Tag Archives: inflation expectations

Tackling Inflation

From New York Times: The Swiss-based BIS — a meeting place and think tank for the world’s central banks — gave a gloomy outlook for both inflation and growth in its annual report, published after a three-day meeting of central … Continue reading

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Regulating Derivative Trading

From the New York Times: The Federal Reserve moved Monday to overhaul the financial apparatus behind derivatives trading, a regulatory step intended to assure that the failure of a major bank or investment firm would not create the systemic threat … Continue reading

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The People’s Bank Of China Warns About Mortgage Risk

Here’s a report from Hong Kong: The risk of defaults on personal mortgages remains manageable for Chinese banks in the short term but a close eye needs to be kept on the market as home loans are eating up an … Continue reading

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Refinance and the Fed

From the New York Times: WASHINGTON — Over a frantic weekend in mid-March, Ben S. Bernanke rewrote the rule book as chairman of the Federal Reserve. Timothy F. Geithner, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and a … Continue reading

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The Consequences Of Easy Money

From the Wall Street Journal: "As interest rates in the United States fell relative to those abroad, the dollar declined, which could have boosted the prices of commodities commonly priced in dollars by reducing their cost in terms of other … Continue reading

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World’s Refinance Woes

From the CBC: No single remedy was recommended to bolster the global economy, but Bank of Canada governor Mark Carney indicated further interest rate cuts are likely needed in Canada. The officials from the United States, Japan, Germany, France, Canada, … Continue reading

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