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The Fed and the ECB: Divergent



While the past six months have been all about politics, the last two weeks have been all about the central banks. As widely expected, on December 14, the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) hiked policy rates by 25 basis points (bps) or 0.25%, taking the federal funds rate range to between 50 and 75 bps.…

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Bank of Japan Pushes Boundaries… Marginally



Over the past few months, there’s been much speculation that central banks will need to enhance its toolkit to deal with low inflation and stagnant economic growth. The Bank of Japan (BoJ) just made a half-hearted attempt at doing just that by announcing a regime change with two new-ish monetary…

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