monetary policy

Easy money

Rates do matter

MADRID | June 14, 2015 | By JP Marín ArreseWe take for granted that close to zero rates remain the driving force for delivering growth. The massive liquidity pumped in by Central Banks in developed countries has led to this widespread belief on the merits of cheap money. But such manna brings with it a number of drawbacks. 

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Monetary policy rules global economy

MADRID | April 20, 2015 | By JP Marín ArreseGovernments in developed countries openly bet on monetary stimulus for getting their economies back on track. The US massive liquidity injection stood as the hallmark for similar moves by Japan and Europe. Yet, the IMF voices concern that running global governance on money tools leads to a liquidity glut while demand and output remain largely subdued.


Keynesians Trojan horse a sign of changing times at OECD

MADRID | By Sean Duffy | The OECD´s economic outlook showed that voices calling for action in Europe are growing louder. With the outcomes of austerity and budgetary consolidation continuing to drag down the economy, Catherine L Mann´s arrival as its chief economist represents a significant coup for advocates of the opposite recipe.

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Weidmann freezes the markets

MADRID | The Corner | Chairman at Bundesbank and member of the ECB’s Government Council Jens Weidmann warned -again- that more ECB measures to solve low inflation are difficult and could face legal limits. As markets await for Mr Draghi’s appearance on Thursday, ECB’s Benoit Coeure insisted in a Bloomberg TV interview they won’t “rush to a new decision without knowing.”