The G7's limited membership of like-minded countries gives it significant power to bring about meaningful economic growth.
African governments have some hard decisions to make if they want to breathe new life into the ‘Africa Rising’ narrative.
Africa needs to navigate the difficult economic waters that lie ahead without undoing the gains of the past two decades. Success will require difficult political choices.
Mark Carney, governor of the Bank of England, has been criticised for his comments on how Brexit will affect financial stability in the UK.
For everyone, there are things to like and not like in higher interest rates.
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The Federal Reserve is expected to raise rates for the first time in nine years next week. What does it mean for you?
Charting a different course.
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.
Chair Yellen and her colleagues decided the economy isn’t ready.
The Fed's policy-setting committee decided to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged. Here's why that's the wrong call.
Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan has taken a no-nonsense approach to curbing inflation.
Monetary policy involves more than managing inflation, which is why it sometimes takes a committee to decide interest rates.
Fiscal policy can take up where monetary policy leaves off.
Comments by RBA Governor Glenn Stevens that monetary policy in the form of lower interest rates may have reached its limits, needs to prompt debate on fiscal policy taking over.
Iraqi troops training with the US Army June 2015.
On the face of it, Iraq and the US Federal Reserve share little. One is a country plagued by division, war and mayhem since the US invasion of 2003. It is a brutal world where there are no friends, few…
South African Reserve Bank Governor Lesetja Kganyago is the third since the bank adopted a more transparent way of operating.
The South African Reserve Bank is a fine example of clear communication of the decision whether to hold, increase, or decrease interest rates. It also gives clear signals of future decisions.
The cut to China’s reserve requirement ratio (RRR) can also be seen as a move against China’s unregulated shadow banking sector.
The 100 basis points cut by the People's Bank of China is as much as about containing unregulated credit within China as a bolster to slowing growth.
Uncertainty around Greece defaulting on debt repayments continues to dominate the global outlook.
Financial markets have factored in a cut to Australia's cash rate, but economists - including the CAMA Shadow Board - aren't so sure.
Watch out, Mark - Plaid Cymru want to change your remit.
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According to our expert, Plaid Cymru has some sensible financial and monetary policies... and some less sensible, too.
Implementing monetary policy is like treating a patient. A central bank needs the freedom to choose which instrument will work best.
The desire of some lawmakers to subject the Fed to extra scrutiny betrays a misunderstanding of central bank independence and monetary policy.
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.
Keeping them waiting. Mario Draghi.
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Mario Draghi did get round to announcing a much-anticipated new round of quantitative easing (QE) in the end, but never have nine minutes felt so long. The world tuned into the European Central Bank press…
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…
Not all leaders agree on the path to boosting economic growth.
G20 leaders have put growth and employment at the centre of the global agenda. To spur collective growth by more than 2% over five years, member countries have agreed to implement a package of structural…
Can Draghi the gambler feel Europe’s pulse?
The European Central Bank’s decision to cut its interest rates further showed that the zero rate rubicon holds no fear, while one substantial bullet was kept in the barrel. It is a useful marker for markets…
Volte face for Mario Draghi.
Mario Draghi almost single-handedly rescued the Eurozone from disaster two years ago, by pledging to do “whatever it takes to preserve the euro”, so the appeal from the European Central Bank (ECB) chief…