monetary policy

  1. How the ‘great central bank unwind’ could ignite the next financial crisis

    How the ‘great central bank unwind’ could ignite the next financial crisis
    As the Federal Reserve prepares to begin paring the size of its $4.5 trillion balance sheet next month, analysts at Deutsche Bank on Wednesday warned that what they have dubbed the “great central bank unwind” is one of several candidates for creating the next financial crisis. “When looking for the next financial crisis, it’s hard to escape from the fact...
  2. Spot Gold Rises to Session High After Fed Meeting Minutes

    Spot Gold Rises to Session High After Fed Meeting Minutes
    Spot gold extended gains after minutes of the Federal Reserve’s last meeting showed that while officials expect further interest-rate increases soon, they said “it would be prudent” to wait for evidence that a recent slowdown in economic activity had been transitory. “Most participants judged that if economic information came in about in line with their expectations it would soon be...
  3. The Asia Portfolio: A world turned inside out

    The Asia Portfolio: A world turned inside out
    Slowly but surely, a bruised and battered global economy now appears to be shaking off its deep post-crisis malaise. If the International Monetary Fund’s latest forecasts are borne out — an iffy proposition, to be sure — the nearly 3.6% average annual growth in world GDP expected over the 2017-2018 period would represent a modest uptick from the 3.2% pace...

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