from Breakingviews:

The Exchange: ‘Europe is a cesspool of deflationary forces’

By Rob Cox
April 28, 2016

Yanis Varoufakis joins Rob Cox, global editor of Breakingviews, to talk about his new book, "And the Weak Suffer What They Must?", the state of the EU, and the implications of a potential Brexit and Trump presidency.

from Breakingviews:

Bank of Japan goes from activist to bystander

April 28, 2016

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

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 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 Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

The gradualist Fed chair

March 29, 2016

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen removes her glasses during a press conference following the two-day Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) policy meeting in Washington March 16, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

from Breakingviews:

Chancellor: Lessons from the Mississippi Bubble

March 23, 2016

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

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

Fed Games

March 16, 2016

The market’s primary concern comes this afternoon with the release of the Federal Reserve’s statement on monetary policy as markets in the last few weeks have again shifted from an expectation that the Fed would “never hike again, ever, EVER” to “okay, yes, probably later in the year.”

from Morning Bid with David Gaffen:

A Busy Week for Policy

March 14, 2016

A busy week beckons, with a troika of big central banks such as the Fed, Bank of England and Bank of Japan all set to have their next policy meetings to look at the interest rate picture.

from MacroScope:

Federal Reserve’s loss is Bank of Canada’s gain

March 3, 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco produces some of the U.S. central bank's best research on labor markets and monetary policy. And it's from there that the Bank of Canada plucked its newest deputy governor,