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September’14 Financial & Fiscal Features Newsletter

Wednesday 10 September 2014, by Enrico Colombatto, Gordon Kerr, John Butler

Low interest rates contribute to weak labour markets
A new measure of Unemployment and Labour Market Conditions gains support at the Annual Jackson Hole Conference. Doubts continue about European QE as near-zero interest rates may actually be preventing employment from picking up.

Concerns about Repo Market Disruptions
The Repo market is becoming less attractive due to new Leverage Ratio rules. Doubts remain as to whether this can prevent reoccurrence of credit seizing up should insolvency worries reappear in the financial sector.

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