Jens Weidmann has morphed from Dr. No into Mr. Maybe.
The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged even after inflation in the euro area weakened to the slowest pace in more than four years.
Mario Draghi is building a united front for the European Central Bank’s next big push should the threat of deflation turn into reality.
Mario Draghi can study an array of data this week to help him track his latest policy metric: economic slack.
Mario Draghi’s habit of springing surprises means that few can say what he’ll do when European Central Bank officials decide on monetary policy today.
Mario Draghi’s month-long audit of the euro-area economy has entered a critical phase as officials prepare forecasts and data show whether inflation is becoming too scarce for comfort.
Euro-area inflation remained below half of the European Central Bank’s target in January, driven by falling energy prices, adding to the case for policy makers to cut interest rates next week.
The European Central Bank kept interest rates unchanged as officials chose to set aside concerns that inflation may stay low for too long.
Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi have a new reason to consider what International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde calls the “ogre” of deflation: eroding confidence in emerging markets.
Nick Kounis, head of macro research at ABN Amro in Amsterdam, says "it's too early for the Fed to move to a full-blown asset purchase program." Kounis talks with Bloomberg's Ken Prewitt on Bloomberg Radio's "Bloomberg - The First Word."
"Weidmann is still not a QE enthusiast but he's a bit more open-minded to discussing quantitative easing."
- Nick Kounis on Apr 11, 2014
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