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The economic suffering of the Greek people is horrendous and it has to stop – interview on TRT World

The economic suffering of the Greek people is horrendous and it has to stop – interview on TRT World

Yesterday I was interviewed for TRT World about the Greek economy and possible Grexit. Have a look here.

Greece’s continued suffering

Greece’s continued suffering

Greece is once again back on the agenda in the European financial markets and we are once again talking about Greek default and even about Grexit. There seems to be no end to the suffering of the Greek economy and the Greek population. I must say that I have a lot of sympathy with the Greeks – they have terrible policy makers and no matter how many austerity measures are implemented there is no signs of any visible improvement either in public finances or in the overall economic performance.

Decision time for the Russian central bank: To cut or not to

Decision time for the Russian central bank: To cut or not to

We will soon be launching our new monthly publication Global Monetary Conditions Monitor (GMCM), which will be available from our new ‘research shop’ when we soon launch Markets & Money Advisory’s new website. GMCM will be covering 25-30 countries and overall we will differentiate between what we term the Global Monetary Superpowers (Fed, PBoC, ECB, Bank of Japan, Bank of England and SNB) and other central banks.

The scary rise in protectionism

The scary rise in protectionism

Over at Geopolitical Intelligence Service (GIS) where I am a regular commentator I have a comment on Protectionism’s scary rise.

Markets are mostly efficient

Markets are mostly efficient

I just stumbled on this interesting discussion between Eugene Fama and Richard Thaler – they talked about whether markets are efficient or not.

Can Stephen Moore justify Donald Trump’s economic policies?

Can Stephen Moore justify Donald Trump’s economic policies?

Today Donald Trump unveiled his team of economic advisers. Interestingly enough there are very few economists among the economic advisors and only one who can be said to have any free market credentials – the Heritage Foundation‘s chief economist Stephen Moore.

Iceland moves to abolish capital and currency controls

Iceland moves to abolish capital and currency controls

Some very, very good news out of Iceland.

In a deflationary world at the ZLB we need ‘competitive devaluations’

In a deflationary world at the ZLB we need ‘competitive devaluations’

Sunday we got some bad news, which many wrongly will see as good news.

The cost of the Sino-US FX deal: Surging money market rates (in Hong Kong)

The cost of the Sino-US FX deal: Surging money market rates (in Hong Kong)

This is from Financial Times’ FT Fast this morning: A key lending rate between Hong Kong banks jumped to its highest level since February, potentially making it more expensive to short the renminbi.

Noah Smith is clueless about Monetarism

Noah Smith is clueless about Monetarism

Israel Arroyo on Twitter alerted me to a new comment BloombergView by Noah Smith titled “Monetarists Are Out of Ideas”.

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