The Great Debate UK

Ben Bernanke could teach the EU a thing or two

July 18, 2011

By Kathleen Brooks. The opinions expressed are her own.

Markets thrive on certainty. Anything that smacks of uncertainty, fence-sitting or indecision will lead to market turbulence, as investors punish those who don’t tell them how it is.

Trichet’s United States of Europe?

June 3, 2011

By Kathleen Brooks. The opinions expressed are her own.

Another week another round of EU officials proposing solutions to the Greek insolvency problem.

Bernanke steps up to scrutiny

April 8, 2011

-Kathleen Brooks is research director at forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

from MacroScope:

Axel who? ECB gets tough without hardman Weber

March 3, 2011

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When it decided the time was right to crack down on inflation, the European Central Bank did so without the man who is often regarded as its toughest inflation hawk: Bundesbank chief Axel Weber.  The ECB took financial markets by surprise by announcing on Thursday it could raise rates as soon as April -- a decision its policymakers reached without Weber even in the room.

A new paradigm for inflation

January 14, 2011

-Kathleen Brooks is research director at forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

Why we have to support Ireland

November 23, 2010

IRELAND-POLITICS/– Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School. The opinions expressed are his own. –

Too soon to predict that EMU will wobble

January 13, 2010

foley-Jane Foley is research director at Forex.com. The opinions expressed are her own.-

from Commentaries:

Trichet points to possible double-dip recession in Europe

By Paul Taylor
September 3, 2009

In his cautious Franglais central-bank speak, Jean-Claude Trichet has pointed to the strong possibility that the euro zone may face a double-dip or W-shaped recession.

Wrong, wrong and wrong again – a response to “Latvia: let the lat go”

July 31, 2009

morten-hansen1- Morten Hansen is a guest columnist, the views expressed are his own. He is head of the economics department at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga -