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When Quantitative Tightening Is Not Quantitative Tightening
After a lengthy period of operating at the zero lower bound and three rounds of large-scale asset purchases, the Fed began its normalization of monetary policy in recent years.
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January 2019 Headline New Home Sales Declined
The headlines say new home sales declined and continues in contraction. Median and average sales prices marginally declined - and the backlog of unsold homes declined.
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February 2019 Consumer Expectations: Inflation Expectations Edge Down After Holding Steady For Ten Months
Expectations about the U.S. unemployment rate improved, while job finding and job loss expectations remained stable.
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A No-Deal Brexit Could Put Nearly 20% Of British Jobs At Risk And Disproportionately Hurt Weaker Regions
A meaningful vote on whether to rule out a no-deal Brexit could take place as late as March 12, less than three weeks before the UK is due to leave the EU, with or without a deal - and the clock is ticking down.
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February 2019 Job Cuts Highest In Over 3 Years
The shortest month of the year saw the highest number of job cuts in over three-and-a-half years, as U.S.-based employers announced plans to cut 76,835 positions from their payrolls in February.
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Let Bank Supervisors Do Their Jobs
Healthy banking sector. Healthy economy. So goes the thinking. Banks play a vital role in economic life - whether for individual consumers or more broadly across an entire economy and a strong and stable banking system is a matter of public concern.
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Betting On India
4 years ago
I am a foreigner who lives in India about 6 months a year. there is a theory that a ship runs smoother if all rowers are rowing in the same direction - even if it is wrong. At this point Rajan is the rower trying to move the ship in the opposite direction. It is significantly easier to slow an economy down than speed it up - in fact, i see no evidence from anywhere in the world that monetary policy can be used to accelerate an economy. Rajan's policies are a brake on the indian economy.
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