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Four bazookas and a phrase
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 11 MAR 2016
... tried, and he tried but he can't get no satisfaction, oh no, no. no. For all intents and purposes, ECB President Mario Draghi over-delivered on the eagerly-awaited stimulus promised two months ago. He came in firing not with one ... but four bazookas ...
A "must do" for the ECB
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 1 MAR 2016
Latest euro area inflation data released by Eurostat has all but ensured that ECB President Mario Draghi will make good on his 21 January promise to "...reconsider our monetary policy stance at our next meeting in early March" aka increase policy stimulus. ...
It's "whatever it takes" time again
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 22 JAN 2016
... in order to secure a return of inflation rates towards levels below, but close to, 2%" In his Q&A, ECB President Mario Draghi even stressed that, "we have the power, the willingness and the determination to act. There are no limits to how far we are ...
Lesson in expectations management
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 18 DEC 2015
... at how deftly Fed Chair Janet Yellen pulled lift-off off - more so, if viewed in contrast with the ECB President Mario Draghi's disastrous handling of his own "policy announcement" on 3 December. The Fed's decision to take the fed funds rate off virtual ...
Market to open higher
AAP  |  THURSDAY, 4 JUN 2015
... to modest-to-moderate growth during April and May after stalling in the first quarter of the year. ECB President Mario Draghi praised the bank's stimulus policies and said there were no plans to end them more quickly than planned. "As long as you have ...
The die is cast
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 MAR 2015
... what Julius Caesar exclaimed when he crossed the river Rubicon back in 49 BC. The same phrase that ECB president Mario Draghi must be uttering to himself as he began spending the first euro of his a,-60 billion a month quantitative easing programme today. ...
Deflation is the Darth Vader of the economy
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 29 JAN 2015
... dissipate". This gave me an eerie sense of dA(C)jA vu. For it was around this time last year, in Davos, that ECB president Mario Draghi also poo-poohed the risk of deflation. This was Rueters' headline on 24 January 2014, "ECB's Draghi doesn't see deflation ...
A trillion euros is in the mail
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 7 NOV 2014
... a,-1 trillion expansion in the European Central Bank's (ECB) balance sheet has just become fact - ECB President Mario Draghi promised - and it's unanimous. Most would have probably read the ECB statement by this time - and the various spins and narratives ...
New masters of universe
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 2 OCT 2014
... In fact, the ECB is set to announce the details of its recent policy easing measures later tonight. ECB president Mario Draghi only last night reiterated his pledge "...to deliver our most important commitment, which is to bring inflation back close ...
Easy money to fill in the slack at the Hole
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 25 AUG 2014
... underutilisation of their respective labour markets. There is nothing wrong with this. It makes sense. For as ECB President Mario Draghi eloquently laid out in his opening address: "No one in society remains untouched by a situation of high unemployment. ...
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