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Was the IMF right to come to the rescue of Greece in 2010?

Europe | Money & Finance | Economic Policy 
Post, June 30, 2015
By Christophe Destais
Back in 2010, the Eurozone countries insisted a lot that the IMF provides exceptional financing to Greece. They will be duly reminded when the reckoning moment has come.
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Structural reforms: why did the term become so “toxic”?

Europe | Economic Policy 
Post, May 29, 2015
By Sophie Piton
From May 21 to May 23, the ECB organized its 2nd annual forum on Central banking. Mario Draghi’s inaugural speech, as well as discussions on May 23rd, focused mainly on the need for structural reforms to strengthen growth in Europe.
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What could be Japan contribution to COP 21?

Environment & Natural Resources 
Post, May 28, 2015
By Evelyne Dourille-Feer
Europe was disappointed in the GHG emissions reduction proposal by Japan in the context of the COP 21: -25.4% between 2005 and 2030. Japan could nonetheless help move forward the climate issue by its technologies and original experiences.
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Volatility and uncertainty are not the same!

Money & Finance | Environment & Natural Resources 
Post, May 4, 2015
By Valérie Mignon, Marc Joëts, Tovonony Razafindrabe
Crude oil price volatility is often viewed as reflecting uncertainty not only related to the oil market, but also to the global macroeconomic environment. However, the question arises as to whether uncertainty is not likely to be at play without generating high volatility on the oil market.
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Back to the Great Moderation?

Competitiveness & Growth 
Post, April 30, 2015
By Stéphane Lhuissier
Following the largest financial shock since the Great Depression, modern industrial countries appear to be coming back to a moderate growth trajectory, as was the case for the last three decades.
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Regulatory coherence is more easily said than done

Trade & Globalization 
Post, April 23, 2015
By Sébastien Jean
Regulatory coherence is claimed to be the core of the potential economic stakes in the TTIP. As the 9th Round of Negotiations is being convened in New York City, time has come for discussions to take a more concrete form.
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Europe is trapped by its competitiveness obsession

Europe | Competitiveness & Growth 
Post, April 22, 2015
By Sébastien Jean
While European external surpluses are accumulating and domestic demand is slacking, insisting on improving the Union’s external competitiveness, as some in the Commission are presently doing, is paradoxical. For Europe, the paramount risk is not losing its competitiveness. It is not recovering cohesion and growth.
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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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