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ECB’s Bank Test Highlights Less Stress, More Progress



The results of the recently released and highly anticipated European Central Bank (ECB) Comprehensive Assessment were “interesting…ish.” Overall, they’re positive…but they highlight that Europe still has work to do. The aggregate results revealed that of 130 banks examined, 25 banks…

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Will the Real Inflation Hawks Please Stand Up?



The Federal Reserve started buying mortgage-backed securities and Treasurys right after the financial crisis.  After six years and three rounds of quantitative easing (QE), the Fed’s balance sheet has ballooned to US$4.5 trillion dollars. A lot of prominent economists and academics feared this…

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