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How Corporate Zombies Are Threatening The Eurozone Economy

The recovery in Eurozone growth has become part of the synchronised global growth narrative that most investors are relying on to deliver further gains in equities as we head into 2018. However, the “Zombification” of a chunk of the Eurozone’s corporate sector is not only a major unaddressed structural problem, but it’s getting worse, especially […]

Claudio Grass Interviews Mark Thornton

acting-man / Pater Tenebrarum / November 14, 2017 Introduction Mark Thornton of the Mises Institute and our good friend Claudio Grass recently discussed a number of key issues, sharing their perspectives on important economic and geopolitical developments that are currently on the minds of many US and European citizens. A video of the interview can be found at […]

Draghi Knew About Hiding Losses by Italian Banks

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Nov 13, 2017 The Bank of Italy, when it was headed at the time by Mario Draghi, knew Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena SpA hid the loss of almost half a billion dollars using derivatives two years before prosecutors were alerted to the complex transactions, according to documents revealed in a […]

Uh-Oh…Draghi’s Ammunition To Buy Italian Bonds Before The Election Is Less Than We Thought

Having successfully pulled off the announcement of the ECB’s “dovish taper” – where monthly bond purchases will be halved to Euro 30 billion from January 2018 – last month, a challenge for Mario Draghi in Q1 2018 has appeared on his radar. The ECB’s bond buying ammunition is slightly less than analysts thought and there […]

Eurozone Inflation Unexpectedly Cools

In the latest headache for Mario Draghi, the Eurozone's closely watched CPI weakened to 1.40% year-on-year in October 2017 versus expectations of 1.50% and a reading of 1.50% the previous month. As a reminder, according to the ECB's September forecast, HICP inflation is expected to rise to 1.5%, leaving little margin for deflation in the […]

ECB Will Avoid A Taper Tantrum Today, But It’s Running Low On Ammunition

Following up to our earlier preview of today’s critical ECB announcement, here is Bloomberg macro commentator Tanvir Sundhu, who says not to sweat what Draghi says today as the ECB will be able to avoid a “taper tantrum” (for now) and as a result the risk isn’t that the ECB is going to set off […]

ECB Preview: Here’s What Draghi Will Announce Today

Today’s ECB meeting is expected to be one of the most important in recent years: Mario Draghi has signaled, and is widely expected to announce a blueprint of what the central bank’s QE tapering will look like beyond 2017, and while no actual tightening will be implemented – either via rates of asset purchases – […]

ECB Reportedly Considering Slashing QE In Half In January, EURUSD Shrugs

Has Mario Draghi's 'leak' weapon lost its mojo? ECB officials are considering cutting their monthly bond buying by at least half starting in January and keeping their program active for at least nine months, according to Bloomberg who cites 'officials familiar with the debate'. Reducing quantitative easing to 30 billion euros ($36 billion) a month from […]

See no evil, speak no evil…

goldmoney.com / By Alasdair Macleod / August 31, 2017 The Jackson Hole speeches of Janet Yellen and Mario Draghi last week were notable for the omission of any comment about the burning issues of the day: …where do the Fed and the ECB respectively think America and the Eurozone are in the central bank induced credit cycle, […]

Jackson Hole Preview: Market Reactions, And Why UBS Says “Don’t Skip Lunch”

Historically the annual Jackson Hole symposium has been a major market-moving event as it has traditionally been the venue where central banks make critical announcements such as Bernanke’s preview and hints of QE2 and QE3 in 2012, as well as Draghi’s suggestion of the ECB’s QE in 2014. As shown in the chart below, market […]