All posts by Neil Williams

How the UK can avoid a debt crisis

How the UK can avoid a debt crisis

Fiscal considerations are becoming an increasing force in monetary decisions ...
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UK rates will go higher, but not as far as markets expect

UK rates will go higher, but not as far as markets expect

Leap in rate expectations the biggest surprise, not the data ...
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Beware retaliatory protectionism

Beware retaliatory protectionism

Without care, an unhelpful jigsaw piece from the 1930s might come crashing into place ...
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Options for Truss to preserve the Bank of England’s independence

Options for Truss to preserve the Bank of England’s independence

Time for a review, but not a retreat to the dark days ...
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What will the MPC’s next 25 years have in store?

What will the MPC’s next 25 years have in store?

Looking back at the highs and lows of the first quarter century ...
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Central banks can tighten by doing nothing

Central banks can tighten by doing nothing

Pulling on the quantitative tightening lever ...
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Sweeping ever-growing debt under the carpet

Sweeping ever-growing debt under the carpet

Will the debt pile trip up policy-makers? ...
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Solving the euro area’s problem will take years

Solving the euro area’s problem will take years

Quantitative easing helped but it’s not the solution ...
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Financial markets need stimulus to stay on

Financial markets need stimulus to stay on

Triple blow of tightening will test growth assets ...
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Expect more of the same from central banks

Expect more of the same from central banks

In the face of ‘stagflation’, policy-makers may revert to unconventional tools ...
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Living with deflation

Living with deflation

Japanese precedent for advanced economy central banks ...
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'Japanification' of monetary policy

‘Japanification’ of monetary policy

Tokyo offers disquieting precedent for western policy-makers ...
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