannard of Morgan Stanley discuss where the Japanese currency is headed now that it has broken out of its long-held range, as well as this week's euro volatility.
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  • US data put a dampener on markets May 14, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • Roger Blitz is joined by Ugo Lancioni of Neuberger Berman to discuss the US economy's weak performance and its impact on the currency markets, whether the eurozone is on a sustained path to recovery, and the post-election shine on sterling.
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  • A week of corrections May 07, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Roger Blitz discusses this week's market unwinding with Roger Hallam, of JPMorgan Asset Management. With the dollar down, the euro up, Brent crude oil close to $70 a barrel and bonds being sold off, is this a return to some semblance of normality?
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  • Hard Currency election special - sterling risk or UK resilience? Apr 30, 2015 - 5:40 pm
  • A week before the UK poll, Sam Hill of RBC Capital Markets and Tina Fordham from Citigroup talk to Roger Blitz about how the market views a hung parliament, Brexit, Scottish nationalism and the relative health of the UK economy
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  • The waiting game Apr 23, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • As the currency market prepares for the Federal Reserve's next move, further talks on Greece and the UK election, Lena Komileva of G Plus Economics discusses how the US is preparing the global economy for a rate increase, why the euro decline isn't greater, and the political risk to sterling
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  • Losing faith in the euro Apr 16, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Roger Blitz talks to Steve Barrow of Standard Bank about his damning assessment on the euro, the rapid descent of German bund yields and the weak link between a country's growth prospects and its currency.
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  • The dollar bull run and surprising the markets Apr 09, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Ralph Atkins is joined by Peter Kinsella of Commerzbank to discusses the great dollar bull run, whether the Bank of Japan will ease monetary policy further, and the increasing trend by central banks around the world to surprise the markets.
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  • Reflections on the first quarter Apr 02, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Roger Blitz, joined by Paul Lambert of BNY Mellon's Insight Investment fund, looks back at the seismic forex events in the first quarter and ahead to Good Friday's US jobs data - the next big event on the currencies radar.
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  • Dollar rally loses steam Mar 26, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Roger Blitz is joined by Kit Juckes, global strategist at Société Générale, to discuss where next for the dollar, what's causing forex volatility and whether markets will be taking a more data-driven view of currency values.
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  • How does the Fed view the dollar's rise? Mar 19, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Roger Blitz discusses the FOMC policy statement and the dramatic moves in the currency markets with Marc Chandler, global head of markets strategy at Brown Brothers Harriman.
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  • Euro decline outpaces expectations Mar 12, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Roger Blitz is joined by Jane Foley, senior strategist at Rabobank to discuss the start of Quantitive Easing in the eurozone and the rapid pace of the euro's decline against the dollar.
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  • Hard Currency: How low can the euro go? Mar 05, 2015 - 2:04 pm
  • As the euro once again touches new lows against the dollar, Roger Blitz discusses the resumption of euro-funded carry trade and what are the biggest factors at play with Simon Derrick, chief currency strategist at BNY Mellon.
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  • How far are interest rate expectations supporting sterling? Feb 26, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • With the pound up about 4 per cent against the dollar since hitting a cyclical low in January, and up about 5 per cent against the euro over the same period, how much are interest rate expectations supporting the UK currency. Neil Dennis discusses sterling's strength with Simon Smith, chief economist at FxPro.
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  • Fed sets the dollar tone Feb 19, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • Vivianne Rodrigues talks to Vassili Serbriakov, foreign exchange strategist at BNP Paribas about the impact of this week's Fed minutes on the US dollar, the release of the eurozone balance of payments reports and the Bank of England's comments about the next UK interest rate rise
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  • Sweden joins moves to drive down currencies Feb 12, 2015 - 1:34 pm
  • Neil Dennis is joined by Lee Hardman, strategist at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi to discuss central bank strategies as Sweden's Riksbank becomes the latest to lower its key interest rate in a bid to drive down its currency.
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  • ECB raises the stakes against Greece Feb 05, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Neil Dennis is joined by Steve Barrow from Standard Bank to discuss the ECB's decision to raise the stakes against Greece by tightening the Greek Central Bank's access to liquidity and the possible domino effects, the Australian Central Bank's move to ease interest rates, and tomorrow's US jobs data.
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ABOUT THIS PODCAST

The FT's currency show takes a hard look at what's driving the largest market in the world, discussing market trends, political and economic factors affecting global currencies. Correspondent Delphine Strauss talks to global experts on the foreign exchange market about their views on the week ahead.

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