Tag Archives: European Central Bank

Is a Greek bond buyback really as daft as some economists suggest?

European leaders are toying with the idea of  buying back Greek debt on the …

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Why there's more in Draghi's may-day speech than markets realise

Mario Draghi (Photo by Monika Flueckiger/ World Economic Forum, via Wikipedia)
At first sight, Mario …

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Killed by friendly fire? The Euro zone, banks and Draghi's “Big Bertha”

The Big Bertha, 1914 edition
The Big Bertha was one of the largest cannons of …

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The Bundesbank and Target2 – the about-face that wasn't

It appeared like a stunning about-face. Earlier this month, press reports suggested that Bundesbank …

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Bundesbank's Weidmann on the origin and meaning of the Target2 balances

A couple of days ago, Jens Weidmann, the President of Deutsche Bundesbank, published an …

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The Italian Job – How Passports Influence Monetary Policy Decisions

Logo of the ECB (Image via Wikipedia)

The nationality of the ECB’s managerial staff matters …

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Target2 debate – The ECB finally gets involved

Several months ago, German economist Hans-Werner Sinn stirred a debate about an alleged “stealth …

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"GIPS Euros" vs. "German Euros" – Debunking Hans-Werner Sinn, Vol. II

Hans-Werner Sinn (Image: Jan Roeder, via Wikipedia)

Repeating a wrong argument endlessly does not turn …

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PIIGS exposure of individual German banks

It was a little bit inconvenient because I had to gather the data from …

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Will the Euro survive, David Marsh?

On Monday evening, David Marsh presented the second edition of this book about the …

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