Category Archives: Monetary Policy

Looser policy but a stronger euro – FT

The European Central Bank has sent bond yields tumbling through its attempts to stimulate the eurozone economy. Dan McCrum explains why, compared with the US, policy is not as loose as it may seem, and how the euro could strengthen … Continue reading

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The constraints on cheap money – FT

John Authers explains a sharp sell-off in bank stocks and one-sided foreign exchange trading as the Japanese yen rises. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not observable)  

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Money flows again to the US – FT

John Authers reports on how easier monetary policy from China helped drive a further rebound in world stock markets. The biggest beneficiary seems to be the US. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if … Continue reading

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Wolf’s Fed Verdict – FT

The Federal Reserve’s decision not to raise rates sparked a negative reaction from stock markets, and complaints from investors. Martin Wolf, in conversation with John Authers, defends the Fed’s decision. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/videoContinue reading

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Corporate bond squeeze runs out of juice – FT

A squeeze was expected in Europe’s corporate bond market as a result of the ECB’s quantitative easing program. Hans Lorenzen, head of European credit strategy at Citi, explains to the FT’s Ralph Atkins why this initial reaction reversed. For more … Continue reading

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Will QE help Italy grow? – FT

QE is set to help Italy. However, Lorenzo Codogno, visiting professor at London School of Economics and Political Science, tells the FT’s Ferdinando Giugliano that while the ECB programme will boost Italy, growth rates are likely to stay modest For … Continue reading

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Eurozone QE explained – FT

The European Central Bank has unleashed a landmark quantitative easing package to rid the eurozone of the threat of economic stagnation. The package could help the EU economy turn a corner, but some of the region’s national central banks could … Continue reading

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Draghi confident on inflation and growth – FT

The European Central Bank’s president Mario Draghi announced the quantitative easing programme will start on Monday. The FT’s Ferdinando Giugliano and Ralph Atkins discuss what securities the ECB will be buying, and its growth and inflation outlook. For more video … Continue reading

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Negative yields in 90 seconds – FT

Negative yielding bonds now account for about $2tn of debt issued across Europe, and that figure is rising. Michael MacKenzie, markets editor, explains in 90 seconds what it really means when someone buys a bond with a negative yield. The … Continue reading

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Fed hides nuggets in minutes – FT

FT US Alphaville Editor Cardiff Garcia and his collaborator Matthew Klein examine the clues given by the central bank board members about the trajectory of the US economy which triggered the market reaction to the Fed minutes, sending gold higher … Continue reading

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