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Forget about easing: China inflation rises to 7-month high

Oct 14, 2013

Forget about easing: China inflation rises to 7-month high

China's annual consumer inflation rate rose to a seven-month high of 3.1 percent in September as poor weather drove up food prices, limiting the scope for the central bank to manoeuvre to support the economy even as exports showed a surprise decline. #Inflation #China #Monetary easing #CPI Inflation
Tough times: High inflation and rupee's fall leave no room for more rate cuts

Aug 14, 2013

Tough times: High inflation and rupee's fall leave no room for more rate cuts

Imported inflation because of the depreciation of currency, alongside onion prices, are impacting. This clearly suggests that Reserve bank of India will have less flexibility as far as action of rates are concerned #Inflation #Core inflation #ExpertView #WPI inflation #Indian rupee #Monetary easing
Market turbulence in Japan exposes key risk for Abenomics

May 24, 2013

Market turbulence in Japan exposes key risk for Abenomics

The wild market gyrations represent the first serious test for Abe, who has become a popular figure at home and on Wall Street for pro-growth policies featuring massive monetary easing, a big burst of government spending and a promised "growth strategy" centred on deregulation and trade liberalisation. #Stock market #Japan #Nikkei #Monetary easing #Abenomics
Inflation above comfort level, easing looks difficult: RBI

May 02, 2013

Inflation above comfort level, easing looks difficult: RBI

The cautious language in its report on macroeconomic and monetary developments could dent rising market hopes for a dovish stance from RBI governor D. Subbarao on Friday and further easing this year. #Economy #India #RBI #Interest rates #Rate cut #Monetary easing
Chart: A case for gold at $10,000 per ounce

Apr 26, 2013

Chart: A case for gold at $10,000 per ounce

Rapid inflation surely beckons. And to be prepared for that it is important to have investments in gold, the recent negativity around it notwithstanding. #ToTheContrary #bullion #Gold #markets #Stock Markets #Monetary easing

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Chart: A case for gold at $10,000 per ounce

Jun 18, 2014

BOJ Is Biggest Holder of Japan-Issued Debt

The Bank of Japan has become the biggest holder of the country's sovereign debt for the first time, showing how the central bank's aggressive monetary easing has transformed the bond market...
Chart: A case for gold at $10,000 per ounce

Jul 06, 2014

Egypt president raises cigarette, alcohol prices

(AP) -- Egypt's president decreed an increase in sales tax on cigarettes, beer and wine, the latest in a series of price hikes that aim to ease the country's staggering budget deficit. The decision announced Sunday increases a flat tax on local and i... #Egypt #International Monetary Fund
Chart: A case for gold at $10,000 per ounce

Jun 12, 2014

Smith: Name the world's best leader

I was a Shinzo Abe skeptic. That's putting it mildly. After all, I was still living in Japan when Abe's disastrous first term in office put a halt to the reform process begun by Junichiro Koizumi, and ushered in a return to the bad old days of prime ... #Europe #Junichiro Koizumi #Shinzo Abe #Milton Friedman #Haruhiko Kuroda #Bank of Japan