Monthly Archives: November 2014

Economic Insights – G20 Mark Time

Mr Osborne and Mr Carney absented themselves from the weekend’s G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Cairns, so as to deal with potential fall-out from the Scottish referendum.  In the event, Scotland’s ‘No’ vote was taken calmly in financial markets.  The UK’s senior policymakers did not miss much at the G20.  The participants reviewed progress towards introducing… Read more »

Mr Osborne and Mr Carney absented themselves from the weekend’s G20 meeting of finance ministers and central bankers in Cairns, so as to deal with potential fall-out from the Scottish referendum.  In the event, Scotland’s ‘No’ vote was taken calmly in financial markets.  The UK’s senior policymakers did not miss much at the G20.  The participants reviewed progress towards introducing… Read more »

Economic Insights – Euro Strains Re-Emerge

Today’s meeting of the ECB’s Governing Council is taking place in Naples. ECB policymakers will be able to see at first hand, if they care to look, what effects euro zone policies are having on Mediterranean member-states. The jobless rate in Naples, at the last count, was running at 25%, and at 6% for the 15-24 age-group.  This is… Read more »

Today’s meeting of the ECB’s Governing Council is taking place in Naples. ECB policymakers will be able to see at first hand, if they care to look, what effects euro zone policies are having on Mediterranean member-states. The jobless rate in Naples, at the last count, was running at 25%, and at 6% for the 15-24 age-group.  This is… Read more »

Economic Insights – Central Bank Activism

The ECB Governing Council is next due to meet on 6 November to assess the state of the euro zone economy and to decide what, if any, adjustments to make to monetary policy.  According to surveys of market opinion, the ECB is not expected to take fresh action this month.  December, when revised staff economic… Read more »

The ECB Governing Council is next due to meet on 6 November to assess the state of the euro zone economy and to decide what, if any, adjustments to make to monetary policy.  According to surveys of market opinion, the ECB is not expected to take fresh action this month.  December, when revised staff economic… Read more »