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Economics

12SEP 2019

Draghi's goodbye gift: QE until 2026?

At Mario Draghi’s final policy meeting, the gloomy European Central Bank lowered interest rates and restarted QE without limits.

2019

AUGUST

15AUG 2019

Markets

What do “lower for longer” interest rates mean for value investors?

Low interest rates have lengthened this economic cycle and encouraged risky investment behaviour.

15AUG 2019

Markets

Economy on red alert with yield curve close to inversion

With yield curves close to inverting in the US and UK, Keith Wade, Chief Economist, explains the implications for the economy.

09AUG 2019

Economics

Will the UK economy slip into recession?

Disappointing GDP data shows the UK economy contracted in the second quarter and raises the risk of the country entering a technical recession.

01AUG 2019

Economics

No-deal Brexit risk fails to spark BoE action

Constrained Bank of England keeps interest rates on hold as markets continue to ignore the bank’s forward guidance

01AUG 2019

Economics

Brazil's central bank does not disappoint

Brazil’s central bank lowered its key interest rate by 50bps to 6%, and further easing looks likely amid progress on economic reforms.

JULY

26JUL 2019

Economics

A cautious cut from the Russian central bank

We expect one further cut this year as inflation continues to decline.

25JUL 2019

Economics

Draghi readies bazooka, but will it fire blanks?

The European Central Bank has inched towards additional stimulus, but its boost is likely to be marginal at best.