Fed Chair Janet Yellen speaks at a press conference following the rate-hike decision.
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The Federal Reserve lifted rates for the second time this year and expects to do so once more, suggesting it's fairly confident the economic recovery will continue. Is it overconfident?
The UK has had a chronic lack of investment.
Dealing with the UK's chronic lack of investment is as important as getting the Brexit negotiations right – and much more important than balancing the books.
Mario Draghi, ECB president.
Quantitative easing cannot single-handedly save Europe.
You’re not the only one in the dark.
Just like apes, humans fear the unknown, and that's why there's so much uncertainty this week as markets brace for an interest-rate decision by the Federal Reserve.
The world changed dramatically after the 2008 financial crisis and central banks are adjusting.
The 2008 financial crisis exposed major gaps in central banks' operations. New features like quantitative easing have since emerged.
Here come the cavalry?
The Bank of England has cut interest rates to a historic low of 0.25% and is injecting further rounds of quantitative easing.
The theory: money dropped into an economy will act an an stimulant.
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Monetarist economist Milton Friedman first coined the phrase 'helicopter money' in the 1960s.
The G7's limited membership of like-minded countries gives it significant power to bring about meaningful economic growth.
It's becoming a matter of 'when' rather than 'if' the first central bank takes the plunge and introduces quantitative easing for the people.
The ECB has introduced a slate of bold measures to counter low growth and the threat of deflation.
Scrapping €500 notes would inconvenience money launderers; it would also help the European Central Bank to make interest rates more negative.
Emerging markets aren’t in Janet Yellen’s economic club.
Monetary policy since the financial crisis has flooded the market with cheap capital. A rate rise will reverse this and put developing economies at risk.
Firing line. Corbyn’s economic plans face scrutiny.
There are some important parts of Corbynomics that can offer a clear, distinctive and viable economic programme with which to confront the government.
US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen and European Central Bank President Mario Draghi have seen quantitative easing pay off, but what about on the way out?
The biggest factor behind the recessionary trend is not the Chinese market, austerity budgets, or even the threat of higher US interest rates this year.
Left of centre.
Corbyn has proposed giving the Bank of England a new mandate to invest but the track record of this approach makes it hard to swallow.
How QE came about. ECB minutes released.
The first ever minutes from the rate setting meeting at the ECB should remind member governments of the Eurozone's disarray.
The Greek Harry Potter?
This Greek election is the most important in recent memory. It appears Syriza has won by a large margin, ending four decades of two-party rule in Greece. Since 2010 – and as a result of austerity measures…
German concerns about the European Central Bank’s impending quantitative easing program might be misplaced.
The European Central Bank is due to decide whether and how to undertake quantitative easing (QE) via large-scale purchases of government debt on secondary markets. For Germany - as the Eurozone’s largest…
Will Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank, continue with its disastrous policy history?
As investors anxiously await the announcement from the European Central Bank about whether the eurozone will implement quantitative easing (QE), we can tell from the ECB’s track record that it is very…
Monetary policy is not to blame for the widening gap between rich and poor.
Treasurer Joe Hockey and billionaire Rupert Murdoch recently made impassioned speeches expressing their deep concern about the problem of rising inequality —the rich are getting richer, while the poor…