Posts Tagged ‘quantitative easing’

PBOC Looks to Boost Growth with Additional Stimulus, Risks Loom

by Christopher Lemieuxon July 7, 2014 6:37 pm BST
The People’s Bank of China (PBOC) is looking to boost China’s sluggish economy through various easing methods. The Chinese central bank has already issued 100 billion yuan for relenting for industries like agriculture and small businesses, which are generally locked out of the lending market. Another 300 billion yuan has been issued for low-income housing, […]

Negative Deposit Rates Not Guaranteed to Make Banks Lend Says Caruana

by Christopher Lemieuxon June 3, 2014 7:06 pm BST
As the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting looms on June 5, one of the primary tools the central bank are likely to implement is negative deposit rates, which currently stand at zero. This is aimed to help those seeking credited and loosen the extreme credit tightening seen in the eurozone. Effectively, banks would be charged a […]

Eurozone Inflation Drops Ahead of ECB Meeting, Euro Steady

by Christopher Lemieuxon June 3, 2014 12:32 pm BST
Inflation in the eurozone dropped more than expected in May. Consumer prices fell .2 percent to .5 percent, while analysts were expecting the rate to remain at .7 percent. The drop in the eurozone flash consumer price index (CPI) will put additional pressure on the European Central Bank (ECB) to react through additional stimulus measures, […]

BoJ Quietly Looks For A Way Out While Keeping Rates and Volatility At A Minimum

by Christopher Lemieuxon May 27, 2014 9:20 am BST
The Bank of Japan (BoJ) embarked on a crusade to end deflation last April with a quantitative easing program that, in relation to the size of their economy, is three-times that of the Federal Reserve. However, with consumer prices creeping higher, the central bank will look for methods to keep growth steady while dialing back […]