London bureau chief @business for now. Still Chief International Economics Correspondent. Previously in Washington and Paris. Likes cricket

There Are Still a Few Tricks Seen Up Central Bankers' Sleeves

bloomberg.com — If one line of reasoning for the plunge in bank stocks is that monetary policy has lost its punch, investors would do well to recall a law of modern investing: "Don't fight the Fed."

How Low Can Central Banks Go? JPMorgan Reckons Way, Way Lower

bloomberg.com — There are "no limits" to how far central banks can ease monetary policy. That's a recent declaration of both European Central Bank President Mario Draghi and Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda, who have joined their counterparts in Denmark, Sweden and Switzerland in embracing interest rates of less than zero.
Feb 10, 2016

How Low Can Central Banks Go? JPMorgan Reckons Way, Way Lower bloom.bg/1PBOmCN

Feb 10, 2016

How Low Can Central Banks Go? JPMorgan Reckons Way, Way Lower bloom.bg/1PBOmCN via @markets

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Markets signal central banks are losing 'awe'

sltrib.com — All that despite the Bank of Japan's surprise shift to negative interest rates, the European Central Bank's signal it will deploy new stimulus next month and speculation the Federal Reserve will slow its campaign to raise interest rates. Underscoring the lack of policy potency is that the yen and euro are both climbing even as policy eases.

Markets Signal Central Banks Are Losing `Awe' Even If They Shock

bloomberg.com — Central banks are running into diminishing returns from their use of easy monetary policies, seven years after first championing quantitative easing to save the world from depression. The new reality is clear across global financial markets: The Standard & Poor's 500 Index fell on Monday to a 22-month low as bank shares dropped to their weakest since 2013.
Feb 09, 2016

Markets Signal Central Banks Are Losing `Awe' Even If They Shock bloom.bg/1PySbZg via @markets

Feb 09, 2016

Markets Signal Central Banks Are Losing `Awe' Even If They Shock bloom.bg/1PySbZg via @markets

Feb 09, 2016

See the yen for reference. Markets Signal Central Banks Are Losing `Awe' Even If They Shock bloom.bg/1PySbZg via @markets

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Goldman Sachs Says Defy ‘Mr. Market’ as Recession Risk Still Low

bloomberg.com — Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is betting "Mr. Market" is wrong in its recession warnings. While sliding stocks, declining long-term bond rates and higher credit yields are sounding the alert, the New York-based bank's economics team led by Jan Hatzius is more confident about the outlook for the developed world.

Here Comes the New Divergence as Central Banks Amend Hike Plans

bloomberg.com — The divergence among global central banks that was supposed to drive financial markets in 2016 barely lasted a month. Coming into the year, investors were figuring out how they would trade between two paths set on one side by monetary tightening from the Federal Reserve and, eventually, the Bank of England, and on the other by Bank of Japan and European Central Bank easing.
Feb 05, 2016

The Great Central Bank Divergence could be going into reverse bloom.bg/1mhQZRH with Craig Torres and @simonjkennedy

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Plaza Accord II Faces High Hurdles to Move From Talk to Reality

bloomberg.com — A modern-day Plaza Accord is much easier said than done. Three decades since world economic leaders united at a New York hotel to weaken the dollar, calls are coming from analysts at Deutsche Bank AG and Bank of America Corp. for a new currency pact.
Feb 05, 2016

Global leaders coming together to fight currency turmoil? That's so 80s bloom.bg/20cHroE via @business

Feb 05, 2016

RT @scottlanman: Global leaders coming together to fight currency turmoil? That's so 80s bloom.bg/20cHroE via @business

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For once, low oil prices may be a problem for world’s economy

worldoil.com — By JAVIER BLAS AND SIMON KENNEDY on 2/2/2016 LONDON (Bloomberg) -- For the last 75 years, almost every economic crisis has been preceded by an oil price spike. The worry now is that low energy prices are pushing the global economy into a tailspin.

For Once, Low Oil Prices May Be a Problem for World's Economy

bloomberg.com — For the last 75 years, almost every economic crisis has been preceded by an oil price spike. The worry now is that low energy prices are pushing the global economy into a tailspin. While the idea is counter-intuitive, it's gaining traction because a growing share of the world's consumers and investors are in the very places getting hammered by the rout in commodities prices.
Feb 02, 2016

Economists say the darndest things: “The world badly needs higher oil prices.” bloom.bg/1Tz4077

Feb 02, 2016

For Once, Low #Oil Prices May Be a Problem for World's Economy bloom.bg/1Tz4077 and for once me on a byline with @JavierBlas2

Feb 02, 2016

For Once, Low Oil Prices May Be a Problem for World's Economy bloom.bg/1Tz4077

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February the Longest Month for Investors Awaiting Central Banks

bloomberg.com — The shortest month may prove the longest one for financial markets this year. February lacks a single scheduled opportunity for the Federal Reserve, European Central Bank or Bank of Japan to reset monetary policy, in part because some policy makers decided last year to meet less frequently.
Jan 31, 2016

See you in March - February is the longest month for central bank watchers bloom.bg/1P5DBIu #ECB #Fed #BOJ

Jan 31, 2016

February Is the Longest Month for Central Bank Watchers bloom.bg/1P5DBIu via @simonjkennedy **great read**

Jan 31, 2016

February Is the Longest Month for Central Bank Watchers bloom.bg/1P5DBIu by @simonjkennedy via @markets

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Feb 10, 2016

RT @flacqua: Yellen Says Legality of Negative Fed Rates in Question bloom.bg/1PD0iUX via business

Feb 10, 2016

How low can central banks go subzero? JPMorgan reckons way, way lower bloom.bg/1PBOmCN

Feb 02, 2016

For Once, Low #Oil Prices May Be a Problem for World's Economy bloom.bg/1Tz4077 and for once me on a byline with @JavierBlas2


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