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    Quantitative easing: To deal with the root of the problem, the ECB should tackle non-performing loans

Quantitative easing: To deal with the root of the problem, the ECB should tackle non-performing loans

There were high expectations that during the 10 March 2016, the ECB’s Governing Council would extend its Quantitative Easing Programme. ECB chief Mario Draghi has in the past reiterated his readiness to adopt additional measures should the inflationary objectives not be reached by the upcoming meeting. With the Euro Area core inflation rate well below one percent, further monetary […]

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    The Fed’s rate rise may not provide enough of a boost to the financial sector

The Fed’s rate rise may not provide enough of a boost to the financial sector

After almost a decade of uncharted territory in modern monetary policy, including measures such as the zero-lower-bound (ZLB) of the nominal interest rate, three waves of quantitative easing and an ‘operation twist’, the Fed’s chairwoman Janet L. Yellen finally announced last week that the Federal Reserve will proceed with a rise of 0.25 percent in the US benchmark rate, […]

December 26th, 2015|Economics, Eddie Gerba|0 Comments|