The Great Debate UK

Equities may now be a better bet

May 7, 2009

menashysmall2- Edward Menashy is chief economist at Charles Stanley. The opinions expressed are his own. -

Part-paid gilts should return

April 23, 2009

REUTERS– Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Time to ease up on quantitative easing

April 16, 2009

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– Neil Collins is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Bank of England faces dilemma on QE extension

April 9, 2009

johnkemp– John Kemp is a Reuters columnist. The views expressed are his own –

Quantitative easing a last resort

April 9, 2009

img_3391-alan-clarke-Alan Clarke is UK economist at BNP Paribas. The opinions expressed are his own-

As expected, the Bank of England left the Bank Rate unchanged at 0.5 percent at the April meeting, the first unchanged decision since September 2008.

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How G20 can unfreeze credit and cut bailout costs

April 1, 2009

Lena Komileva-- Lena Komileva is Head of G7 Market Economics, Tullett Prebon --

One of the big historical lessons of this crisis for economic policy is that bringing down the risk-free cost of money - central bank rates or government bond yields - and injecting liquidity into the banking system cannot on their own fix broken credit markets.

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World stuck with the dollar, more’s the pity

By J Saft
March 27, 2009

jimsaftcolumn5-- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

The dollar is, and will remain, the U.S.'s currency and its own and everyone else's problem.

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How will the Fed get off its Tiger?

By J Saft
December 19, 2008

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

The Federal Reserve and U.S. economy have two considerable risks now that quantitative easing is at hand: keeping the dollar from a disorderly decline and figuring out how to dismount from the tiger.

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Fighting deflation globally ain’t easy

By J Saft
November 21, 2008

James Saft Great Debate -- James Saft is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own --

With the U.S., Japan and Britain -- nearly 40 percent of the global economy -- facing the threat of deflation, it's going to be just too easy for one, two or all three of them to get the policy response horribly wrong.