The Great Debate UK

Two very different inflation problems

February 21, 2011

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

Interest rate decision day: no news is bad news

February 11, 2011

-Laurence Copeland is a professor of finance at Cardiff University Business School and a co-author of “Verdict on the Crash” published by the Institute of Economic Affairs. The opinions expressed are his own.-

from Breakingviews:

Tightening needed in unstable, but growing, world

February 7, 2011

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

A new paradigm for inflation

January 14, 2011

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

from Breakingviews:

Beijing’s keep-’em-guessing approach has flaws

October 21, 2010

Two days before Thursday's strong inflation figures, the People's Bank of China surprised with a rate hike. Global markets sold off, but quickly recovered. The effect of conducting monetary policy through short sharp shocks is waning. It looks time for a well-explained, concerted plan to fight rising prices.

from The Great Debate:

There is no such thing as inflation

October 18, 2010

In 1987, UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher whipped up a firestorm of criticism from her opponents on the left when she told a magazine reporter that "there is no such thing as society", only individual men and women, and families.

Why the world needs a weaker dollar

By Guest Contributor
October 8, 2010

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

Monetary policy: QE2 or the Titanic?

October 1, 2010

“Those whom the gods would destroy, they first drive mad.” – the words of a wise Roman thinker (or was it a Greek central banker?). At any rate, the gods certainly seem to have no benevolent intentions with regard to this country, judging by the statements coming from the Bank of England, in particular the calls for another round of quantitative easing from one member of the Monetary Policy Committee and the cry of “Spend, spend, spend” from another.

from MacroScope:

How uncertain exactly is the uncertain BoE?

August 11, 2010

king-inflation.jpgFor a central bank that looks certain to bust its 2 percent inflation target for most of the time between now and the London 2012 Olympics, there is still a lot of uncertainty out there.

Bank of England Inflation report offers markets a reality check

August 11, 2010

-Mark Bolsom is Head of the UK Trading Desk at Travelex Global Business Payments. The opinions expressed are his own.-