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QE - "European style": be bolder, but parsimonious!

Money & Finance 
Post, March 24, 2015
By Urszula Szczerbowicz, Natacha Valla
The ECB will purchase a monthly €60bn of private and public debt instruments between March 2015 and September 2016 – a total worth over €1 trillion. While the timing and size of purchases are known, there is more leeway than it seems in the way purchases are allocated to each category of assets.
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Quantitative Easing: were markets surprised?

Money & Finance | Europe | Economic Policy 
Post, January 24, 2015
By Stéphane Lhuissier
The ECB has announced that it will launch in March its first round of quantitative easing. The announcement contains some good and bad surprises: the size of the ECB's plan is gigantic, while the Central Bank was unclear about the Greek issue. How was this announcement perceived by markets?
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ECB equity purchases: too risky, really?

Money & Finance | Europe 
Post, January 9, 2015
By Urszula Szczerbowicz, Natacha Valla
Instead of buying sovereign debt, the ECB could broaden further its purchases to include equity of all sorts. Fuelling an equity bubble is no worse than fuelling a bond one. It can be mitigated by intervening secretly and including non listed securities. Inhibitions to take risk should be lifted.
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Best wishes for 2015 !

Post, December 23, 2014
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Long live the Juncker Plan!

Europe | Economic Policy 
Post, December 21, 2014
By Natacha Valla
The long awaited Juncker Plan for investment in Europe has arrived a few weeks ago. Beyond the creation of a Strategic Fund, the Plan as a whole has disappointed: not adamant enough to eliminate the deep obstacles to cross-border investment, and opaque in generating the “List” of projects to be financed. Yet, even imperfectly, Europe has now done its homework.
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Is China finally inhaling the smoke of international financial markets?

Emerging Countries | Money & Finance 
Post, December 16, 2014
By Christophe Destais
The recycling of current account and/or financial account surpluses through the accumulation of foreign exchange reserves by emerging countries after the 1999-2001 crisis, particularly by China, has been described as “smoking but not inhaling in international financial markets”.
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TTIP is about regulatory coherence

Trade & Globalization 
Post, December 8, 2014
By Lionel Fontagné, Sébastien Jean
The TTIP has become a full-blown political issue as the two largest economic entities in the world are negotiating a deep integration agreement, going beyond what has been done previously in any agreement except the EU’s Single Market.
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Purchases of sovereign bonds: the ECB confronted with the heterogeneity of the Euro area

Money & Finance | Europe | Economic Policy 
Post, December 4, 2014
By Urszula Szczerbowicz
The ECB has confirmed its determination to counter the risk of deflation in the eurozone by evoking the possibility of sovereign bond purchases, but is confronted once again with the heterogeneity of the area. The need for compromise could jeopardize the effectiveness of its action.
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The delusion of State guarantees

Europe | Money & Finance 
Post, October 3, 2014
By Natacha Valla
European policymakers are currently busy addressing two issues: moribund investment and banks on extended sick leave. Some observers might be tempted to segregate these issues. While investment would be in the remit of States, the financial health of our economies would be under the responsibility of the ECB alone.
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Reforming the European Investment Bank: a New Architecture for Public Investment in Europe

Money & Finance | Europe | Economic Policy 
Post, July 30, 2014
By Natacha Valla
Some five years after the severe recession of 2009, private sector investment in Europe is still dangerously sluggish. And public investment has been cut further, reinforcing a long term downward trend. At a mere 2% of GDP, it has halved over thirty years.
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