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The more we are told UK household debt is not a problem the more worried we should be

We have reached a stage where the UK establishment is paying more and more attention to household debt issues. This reminds me of the explanation of the bureaucratic response to such issues explained by Yes Prime Minister. 1,476 more words

General Economics

The Swiss mixture of negative interest-rates, currency intervention and equity investing

Today brings an opportunity to look at a consequence of several economic themes. The opening one is related to the way that in both economic and currency terms the Euro is something of a super massive black hole. 1,216 more words

Quantitative Easing And Extraordinary Monetary Measures

Euro area monetary policy heads for a new frontier

The issue of monetary policy in the Euro area is of significance on several levels. Obviously it affects the Euro area itself but also it affects many countries around it as in a nod to the sad departure of Stephen Hawking overnight it is time to sing along with Muse. 1,388 more words

General Economics

Are London house prices set for more falls?

This morning has brought news on the state of play concerning UK house prices although I think the Guardian has tripped over its own feet a little in an attempt to slay several dragons at once. 1,261 more words

General Economics

ECB će lagano pooštravati monetarnu politiku

FRANKFURT — Situacija je ovakva: jedna od visoko-zaduženih zamalja evro-zone nalazi se u ambijentu izražene političke nestabilnosti; pored toga Evropska unija se priprema na trgovinski rat sa SAD ( 847 more words


10 Mar 2018 (AFR) - ECB hints at end to bond buy scheme - ECB's Mario Draghi says policymakers unanimous in dropping 'easing bias'

(10 March 2018, AFR, p13, by Balazs Koranyi and Francesco Canepa)

‘​The European Central Bank dropped a long-standing pledge on Thursday to increase its bond buying if needed, taking another small step in weaning the eurozone economy off protracted stimulus. 61 more words

1.Market Observations

The UK has a construction problem

Today brings us a whole raft of new data on the UK economy but before we get to that there has been some new analysis and indeed something of a confession. 1,383 more words

General Economics