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Finance North America

Federal Reserve in the hot seat

With Donald Trump set to take office in January and the Republican majority in Congress, his statements about reining in the Federal Reserve (Fed) are now turning into rumblings of

Economics Finance

Mergers under threat: AT&T and beyond

A host of problems facing the AT&T / Time Warner merger highlight potential hurdles for future large mergers and acquisitions. On Oct 22, 2016, telecommunications major AT&T announced plans to

Brexit Finance

Can stimulus measures offset the impact of Brexit?

In August, the Bank of England announced that fiscal stimulus may be an option, but this may not be enough to counter the uncertainty caused Brexit

Brexit Economics

Can stimulus measures offset the impact of Brexit?

The Bank of England eyes a fiscal stimulus. This may not be enough to counter the uncertainty caused by the Brexit

Finance International

Atlantic divergence in monetary policy as US economy outpaces EU

Over a longer horizon, a greater focus on domestic conditions means that the Fed may start raising rates from record lows well before European central banks.

Finance North America

Previewing the Fed minutes: A slowing forecast for U.S. interest rates

Without a single U.S. interest rate increase thus far in 2016, earlier forecasts predicting steadily climbing rates now appear unlikely to materialize. What shape will the revised rate hike trajectory take?

Europe Finance

ECB’s stimulus package may not revive economic activity

The European Central Bank has increased its stimulus package, but this may not be enough to increase growth and bring inflation back under control. ECB stimulus initiatives “The ECB is ready

Economics Europe

Why the UK can’t afford a Brexit

In this debate, GRI asked whether or not the UK should leave the EU. Nandini Rao argues that the uncertainty caused by Brexit would hurt growth and diminish the UK’s

Asia Pacific Finance

Interest rates dip below zero for first time in Japan

The concept of negative rates that originated in Europe has now spread east. Just as customers of commercial banks earn interest on funds deposited with these banks, commercial banks normally

Economics Europe

UK unlikely to change interest rates until Brexit decision

The rate hike cycle that appears to have started in the U.S. is not likely to cross the Atlantic anytime soon. In its first policy meeting of 2016, the Bank