Central Bank Policy

ECB Moves to Scale Back COVID-Era Bond Buying

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Citing improved growth and rising inflation, the ECB moved to scale back its bond purchases. But don’t call it a taper.

Russia Central Bank Sounds Alarm on Inflation

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The Bank of Russia’s latest monetary policy forecast raises a novel possibility: What if the present inflationary trend isn’t temporary at all?

US Federal Reserve Balance Sheet Exceeds $8 Trillion Mark

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The Federal Reserve balance sheet just hit $8.1 trillion, roughly the size of the economies of Japan and Germany combined.

ECB Sets New Inflation Target in Rare Strategy Overhaul

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Either the target or the loose monetary policy had to go. In the end it was the target.

Fed Tries to Calm Bond Yield Jitters

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Federal Reserve officials gather this week for one of the most important central bank meetings in recent history.

Inflation Whispers Spook Global Bond Markets

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Do spiking yield curves across the developed world harken the end of COVID-era monetary stimulus?

Federal Reserve Fails to Calm Jittery US Equity Markets

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Powell’s recent comments reflect how central bank interventions have been normalized by the market, making the Fed’s eventual exit an exceedingly delicate affair.

The US Federal Reserve Unloads on the COVID-19 Outbreak

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But will it be enough?

Can Central Bankers Save the Global Economy from COVID-19?

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And given the global economy’s expanding debt pile – should they?

COVID-19: Economic Impact Round-up (2-26-2020)

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Recounting the latest economic disruptions due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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