Central Bank Policy

Euro Zone Inflation Shows No Signs of Slowing

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ECB head Christine Legarde is maintaining a dovish line despite strong October inflation numbers in major euro zone economies.

Emerging Markets Hike Rates to Get Ahead of Inflation

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Though central banks have approached the problem with different levels of urgency.

Stakes High as Emerging Markets Await Fed Taper Plans

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Capital flight, inflation, and debt shocks are the risks facing emerging markets as the Federal Reserve plots a course out of monetary stimulus.

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.

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