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Is The Fed Behind The Curve or Jumping The Gun?

Jon Faust, director of the Center for Financial Economics at Johns Hopkins University, asks how we’ll be able to tell when the time has arrived for the Fed to tighten monetary policy.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/20/is-the-fed-behind-the-curve-or-jumping-the-gun/?mod=WSJBlog

ECB’s Nowotny: Monetary Policy Is Effective in Encouraging Growth

VIENNA—The European Central Bank’s monetary policy is effective in encouraging growth and there is no need to hit the panic button, a member of the bank’s governing council said Friday.
“We are not in a recession. We have positive growth rates, unfortunately low [growth rates]. It is not as if the ECB needs to open up the emergency toolbox,” Ewald Nowotny told journalists on the sidelines of an investor trade show.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/17/ecbs-nowotny-monetary-policy-is-effective-in-encouraging-growth/?mod=WSJBlog

Czech Central Bank Head Sees Lowered Risk of Deflation

Miroslav Singer, governor of the Czech central bank, speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview in London on July 23.
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Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/11/czech-central-bank-head-sees-lowered-risk-of-deflation/?mod=WSJBlog

Grand Central: Special IMF/World Bank Edition

The Wall Street Journal’s Daily Report on Global Central Banks for Saturday, October 11, 2014:
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It’s been a busy week for central bank mavens, with numerous regional Fed bank presidents speaking across the U.S. as economic policy makers from around the world gather in Washington for meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank. We have so much news just from Friday, and so much more in store this weekend that we couldn’t wait. Enjoy!

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2014/10/11/grand-central-special-imfworld-bank-edition/?mod=WSJBlog
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