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The challenges of central bank divergence

“The US is years ahead of the EU in recovery and so at a different stage of the monetary policy cycle”- writes Financial Times http://on.ft.com/1TyzuYo Advertisements

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Charles Wyplosz on ECB communication

ECB minutes: What they really tell us “The ECB has finally begun releasing the minutes of its policymaking meetings, something the world’s major central banks have been doing since the 1990s. This column asks whether the publication of these minutes … Continue reading

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ECB Ambition Fulfilled for Mersch as Bowles’s Gender Fight Rages, writes Bloomberg.com

“Yves Mersch is about to fulfil an ambition denied to the Luxembourg central bank governor for months in a fight over gender politics as he fills the vacant slot on the European Central Bank’s Executive Board. After the longest battle … Continue reading

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ECB Executive Board STILL incomplete because Marsch is not a woman

The drama of the incomplete ECB Executive Board continues. The European Parliament strongly promotes a candidate with female features. A European Parliament committee opposed the appointment of Luxembourg’s Yves Mersch to the European Central Bank’s Executive Board because of unhappiness … Continue reading

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The ECB printing machine gets louder and louder…

“A legislative framework is to be agreed among member states by 1 January 2013. The European Central Bank (ECB) will be given supervisory responsibility, with the power to intervene in any bank within the eurozone.” http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19999998

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REPORT: Europe’s Big Plan To Fix The Banking System May Be Illegal

Long live central bank independence! “According to a report from the Financial Times, the big idea on the table right now to stem the eurozone banking crisis may be illegal.” Read more e.g. here http://m.yahoo.com/w/legobpengine/news/report-europes-big-plan-fix-171036774.html?orig_host_hdr=news.yahoo.com&.intl=US&.lang=en-US

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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

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