Economics: ECB minutes suggest policymakers in no hurry for the exit door

23 Feb 18
Economics: ECB minutes suggest policymakers in no hurry for the exit door European Central Bank policymakers meeting last month rejected even a token change in the bank’s policy message, arguing that ...

Earlier this month, the US Senate Banking Committee narrowly voted to approve Marvin Goodfriend to become a Federal Reserve Board governor

21 Feb 18
Punishing creative thinking Earlier this month, the US Senate Banking Committee narrowly voted to approve Marvin Goodfriend to become a Federal Reserve Board governor, setting up a contentious vote in the ...

Global Economic Headlines (21/2/18)

21 Feb 18
Global Economic Headlines (21/2/18) • Japan’s factory growth slows in February • ECB – Weidmann as next ECB President not certain • US short-term borrowing costs hit highest level since 2008 ...

Global Economic Headlines (20/2/18)

20 Feb 18
Global Economic Headlines (20/2/18) • This week’s FOMC and ECB minutes elevated in importance • After biggest short, speculators slash bearish US bond bets as supply deluge looms • Spain’s de ...

Eurozone finance ministers on Monday chose Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos to succeed European Central Bank Vice-President Vitor Constancio

20 Feb 18
To the winner the spoils Eurozone finance ministers on Monday chose Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos to succeed European Central Bank Vice-President Vitor Constancio, whose term runs out on May ...

The Eurogroup (Eurozone Finance Ministers) will today decide on who will replace Portugal’s Vitor Constancio as Vice-President of the European Central Bank.

19 Feb 18
Political horse trading The Eurogroup (Eurozone Finance Ministers) will today decide on who will replace Portugal’s Vitor Constancio as Vice-President of the European Central Bank. The top runner for the role ...

Economists say US tax cuts bad idea but will boost growth

16 Feb 18
Economists say US tax cuts bad idea but will boost growth The US government was wrong to cut taxes at this stage of the business cycle given the economy is near ...

Europe’s weak political link

16 Feb 18
Global Economic Headlines (16/2/18) • Fear of hard landing fuels dollar misery • Economists say US tax cuts bad idea but will boost growth • Japan reappoints Haruhiko Kuroda as its ...

Europe’s weak political link

16 Feb 18
Europe’s weak political link While most of the political focus in the Eurozone over the next two-and-a-half weeks will be on the Italian General Election, events in Germany could turn out ...

Italians will vote in a General Election on March 4. A centre-right alliance between Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia.

15 Feb 18
A dark alliance Italians will vote in a General Election on March 4. A centre-right alliance between Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia, the anti-immigration Northern League and the far-right Brothers of Italy ...