Tag archive for ‘interest rates’
Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: The Fed’s Communication Breakdown

 Nothing describes the United States Federal Reserve’s current communication policy better than the old saying that a camel is a horse designed by committee. Various members of the Fed’s policy-setting Federal More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: The Chinese Economy and Fed Policy

Janet Yellen’s speech on September 24 at the University of Massachusetts clearly indicated that she and the majority of the members of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee intend to raise More...

Vered Weiss On Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Have a Feeling the 5.6% Unemployment Number is BS? You’re Right

  So the unemployment rate reached below that magical number, 6%. That number became the figure to watch when Fed Chair Janet Yellen said bond buying might be relaxed and interest rates might make a reversal More...

Tibi Singer On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Russia Cuts Interest Rate But Ruble Still Falling – Someone Should Listen to Mikhail Fridman

Mikhail Fridman was right. Russia’s economic problems don’t stem from its inability to juggle its numbers — they’ve been juggling like it was the Moscow Circus. And they don’t even More...

Joschka Fischer
Joschka Fischer On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: A Greek Burial for German Austerity

Not long ago, German politicians and journalists confidently declared that the euro crisis was over; Germany and the European Union, they believed, had weathered the storm. Today, we know that this was More...

Vered Weiss On Thursday, January 29th, 2015

Bill Gross Predicts 25 Basis Point Interest Rate Rise by June

A policy statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve indicates a “patient” approach to raising interest rates; Janus manager Bill Gross thinks the rise will be 25 basis points by June 2015. The FOMC More...

Vered Weiss On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Leftist Tsipras’ Defiance Over Debt Sends Greek Markets to Hades

Far left Prime Minister of Greece, Alexis Tsipras, threw down the gauntlet regarding foreign creditors by rejecting  austerity measures; this move caused Greek markets to drop dramatically, as reported More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein : The Eurozone Needs More than QE

Although the European Central Bank has launched a larger-than-expected program of quantitative easing (QE), even its advocates fear that it may not be enough to boost real incomes, reduce unemployment, More...

Eli Horn On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Crude Prices Gain Ground on Dollar’s Weakness

Oil prices inched higher as the dollar lost ground against the euro on Tuesday, a report said. The price of Brent, the global oil benchmark, climbed 3.5 per cent to $49.84 a barrel, while West Texas More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Russia’s Drop to Junk Rating Likely to Spiral Further Down

For the first time in a decade, Standard & Poor’s gave Russia a junk rating, and two other ratings agencies removed the country from investment grade status, according to Bloomberg. Russia’s More...

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