Despite the attention offered by the media to Russian banking and foreign exchange markets, tensions are growing in the ECB. Some ECB Board members are unconvinced of the stance the ECB President is taking, doubting that the introduced policy would be effective, let alone constitutional. We explain the economics behind these tensions and review in this light the road how we got here in the financial crisis.
— – Our November Newsletter’s analysis has been echoed by other commentators. Banks continue to be undercapitalised and a new Leverage Ratio cannot help. Governments continue to borrow heavily and the financial market seems to be in another bubble.
iref_fffn_14-12.pdf “Financial and Fiscal Features” Newsletter is a monthly publication by the IREF. It brings latest inside information from the world of central banks and financial markets, both of which are increasingly intertwined with fiscal issues. You can find the latest issue in the .PDF file. It can be either read on your screen/e-reader or printed out. You can print it out either on normal A4 sheets or on a single double-sided A3 which can be folded to make a simple “newspaper”. The last page has been specially formatted so that it can be printed separately on a self-standing single sheet and pinned to a public notice-board at your place of work or learning, if you think it is appropriate and if you think others would also benefit from what we have to say.