HFE Webinar: Coronavirus crisis

If "lockdown to protect public health” caused 20%-plus contractions of economic activity in China, will they have the same impact on the world's largest advanced industrial economies?

The unraveling of global financial markets

Market conditions today may be a signal that financial crisis and economic crisis have become entangled with epidemiological crisis. 

ECB botches a policy opportunity

This is shaping up to be a really bad day for financial markets, made worse by another botching of a policy opportunity by the ECB.

A repeat of 1987?

The 1987 experience suggests that financial market volatility alone will probably not result in an imminent recession for the U.S. economy.

BoE saves the day; ECB next?

The BoE's bold moves give us some hope that the ECB will lower capital adequacy standards to finally unleash some lending on a credit-starved economy.

Statement on surprise Fed rate cut

HFE does not believe that cutting interest rates will help resolve the supply shock induced by the coronavirus outbreak and the policy responses to it.

Emergency webinar (REPLAY): Covid-19’s global economic impact

Join us Thursday an hour of economic theory, factual evidence and experience-based assessment of how this crisis might evolve.

Coronavirus threat is probably worse than you think

We see the key risk for financial market participants worldwide coming from the vulnerability of China’s financial sector.

Consumer debt delinquency: don’t be alarmed

While credit card delinquency appears to be an issue with younger consumers, it is not a sign of overall household financial stress. 

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