German election

Monday’s Spotlight on Politics and Central Banks

September 25, 2017

Saturday’s parliamentary election in New Zealand resulted in a hung parliament. The center-right National Party of Prime Minister English took a 46.0% plurality of the popular vote (58 of 120 seats) and will need to cobble together a coalition with smaller parties to form a government. Labour won 35.8% of the vote, good for 45 […] More

Looking Ahead to German Election, Fed Chairperson Nomination, and U.S. Fiscal Showdown

September 20, 2013

It’s been a comparatively quiet end to an exhausting week.  On the immediate horizon is Sunday’s German parliamentary election, with polls showing a likely Grand Right-Left coalition led by Angela Merkel.  President Obama is expected to nominate Janet Yellen, the current Fed Vice-Chairperson, to follow Bernanke.  It’s believed that a potential crisis over raising the […] More