Posts Tagged ‘interest rates’

Should we fear higher interest rates?

So the ECB has now joined others such as Poland and Sweden in raising interest rates to combat inflation. Some fear that this may threaten what is clearly still a fragile economic recovery. In our view however it is unlikely to have a significant short term impact on growth. For one thing it has been [...]

Riding on the QE2

The Federal Reserve Board announced last week that it will engage in a policy widely referred to as “Quantitative Easing” or over the next six months. Since this will be the second time this policy is being used to combat the weak economy, it is being widely referred to as QE2. QE2 is a policy [...]