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

ECB's Split With Fed Risks Running Until Draghi Near Retirement — By the time the European Central Bank raises its key interest rate again, Mario Draghi might be on the verge of retirement As the euro area's chief monetary-policy maker prepares to deliver another salvo of stimulus this week, a Morgan Stanley gauge based on financial-market trading indicates the ECB won't raise its benchmark until November 2018.

The Game Is Now Chess, Not Checkers for Central Bankers

Central Banks Find Multiple Ways to Tighten in Investor Test — The game for central bank watchers' game has evolved to chess from checkers. For the economists who follow every twitch of the world's monetary policy makers, it's no longer just a question of whether benchmark interest rates are going up or down. The variables of the post-crisis world now include deposit rates, balance sheets and a financial-industry rulebook.
Nov 30, 2015

As you wait for #Draghi knight move... In New World of Central Banks, the Game Is Chess, Not Checkers @simonjkennedy

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Draghi to the Rescue With Geopolitics Spiking as Fed Withdraws — As 2015 comes to a close, Mario Draghi is again trying to keep the European economy on track. Next year, traders may well be counting on him doing the same for global financial markets if a rise in political tension and international violence proves long-lasting.

Great British $7.6 Billion Sell-Off Bodes Well for U.K. Bankers — U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne detailed 5 billion pounds ($7.6 billion) of state-asset sales, adding to a privatization program that rivals that of the 1980s and is set to provide fresh revenue for the banking industry.

Core Comeback May Herald Deflation's Demise for Central Bankers — Inflation may finally be showing signs of life in the world's biggest economies. JPMorgan Chase & Co. economists' estimate the average core rate of inflation -- which strips out food and energy costs -- in the 33 economies they monitor is running around the fastest pace for 15 years globally after increasing 2.4 percent in October.
Nov 24, 2015

Death of Deflation Looms in 2016 for Those Watching Core Prices via @simonjkennedy @endacurran

Nov 24, 2015

Is this what the death of deflation looks like? Gauging the outlook for core prices in 2016

Nov 24, 2015

RT @business: Inflation may be finally showing signs of life in the world’s biggest economies

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The Case for How the Fed Has Already Made Its Policy Mistake — The Federal Reserve may already have made a monetary-policy mistake and paved the way for the next U.S. recession. As some economists such as former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers warn the Fed will err if it raises interest rates in December, Paul Mortimer-Lee of BNP Paribas SA is taking a different tack as he argues it may have already blundered by not hiking sooner.
Nov 23, 2015

The case for how the #Fed has already made its recession-inducing policy mistake

Nov 23, 2015

Has the Fed already paved the way for the next US recession?

Nov 23, 2015

Has the Fed already made a monetary-policy mistake and paved the way for the next US recession? @simonjkennedy

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Central Banks Fight to Ensure Crisis Toolkits Become the Norm — Unconventional tools deployed by central bankers from Frankfurt to Washington to mitigate the economic fallout of the financial crisis may be conventional when the time comes to combat the next downturn.
Nov 19, 2015

Will unconventional tools become commonplace when the time comes to combat the next recession?

Nov 19, 2015

Central Banks Fight to Ensure Crisis Toolkits Become the Norm via @business @ctorresreporter #Fed #ECB

Nov 19, 2015

Central Banks Fight to Ensure Crisis Toolkits Become the Norm via @business

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What Wall Street's Return to Central Banking May Mean for Policy — Wall Street is again leading to the corridors of central banks. From Philadelphia to Paris, investors and financiers are increasingly being hired to help set monetary policy less than a decade since the banking crisis roiled the world economy and chilled their public-sector employment prospects.
Nov 17, 2015

Wall Street alums now dominate key positions in central banks worldwide. Here's what it means:

Nov 17, 2015

RT @business: Wall Street is again leading to the corridors of central banks. How could policy change?

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When Terrorism Strikes, History Shows Economies Prove Resilient — The French economy has history on its side. From the attacks of September 11 to those on Spain in March 2004 and London in July 2005, industrial economies have proven more resilient to terrorism than first feared, according to those economists who have studied the links.
Nov 16, 2015

RT @simonjkennedy: When terrorism strikes, history shows economies prove resilient #parisattacks

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Dec 01, 2015

How long does Fed-ECB divergence run? Mario Draghi may be retired before it ends via @business

Nov 30, 2015

RT @business: Switzerland's central bank is closely watching ECB rate decision. These 5 charts explain why

Nov 30, 2015

RT @rprose: Losing an $18 billion pension fund may finally give the Kazakh central bank the independence it needs via @business

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