Latest articles

Our latest articles are listed below.  For earlier articles, navigate our Articles Archive via the Categories list on the right. The Archive contains all articles published since 2002.

Mrs May does just enough

The pressure on Mrs May as she went to Florence last Friday to make what was billed as the UK’s “Big Offer” speech to the country’s EU partners was intense. She probably did just enough to keep the UK’s exit negotiations moving forward.

Continue reading

Posted in , , , , | Comments Off on Mrs May does just enough

The future of digital currencies

Digital currencies – sometimes called cryptocurrencies – are suddenly much in the news. What is behind this, and what is the future for this new form of finance?

Continue reading

Posted in , , | Comments Off on The future of digital currencies

Central Banking – Responsibility without Power

After our earlier articles in this series on the future of central banking, in which we explored the challenges of normalisation of policy as the period of QE draws to a close, in this final article we consider the longer term outlook, once the normalisation has occurred.

Continue reading

Posted in , , , | Comments Off on Central Banking – Responsibility without Power

Central Banking – the consequences of QT

With the US Federal Reserve widely expected to start the process of shrinking its balance sheet in the next few months – a process that has been christened Quantitative Tightening or QT – we consider the consequences for economies and markets of the approaching normalisation.

Continue reading

Posted in , , , | Comments Off on Central Banking – the consequences of QT