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.
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How much cash is under your mattress?
Is it possible that low interest rates are driving deposits out of banks and into cash? If so, what does it mean for the banking system?
Why negative interest rates don’t work
A tree is growing in the forest… when do you cut it down to harvest its wood? When it dies and threatens to fall on your house.
Sometimes, you need a better plan
If the BoJ’s QQME with YCC were going to do something, it would have happened—or at least, begun—by now.
Euro Zone banks are not to responding to the ECB’s generous boost to liquidity by increasing their lending.
Japan-style death spiral for China?
Will similarities with Japan’s banking practices of the 1970s and 1980s be the death knell for China’s economy?
Two tales of credit woe
The monetary data from Japan and Britain suggest that there is core weakness in the underlying economy.