Chief International Economics Correspondent @BloombergNews in London. Previously in Washington and Paris. Likes cricket

Investors’ Central Banking Saviors Caught Naked as Stocks Slide

bloomberg.com — Where have all the heroes gone? "Central bankers look naked and markets have nothing else to believe in," said Alberto Gallo, head of macro credit research at Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc in London. That's a disturbing backdrop for monetary policy makers from around the world heading to the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual conference this week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

Lesson for Yellen: Trigger-Happy Central Bankers Reversed Course

bloomberg.com — Call it hiker's remorse. All 15 central banks of the 34 countries in the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development that raised interest rates since the 2008 financial crisis ended up cutting again. New Zealand even reversed course twice.
Aug 25, 2015

"All 15 central banks that raised interest rates since the 2008 financial crisis ended up cutting again." bloom.bg/1IbGmDs

Aug 25, 2015

RT @Phil_Mattingly: "All 15 central banks that raised interest rates since the 2008 financial crisis ended up cutting again." bloom.bg/1IbGmDs

Aug 25, 2015

RT @Phil_Mattingly: "All 15 central banks that raised interest rates since the 2008 financial crisis ended up cutting again." bloom.bg/1IbGmDs

Aug 25, 2015

RT @Phil_Mattingly: "All 15 central banks that raised interest rates since the 2008 financial crisis ended up cutting again." bloom.bg/1IbGmDs

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Trillions of Assets Remain Central Bank Tools Amid Rising Rates

bloomberg.com — Unconventional monetary policy is now a conventional part of central bankers' toolkit even with interest rates set to rise in the U.S. and U.K. Asset purchases introduced during the financial crisis of 2008 and beefed up in the subsequent fight against recession now represent a permanent part of the armor officials will use as a weapon against financial distress.
Aug 06, 2015

RT @LisaAbramowicz1: It's not fair to call asset purchases by central banks "unconventional" monetary policy anymore. It's now the norm. bloom.bg/1UpJ2Xc

King Steps Down as HSBC Chief Economist, Replaced by Henry

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Who to Trust on Global Growth? Nasdaq Buyer or Commodity Seller

bloomberg.com — These are divisive days in the world economy. The Federal Reserve and the Bank of England are readying to raise interest rates, while the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank keep monetary policy ultra-loose. Developed economies led by the U.S. are displaying signs of strength or at least stability as emerging markets succumb to China's slump.

Great Inflation’s Echo From 1966 Serves a Warning to Yellen Fed

bloomberg.com — Bob Dylan released "Blonde on Blonde" and Ronald Reagan was elected governor of California. "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" was televised for the first time. And when no one was looking, the Great Inflation took off. That's what Michael Feroli, chief U.S.
Jul 30, 2015

Great Inflation’s Echo From 1966 Serves a Warning to Yellen #Fed - Bloomberg Business bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

Jul 30, 2015

JPMorgan's Feroli is worried the Fed'll wait too long to hike rates, leading to runaway inflation. bloom.bg/1JT5nol @simonjkennedy

Jul 30, 2015

RT @missdebroy: Great Inflation’s Echo From 1966 Serves a Warning to Yellen Fed bloom.bg/1JT5nol via @business

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‘Special Relationship’ Doesn’t Extend to Yellen-Carney on Rates

bloomberg.com — No Group-of-Seven central bank chief talked more often to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen between February 2014 and May 2015 than Bank of England Governor Mark Carney. There was an April meeting at the International Monetary Fund's Washington headquarters and two conversations in October, including a lunch at the White House, according to Yellen's calendars, which list six interactions.

Draghi’s ‘Whatever It Takes’ Marks Three Years Proving Enough

bloomberg.com — Few remember what Mario Draghi said next, but he's kept his word. Three years on from his ad-hoc commitment to do " whatever it takes " to save the euro, the European Central Bank president has lived up to the subsequent statement "and believe me, it will be enough."
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Central Banks Caught Between Commodities Slump and Fed Increase

bloomberg.com — The central banks of New Zealand and South Africa, both commodity-producing countries, oversee economies under pressure from the weakest raw-material prices in 13 years. The similarity ends there. Milk exporter New Zealand cut interest rates on Thursday for the second time in six weeks and Governor Graeme Wheeler signaled more easing to come.

Bull Market for Global Economists as Dominguez Tapped for Fed

bloomberg.com — There is full employment in the labor market for central bankers with international know-how. Monday's nomination of Kathryn Dominguez to the Federal Reserve Board makes her just the latest in a line of economists with insight into how the world economy works to try their hand at monetary policy making.
Jul 21, 2015

It's boom time in the labor market for central bankers with international know-how: bloom.bg/1Iau26H @simonjkennedy

Jul 21, 2015

RT @endacurran: It's boom time in the labor market for central bankers with international know-how: bloom.bg/1Iau26H @simonjkennedy

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Aug 24, 2015

RT @LisaAbramowicz1: More than $5 trillion has been erased from the value of stocks worldwide since the devaluation of the yuan on Aug. 11 bloom.bg/1PLQauk

Jul 28, 2015

With friends like this...‘Special Relationship’ Doesn’t Extend to Yellen-Carneyhttp://bloom.bg/1U3w8hl pic.twitter.com/aKllDS3TU0


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