Ezone CPI

Continuing Rush to Release Data Ahead of the Yearend Holidays

December 17, 2013

Typical of December, many countries are releasing data earlier in the month than is typical at other times of the year.  The same is true of central bank meetings. Four central banks announced monetary  policy meeting decisions. Swedish Riksbank:  Cut its repo rate by 25 basis points to 0.75%.  The decision was unanimous and expected.  […] More

More Comments from Officials about Foreign Exchange Values

January 16, 2013

Outgoing EU President Jean-Claude Juncker complained that the euro’s rise posed risks to the Ezone economy. ECB Council member Nowotny said central bank officials aren’t worried about the stronger euro. Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Suga said the yen is correcting from previous strength and that officials are not purposely trying to resist the correction. Investors […] More