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    1. The A-List

      October 28, 2014

      Here's why Germany needs to start spending

      A store offering discounts in Berlin  © Bloomberg In a recent article in the FT, Otmar Issing suggested that there are no...

    2. Money Supply

      May 27, 2014

      Krugman gives Draghi some advice

      The European Central Bank is not exactly renowned for stoking inflation. At 0.7 per cent, price pressures are now less than...

    1. FT Alphaville

      August 10, 2012

      On Greece and spilt milk

      The drum beat of Euro grandees hinting that Greece should just get out of the Eurozone is getting louder once more. Here’s...

    2. April 19, 2012

      Germany: the miraculous machine

      In giant halls on a sprawling site in northern Germany, an army of builders is constructing exhibition stands for almost...

    3. January 27, 2012

      Where’s the imagination that will help us out of this crisis?

      From Prof Alex Callinicos. Sir, Such is my respect for the FT that I looked forward eagerly to your “Capitalism in crisis”...

    4. FT Alphaville

      January 20, 2012

      Pink pinks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Friday’s FT, Philip Stephens: Downgrade the rating agencies I keep hearing...

    5. January 19, 2012

      Too Big to Fail undermines the free market faith

      Isn’t it strange? When the Berlin Wall fell and the Iron Curtain was raised, a historic competition appeared to have come to...

    6. Money Supply

      January 4, 2012

      Draghi reshuffles but doesn't re-think

      How revolutionary are times at the European Central Bank? Mario Draghi, president, produced a surprise on Tuesday by handing...

    7. January 3, 2012

      Draghi risks German ire on top job

      Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, has risked a German backlash by handing the bank’s powerful economics...

    8. November 30, 2011

      Moral hazard will result from ECB bond buying

      In providing advances to the banking system to stay a panic, a central bank should follow two rules. “First, that these...

    9. Money Supply

      November 30, 2011

      Draghi faces spat over ECB economics job

      Just what the eurozone did not need right now: another possible German-Franco row, this time over jobs at the European...

    10. September 28, 2011

      Split on Greece knocks euro

      The euro endured a volatile session on Wednesday as traders continued to track developments over a potential rescue package...

    11. Money Supply

      September 12, 2011

      The ECB's "chief economist"

      Jürgen Stark, who on Friday said he would quit the European Central Bank’s executive  board, is widely-described as the...

    12. September 11, 2011

      Germany rewrites its contract with ECB

      Germany’s contract with the European Central Bank has been rewritten. Jürgen Stark’s surprise resignation as ECB executive...

    13. August 11, 2011

      First of all do no harm, then start thinking

      The real Lord Keynes was the editor of a series of interwar elementary guides to economic ideas, which had a common...

    14. Brussels Blog

      August 9, 2011

      Otmar Issing frets on the bail-out

      Conventional wisdom in Brussels holds that nothing helps the cause of European integration like a crisis: the battles of...

    15. FT Alphaville

      August 9, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Tuesday’s FT, Otmar Issing: Slithering to the wrong kind of union~ The crisis of...

    16. August 8, 2011

      Slithering to the wrong kind of union

      The crisis of European economic and monetary union seems to confirm a long-standing belief that monetary union cannot...

    17. July 25, 2011

      Anyone for nordmark or primark?

      From Mr Edward Inions. Sir, With regard to Howard Flight’s letter (July 18): I raised the idea of decoupling Germany and the...

    18. May 31, 2011

      Muddle along for now, but Greek default inevitable

      As European policymakers inch their painful way towards another stopgap bail-out for Greece, a high-level debate is taking...

    19. May 29, 2011

      Orderly Greek restructuring a ‘fairytale’

      The European Central Bank has clashed angrily with eurozone politicians over the handling of the Greek crisis . But for...

    20. Money Supply

      May 26, 2011

      Issing says Greece "insolvent"

      Greece is “not just illiquid, it is insolvent,” Otmar Issing, the European Central Bank’s former chief economist, declared...

    21. Money Supply

      January 12, 2011

      Economics news headlines

      Portugal almost certainly has the ECB to thank for auction yields – BBC WEF: Nations are in no position to weather further...

    22. FT Alphaville

      January 12, 2011

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and offerings from Wednesday’s FT, Martin Wolf: East and west converge on a problem How is the “great...

    23. January 11, 2011

      No more excuses for the eurozone

      It is one thing for an anti-European British politician, or a short-selling New York banker, to express scepticism about the...

    24. FT Alphaville

      January 11, 2011

      Roubini vs Issing on next steps for Germany

      Oscar Wilde — ironically, an Irishman faced with a history of difficult bail-outs — famously said that a true friend stabs...

    25. Money Supply

      January 11, 2011

      Eurozone sovereign woes mount

      If you want to understand why it is so difficult to solve the eurozone sovereign debt crisis and why pro-euro commentators...

    26. January 11, 2011

      Issing warns debt crisis threatens euro

      Europe’s monetary union will be put in danger by the misguided response of eurozone governments to the sovereign debt...

    27. January 11, 2011

      Issing warns debt crisis threatens euro

      Europe’s monetary union will be endangered by the misguided response of eurozone governments to the sovereign debt crisis,...

    28. January 11, 2011

      Japan pledges to buy eurozone bonds

      Japan has pledged to buy more than 20 per cent of the eurozone’s first ever bond issue, raising expectations that other...

    29. December 15, 2010

      Merkel’s confusing message aggravated Spain’s problems

      From Mr José-Ignacio Torreblanca. Sir, David Mathieson considers Spain’s ills to be well deserved after what he calls a...

    30. December 9, 2010

      Interview with Mario Draghi: Action on the addicts

      Buyer’s belief: the aim of ECB bond purchases is not to underwrite government borrowing but to correct dysfunctional...

    31. FT Alphaville

      December 2, 2010

      Pink picks

      Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, John Gapper: Why the iPad should rival the web Richard Branson...

    32. December 1, 2010

      Germany is right: bondholders must pay

      Miscommunication has accompanied Europe’s monetary union since the start. The economic crisis, however, has brought forth a...

    33. Money Supply

      October 20, 2010

      ECB: Data demand > data supply

      Imagine that in January, you will become your country’s chief firefighter, but that the very best reports of smoke currently...

    34. Money Supply

      June 2, 2010

      The ECB's reshuffle

      The arrival of Vítor Constâncio as the European Central Bank’s new vice-president this week has led to a reshuffling of...

    35. April 25, 2010

      Former S African central banker joins Goldman

      Tito Mboweni, the former governor of South Africa’s Reserve Bank, is to join Goldman Sachs as an international adviser in...

    36. March 26, 2010

      Investing in southern Europe has proved a poor choice

      From Prof Francesco Giavazzi.Sir, Otmar Issing argues in “Higher German wages are not the solution” (March 19) that...

    37. March 24, 2010

      How the eurozone debate affects the world economy

      Germany says "nein". That is the most important conclusion to be drawn from the debate on eurozone economic policy. What the...

    38. March 23, 2010

      Excessive virtue can be a vice for the world economy

      Germany says “nein”. That is the most important conclusion to be drawn from the debate on eurozone economic policy. What the...

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