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April’13: Bumpy Springtime for the ECB

by Gordon Kerr, Kevin Dowd, with Enrico Colombatto    11 April 2013    0

Bumpy springtime for the ECB: no recovery, another major blunder and more regulation. Times ahead are becoming increasingly hard as more EU countries are in trouble, new regulations are being introduced and banking and sovereign borrowing are difficult. 1. EU countries in trouble There were (...)


March’13: Austerity, Liquidation and Collapses

by Gordon Kerr, Kevin Dowd, with Enrico Colombatto    18 March 2013    0

This 3rd newsletter, written by Kevin Dowd and Gordon Kerr with Enrico Colombatto, is pointing out the auterity consensus tested as the Irish liquidation of Irish Bank Resolution Company, anayzing also further Collapses, Poor Results and Regulatory Arbitrage in banking. Domestic Policymaking (...)


May’13 Newsletter: The End of Austerity? Not Quite

by Gordon Kerr, Kevin Dowd, with Enrico Colombatto    15 May 2013    0

The May Newsletter explains the austerity concerns heralded during April, the European Banking Union issue, the coming implementation of the Tobin Tax and the fact that there was no major banking fatalities during the month. EU countries: Austerity is relaxed in favour of Structural (...)


October ’14 Financial & Fiscal Features Newsletter

by Gordon Kerr, John Butler, with Enrico Colombatto    13 October 2014    0

Although Scotland voted in September to remain in the United Kingdom, both sides hailed the high voter turnout as recognition of democratic engagement and growing European dissatisfaction with over-centralised, bureaucratic, seemingly unaccountable government. The effect has been to raise (...)


November’14 Financial & Fiscal Features Newsletter

by Gordon Kerr, John Butler, with Enrico Colombatto    14 November 2014    0

The Asset Quality Review (Stress Test) results confirm system wide solvency. Yet, regulators announce the rewriting of bank risk models and the ECB plans large scale asset purchases. What we used to call "Money and Banking" has recently graphically facelifted into a "Financial and Fiscal (...)


December’14 Financial & Fiscal Features Newsletter

by Gordon Kerr, John Butler, with Enrico Colombatto    11 December 2014    0

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 (...)


January’15 Financial & Fiscal Features Newsletter

by Gordon Kerr, John Butler, with Enrico Colombatto    9 January 2015    0

Only two countries remain opposed to QE, although even they realise that measures about to be implemented are QE in all aspects but the name. Meanwhile, ground is being prepared for ECB to shift blame if “unconventional stimulus” ends up not working. Russian sanctions work. Or so we are led to (...)


January’16 Financial & Banking Features Newsletter

by Gordon Kerr, John Butler, with Enrico Colombatto    15 January 2016    0

Central Banking – The Bank for International Settlements again Questions Prevailing Central Bank Policies. The BIS has recently published two reports. In one, appearing to embrace the Austrian School of economic thought, it attributes the weakness of the present advanced economy recoveries to (...)


July’13 Newsletter: Asset Bubbles Become Policy Bubbles

by Gordon Kerr, John Butler, with Enrico Colombatto    15 July 2013    0

Leaders, institutions and markets are all looking for guidance to get out of the present crisis. Government confidence is at stake, institutions’ credibility is jeopardized and banking is close to fraud and collusion. Leaders looking for a compass In the first phase of the current financial (...)


February’15 Financial & Fiscal Features Newsletter

by Gordon Kerr, John Butler, with Enrico Colombatto    14 February 2015    0

Is the standoff between the ECB and Greece in any sense subtle, or simply a car crash waiting to happen? We explain why being the first to defect may in fact benefit Greece. With low sympathy for formal (fiscal) debt forgiveness, we expect pressure to increase further on the ECB. Deutsche (...)


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