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Europe Politics

Anti-Euro undercurrents in Italy are spelling trouble

Political risk is intensifying in the Eurozone, specifically in France and Italy. Italy is emerging as a potential auxiliary source of risk.

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

Trump’s inauguration. May’s Brexit plans. ECB meeting. All in The Week Ahead.

Europe Finance

What a sovereign default would look like on the ECB’s balance sheet

Central banks’ QE programmes have exposed them to sovereign defaults in an unprecedented way. However, the most likely candidate in Europe is likely to do little damage. Given the centrality

Europe Finance

EU finance: Quantitative Easing and the cap key approach

Quantitative Easing in the Eurozone is not perfect, but a better approach may create too much risky exposure for the European Central Bank.

Economics International

The financial implications of negative interest rates

Negative interest rates, a largely unknown and rarely used financial tool, are increasingly being considered by central banks around the world. GRI looks at how they work.

Debate Corner Economics

The United Kingdom’s turbulent post-Brexit future

In this debate series, GRI Analyst Etienne Desjardins argues that London will see lose its claim to financial capital of the world in the post-Brexit era..

Economics Europe

ECB expansionary monetary policy at odds with Berlin

When Draghi began his tenure in 2011, Berlin was supportive in light of their informal influence over ECB. This relationship has since deteriorated sharply.

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

Scrapping the €500 bill highlights ECB-Berlin policy rift

The decision to scrap the €500 bill increases the risk of tensions between the ECB and Berlin and highlights both actors diverging policy interests.

Finance Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Governor to add to Brexit debate. Chinese government signals growth may slow. Primaries test Attack-Trump’s success. Syria talks resume. ECB issues rate decision. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Bank of England Governor