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ECB under pressure from oil and EUR strength

The early 2016 China-induced financial market volatility, including oil prices hitting twelve-year lows below $30 and sharp equity price falls, reinforces my existing bias to eventual further ECB easing in 2016… 4,164 more words

Monetary Policy

Don't look back in anger: from ECB to Fed via oil weakness

With a week having passed since the ECB’s surprising “hawkish ease” it’s useful to take stock of what it all means for ECB monetary policy, the EA economy and financial markets.  1,395 more words


Draghi “we will do what we must”: keeping up the downward EUR pressure

My previous post encouraged my readers to listen the Draghi and Praet’s dovish comments rather than think of recent easier financial conditions as a reason for the ECB to ease less than expected.  1,044 more words

Monetary Policy

ECB to deliver easing despite easing financial conditions: listen to Draghi and Praet

I argue below that the ECB seems likely to at least meet market expectations for easing on 3 December, despite EA financial conditions having recently eased… 2,555 more words

Monetary Policy

Open letter to Roger Helmer ukip MEP (does not believe in Britain)

Dear Roger,

This is in response to your last WordPress blog entitled: Why Ken is wrong on business and Brexit

Like so many Eurosceptics you come out with sentences like “the eurozone faced a chronic economic malaise as a direct consequence of the Single Currency, while we in Britain have thanked our lucky stars that we stayed out” 481 more words


For Mark Carney's brexit warnings you really have to read between the lines

Just listened to the Bank of England governor’s long awaited speech on the benefits of the UK’s EU membership and the dangers of leaving it after Cameron’s ill fated EU referendum. 819 more words