Category Archives: Economics

Central banker with a twist

Nobel prize committee capitalizes the ECB

Although in these kind of moments we are all EU enthusiasts and those with negative comments are hushed away, I can’t stop feeling there is something wrong with this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. And I can’t stop comparing it to … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

An opening for the £302,885 annual salary job at the BoE

“Government to advertise Bank of England governor job for first time A new governor of the Bank of England to succeed Mervyn King will be chosen by the end of the year through “fair and open competition”, chancellor George Osborne … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Die Welt – “Financial markets cheer the death of the Bundesbank”

“(…) the German Bundesbank released a statement after Mario Draghi’s press conference that said Buba president Jens Weidmann continues to stand opposed to the central bank buying sovereign bonds.” Die Welt’s lede: “ECB President Draghi breaks with brazen principles of … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Mishs Global Economic Trend Analysis: Unlimited Bond Buying “With Strings”; Mario Draghi vs. Randall from Monsters Inc

  Mishs Global Economic Trend Analysis: Unlimited Bond Buying “With Strings”; Mario Draghi vs. Randall from Monsters Inc.

Posted in Economics | Leave a comment

Oh no! They finally did it! Bini Smaghi quits the ECB!

In the official press release from yesterday, November 10, 2011, the European Central Bank announces that Lorenzo Bini Smaghi “will resign from his position prior to the end of his term of office on 31 May 2013 to join Harvard … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Leave a comment

Too old they say?

IMF board blocks Fischer candidacy By Alan Beattie in Washington (Financial Times) Published: June 14 2011 01:50 | Last updated: June 14 2011 01:50 The board of the International Monetary Fund has blocked the application of Stanley Fischer, governor of … Continue reading

Posted in Economics | Leave a comment

How a stock market works?

Ps: This is not my cartoon but I like it.

Posted in Economics | Leave a comment

Aaaa_help needed (for Greece)

but no rhyme this time. Time to ask some questions and hope to receive answers. Trying to be a rational economist and an agent making decisions on a regular basis I ask myself why people go on strike. I know, … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Aaaa_help needed (for Greece part 4)

There was a tourist on the way to Greece Hoping for cheap holidays and a moment of peace But he did not get tanned ‘Cause his plane couldn’t land Public strike did not manage to cease

Posted in Economics | 1 Comment

Crrrazy prices in Israel (Jerusalem)

I have no idea why I thought it would be cheap in Israel. For starters I was already disappointed in Turkey last April. There, a cup of coffee was sometimes more expensive than in Finland. Not mentioning prices in the … Continue reading

Posted in Economics, Uncategorized | Leave a comment