Category Archives: ECB

Merkel Retains Power, Far Right Moves To Bundestag

Just when you thought eMac – Emmual Macron –  had stamped out right-wing populism in Europe, here come the Germans.   The country’s two leading political parties,  the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU – “The Union) and the Social Democrats (SPD),  who are … Continue reading

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Fed Day With Extremely Loose Financial Conditions

Today is the day,  folks. The consensus is the Fed announces the start of quantitative tightening (QT).   History in the making. Draining Liquidity Though monetary tightening officially began in December 2015,  this will be the first time the Fed drains … Continue reading

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Super Mario’s Problem In One Picture

File under “Kafkaesque Markets.” Source:  MacroTourist

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QOTD: Super Mario Speaks

“Deflationary forces have been replaced by reflationary ones.”  – Mario Draghi

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Economic hope mired in eurozone gloom – FT

While there may be hope that low oil prices will help industrialised nations recover more quickly, there is also concern among delegates at the World Economic Forum in Davos about the eurozone despite an expected QE programme by the ECB. … 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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Trichet and Wolf on ECB action – FT

The European Central Bank unexpectedly cut interest rates and announced it would step up its asset buying programme. FT’s Martin Wolf discusses the move with former ECB president Jean-Claude Trichet at the Ambrosetti Forum in Italy. For more video content … 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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