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Chief economist update: Europa rides the bull once again

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 9 APR 2021
... inflation moves towards its aim in a sustained manner, in line with its commitment to symmetry". Former ECB president Mario Draghi was dubbed 'Super Mario' for doing "whatever it takes" to revive the Eurozone economy from the global financial ...

Chief economist update: Eurozone negative rates a failure?

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 10 DEC 2019
"Give me a one-handed economist. All my economists say 'on one hand...', then 'but on the other..." - Harry Truman The AFR recently published an opinion piece from Kate Samranvedhya - a Bachelor of Science in Economics graduate from Massachusetts ...

Chief economist update: Arrivederci Signor Draghi

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 30 OCT 2019
Super "whatever it takes" Mario Draghi's final outing as president of the European Central Bank (ECB) came and went without much fanfare. The ECB kept monetary policy settings unchanged at its October 24 meeting. This is to be expected after it ...

No room for policy mistakes

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 22 OCT 2019
... (yet again) under its new managing director Kristalina Georgieva (who replaced Christine Lagarde who's replaced Mario Draghi as ECB chief). To be sure, Dr Georgieva has already warned about this in her inaugural speech on the 6th of October "Everyone ...

Chief economist update: The greatest central banker of modern times

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 1 OCT 2019
"Patience is a virtue." We've heard, read and seen this quote many, many times. This is a quote that's so easy to say but difficult to apply - more so if you're the head of one of the world's biggest central banks, presiding over a fast ...

Chief economist update: Super Mario's last hurrah

BENJAMIN ONG  |  TUESDAY, 3 SEP 2019
... thus, headline inflation developments over the medium term." This was what European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi told his audience (and the world) at his press conference straight after the ECB's last monetary policy meeting held on ...

Chief economist update: ECB to leave no policy tool unturned

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 26 JUN 2019
When the European Central Bank (ECB) concluded its Governing Council meeting on the June 6, not only had it announced to keep monetary policy settings unchanged - repo at 0.00%; marginal lending facility at 0.25%; deposit facility at -0.4% - but it ...

Chief economist update: ECB digs deeper

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 5 APR 2019
Super Mario's back to doing whatever it takes. When European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi spoke at 'The ECB and Its Watchers XX' conference in Frankfurt on March 27, he concluded his speech emphasising that, "... the ECB will ...

Chief economist update: European Central Bank policy U-turn

BENJAMIN ONG  |  FRIDAY, 8 MAR 2019
... dark room you move with tiny steps. You don't run, but you do move, said European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi. About two months after the ECB ended QE - its â,¬2.6 trillion asset purchase programme on 31 December 2018 - it's launched ...

Chief economist update: Eurozone growth slowing fast

BENJAMIN ONG  |  WEDNESDAY, 31 OCT 2018
... for a 0.4% expansion and the weakest quarterly growth rate since the June 2014 quarter. To be sure, ECB president Mario Draghi acknowledged at the July ECB meeting that the growth moderation in the first and second quarters of this year was due to the ...
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