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Economics Europe Outlook for 2017

2017 Preview: The lira and Turkey’s risky debt

The economic and political problems that Turkey faced over the past year are unlikely to disappear, and may become more acute.

Economics North America

Federal Reserve interest rates present potential risk in the long-term

The Federal Reserve held rates steady last week and Wall Street cheered, but the reasons for the Fed’s hesitancy may represent significant risks for investors down the road. In the

Finance North America

Reign of the Fed threatened by politics

The FORM Act of 2015 seeks to rein in the Federal Reserve with audits, oversight, and policy rules. Whether or not it passes, American political trends are pointing to increased

Economics Europe

Collateral damage: How QE is harming Europe’s pensions and growth

The ECB’s Quantitative Easing (QE) is aimed at restoring growth and inflation in the Eurozone. However, the collateral damage the QE is causing to pension funds and insurers risks harming demand

Economics International

Implications of the secular stagnation debate

Bernanke and Summers debate about secular stagnation as American and EU monetary policies diverge, testing their hypotheses. Former Chair of the Federal Reserve Ben Bernanke is finally speaking out on