central banks

 
​How effective are central banks in Africa?
​How effective are central banks in Africa?
A central bank is an important institution in any country, playing a crucial role in stabilising or keeping inflation within that country’s...
Bond rout put down to fear, not economic fundamentals
Bond rout put down to fear, not economic fundamentals
The truism‚ "don't fight" the Federal Reserve, has morphed into hedge fund manager David Tepper's recent caution against taking on the four Feds:...
Economic week ahead: Mind the banks
Economic week ahead: Mind the banks
Central banks are the institutions to watch this week. Among others, the European Central Bank (ECB), Bank of England (BOE), Bank of Japan, Central...
Economic week ahead: SA waits on latest rates decision amid Ukraine tension
Economic week ahead: SA waits on latest rates decision amid Ukraine tension
Central bank decisions in South Africa and Nigeria, key economic reports in the US, Europe and Asia and the...
Economic week ahead: Policy decisions, data to dominate
Economic week ahead: Policy decisions, data to dominate
Key central bank meetings include the European Central Bank, Bank of England, Reserve Bank of Australia and their counterparts in Mauritius, Uganda...
Bitter battle to keep the markets calm
Bitter battle to keep the markets calm
For the next few weeks and months, Europe's central bankers will be arming themselves for yet another battle with the bond markets.
Economic week ahead: Looking for clarity
Economic week ahead: Looking for clarity
A possible clarification of the US Federal Reserve’s policy intentions, the beginning of the second quarter corporate earnings season and key...
Economic week ahead: Central banks in the spotlight
Economic week ahead: Central banks in the spotlight
In addition to these meetings, key data releases covering Europe's services sector, America's labour market and China's trade picture...
Economic week ahead: Funky
Economic week ahead: Funky
On the data front, a series of purchasing managers' index releases from across the world will provide insights into the months ahead. Here is...
Sudanese bank ready to throw in cash to halt currency slide
Sudanese bank ready to throw in cash to halt currency slide
Sudan's central bank said on Saturday it was ready to pump dollars into the market to halt a "temporary" slide in the Sudanese pound.
Without real leadership, we face financial disaster
Without real leadership, we face financial disaster
In the week of the crash in 1929, Wall Street fell by 23%. Last week, it fell by 18%, London and Frankfurt by 21% and Japan's Nikkei by 24%.
World govts rush out financial emergency plans
World govts rush out financial emergency plans
Governments rushed out new emergency measures in a desperate bid to stop the haemorrhaging of confidence on Thursday, bringing some calm to...

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