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European monetary policy faces another crisis: Is the ECB effectively leading the way?

In a little over a decade the European Central Bank found itself fighting three considerable crises: the Great Recession in 2008, the sovereign-debt crisis in 2011-2012 to today’s pandemic-induced recessions. The Euro is a project without precedent and under Mario Draghi the ECB was a leading actor in world monetary policy. In 2019, Christine Lagarde became the new president of the ECB.  How does she compare?

International Politics The Week Ahead

The Week Ahead

OPEC meets with non-OPEC producers. UK Court reviews May appeal. ECB to extend bond buying. Trump mulls candidate for Sec. of State. Ghana elects new president.

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.

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.

International Politics The Week Ahead

Weekly Risk Outlook

Investors meet to discuss Brazil woes. Chancellor builds case for UK “In” campaign. Primaries in New York remain decisive. Obama meets with GCC nations. ECB announces rates. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Latin Finance

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

Europe Politics

Labeled a model for the EU, Ireland goes to the polls

The next Irish general election will probably see the current leader re-elected. But the potential for intense coalition negotiations is here and Ireland is set to move slightly away from

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Weekly Risk Outlook

ECB speech after signals of new stimulus. Iranian President travels to Europe. Bank of England officials testify. Conferences highlight oil price collapse. Bank of Japan surprise with policy shift. All in the Weekly Risk

International Politics

Weekly Risk Outlook

COP21 begins in Paris. ECB sets interest rates. IMF discusses adding Yuan to SDR. Brazil releases poor Q3 growth figures. LNG summit in Italy explores potential. All in the Weekly Risk Outlook. Global Climate

Europe Finance

The latest signals from the European Central Bank

By reevaluating the current bond purchase program and refusing to rule out a rate cut, the European Central Bank opened a new set of opportunities for investors. The action also