Central bank challenges after the great recession

Central bank challenges after the great recession

This week, the Bank of England will be hosting a conference to mark the 20th anniversary of having been granted its independence, and the creation of the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee. Ten years ago, the tenth anniversary of this event was celebrated with confident...
Mrs Merkel’s fourth term economic headaches

Mrs Merkel’s fourth term economic headaches

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will face her fourth general election next Sunday, 24th September. Opinion polls strongly suggest that she will win a fourth term forming a coalition with one or more of f the other parties.  Attention will then shift to the policy...
US Debt, War Finance and Playing with Fire

US Debt, War Finance and Playing with Fire

In August financial markets and economic journalists concentrate on what central bankers say at the Jackson Hole gathering hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas. After Jackson Hole attention will then shift to the Federal Reserve Board’s Open Market Committee...
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