Daily Archives: September 30, 2009

Ralph Atkins

The Bundesbank has explained why Germany is not part of the global imbalances story, says Ralph Atkins in a Financial Times blog Read more

David Miles’ first speech as a Monetary Policy Committee member bears a striking resemblance to secret briefings given by Bank of England officials to City economists, writes Chris Giles of the Financial Times. It contains the latest Bank view of why quantitative easing is working and why critics who focus on the lacklustre supply of money are wrong Read more

European banks have been slow to recognise losses from the recession and need to raise huge quantities of new capital if they are to lend sufficient sums to support a recovery, writes Chris Giles of the Financial Times, and two IMF charts reveal all you need to know. Read more

As Russia invites foreign investment, China encourages domestic investment in commercial property. US housing prices are marginally improved but on thin volume, and unemployment data looks grim Read more