The Vote and possible consequences

UK economic growth slowed down further in 2018 and the outlook for this year is overshadowed by Brexit uncertainty, which is also causing some...

BoC Assessment – January 9

A gradual pace of normalization is supported by the December announcement, which revealed a less optimistic view on growth amid likely material weakness in...

The week is capped off by FOMC meeting

Fed Chairman Powell is expected to play Santa Claus by delivering a 25 bp rate hike at the December 18, 19 meeting. Will he announce further...

Ahead of Thursday’s ECB meeting

Following our last ECB article on December 6, below there is an update on tomorrow's ECB policy meeting. The expectations that the ECB intends to phase...

BOC at center stage – Could Oil drive its decision?

The Bank of Canada announcement is center stage this week, with no change in the current 1.75% setting for the overnight rate widely expected. BOC...

The Natural Rate of Interest and Monetary Policy

Jerome Powell, the Fed Chairman, stated a while ago that the central bank is far from a point where the interest rate is neutral,...

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