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

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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Central Banks Intensify Negative Campaign in Hunt for Inflation

bloomberg.com — Central banks are turning even more positive about negative interest rates. In surprising markets by penalizing a portion of banks' reserves, the Bank of Japan on Friday joined a growing club taking the once-anathema step of pushing some borrowing costs beneath zero.
Jan 29, 2016

Central Banks Intensify Negative Campaign in Hunt for Inflation bloom.bg/20xesOc via @markets

Jan 29, 2016

Central Banks Intensify Negative Campaign in Hunt for Inflation bloom.bg/20xesOc via @markets

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Don’t Count on Oil Drop Greasing Global Growth

bloomberg.com — The declining price of crude oil may no longer grease the wheels of the world economy as much as it once did -- and as much as International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde expects. Recent history even may be on the side of contrarians like Fatih Yilmaz from London-based hedge fund SLJ Macro Partners LLP.
Feb 05, 2016

RT @scottlanman: @simonjkennedy was right in Dec. 2014: Don’t Count on Oil Drop Greasing Global Growth bloom.bg/1hz4zOd via @business

Artificial Intelligence Sees Kuroda's BOJ on Hold This Week

bloomberg.com — The machines are beating man at forecasting the Bank of Japan. As analysts try to decide if the BOJ will follow the European Central Bank in pursuing even more monetary stimulus, those at Credit Suisse Group AG and Nomura Securities Co. are turning to artificial intelligence for assistance.

Snowball effect of global tensions main Davos worry

bdlive.co.za — A POLARISED US presidential race; question marks over China's economic management; and a once-dominant German chancellor suddenly under threat. Those were the flash points that dominated last week's annual gathering of the World Economic Forum (WEF) as executives, investors and policy makers fretted about the lack of leadership in a world beset by multiple crises.

EU Lacking U.K. Would Be `Second Class,' Says Deutsche Economist

bloomberg.com — European Union nations are underestimating the fallout of a withdrawal from the bloc by the U.K., a so-called Brexit, said David Folkerts-Landau, head of research at Deutsche Bank AG. "If Brexit occurs, continental Europe will be relegated to second-class status," Folkerts-Landau told reporters in London Tuesday.
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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

Jan 31, 2016

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


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