This week on FT Alphaville,
- A Canadian took over FT Alphaville, the first ever foreigner to run the blog in its over 300 years of existence.
- No wait sorry — that was Mark Carney at the Bank of England. Our Carney intro here.
- Later, Lisa wondered how Chancellor George Osborne had got his man.
- Cardiff finally started treating F___ and C___ as dirty words. (And talked US tax rates)
- Also late on Monday: Argentina’s restructured bondholders struck back in the pari passu saga.
- Meanwhile, a critical court decision on the eurozone bailout fund (almost) slipped by.
- On Wednesday, the Chinese stock market’s year of being a dog.
- Meanwhile, David determined the FX market is REALLY BORING. Was volatility dead?
- And then Argentina won a shock stay on paying holdouts. Pari passu saga postponed!
- Yes, market volatility might well be dead, Izzi pondered on Thursday.
- “China’s over-investment gives it a one-in-five probability of an economic crisis,” Kate found.
- We also predicted a flight of hawks from the Fed.
- By the end of the week we had an ABS hangover.