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Blogs review: The bond market conundrum redux NEW
Bruegel blog 20 Hours, 20 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: Fed tapering was widely expected to push up US yields. Instead, US yields have fallen since the beginning of the year, raising the question of whether we’re seeing a new version...
Is Europe saving away its future? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Day, 18 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Authors: Reinhilde VeugelersThis article was published by Vox. The Crisis affected public spending. Research and innovation is one area often highlighted as needing protection. This column does not find strong evidence that European countries sacrif...
Fact: Dim Sum bonds are not coming to rescue Russia's banks NEW
Bruegel blog 5 Days, 19 Hours ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerThe imposition of joint US-EU sanctions meant a significant number of investment opportunities for both Russian companies and banks disappeared. Despite Russian efforts, it seems Asian markets will not provide a quick fix, as yi...
Chart: Sharp decline in intra-EU trade over the past 4 years NEW
Bruegel blog 6 Days, 13 Hours, 54 Minutes ago
Authors: Giulio Mazzolini Source: Bruegel based on IMF data (Direction of Trade Statistics database). Note: The above figure shows intra-EU and intra-Eurozone shares of export on total export of the two groups respectively. Each of the two lines w...
Modi has promises to keep NEW
Bruegel blog 6 Days, 19 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
Authors: Ashoka Mody, Michael WaltonThis opinion was published by the Business Standard. The roar of Narendra Modi's sweeping election victory and its narrative of radical change set up high expectations. Soon, however, came the whimper. The proposa...
Blogs review: Is this a European U-turn? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 1 Day, 19 Hours, 38 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: Speaking at the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's annual conference Jackson Hole, Wyo., ECB President Mario Draghi made an important speech recognizing that the recovery in th...
Economic curriculum reform: why do we need it? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Week, 5 Days, 12 Hours, 1 Minute ago
Authors: Carlos De SousaA student learns a paradigm to become a member of a particular scientific community. As he graduates, he “joins men who learned the bases of their field from the same concrete models, his subsequent practice will seldom...
Monetary policy cannot solve secular stagnation alone NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 17 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
Authors: Guntram B. WolffThis article is an extract from the vox.eu eBook Secular Stagnation: Facts, Causes and Cures, Edited by Coen Teulings, Richard Baldwin Larry Summers crystallized an important development and question...
Blogs review: The forever recession NEW
Bruegel blog 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 16 Hours, 27 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: As the recovery takes hold in the US, Europe appears stuck in a never-ending slump. With the ECB systematically undershooting its inflation target and recent signs that inflation expec...
The global economy’s Groundhog Day NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 4 Days, 16 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
Authors: Ashoka ModyThis piece was published by Project Syndicate on 7 August 2014. In the movie “Groundhog Day,” a television weatherman, played by Bill Murray, awakes every morning at 6:00 to relive the same day. A similar sense of&nbs...
Fact: Banco Espirito Santo gets a 4 billion euro recap NEW
Bruegel blog 3 Weeks, 6 Days, 19 Hours, 51 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerOver the weekend, Portuguese authorities announced the recapitalisation plan for Banco Espirito Santo, involving a 4.4 bn euro capital injection. The plan will also include a bail-in of junior debtholders and shareholders as wel...
Are financial conditions in China too lax or too stringent? NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Weeks, 13 Hours, 16 Minutes ago
Authors: Guonan MaThe pronounced slowdown in China’s GDP growth in recent years has raised the important question of what might be its principal causes. The usual suspects are many and might include rebalancing pains associated with China&rsquo...
Chart: The UK reaching pre-crisis GDP levels NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
Authors: Sergiy Golovin, Elena Zaurino Last week the UK Office for National Statistics announced that British GDP had reached its pre-crisis levels in the second quarter of 2014. As the figure above shows, in terms of year-on-year GDP growth rate, th...
Blogs review: The new proposed IMF lending framework NEW
Bruegel blog 4 Weeks, 1 Day, 17 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: As many authors worry about the consequences of the peculiar interpretation of the pari passu clause in the Argentina saga, a relatively unnoticed proposal, which was discussed on June...
Fact of the week: Russia sanctioned from all sides NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Month, 4 Days, 10 Hours, 55 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerYesterday, the EU introduced new sanctions targeted at specific sectors of the Russian economy. This came one day after an international arbitration court in The Hague had decided for an unprecedented ruling related to Yukos, an...
Blogs review: The economics of big cities NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Month, 5 Days, 8 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
Authors: Jérémie Cohen-SettonWhat’s at stake: An intriguing paradox of our age is that the global economy is becoming increasingly local, with super-productive cities driving innovation and growth nationwide. This has generated a...
Chart of the Week: The Big Mac (index) and euro area adjustment NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Month, 6 Days, 3 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Authors: Pia HüttlFollowing up on previous comments on the Big Mac index and euro area adjustment, the latest data-update suggests a slow-down in the price adjustment between euro area countries taking place since the beginning of the crisis.
India torpedoes the Bali Trade Facilitation deal NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Month, 6 Days, 7 Hours, 12 Minutes ago
Authors: Suparna KarmakarCiting concerns over food security, after a Cabinet meeting headed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week, India reportedly decided against signing onto the trade facilitation protocol that was agreed upon at the...
Is the BRICS rise over? NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Month, 1 Week, 1 Day, 8 Hours, 18 Minutes ago
Authors: Jim O‘NeillOn one level, this seems like a rather odd time to be asking such a question, especially when the BRICS political leaders have just agreed to set up a joint development bank to be headquartered in Shanghai. So the BRICS name...
Fact of the week: Lithuania changes the ECB’s voting system NEW
Bruegel blog 1 Month, 1 Week, 2 Days, 10 Hours, 40 Minutes ago
Authors: Silvia MerlerLithuania will become the 19th member of the Euro area on the 1st of January, following Wednesday’s Council endorsement. The most important part of the story - however - is not that someone is still brave enough to join th...