Monetary Policy

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Economics

07NOV 2017

Eurozone: Political risk still simmering

Though many of Europe’s major political obstacles have been overcome, events in Spain highlight that political risk continues to simmer under the surface. These risks are contained for now, helped by quantitative easing which is set to continue into 2018.

2017

OCTOBER

18OCT 2017

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60 seconds explaining quantitative tightening

Marcus Brookes quickly explains how the Federal Reserve is turning off the taps on its $3.5 trillion QE programme.

04OCT 2017

Economics

Indian central bank holds its ground as growth slows

As expected, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) left rates unchanged at 5.75%, with concerns over both slowing growth and rising inflation present. There seems little chance of further easing this year.

03OCT 2017

Markets

Investing is a marathon, not a sprint — even during revolutions

Huw van Steenis discusses three of the big themes for investors at Schroders' recent Madrid event: coping with tech disruption, the end of QE and populism.

SEPTEMBER

12SEP 2017

Markets

Bitcoin's bite: why central banks should clamp down on cryptocurrencies

The penny drops for central banks on cryptocurrencies.

04SEP 2017

Markets

Chart attack: Seven market snapshots from August

Solar, bitcoin, tech and tea all feature among the seven charts that caught our eye last month.

AUGUST

23AUG 2017

Economics

TalkingEconomics: Global forecast update - Goldilocks lives on

Steady global growth and low inflation means we remain in a Goldilocks environment where activity is neither too hot nor too cold.

23AUG 2017

Markets

Hong Kong versus Singapore: 10 years of banking returns

How have Hong Kong and Singapore banks fared since the onset of the Global Financial Crisis? We take a look at a decade of returns to find out.