Category Archives: ECB

Should the ECB launch QE? – FT

Some hope the European Central Bank will use quantitative easing to help the fragile region, but as Albert Gallo, head of macro credit research at RBS, points out, with sovereign bonds already at multiyear lows QE will not help where … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Can the Eurozone Survive? – LSE

After four successive crisis years, an economic recovery in Europe is within sight. The euro’s survival – which was in question as recently as a year ago – appears assured. But the crisis remains chronic, if not fatal. Without further … Continue reading

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What’s Europe’s biggest economic concern? — Reuters

Sept. 9 – Influential thinkers and leaders at the Ambrosetti Forum including Trichet, Roubini and Zoellick give Reuters’ Lucy Marcus their take on the biggest issues facing Europe’s economy. – Reuters TV (click here if video is not observable)

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Low ECB Rates For An “Extended Period”

Here’s why they hammered the Euro today: The risks surrounding the economic outlook for the Euro area continue to be on the downside…the key ECB interest rates to remain at present or lower levels for an extended period of time.   … Continue reading

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IMF still keen on eurozone rate cut in face of weak growth

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Central Banks (and Stock Markets) Gone Wild

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Eurozone inflation falls for third straight month

Will this give Super Mario enough to cut rates?   The consensus is no.    Remember, ECB does not have the same full employment mandate as the Fed. (click here if video is not observable)

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Stratfor: Cypriot Bailout Reverberates Beyond the EU

Stratfor Europe Analyst Adriano Bosoni discusses the controversial Cypriot bailout proposal and its effects beyond the European Union. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable)

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WTF Were They Thinking?

That’s our System 1 (fast) thinking  kicking in after hearing the news of the Cyprus bail-in of depositors.  Our fast thinking really fears contagion and makes us want to vendere la casa!   We often get into trouble trading with … Continue reading

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Greece Is The Word….And A Done Deal

After the Eurozone’s failure to conclude a Greek deal last week, we posted So the hangup is not over whether there will be a deal, but what type and how much debt relief Greece will be granted by the official … Continue reading

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