interest rates

ECB: towards less monetary easing? Not yet!

On Thursday March 9th, the ECB has left interest rates on hold and pushes on with QE, despite a strong acceleration in the Eurozone headline inflation (+2% in February). This acceleration is largely due to the recent rise in oil prices and on foodstuffs, the more volatile components of the headline inflation. As Mario Draghi [...]

By |March 9th, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , |

Bringing back some fear on the market?

Germany and France will have a very busy electoral year in 2017. Between Presidential and general elections in both countries, and after Brexit (implementation of the Article 50), the European political landscape will, for sure, definitely change.

On financial markets, this translates into a growing fear towards the unknown. Then fear turns into risk and risk [...]

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , |

ECB: how far will Ms. Yellen go in 2017?

On December 15, 2016, the FOMC voting members raised interest rates for the first – and last – time this year. It was the first unanimous decision since July. This 25 bps hike brings the target for the fed funds rate to a range of 0.50% to 0.75%. the American central bank said monetary policy [...]

By |December 15th, 2016|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , , , , |

Energy return on energy invested

-0.5°K for railway energy efficiency …
Millennial Stagnation: What did the great Samuelson say in 1970?
When it comes to economic policy, EROEI, infrastructures, energy efficiency, Draghi the alchemist, and also the Juncker Plan risk guarantee mechanism …
Here is a probably emblematic example of infrastructure project from the 70’, which implies direct energy cost (consumption reduction of [...]

By |June 23rd, 2015|Categories: Analyst's Insight|Tags: , , , |

Australia Cuts interest rates

Australia cut its benchmark interest rate to a record low of 2.25% Tuesday, joining a procession of central banks that have eased policy settings this year in response to the deflationary impact of tumbling oil prices.

Source: WSJ

By |February 3rd, 2015|Categories: News|Tags: , , |