Tag Archives: Monetary Policy

Janet Yellen’s Inner Circle – ReutersTV

As Janet Yellen faces Congress for the first time as Fed chair, here’s a look at her inner circle – four trusted advisers who have her ear and whose public words will closely align with her own thinking. – ReutersTV … Continue reading

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Yellen’s deflationary challenge – FT

Tomorrow is a big day for the new Fed Chair. Janet Yellen, the new Federal Reserve board chair who gives testimony to Congress on Tuesday, may need to address deflation risks, says US markets editor Michael Mackenzie. He also discusses … Continue reading

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TaperLess

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Movie Review: Money for Nothing

Here’s one we’re putting on our must see list.   Reuters MacroScope blog writes, “Money for Nothing: Inside the Federal Reserve” is a slick, thoughtful and alternately infuriating-and-funny documentary that premiered in New York’s Florence Gould Hall last night. It gives … Continue reading

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

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Brazil Hikes

Brazil‘s Central Bank increased interest rates on Wednesday evening to 7.5% from 7.25%.   The rate hike was not totally unexpected.  Here is what Forbes had to say, Central Bank president Alexandre Tombini hinted several times over the last week that … Continue reading

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Jeremy Grantham on Charlie Rose – Must View

This is a must view, folks. The first half of the interview, which aired yesterday, is dominated by a discussion of the natural resource constraints the world will be facing in the next decade. The real macro gems begin at … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Economics of Abenomics

The Peterson Institute held a high-level discussion of the economic policy initiatives of Japan’s new government, or Abenomics, on February 15, 2013. This timely event took place just ahead of Prime Minister Abe’s upcoming summit meeting with President Obama. The … Continue reading

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Euro slumps on ECB Draghi’s comments

“Exchange rate is not a policy target, but it is important for growth…”   – Mario Draghi (click here if video is not observable)

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The Fed and Credit Rationing

John Taylor’s piece in the WSJ yesterday noted, So if investors are told by the Fed that the short-term rate is going to be close to zero in the future, then they will bid down the yield on the long-term … Continue reading

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