Markets


European banks and the bailout tag

MADRID | By Francisco López | In spite of the frequent denials coming from Madrid, though, using that cash–officially it isn’t called a banking rescue but “financial assistance in favourable conditions”–would be a clever thing to do.


Bundesbank’s criticism of ECB’s bond-buying scheme

MADRID | By Luis Martí | What is worrying is the Bundesbank attitude of permanent and frank opposition to the initiatives of the ECB to overcome the crisis, being against any flexibility and realism that the economy is needing.





Mario Draghi, the Exterminator

MADRID | By Luis Arroyo | Why is the ECB not announcing further interventions, helping investor confidence to recover, offering strangled banks liquidity until they start providing credit again?



Brussels fiscal advices miss the target

MADRID | By JP Marín Arrese | So long Germany maintains a staunchly depressed environment, Brussels fiscal advices with no plan to boost employment and growth will soon run out of steam.


The Fed to cool Bernanke’s QE down

MADRID | By Carlos Díaz Guell | Federal funds’ main interest rates, currently at 0% and 0.25%, are likely to remain untouched. Why? The Fed explained it wouldn’t increase them unless unemployment rate falls.