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Chris Dillow

Solving the QE problem The ECB can conduct full-blown quantitative easing without rewarding governments for their past profligacy. ...

17 November 2014

Chris Dillow

About Chris Dillow

Incisive economic commentary plus thoughts on investor behaviour

Recent articles

  1. QE's winners

    QE's winners

    25 November 2014

    Which UK shares would benefit most from quantitative easing in the euro area?

    Japan's experience tells us that QE can raise share prices even if it doesn't do much to boost the economy.

  2. The borrowing charade

    24 November 2014

    The government does not control government borrowing - which is why forecasts of it are so often wildly wrong.

    The government can only stop borrowing if the private sector wants to stop lending. And right now a big part of it doesn’t.

  3. Inflation to keep rates low

    Inflation to keep rates low

    21 November 2014

    Low inflation means Bank rate won't rise until next summer - and possibly even later than that.

    "The pattern of financial history is for interest rates following a banking crisis to stay a lot lower, for a lot longer than people imagine."

  4. Confidence support

    19 November 2014

    Rising US consumer confidence is good news for UK equities

    Maybe equities underreact to the news about future economic conditions which is embedded in swings in consumer confidence.

  5. Next week's economics: Nov 24 - 28

    19 November 2014

    UK exports are being held back by stagnation in the euro area, next week's figures could show.

    Friday's figures could show that euro area inflation has fallen to just 0.3 per cent; the ECB's target is just below 2 per cent.

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