Central Bank Policy

The US Federal Reserve Steps into the Spotlight

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With an expected rate cut and a rare liquidity intervention, the US Federal Reserve has been moving markets this week.

Draghi’s Parting Gift: ECB Turns the Stimulus Taps Back On

DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 25JAN13 - Mario Draghi, President, European Central Bank, Frankfurt is captured during the special address session at the Annual Meeting 2013 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 25, 2013. Copyright by World Economic Forum swiss-image.ch/Photo Remy Steinegger, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mario_Draghi_World_Economic_Forum_2013.jpg

Monetary stimulus has returned to Europe, and President Trump isn’t happy about it.

BIS Sounds Early Alarm on US Corporate Debt

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Are collateralized loan obligations brimming with toxic corporate debt just a little bit of history repeating?

Emerging Markets Report (10-05-2018)

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After a new sell-off in emerging markets around the world, all eyes are on today’s US jobs report.

End of an Era: Bank of England to Hike Interest Rate?

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Politicians say now’s not the right time; economists say there’s no choice. Either way it looks like the Bank of England is set to increase interest rates in November.

Emerging Markets Stuck Between the Fed and the PBOC

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Emerging market currencies started off 2016 on a losing note, and these losses will quickly mount if current trends persist.

We Have Lift-Off at the US Federal Reserve

Yellen, cc Flickr Day Donaldson

The long-awaited and much-feared US Fed hike will end up being anti-climactic.

What Can Emerging Markets Expect from a Fed Hike?

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Whether it comes this week or later, a Fed hike will have a destabilizing effect on emerging markets already grappling with tepid global growth.

The Fed Could Still Surprise in September

Yellen, cc Flickr Day Donaldson

Market turmoil is making the Fed’s September decision a lot more complicated than it seemed a month ago.

Analysis: China’s Surprise Interest Rate Cut

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The recent decision by the People’s Bank of China to cut interest rates by a quarter percentage point to 5.1% tells us a lot about the Chinese government’s priorities.

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