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Unconventional Monetary Policy in an Interconnected World!

I came across this news item from CNBC about Bernanke and Rajan face-off and that was enough to break the long blogging hiatus!  Rajan raises an important question that should be addressed given today’s closely connected economic systems. 540 more words

Macroeconomics

4/15/14 – What Happens When Interest Rates Rise? Part 2: What’s Keeping Rates Low, and What Happens When It Stops?

Yesterday, we discussed what the natural rate of interest should be, arriving at about 5 percent on a nominal basis, assuming 2-percent inflation. That seems like a reasonable number over time, given that the Federal Reserve has committed to an inflation target of 2 percent. 562 more words

Commentary

Tapering

Is tapering tightening? This charts seems to correlate well:

QE

The ECB has loaded its €1-trillion bazooka, but can't decide whether to use it

The talk over the weekend was that the European Central Bank seems to be preparing a new round of stimulus to kickstart the euro zone’s sputtering economy. 426 more words

DRAGHI: OCCHIO AL SUPER EURO

DRAGHI: OCCHIO AL SUPER EURO

All’IMFC (International Monetary Financial Committee) il Presidente della BCE si sofferma su alcuni punti chiave inerenti la situazione dell’Eurozona: 508 more words

The ECB is now ready to become more accommodative

According to an FT article, this morning, the ECB is now ready to definitely change its mind on monetary policy. Mario Draghi gave insights during its last press conference. 132 more words

Euro Area