The US yield curve has been flattening all year, that’s to say, the gap between long-term US bond yields and […]
Sustainable development, or the concept of economic development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the needs of […]
Having stablised since the start of 2017, oil prices have dropped by over 10% in the week ending 17 March […]
Andy Haldane questions whether technology – particularly automation – will, in the near future, have a greater effect on the labour market than in the past.
The Bank of England’s chief economist Andy Haldane thinks aloud about money and the future of monetary policy.
Following the 16-17 September FOMC meeting, the Fed has released its latest dot plot, showing members’ prediction for fed fund rates over the coming years.
Since the early 1980s, there is clear evidence of a steady decline in real interest rates largely linked to the residential real estate market.
Will the Fed raise interest rates to signal the ‘progress in healing the trauma of the financial crisis’ that chair Yellen announced in June 2015?
This week’s chart of the week comes from the 85th annual report of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an […]
Developing policies to address questions that arise in the face of population ageing is a huge challenge for governments because there is no precedent.
Assets managed by official institutions have risen significantly in recent years making them a powerful force in financial markets. A […]
Source: BNP Paribas Asset Management, Bloomberg as of 10/02/2015 3 February 2015 will go down in history for bond buffs […]
January 2015 has seen the eurozone bond market rally to historical lows across all maturities. Abundant global liquidity, mainly from […]
This time around, our Charts of the Week focus on the decline in real interest rates, which have this year reached remarkably low levels. It’s a trend that naturally begs the question “why?”
Inflation has fallen significantly in the eurozone this year, forcing the ECB to announce a series of measures to head off deflation. So far, though, there is little sign of an end to the disinflationary trend.
On 18 September, residents of Scotland will be asked, ‘Should Scotland be an independent country?’ Here’s a short overview of the Scottish referendum.
The constraints of the zero lower bound means developed economies may be confronted with the prospect of a future of chronically weak demand and slow economic growth
Inflation rates have fallen significantly in the eurozone this year and led the ECB to announce, on 5 June, a packet of measures to head off deflationary threats. The jury is now out on how effective these measures will be.