BOE minutes

Some Optimism about Greek Talks

February 18, 2015

An anonymous officials claims Greece will request an extension of the bailout program, but the devil is in the details.  Germany suspects a semantic shift only and wants assurances that Greece is prepared to continue the mandated austerity.  The situation is murky, but markets have today been inclined to assume an optimistic outcome rather than […] More

Focus on Central Banks

January 22, 2014

Bank of Japan Board members went out of their way to dissuade markets from counting on additional monetary policy stimulus soon.  The January meeting left 9-1/2-month-old policy settings intact, reaffirmed the prior meeting’s economic assessment, and released new price and growth forecasts that are very similar to those adopted in October.  Governor Kuroda said the […] More