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Monthly Archives: January 2012 - 3 posts found

Bloomberg, Taking Stock

U.S. Economy, Stocks, Fed Monetary Policy (below)


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Japan’s economy is running out of time and growth

130212_Japan GDP

The recent Q4-12 GDP print in Japan underscores the mounting pressure on BOJ and Ministry of Finance officials to act decisively on the ongoing strength of the Yen. Japan’s economy slumped to a  2.9% contraction on the year (nominal GDP,…


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ECB at the forefront of global central bank QE

130212_ECB total assets

Since early September the ECB’s balance sheet has expanded by 589 billion euros (about 750 billion USD) and the Fed USD swap lines are currently sitting at around 100 billion USD. The second LTRO to be conducted towards the end of February is then very likely to take this number well past 1 trillion USD of liquidity to the European banking system.


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