SARB independence threats are 'hand grenade with the pin out' for SA credibility - analyst

2019-06-11 20:10

The idea of the government reviewing inflation targeting in SA's low-growth environment and political threats against the independence of SARB is "a credibility hand grenade with the pin out", says an analyst.

The European Central Bank just called time on its €2.5 trillion stimulus programme

2018-06-14 14:29

The European Central Bank has been buying bonds for several years, but it's about to stop – and it's a huge moment for global markets.

ECB keeps stimulus unchanged as investors await Draghi insight

2017-09-07 15:10

The European Central Bank has opted to keep its stimulus settings unchanged for now as officials started cautiously sketching out the future of their quantitative-easing program.

ECB said unlikely to include Greece in QE in coming months

2017-06-13 12:15

The European Central Bank is unlikely to include Greek bonds in its asset-purchase programme for the foreseeable future, says a person familiar with the matter.

Draghi joins not-so-sure club over Brexit aftermath

2016-07-22 14:00

Mario Draghi is part of a growing club of central bankers who are just fine with admitting they’re uncertain what’s going on right now - and that’s no barrier to action.

The problem with 0% interest rates

2015-12-02 06:46

The right question to ask about US interest rates is why we care about what happens to them, says Stephen Winter.

ECB committed to full QE programme

2015-04-15 17:30

The European Central Bank has no plans to curb its money-printing programme although it expects eurozone economic recovery to broaden and strengthen.

Fed halts bond-buying, keeps rates near zero

2014-10-30 07:50

The US Federal Reserve has voted to end its monthly purchases of government-backed debt and keep its benchmark interest rate near zero.

Bernanke hits back at Fed critics

2010-11-19 11:34

Federal Reserve Chairperson Ben Bernanke has hit back at critics of the US central bank's controversial bond-buying programme.


Explained: Quantitative easing – and why Ace Magashule caused a crisis by mentioning it

2019-06-05 11:49

Essentially, central banks create money out of thin air when engaging in QE, but it is not a great approach in all circumstances.

IMF to check its rich-world bias

2017-10-01 06:00

A new evaluation will look into the IMF’s role in keeping the rich world on its course of pumping enormous amounts of liquidity into their financial systems since the 2008 crisis.

Eurozone inflation gathers pace as ECB weighs future stimulus

2017-08-31 12:00

Inflation in the eurozone has picked up more than economists predicted, setting the stage for European Central Bank policy makers to debate the future of their stimulus programme.

ECB seen relying on more stimulus

2016-09-05 16:00

With eurozone inflation near zero for almost two years economists see European Central Bank President likely to lengthen quantitative easing for a second time.

Stagnant global economy calls for radical remedies

2016-04-18 08:59

The deeper the slump, economists used to say, the stronger the recovery. They don’t say that anymore.

Forget Greece, Chinese Stock Market Crash the real worry

2015-07-08 15:50

Policy intervention in the Chinese market has been ineffective and more time may be needed to fully shake out macro policy, says Cees Bruggemans

Top ECB official warned of risks of delaying QE

2015-02-20 10:45

The ECB's chief economist has warned of the perils of delaying quantitative easing, according to records of a January meeting.

Rand weaker as QE3 seen unlikely

2012-04-04 09:28

The rand and bonds opened weaker against the dollar, after a release of the Federal Reserve’s minutes disappointed investors betting on further monetary easing.

Risk appetite spurs emerging markets rush

2010-10-19 17:37

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Survey of Fund Managers shows risk increased in October on expectations of a second wave of quantitative easing.

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