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Short and Sharp: Markets finally catching up with the Eurozone’s strength



Something’s up in Europe. And if the situation continues, more things may be up in a year’s time. Growth is up; 2017 probably saw the strongest pace of economic expansion in the euro area since 2011. Despite this, the consensus view has been that the European Central Bank (ECB) will continue…

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Short and Sharp: The twisted relationship between central banks and inflation



Investors currently face the challenge of the Federal Reserve’s belief that monetary policy needs to be tightened, despite missing inflationary pressures. This is not just a U.S. phenomenon, it’s a global one. In the euro-area, core inflation remains stubbornly low, yet the European Central…

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