ECB President Draghi

Confidence Rising that Central Banks Will Counter Deteriorating Global Economic Outlook

June 18, 2019

Today could have been an ugly day in world financial markets. The Japanese Nikkei lost 0.6% overnight. Ten-year sovereign debt yields show big declines of 17 basis points in Italy, 10 bps in France and Spain, 7 bps in the United States and Germany, and six bps in the U.K.. The German ZEW Institute’s June […] More

Big Reaction in New Zealand Financial Markets to Downbeat Central Bank Statement

March 27, 2019

The kiwi dropped 1.4% overnight. New Zealand’s 10-year sovereign debt yield slumped 11 basis points, whole share prices in that market rose 1.6%. A statement released after a regular monetary policy review that left the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s official cash rate unchanged at 1.75% paints a downbeat economic outlook not limited to the […] More

Trump Fuels Public Angst Again

August 23, 2017

In vintage style, the U.S. president’s comments at a political rally in Phoenix was full of threats and accusations on a range of topics: a possible government shutdown if Congress doesn’t fund his “wall” proposal; blaming a few Republicans for the vote against repealing Obamacare; accusing the media for distorting his response to Charlottesville and […] More