21 September 2019
The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to launch a new stimulus package at the latest monetary policy meeting of its Governing Council on September 12th. The decision came as the Euro area is...
24 August 2019
Euro area real GDP growth has fallen to just 1.1% y/y in Q2 2019, the slowest pace of expansion since 2014 when the Euro area began to recover from the sovereign debt crisis. We raised concerns about...
15 June 2019
The European Central Bank (ECB) is struggling to achieve its inflation target of less than but close to 2%. It disappointed markets by only extending its “forward guidance” by 6 months, promising not...
22 December 2018
Despite a weaker Euro area  recovery and mounting headwinds associated with softer global growth and higher policy uncertainty, the European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to end the net purchases of...
24 November 2018
Economic recovery in the Euro area is under a ‘slower normal’ as GDP growth performance has weakened further in recent months. Activity has softened significantly over the last three quarters to the...
29 July 2017
Worries about falling inflation have resurfaced. Despite improving labour markets and strong growth, core inflation in advanced economies remains benign. This apparent paradox has caused some to...
18 March 2017
The European Central Bank (ECB) kept policy unchanged at its latest monetary policy meeting on March 9th but ECB President Mario Draghi struck a decidedly optimistic tone about the progress of the...
18 December 2016
The month of December confirmed that the divergence in global monetary policies is now in motion. On 8 December, the European Central Bank (ECB) introduced a further dose of monetary stimulus. Almost...
23 July 2016
The share prices of Italian banks collapsed following the UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). They are now trading more than 50% below their value at the beginning of 2016. While Brexit...
02 July 2016
Against the odds, the referendum on whether the United Kingdom should leave or stay in the European Union (EU) was narrowly won by the Leave camp. The results sent shockwaves through political...
14 May 2016
Growth in the Euro Area was stronger than expected in the first quarter of 2016, registering 2.2% on an annualised basis. While the full data are yet to become available, early signs indicate strong...
24 May 2015
The Euro Area is embarking on a recovery that is likely to be sustained by four strong tailwinds. Euro Area GDP grew by 1.6% on annualised basis in the first quarter of 2015. This represents an...

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