Daily Archives: May 23, 2011

Ralph Atkins

Following my last post, Jens Weidmann, has offered a further insight on his thinking as Germany’s new Bundesbank president. His predecessor, Axel Weber, famously opposed in public the European Central Bank’s government bond purchasing scheme.

Mr Weidmann has not - so far - repeated that opposition outright. But hidden carefully in a speech on payment systems (in German) he delivered in Frankfurt this morning, was a reference to how the Bundesbank had repeatedly warned of the need to distinguish clearly between fiscal and monetary policies. Read more

Robin Harding

Brian Madigan, the Fed’s top monetary policy staffer throughout the recession and financial crisis, is joining Barclays Capital as a policy adviser according to an internal memo obtained by the FT.

According to the memo, sent by Larry Kantor, head of research at Barclays today: Read more