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The Bank of England must balance competing and intertwined global and domestic priorities. The longer it maintains low interest
So no matter how much businesses and consumers do not want to see the commencement of monetary tightening, we have to accept a normalisation is around the corner. At least with this much advanced warning, those that will be most affected need to prepare themselves now and will not be able to say they didn't see it coming.
As we head towards the end of the first half investors seem to be approaching the second half of 2015 with a distinct degree
As we head towards the end of the first half investors seem to be approaching the second half of 2015 with a distinct degree
The Swiss National Bank (SNB) President Thomas Jordan has to reconsider the SNB investment policy due to the fact that its equity holdings have grown to around 71 billion Swiss francs in the third quarter of 2013.
2013 was the year of all-powerful central banks, fragile economic recovery, and financial market euphoria. 2014 will be all about politics: political economics, geopolitical developments, and electoral politics.
A strange light has been cast over the world's financial markets in the past week. To paraphrase Morrissey, "there is a light that never goes out" in Washington DC, but the flickers of the dying embers of a US fiscal deal have remained - despite the 11th hour agreement to avert a crisis.
Once again Europeans may be forgiven for looking on baffled at the bizarre maneuverings of Washington's political class this
So now we're all on tenterhooks until next Wednesday when we hear if the Fed has decided to reduce its monthly bond purchases. Traders, Treasurers, pension pot holders, emerging market Finance Ministers - we all feel a watershed is arriving.
Since the beginning of the credit crunch in 2008, and throughout the on-going financial crisis to date, for whatever reason it has been during the summer months that the markets have experienced the most tumultuous of times.
I guess the major market event this week has been gold's 'flash crash,' which started last Friday and continued on Monday, taking the metal down by $200 over these two days. So, why did this happen and what to do now?
Even in the depths of global economic despair in 2009 when we needed really aggressive monetary policy, the measures used and the quantum of money printed as Quantitative Easing was much too timid, and anyway it got stuck in the bowels of banks' balance sheets as excess reserves as they were all too terrified of lending money on to real people or businesses, as the policy intended.
US authorities have arrested a man they say was plotting to attack the Federal Reserve building in Lower Manhattan, close
The "Pacific Coast Highway", one of the great American drives. Just the name evokes visions of relaxation in my mind. Anyone who has ever navigated that sunny Californian road will remember the journey itself, rather than destination at the end.
The rhythmic rise and fall of market sentiment has become depressingly familiar; so much so that I feel like I'm stuck in some sort of time loop, with the same string of events repeating itself over and over again.
They have helped make stars and history, formed political fashions and pharaohs' essentials for the afterlife and are counted as one indicator of economic boom and bust. They also stay closer to men for longer than their wives or girlfriends ever will. So, why is it that men apparently give so little consideration to their underpants?
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Shell-shocked investors have been given some respite after the City's worst trading session in nearly
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- London's leading shares index is braced for another rocky day after panic over the state of the global
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- World markets have slumped as fears of a global recession were reignited by a gloomy outlook from America's
PRESS ASSOCIATION -- Global stock markets are rallying after moves by the US central bank to give a boost to its struggling