ECB's Lautenschlaeger Sees Possible 2019 Rate Hike on Inflation

The European Central Bank may increase interest rates next year if inflation picks up, executive-board member Sabine Lautenschlaeger said in an interview with Deutschlandfunk radio. 155 more words


The price of two percent inflation

Though it is still considered a rather unconventional form of monetary policy, quantitative easing (QE) has become a commonly used tool of central banks around the world. 1,480 more words


Fed Tightening? Not Now! -- The central bank should pause its double-barreled blitz of higher interest rates and tighter liquidity.

Around Oct. 1, global central-bank liquidity reversed and stocks began their descent from peak prices. That is no coincidence. The Federal Reserve should take an important signal from recent developments at its meeting this week. 935 more words

China's Economy Falters and Stocks Take a Global Hit

When the second largest economy in the world, China’s, takes a hit, so do stock markets. And the country is facing more problems than the ongoing trade war with the U.S., in which some tentative movements have taken place. 217 more words


European Central Bank to End $2.95 Trillion Stimulus. Here's Why

European Central Bank (ECB) chief Mario Draghi said Thursday that the bank would stop its €2.6 trillion (US$2.95 trillion) quantitative easing (QE) bond-buying program in January. 181 more words


ECB ends historic stimulus push even as eurozone looks vulnerable again

The European Central Bank took the watershed decision to halt its 2.6 trillion-euro (US$3 trillion) bond-buying program, capping massive monetary support even though the euro-zone economy looks vulnerable again. 610 more words