13 November 2014
The risks facing major national, regional and international banks will be under the microscope at the forthcoming Euromoney Qatar Conference, taking place from 24-25 November 2014, as the global...
30 September 2014
Global Global investors turned nervous last week following sell-off in the US stock markets on Thursday, with European and Asian shares recovering some of their earlier losses on Friday. Several...
13 September 2014
The European Central Bank (ECB) surprised markets on September 4 by announcing its first dose of Quantitative Easing (QE) for the moribund Eurozone economy. Policy rates were cut by 10 basis points,...
23 August 2014
International food prices have been declining in recent months, reflecting record harvests and weak global demand. Declining food prices have in turn contributed to lower inflation in the Eurozone,...
14 June 2014
The European Central Bank (ECB) announced a package of monetary stimulus measures on Thursday, June 5. The package includes lowering the deposit rate to -0.1%—the first time that the ECB will charge...
12 April 2014
The world economy continues to move slowly out of the recovery room from the great recession of 2008-09, with still a number of bumps and bruises. This is the main message coming out of the IMF and...
29 March 2014
The Eurozone took another important step two weeks ago to create a banking union. Eurozone leaders agreed to delegate the responsibility of supervising banks to the European Central Bank (ECB)...
08 March 2014
In the Eurozone and the US, inflation remains dangerously low and well below the 2% central bank targets. Inflation is not expected to pick up in the short term as weak global demand holds back...
14 December 2013
The risk of deflation in the US and the Eurozone may require more expansionary monetary policy, such as Quantitative Easing (QE), according to the QNB Group. Lower international commodity prices and...
22 December 2012
A meeting of European finance ministers on 13th December yielded agreement on an initial step towards a centralised banking union and approved a €37bn bailout tranche for Greece. However, a two-day...

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