from Breakingviews:

Bank of Japan’s boldness risks diminishing returns

April 25, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Singapore joins global battle against deflation

April 14, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from Breakingviews:

Stronger yen heightens pressure on Bank of Japan

April 8, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

Whiffs of interest rate cuts in Brazil

March 30, 2016

Brazilian Central bank chief Alexandre Tombini leaves the Economic Affairs Committee of the Senate in Brasilia December 16, 2014. Tombini repeated on Tuesday that the bank's forex intervention program has met its goals and that the current stock of swaps has fulfilled businesses' demand for currency protection. The comments raised doubts about the continuity of the bank's currency intervention into 2015. Tombini clarified, however, that the bank is currently deciding on new terms for the program that will take effect as of next year. His comments were not enough to ease investors' concerns. The real weakened further after he spoke, trading at 2.781 per dollar, nearly 2 percent weaker, as the market expected more details on the program that currently sells $200 million worth of currency swaps per day. REUTERS/Joedson Alves (BRAZIL - Tags: BUSINESS POLITICS HEADSHOT) - RTR4I9C8 As impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff grows more likely, chances are rising that Brazil's central bank may also go under new management in a matter of months.

from Breakingviews:

Draghi pulls a risky rabbit out of his hat

March 10, 2016

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from Breakingviews:

India needs its central bank chief a bit longer

March 8, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from MacroScope:

Indian central bank to hold its horses while others bolt

February 15, 2016

A member of the Sikh Nihang warrior sect, mounts two racing horses during the annual "Rural Olympics" on February 22 in the village of Kilaraipur in India's northern state of Punjab. The three-day festival, in its 55th year, began on February 21. - RTXHNV1

Financial markets and borrowers rooting for the Reserve Bank of India to ease policy this year could be in for a disappointment - in stark contrast to 2015 when it lopped 125 basis points off the repo rate.

from Breakingviews:

Bank of Japan’s new currency salvo could backfire

January 29, 2016

The author is a columnist for Reuters Breakingviews. The opinions expressed are his own.

from MacroScope:

With such similar inflation, how far behind the Fed can the BoE be?

November 18, 2015

RTR4OY3Z.jpgNot long ago, the big debate was over who would raise rates first, the U.S. Federal Reserve or the Bank of England. Now with the Fed giving clear signals it's on the brink of hiking and the BoE appearing to be pushing that day further off into the future, one could naturally conclude that the inflation outlook in both economies is vastly different.

from MacroScope:

Euro zone bank lending sluggish despite tsunami of QE and cheap cash

October 27, 2015

A picture illustration shows Euro banknotes in Zenica

For the European Central Bank, digging deeper into quantitative easing may be the only policy option left, now that growth in bank lending to businesses is stalling again.