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Eurozone gaining momentum
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 22 JUN 2017
... macro dynamics in the US economy. No surprises too that financial markets are speculating that the European Central Bank (ECB) would follow suit...and soon. After all the Eurozone economy's gaining momentum. GDP growth accelerated to 1.9% in the year ...
Central Banks fail to disappoint
BENJAMIN ONG  |  MONDAY, 19 JUN 2017
... markets. Not that anyone has to be reminded about this truism of course. The world's four major central banks - the Fed, the ECB, the BOJ and the BOE - and the RBA met over the past forthnight and not a single one failed market expectations. Perhaps ...
Cloudy skies in the land of the rising sun
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 JUN 2017
... thinking about how to handle a withdrawal from monetary stimulus" makes no sense. For sure, the BOJ, like the Fed and the ECB and most other central banks engaged in non-conventional policies, wants to get their monetary policy settings back to normal. ...
Eurozone ascending
BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 24 MAY 2017
If Monsieur Benoit Coeure's - member of the executive board of the European Central Bank (ECB) - recent comments are any indication, don't expect any changes in ECB monetary policy settings anytime soon. Coure told his audience at a conference at the ...
The growth-inflation divide
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 28 APR 2017
... expectations have remained in a weakening phase" and even lowered its FY projection to 1.4% from 1.5%. The European Central Bank's (ECB) policy decision, assessment and outlook were almost identical that you only have to replace BOJ with ECB in the preceding ...
The CPI report that confirms all biases
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 27 APR 2017
... mentioned and also that the headline inflation and the weighted median rates were below market expectations. Here, let me add ECB president Super Mario's prescient statement in March that rising headline inflation mainly reflected "strong increase in ...
The prescience of Super Mario
BENJAMIN ONG  |  THURSDAY, 20 APR 2017
Rising momentum in the Eurozone economy have triggered speculations that the European Central Bank (ECB) would not only taper its QE programme soon but also lift interest rates by the first quarter of 2018. The problem with this is that stronger economic ...
ECB nips the bud of rate hike speculations
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 31 MAR 2017
... continued sprouting of green shoots in the Eurozone economy has recently triggered speculations that the European Central Bank (ECB) would soon taper its policy accommodation measures soon. While the Governing Council voted to keep monetary policy settings ...
Labour costs rising
BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 21 MAR 2017
In its 9 March statement, the European Central Bank (ECB) stated that, "A very substantial degree of monetary accommodation is still needed for underlying inflation pressures to build up and support headline inflation in the medium term". However, if ...
Low-flation at the core
BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 10 MAR 2017
Low-flation at the core The European Central Bank's (ECB) governing council decided to keep monetary policy steady - refinancing rate at 0%, deposit rate at -0.4%, marginal lending facility at 0.25% -- while at the same time confirming that its asset ...
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