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Shacking up | The Economist

WHEN Da Lin moved in with his girlfriend two years ago, his mother tried to stop them: she feared that their living together unmarried would sully his girlfriend’s reputation and, by association, his too. 489 more words

China Alert

22 Sept 2016 (AFR) - Why central banks are changing tack - Haruhiko Kuroda tries psychology rather than boosting brute monetary force

(22 September 2016, AFR, p26, by Karen Maley)

‘First Draghi. Now Kuroda. Central bankers’ retreat from aggressive monetary stimulus is now clearly under way. Less than fortnight after Mario Draghi, European Central Bank boss, dismayed investors by keeping monetary policy on hold, the Bank of Japan chief Haruhiko Kuroda decided not to plunge any deeper into the realm of monetary experimentation. 54 more words

1.Market Observations

Central Banks Should Focus Stimulus Efforts on Equities

Weak economic activity, central bank balance sheet risks, and misaligned investor incentives can be alleviated.  My latest at the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/european-horizons/draghi-other-central-bank_b_11968802.html

Interest rate outlook: Wealth Economic Update September 12, 2016

U.S. and World News

  • The European Central Bank decided to hold interest rates at their record low levels and refrained from adding any new stimulus to the economy.

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Overnight lending squeezed by bond vigilantes

Both presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the markets feel like crap Monday morning.

While the Democratic nominee alleges she has her third different ailment in the last week, the global stock and bond markets can’t  keep anything down and wretched more than 2% losses in Asia and Europe overnight. 214 more words


Negative Interest Rates

An unprecedented market phenomenon has economists the world over scratching their heads: negative yielding corporate debt. Currently, European investors hold approximately €465 billion, or roughly $512 billion, of negative yielding investment-grade corporate debt. 256 more words

Macro/Sector News

ECB Leaves Stimulus Unchanged

The European Central Bank decided to stand pat on its €1.7 trillion ($1.9 trillion) stimulus at a policy meeting on Thursday. This decision comes even as the ECB continues to miss its 2% inflation target, and investors are expecting the ECB to act again soon. 318 more words

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