Tag Archives: QE

Black Monday anyone?

Jitters this week as fears that central banks may ease off on the helium blast of QE which has pumped the stock markets to post-crash highs. Gyrations on a Friday can presage big falls once sentiment shifts over a weekend. … Continue reading

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Chocks away

The helicopter money debate has taken off with Adair Turner giving a lecture saying the idea is not beyond the pale and that monetary financing of the fiscal deficit has to be on the agenda. Martin Wolf says if not … Continue reading

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Putting the genie to work

The genie is being readied for release. Hedge managers want the Bank of England to create some inflation. The incoming governor of the Bank is known to be sympathetic to a more active central bank stance, and the Chancellor will … Continue reading

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Recession over!

Great fanfares have greeted a full 1% growth in output over the summer – due in no small measure to the Olympic Games. But the downbeats are not so easily impressed – here’s nef on why a recovery, if it … Continue reading

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Demand more not more demand

Last week’s major UK economic news was the publication of trade figures showing exports failing to drive the economy back towards growth. What caught my eye was exports falling in every one of the UK’s 10 biggest markets – so not a … Continue reading

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