Category Archives: Monetary Policy

Caveats in a strong jobs report – FT

The FT’s US markets editor Michael Mackenzie and FT Alphaville US editor Cardiff Garcia discuss Friday’s jobs report and its potential implications for monetary policy. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is … Continue reading

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Draghi may benefit from overseas aid – FT

Mario Draghi, ECB president, has detailed his eurozone stimulus plan of buying asset-backed securities and covered bonds. Ralph Atkins, FT capital markets editor, explains to global economy news editor Ferdinando Giugliano how US help may be at hand. For more … Continue reading

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The ascent of the hawks at the Fed? – FT

As the US labour market recovers, should investors brace themselves for an earlier rate rise? Gavyn Davies, chairman of Fulcrum Asset Management, explains to FT global economy news editor Ferdinando Giugliano why the Fed is unlikely to change its course … Continue reading

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Are we trusting central bankers too much? – FT

Navigating the global economy out of the financial crisis has been entrusted to central bankers. But have we too much confidence in them? Gilles Moëc, chief European economist with Deutsche Bank, analyses with capital markets editor Ralph Atkins the tough … Continue reading

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The Dilemma of Monetary Tightening

Interesting piece in the World Economics Association’s  Real World Economic Review on some of the difficulties the Fed faces when it begins tightening monetary policy.   They point out the policy contradiction that paying interest on excess reserves is an injection … Continue reading

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Reverse Repo in 60 seconds – FT

The cost of Fed liquidity is supposed to influence rates across the board, including those charged to the non-bank sector. However, since the crisis, private collateral rates have not always followed suit. The Fed Reverse Repo facility aims to change … Continue reading

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China’s monetary policy – FT

Easy monetary policy would support growth, but many of the problems in the Chinese economy are the result of too much credit. The FT’s Jamil Anderlini looks at what the People’s Bank of China is doing to keep the economy … Continue reading

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Has Draghi opened the floodgates? – FT

Mario Draghi is tackling the dearth of small business loans with €400bn of cheap long-term loans, TLTROs. William De Vijlder of BNP Paribas Investment Partners discusses with John Authers whether this will open the floodgates or lead to stagnant water … Continue reading

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The ECB moves – is it enough? – FT

The European Central Bank has cut its deposit rate to below zero per cent and introduced other radical measures to fight the threat of deflation. The FT’s Chris Giles and Ferdinando Giugliano discuss what these actions mean. For more video … Continue reading

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ECB cuts rates to buoy eurozone economy – EuroNews

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