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Opinion: Draghi’s feeble trend reversal

The EU’s central bank has decided to curb its monthly bond purchases by half. But DW’s Henrik Böhme deplores that an end to what he believes is a risky zero-interest policy is not yet in...

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Three Developments in Europe You may have Missed

The focus in Europe has been Catalonia’s push for independence and the attempt by Madrid to prevent it. Tomorrow’s ECB meeting, where more details about next year’s asset purchases, is also awaited. There are three...

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ECB Gets Serious about Non-Performing Loans

US businesses traditional relied on bond and equity markets to raise capital. When the crisis struck, the US acted early and quickly to re-open market functions before the banks were prepared to expand their lending....

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Some Preliminary Thoughts on the ECB’s Capital Key

The ECB’s asset purchase program is constrained by the self-imposed guidelines. As it QE continues, the ECB seems to be bumping against some of these parameters. The situation is thought to be coming to a...

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Is an interest rate change on the horizon?

For nine years, interest rates have fallen and the European Central Bank has fired up the economy with a flood of money. It is becoming increasingly clear that this cannot last forever. “With a sense...

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Eurozone growth and inflation confirm economic recovery

Fresh eurozone economic data show that inflation has risen to just below the ECB’s key target, growth is accelerating and unemployment has hit a seven-year low, suggesting the bloc’s economy is finally on the mend....

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Italy moves to rescue its banks

Italy has moved to rescue banks teetering on the edge of insolvency – by agreeing to inject billions of euros on the public tab. A long period of economic stagnation has left banks holding a...

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Greek Bonds may Soon be Included in ECB Purchases

The ECB does not include Greek bonds in its sovereign bond purchase operation. However, the progress is being made, and it is possible that starting early next year, the ECB will buy Greek bonds. Greece...

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Why Portugal Matters?

Many observers continue to tout Italian risks as the greatest in the euro area into the year end. The constitutional referendum that would emasculate the Senate, and end the perfect bicameralism that has contributed to...

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ECB Blows €400bn on “ Brexit Black Friday ” Bank Bailouts

Remember TARP, the Troubled Asset Relief Program that the US Congress approved to bail out banks and other companies during the Financial Crisis? $700 billion were authorized, later reduced to $475 billion. The Treasury eventually...

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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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Central Bank Credibility: What Does it Mean?

For at least a couple of years before the Great Financial Crisis, policymakers often cautioned that investors were mispricing risk.  Through the crisis, investors became painfully aware of many risks, including counterparty risk and reputation...