6 Reasons Why Britain is Ready to Hang Itself

6 Reasons Why Britain is Ready to Hang Itself Tradition that Ruth Ellis was the last person to be hanged in the United Kingdom and that was for murdering her lover, David Blakely. Humble beginnings for a famous piece of eternity was the life of Elis, when she shot her lover dead outside a pub…

The 10 Most Influential Economists (Still ALIVE)

What is Obama Doing in the Economy? So if you were sitting then in the turmoil of the economic upheaval and had to get on the phone to the one person that was likely to get you through the mortgage rates hikes and the jobless rates or the spiraling debt and inflationary pressure, then who…

BOE October Rate Decision Preview

WHEN Thursday 10th October at 12:00BST (07:00ET) CURRENT CLIMATE The BoE is expected to leave monetary policy unchanged at their October policy meeting on Thursday, maintaining its record low interest rate at 0.50% and its asset purchase facility at £375bln. This meeting comes amid a deluge of positive data from the UK, suggesting that the…

ECB Sept Monetary Policy Meeting Preview

GUIDANCE AND FORECASTS TO DOMINATE The European Central Bank (ECB) is expected to keep the rate on its marginal lending facility at 1%, its main refinancing operations rate at 0.5%, and its deposit facility rate at 0% at its September policy meeting. The market will, therefore, be looking to the ECB staffs’ updated economic projections,…

US Q2 2013 GDP & Jul FOMC Meeting Preview

WHEN   31 July 2013, 13:30 BST: US GDP Annualised QoQ (Q2 2013) 31 July 2013, 19:00 BST: FOMC Rate decision FED LIKELY TO STAY ON HOLD   The Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) is widely expected to keep monetary policy on hold at its July meeting. Nevertheless, the meeting is unlikely to be a…

Fed Chairman Bernanke's July Testimony - Preview

WHEN Wednesday 17 July 2013, 10:00 EST: Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony before the House Financial Services Committee NOTE: A text of Bernanke’s speech will be released at 08:30 EST Thursday 18 July 2013, 10:00 EST: Ben Bernanke’s semi-annual testimony before the Senate Banking Committee OPEN MOUTH VOLATILITY The volatility eruption in recent weeks can largely…

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