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Inflation

ECB to consider allowing inflation to exceed target, Lagarde says (FT)

October 1, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“The European Central Bank will consider following the lead of the US Federal Reserve by committing to let inflation overshoot its target after a period of sluggish price growth, it has said for the first time.” – by Martin Arnold

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ECB policymakers open to more stimulus, if needed (Reuters)

September 17, 2020 | File Under: , ,

“ECB board member Isabel Schnabel argued that raising inflation will be key and failure to get price growth in the 19-country euro zone moving towards the ECB’s target could be the trigger for action.”

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Federal Reserve issues FOMC statement (US Federal Reserve)

September 17, 2020 | File Under: , , , ,

“With inflation running persistently below this longer-run goal, the Committee will aim to achieve inflation moderately above 2 percent for some time so that inflation averages 2 percent over time and longer-term inflation expectations remain well anchored at 2 percent. The Committee expects to maintain an accommodative stance of monetary policy until these outcomes are […]

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The Outlook for the Euro Area (The ECB Blog)

September 11, 2020 | File Under: , , ,

“The current environment of elevated uncertainty means that the Governing Council will continue to assess carefully the incoming information, including developments in the exchange rate, with regard to the implications for the medium-term inflation outlook.” – by Philip Lane, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB

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Investing in Europe in 2020 – The Year Ahead

An overview of some European key themes and political risks for 2020

2020 brings with it the 10th year of recovery since the global financial crisis. Equity markets continue to break records, ample credit is available, yet the bullish performance appears cosmetic at times and investing in Europe in 2020 is fraught with political risks.  The US deficit doubled from $385bn to $779bn last year, the UK […]

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Navigating Europe in 2019

Themes and Risks Investors in Europe to Consider in 2019

We are nearly 20 years into the new millennium and it is an unrecognizable place compared to when it started.  Lehman is gone, Bear Stearns – gone, Merrill Lynch – acquired, Citigroup is a fraction of its former self.  Blockbuster, Toys R Us, Woolworths are all part of the history books now.  Europe, where we […]

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Central bank independence (ECB)

October 29, 2018 | File Under: , ,

ECB argues for the continuing value of central bank independence.

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The Fed Has Played With Fire: Now Comes A Reckoning (Forbes)

September 24, 2018 | File Under: , ,

Monetary policy makers now face a great test to regain control with monetary restraint and at the same time keep markets and the economy from suffering a reverse.

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