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Are we heading for the next financial crisis? Talks with William R. White

Last week at Econopolis we had the pleasure of a 2-day visit by William (Bill) White, former Chief Economist of the BIS and one of the few economists who predicted the financial crisis of 2007-09 (most notably by confronting Alan Greenspan at the 2003 Jackson Hole meeting). As Mr. White has 50 years of experience as economist, the 2 days of presentations and debates…

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ECB helicopters should remain on the ground

In the past few weeks both ECB-president Mario Draghi and ECB-chief economist Peter Praet have answered questions about so-called helicopter money, where they stated it is a valid tool in the central bank’s tool box. That said, we don’t think it’s time to start looking to the skies in wait for free money falling down. The ECB’s helicopters…

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Graph of the week: Heading for an upward surprise from the Fed?

When the Fed started raising its policy rate last December, it also announced plans for 1% of further rate hikes in 2016. However, since then the economic situation in the US has deteriorated, forcing the Fed to scale back those plans. In recent weeks positive signals about the US economy have begun to pop up again. These could pave the way for an upward surprise…

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De ECB en het grote monetaire experiment

In de grote ‘centrale bankiers-draaimolen’ was deze week de ECB opnieuw aan de beurt. Nadat die in december iedereen nog ontgoochelde met vrij magere extra maatregelen, bleek Mario Draghi van plan om dat geen tweede keer te laten gebeuren.…

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