Category Archives: Monetary Policy

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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Why buy Europe? – FT

The FT’s John Authers quizzes Citi’s Jonathan Stubbs on the reasons to buy European stocks. Europe looks cheap, but arguably the answer boils down to two letters: QE. Click here for more Authers Note videos http://video.ft.com/Authers-Note (click here if video … Continue reading

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Is patience a virtue? – FT

The Federal Reserve’s latest statement on monetary policy left the central banks options open on an interest rate rise later this year. The FT’s John Authers suggests that international developments may force the Fed to be more patient. Click here … Continue reading

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Super Mario returns – but is it enough? – FT

Mario Draghi, has announced a bigger than expected package of quantitative easing of €60bn per month, but will that be enough to revive the eurozone economy? Ralph Atkins, capital markets editor, and economics correspondent Ferdinando Giugliano discuss the ECB’s QE … Continue reading

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Draghi’s tactical retreat ahead of QE – FT

The European Central Bank revised down its forecasts for inflation and growth. Capital markets editor Ralph Atkins and global economy news editor Ferdinando Giugliano discuss the crucial semantics in ECB president Mario Draghi’s press conference. For more video content from … Continue reading

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