Commentary: ECB must address QE misallocation risk
By Frank Westermann in Osnabrück
By the end of this year, the European Central Bank is expected to end its monthly net asset purchases. This raises several questions about the ECB’s reinvestment strategy and the implications for individual countries. The central bank’s quantitative easing programme was not as successful as believed. The real issue for the ECB governing council to address when discussing fiscal implications of reinvestment is the risk arising from the misallocation of liquidity and corresponding claims and liabilities.
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Meeting: China and the US – Adapting to a changing relationship
Tuesday 15 January 2019, New York, 16:30 EST
With US-China relations in flux, this discussion with George Magnus looks at how the Trump presidency is changing the geopolitical balance of power and the global economic consequences of trade wars. Magnus is an independent economist, associate at the University of Oxford China Centre, adviser to numerous asset management companies, and author of Red Flags: Why Xi’s China is in Jeopardy. He was chief economist of UBS Investment Bank between 1995-2006.
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