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  1. August 14, 2014

    A Japanese lesson for bond buyers

    What does it take to persuade the European Central Bank to start quantitative easing? The judgment of investors yesterday...

  2. July 20, 2014

    Eurozone needs quantitative easing

    Should the European Central Bank carry out a large expansion of its balance sheet? The answer is: yes. The ECB must now do...

  1. July 9, 2014

    Westfield spin-off raises $2.8bn with Europe bond sale

    Scentre Group, the new company spun off from Australian shopping centre operator Westfield, has raised more than A$3bn...

  2. June 9, 2014

    Australia finds fresh favour with Mrs Watanabe

    Japanese investors are switching out of the eurozone and piling into Australia as they renew their search for...

  3. June 6, 2014

    Euro withstands ECB’s easing onslaught

    If the European Central Bank sees a weaker euro as a crucial weapon in its fight against deflation, policy makers will be...

  4. May 8, 2014

    Draghi dangles hope of monetary easing

    Mario Draghi showed his words still have power on Thursday, when the European Central Bank president all but-promised to...

  5. April 30, 2014

    Investors are ignoring eurozone risks

    Markets awash with liquidity can both conceal and exacerbate underlying economic problems and long-term solvency issues....

  6. April 27, 2014

    European recovery fails to lift continent’s companies

    There is a welcome wave of optimism among European companies reporting first-quarter results about the strength of the...

  7. April 25, 2014

    Betting that the eurozone crisis is over has its risks

    Crisis over. Well and truly over. That at least is the market verdict on the eurozone. The situation has been calming for...

  8. April 24, 2014

    Difficult bet for investors on eurozone QE

    Hypotheticals are always worth exploring. If inflation in the eurozone fails to rise as expected, and the European Central...

  9. April 24, 2014

    ECB QE: real prospect or fantasy game?

    When Ben Bernanke launched US quantitative easing in late 2008, the Federal Reserve chairman threw a match into a box of...

  10. April 16, 2014

    Portuguese bond yields tumble on ECB QE hopes

    Portuguese government borrowing costs have tumbled to fresh multiyear lows as investors increasingly price-in the launch of...

  11. April 14, 2014

    Bundled debt will quicken recovery

    While the European Central Bank ponders the use of exotic instruments such as negative interest rates and perhaps even...

  12. April 14, 2014

    Draghi intervention has limited euro effect

    Policy makers’ efforts to talk down the euro had a limited effect as investors continued to pile into the bond markets of...

  13. April 13, 2014

    Portuguese finance minister open to unconventional easing by ECB

    Portugal’s finance minister said she would welcome unconventional monetary easing measures from the European Central Bank,...

  14. April 10, 2014

    ECB’s bond-buying not yet a done deal

    No sooner had Mario Draghi, the European Central Bank president, announced that the institution’s governing council was...

  15. April 10, 2014

    Fears grow over scale of eurozone bond rally

    Greece used to be a byword for bond market trouble. But the country’s successful return on Thursday to global capital...

  16. April 6, 2014

    Global economic recovery ‘hinges on reforms’

    The recovery in the world’s leading economies is strengthening but concerted action by governments is needed to rebuild lost...

  17. April 4, 2014

    Mario Draghi has to back QE words with action

    The power of a central bankers’ jawbone is awesome. But there are limits. After a point, words must be backed by actions to...

  18. April 3, 2014

    ECB says prepared to embrace QE

    The European Central Bank has given the strongest signal yet that it is prepared to embrace quantitative easing to prevent...

  19. April 3, 2014

    Easing would be the wrong move for the ECB

    Will the European Central Bank go down the route of quantitative easing? For some time now, Anglo-Saxon economists and...

  20. April 3, 2014

    ECB seen as unlikely to act despite deflation fears

    Despite increasing warnings that the eurozone risks falling into deflation and the more dovish tone adopted recently by some...

  21. March 30, 2014

    Europe’s central bankers talk too much and act too little

    It is five months since the sharp and persistent drop in eurozone inflation, and the gnomes in the European Central Bank’s...

  22. March 30, 2014

    Weidmann plays tactical game with moderation of tone on ECB policy

    The arch hawk of the European Central Bank has frequently found himself in a minority of one. But for Jens Weidmann, the...

  23. March 28, 2014

    Europe without the euro risk

    Recent columns have focused on prospects for global property and China, but this month I’m looking closer to home. I have...

  24. The A-List

    March 27, 2014

    Reasons to favour eurozone quantitative easing

    The surprising statement by Jens Weidmann, head of the Bundesbank, that quantitative easing “is not out of the question” in...

  25. March 13, 2014

    ECB president Mario Draghi counters euro upswing

    Mario Draghi, European Central Bank president, has attempted to counter the strengthening of the euro, saying the central...

  26. March 6, 2014

    Draghi unconcerned by meagre price rises

    Imagine eurozone inflation was running at 3 per cent, and the European Central Bank projected that it would still be above...

  27. March 2, 2014

    Deflation fears drive down eurozone borrowing costs

    Financial market bets that the European Central Bank will be forced to start buying government bonds to stem the threat of...

  28. February 18, 2014

    Bond markets weigh risks of eurozone QE

    At last, after resisting for so long, the European Central Bank looks closer to implementing its own version of quantitative...

  29. February 13, 2014

    Karlsruhe fallout highlights power of ECB

    Explaining why markets have moved in one direction or another is not always easy. Explaining why they have not moved at all...

  30. February 9, 2014

    Germany’s constitutional court has strengthened the eurosceptics

    When the first headlines came out on Friday morning, it looked as if the German constitutional court had caved in. It...

  31. February 3, 2014

    A eurozone bond need not be a freeloaders’ charter

    After four months of very low inflation, the spectre of deflation is haunting the eurozone. It appears especially...

  32. January 26, 2014

    ECB poised for battle to ward off deflation

    Mario Draghi has signalled that he would be prepared for the European Central Bank to fight deflation in Europe by buying...

  33. January 24, 2014

    Investors wrestle with spectre of deflation

    Politicians conjure up imagery seemingly out of a Harry Potter book when discussing deflation. The phenomenon of sustained...

  34. January 23, 2014

    Money markets sound alarm for ECB

    Sudden rises in very short-term market interest rates – the cost of borrowing overnight, for instance – usually spell...

  35. January 22, 2014

    Eurozone repo market shrinks in second half

    Cash hoarding by lenders and increased reliance on central bank funding caused the eurozone’s “repo” market, where banks can...

  36. January 12, 2014

    The eurozone economy needs nurture not neglect

    We still have a lot to learn from the economic events of the past seven years. But we are at least in a position to reject...

  37. January 10, 2014

    Why Britain lucked out with Carney

    For more than a year, I’ve been saying that quantitative easing doesn’t work. Most people think I’m mad. Few publicly agree...

  38. January 10, 2014

    Europe’s stocks reflect growing confidence in recovery

    A rally in peripheral eurozone bond markets this week led José Manuel Barroso, the European Commission president, to declare...

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