FRANKFURT (Reuters) - As recently as last November, Jens Weidmann steadfastly opposed any move by the European Central Bank to print money to buy assets and buoy the euro zone economy. No longer.
* Bundesbank chief open in principle to QE, if it is needed
FRANKFURT - Jens Weidmann presents a "kinder, gentler" Bundesbank as he opens up to the possibility of asset purchases to head off deflation , but underpinning his position is a firm logic based on...
percent on Wednesday, returning to December’s all-time low. With disinflationary pressure mounting, and outright deflation an increasing possibility, the European Central Bank could soon move to ease policy further. Such a move would be justified
the S&P 500 index as compared to the Russell 2000 index. Ironically, with inflation running around 1.5% currently and deflation being the number one economic concern, investors appear super excited about sales growth again. Whether the great young
Keeping inflation under wraps has been one of the objectives of the Fed. Keeping it within the range of 2 to 2.5% is the stated goal. Disinflation/ Deflation is something the Fed does not want to happen. Inflation numbers are still below the Fed target of 2% even after trying to get that measure to ...
LONDON (Reuters) - Shares in some of Europe's least profitable and most indebted companies are set to outperform in the coming months if the European Central Bank starts buying corporate bonds to fight the threat of deflation .
questioned whether the euro zone will enter a period of deflation like Japan . Deflation , or a broad-based decline in prices, is a risk because falling prices could ..... it is possible that lending begins to thaw and deflation risks subside before any broader program could
into stocks. 5. “I am shocked about how little concern there is about deflation .” He believes the inflationists will eventually be right, but only because deflation risk will continue until the point where policy really goes wild to try
and Japan have shown economic progress of late and appear to be on a growth track. However, risks remain. The threat of deflation looms over much of Europe, and there is no way of knowing if Japan’s aggressive plan to stimulate its economy will succeed