This week’s chart of the week comes from the 85th annual report of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), an […]
Much like a car crash on a road, we cannot help but take note of Greece’s dismal situation, which continues to have knock-on effects on global markets.
Developing policies to address questions that arise in the face of population ageing is a huge challenge for governments because there is no precedent.
We are more than a quarter of the way into the year which has promised much in the way of […]
The first week of March’s economic data releases essentially represent the final nails in the coffin for the Federal Open […]
The ECB has, for the first time, published an account of a monetary policy meeting held by its governing council. In so doing the ECB joins the ranks of other leading central banks and provides greater transparency on the factors affecting its decision making.
Here at FFTW, we came into 2015 believing that a host of structural factors would serve to keep the global […]
Weak demand for oil, the rise of shale oil and OPEC’s changing behaviour is what the market’s focus has been on regarding the plunge of +50% in oil prices
In applying the concept of BATNA to upcoming negotiations between the Troika and Greece’s new Syriza-led government, one is struck by the fact that there really are no strong alternatives for either side.
In early January President Obama announced a 50 basis point reduction in the mortgage insurance premium (MIP) charged on FHA […]
BoE Governor Mark Carney, “We have a very low inflation environment right now, largely caused by commodity prices and an ability to look through that”
On 22 January, the president of the ECB, known in some quarters as Super Mario (Draghi), announced a major expansion […]
The ECB’s decision on 22 January 2015 to launch quantitative easing sends a strong signal on the strength of its […]
Overall, the minutes of the December meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) portray a Committee that remains quite […]
Inevitable measures to limit climate change will increasingly spell ‘carbon risk’ for investors; billions of dollars have already been wasted
This week, our chart focuses on the recent decline in oil prices and the impact on financial markets.
Nearly two and a half years after European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi gave his famous “whatever it takes” speech, markets are still waiting for him to “show us the money”.
November 2014 saw a number of significant economic events in Japan. As the repercussions of what is happening in Japan are likely to have consequences in financial markets around the globe we provide here a short overview of these events and our interpretation of them.