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Market Flash: Czech central bank removes floor under EUR/CZK

Market Flash: Czech central bank removes floor under EUR/CZK

Today the Czech central bank has removed its floor under EUR/CZK. Lars Christensen comments on this major event.

What monetary regime should Iceland have?
Welcome to the new M&M Advisory website

Welcome to the new M&M Advisory website

Today we launch a major expansion of Markets & Money Advisory. On our new website, you will find a lot more information about what we do – including our speaking, advisory, and research services.

Reflections on the Fed hike

Reflections on the Fed hike

Have a look at my comments on yesterday’s Fed hike.

FOMC preview – please hike, but be careful going forward

FOMC preview – please hike, but be careful going forward

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to hike the Fed funds target rate by 25bp today. The real question is how much more the Fed will deliver going forward. To get an idea about we are happy to give you a sneak preview on the “country page” for the US monetary policy from our soon to be launched Global Monetary Conditions Monitor (GMCM).

MTB cast #2: Icelandic currency controls, the Fed and European central bankers

MTB cast #2: Icelandic currency controls, the Fed and European central bankers

So here we go again – another Mountain bike ride and another MTB cast. This time we got three in one. First on Icelandic currency controls.

MTB cast #1: Czech inflation to rise above 3%

MTB cast #1: Czech inflation to rise above 3%

I have been out on a mountain biking this morning, but I could not help noticing the Czech inflation numbers for February. So have a look at my first MTB cast where I comment on the Czech inflation numbers.

Another look at our Global Monetary Conditions Monitor – the case of Hungary

Another look at our Global Monetary Conditions Monitor – the case of Hungary

Yesterday, we wrote a short post on Israeli monetary policy and linked to one page on Israeli monetary conditions to give an example of how the “country pages” in our – Markets & Money Advisory – new monthly flagship publication Global Monetary Conditions Monitor (GMCM) will look like. We expect to publish the first edition in March – coinciding with the launch of our new website.

Our Global Monetary Conditions Monitor – what we write about Bank of Israel

Our Global Monetary Conditions Monitor – what we write about Bank of Israel

It is hard to be very critical about the conduct of monetary policy in Israel. I have earlier praised the Bank of Israel (BoI) for essentially being an NGDP targetter and when Stanley Fischer was BoI governor nominal GDP basically was kept on a straight line (see here). And even though Fischer’s successor Karnit Flug initially back in 2014 kept monetary conditions slightly too tight (see here) it now seems like the BoI under Flug’s leadership is back on track.

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Did you book your speaker for this year’s seminar or conference? You might as well book me!

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