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A Few Takeaways from the Latest IMF Reserve Figures

The IMF is the most authoritative source for reserve holdings of central banks. It reports the data at the end of each quarter with a quarter lag. At the end of last year, the IMF...

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What is the BOJ going to do?

Under Kuroda’s leadership the BOJ has surprised the market a number of times, most recently with the move to negative rates at the end of January. It is not that such a move, which has...

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Is that Buzzing Sound Helicopter Money?

Helicopter money is the rage. Central banks are talking about it. Economists are debating it. The media is rife with coverage. While it sounds important, it is not precisely clear what helicopter money means. It...

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Are Central Banks Exaggerating Deflation Risks?

Deflation is portrayed as the great economic scourge. It exacerbates debt servicing costs and encourages consumers to defer purchases. Central banks in Japan and Europe have responded with aggressive, unorthodox measures, often combining asset purchase...

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Central Banks Warn: Liquidity May Evaporate When Investors Finally Remove Blindfolds

Companies are selling bonds like madmen. This year through Tuesday, investment-grade and junk-rated companies have sold $438 billion in new bonds, up 14% from the prior record for this time of the year, set in...

Europe -MarketExpress

Europe moves toward compromise

The European Union is gradually moving to a compromise on the Single Resolution Mechanism. It is intended to be agreed up before the end of the year to give the European Parliament time to debate...

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Bank of International Settlements

A central bank, reserve bank, or monetary authority is an institution that manages a state’s currency, money supply, and interest rates. Central banks also usually oversee the commercial banking system of their respective countries. The...