Evening Headlines Bloomberg: Japan Data Deluge Points to Economic Growth, Weak Inflation. (video) A flood of data the day after the Bank of Japan held its monetary policy unchanged indicates that the modest recovery in the world’s third-largest economy is continuing for a fifth quarter, yet inflation largely refuses to budge. Show More Summary
There was no surprise in the ECB's monetary policy statement released moments ago, in which the central bank kept all three of its rates unchanged as expected, however it did confirm that QE is intended to to run "until the end of December...Show More Summary
Japan's central bank kept its ultra-lax monetary policy unchanged Thursday, forecasting that growth in the world's third-largest economy would remain slow but steady through the fiscal year ending in March … Click to Continue »
Japan's central bank kept its ultra-lax monetary policy unchanged Thursday, forecasting that growth in the world's third-largest economy would remain steady through the fiscal year ending in March 2018. The … Click to Continue »
With the ECB set to announce its latest monetary policy decision in less than 12 hours, one can summarize in one word what the market expects: nothing. Sure, there are some nuances - the central bank may wax philosophical about Europe's...Show More Summary
A tidal wave of inflation is rapidly moving through the financial system. Most investors only pay attention to the Federal Reserve. And they are missing the BIG PICTURE for Central Bank monetary policy. The Fed is tightening policy by hiking rates. Show More Summary
(April 24, 2017 12:09 PM, by Scott Sumner) I now favor a monetary policy rule that I have dubbed the "guardrails" approach, although a more accurate metaphor might refer to the beeper you hear if you are about to hit a car in the front or rear when... (0 COMMENTS)
London - Bank of England Deputy Governor, Charlotte Hogg, is set to leave he bank this week, which probably means the Monetary Policy Committee will be one member short for its next meeting. Hogg, who is also chief operating officer, will serve her final day on Friday. Show More Summary
Monetary Policy Expectations and Surprises Vice Chairman Stanley Fischer At the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, New York, New York Share Watch Live I will address the topic of central bank communications,...Show More Summary
LONDON — Michael Saunders, a Bank of England Monetary Policy Committee member, struck a hawkish tone on Friday, hinting that an interest rate hike could come sooner rather than later in a speech on Friday. Speaking to the FederationShow More Summary
Bloomberg: Kuroda Says Current Purchase Pace to Continue for Some Time. (video) The Bank of Japan will continue with very accommodative monetary policy and maintain the current pace of asset purchases for some time, Governor Haruhiko Kuroda said in an interview. Show More Summary
An FRBSF Economic Letter from ÒscarJordà, Moritz Schularick, and Alan M. Taylor: Monetary Policy Medicine: Large Effects from Small Doses?: Making sure the economy operates at full employment without triggering inflation is tricky. Price stability can conflict with supporting a...
Just as the Fed (and now with some grumbling on the horizon, possibly soon, ECB) tightens the rates, the legacy of the monetary adventurism that swept across both advanced and developing economies since 2007-2008 remains a towering rock,...Show More Summary
(April 14, 2017 10:35 AM, by Scott Sumner) A recent paper by Michael T. Kiley and John M. Roberts (both of the Federal Reserve Board) looks at option for improving monetary policy in light of the zero bound problem: Nominal interest rates may remain substantially below the averages... (3 COMMENTS)
The current Fed rate hike campaign is like none other in history. This puts us in uncharted waters in terms of the effects of the monetary policy. The post The Current Fed Rate Hike Campaign Is Totally Unprecedented was originally published at The Wall Street Examiner. Follow the money!
Janet Yellen is playing with matches next to a $20 Trillion Debt Bomb. During her speech at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy in Michigan, Yellen stated that the biggest risk to monetary policy is for the Fed to “get behindShow More Summary
Authored by C. Jay Engel via The Mises Institute, After eight years of extremely loose monetary policy, the economy is great again and we are to enter into a post-stimulative era of monetary policy. So said Yellen at a recent discussion at the University of Michigan. Show More Summary
In an interview on Wednesday afternoon, the president revised his positions on the Federal Reserve’s chair, the Export-Import Bank, and China’s monetary policy.
The Bank of Canada kept its benchmark overnight interest rate on hold at 0.5%, as expected, noting that the "current stance of monetary policy is still appropriate" and adding that the “global economic growth is strengthening and becoming...Show More Summary
``Total US bankruptcy filings by consumers and businesses in March spiked 40% from February and rose 4% year-over-year to 81,590, the highest since March 2015... The Fed's monetary policies have purposefully encouraged businesses and consumers to borrow. Show More Summary