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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.
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.
Over at Geopolitical Intelligence Service (GIS) where I am a regular commentator I have a comment on Protectionism’s scary rise.
I just stumbled on this interesting discussion between Eugene Fama and Richard Thaler – they talked about whether markets are efficient or not.
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.
Some very, very good news out of Iceland.
Sunday we got some bad news, which many wrongly will see as good news.
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.
Israel Arroyo on Twitter alerted me to a new comment BloombergView by Noah Smith titled “Monetarists Are Out of Ideas”.
Within the next 1-2 months my advisory Markets & Money Advisory will be launching a new monthly publication on Global Monetary Conditions.