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May Jobs, Oil, and NBA Finals—5 Things to Watch in the Week Ahead

Hello friends and Fortune readers.

This week starts a day late thanks to the long Memorial Day weekend, as markets are closed in the U.S. on Monday. 663 more words


The European Central Bank is worried about the rise of anti-establishment political parties

The rise of anti-establishment parties could end up threatening Europe’s financial security, according to the European Central Bank (ECB).

The euro zone’s central bank lays out the stark warning in its latest… 244 more words

James K. Galbraith on Greece: Austerity without debt relief

by Lynn Parramore, via DDP

Economist James K. Galbraith warns that ‘unrealistic expectations’ by Athens’ creditors is a recipe for turmoil.

A breakdown in negotiations may be the best outcome of Monday’s Eurozone finance ministers’ meeting on debt relief for Greece, warns INET grantee and University of Texas economist James K. 602 more words



So my suspicion is that the oligarchical powers that be have decided that the only way to make a common currency for Europe(by which they mean, always, and only, … 842 more words

Economic Report

12 May 2016 (AFR) - 'Miracle' needed to save the world, because central banks can't, says BTIM's Vimal Gor

(12 May 2016, AFR, p27, by Vesna Poljak)

‘The Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank are printing billions in a “useless” attempt at stimulating demand as a “crisis of confidence” erupts over central banks and their diminishing influence. 76 more words

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St. Louis Fed Slams Draghi, Kuroda - "Negative Rates Are Taxes In Sheep's Clothing"

“At the end of the day, negative interest rates are taxes in sheep’s clothing. Few economists would ever claim that raising taxes on households will stimulate spending. 758 more words

Europe to remove 500-euro note

Europe to remove 500-euro note

A suitcase stuffed full of cash may soon be worth a lot less. In a move aimed at hampering cash transactions by terrorists, drug dealers and money launderers, the European Central Bank on Wednesday announced an end to the… 908 more words