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from Hugo Dixon:

Greece needs a second election

By Hugo Dixon
May 25, 2015

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Hugo Dixon is Editor-at-Large, Reuters News. The opinions expressed are his own.

from The Great Debate:

Quantitative easing in euro zone requires shared risk

By Daniel Gros and Christian Kopf
January 20, 2015

The famous euro sign landmark is photographed next to an emergency phone box outside the former headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt

A euro sign is photographed next to an emergency phone box outside the former headquarters of the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt, Germany. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

An ECB rate cut would be no magic wand

By Guest Contributor
April 30, 2013

–Darren Williams is Senior European Economist at AllianceBernstein. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Chastened ECB wary of premature monetary tightening

By Guest Contributor
February 12, 2013

–Darren Williams is European Economist at AllianceBernstein. The opinions expressed are his own.–

Hollande the Brave

February 7, 2013

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

Geithner’s fudge won’t kill the euro zone debt Ouroboros

September 19, 2011
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (R) leaves after talks with Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski in Wroclaw, September 16, 2011. Geithner urged euro zone ministers to leverage their 440 billion euro bailout fund and free more resources to tackle the debt crisis during a meeting on Friday, a senior euro zone official said. REUTERS/Mieczyslaw Michalak/Agencja Gazeta

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner (R) leaves after talks with Polish Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski in Wroclaw, September 16, 2011. Geithner urged euro zone ministers to leverage their 440 billion euro bailout fund and free more resources to tackle the debt crisis. REUTERS/Mieczyslaw Michalak/Agencja Gazeta

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.