Analyses

Fed’s offered flood of credit so far just a trickle in practice

Fed’s offered flood of credit so far just a trickle in practice

Published 30/06/2020

(Reuters) - The Federal Reserve’s promise in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic to flood the U.S. economy with trillions of dollars seemed like [more…]

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

Changing of guard at top German court signals de-escalation for ECB

Published 22/06/2020

BERLIN (Reuters) - Changes to the composition of Germany’s top court are likely to make it less confrontational towards the European Central Bank following a [more…]

Prepping portfolios for next market storm? Not just gold and govvies

Prepping portfolios for next market storm? Not just gold and govvies

Published 09/06/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - G7 government bonds? Check. Gold? Check. But that may not be enough as the coronavirus crisis accelerates a hunt for a wider [more…]

Column: Spend or hoard? Fate of forced savings could define pandemic recovery – Mike Dolan

Column: Spend or hoard? Fate of forced savings could define pandemic recovery – Mike Dolan

Published 03/06/2020

(The author is editor-at-large for finance and markets at Reuters News. Any views expressed here are his own) By Mike Dolan LONDON (Reuters) - Many [more…]

A crisis that has blunted the euro’s global profile

A crisis that has blunted the euro’s global profile

Published 21/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - The coronavirus crisis may have dealt a lethal blow to the idea that the euro could one day replace the dollar as [more…]

Amid rising talk of negative rates, policies in Japan, Europe get subtle tweaks

Amid rising talk of negative rates, policies in Japan, Europe get subtle tweaks

Published 19/05/2020

TOKYO/FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After years of applying plenty of stick to commercial lenders unhappy with negative interest rate policies, central bankers in the euro zone [more…]

Once taboo, investors begin to imagine negative U.S. rates

Once taboo, investors begin to imagine negative U.S. rates

Published 12/05/2020

NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Negative interest rates in the United States were once unimaginable. The coronavirus has changed that. While the Federal Reserve has all [more…]

Green hydrogen’s time has come, say advocates eying post-pandemic world

Green hydrogen’s time has come, say advocates eying post-pandemic world

Published 08/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Hydrogen has long been touted as a clean alternative to fossil fuels. Now, as major economies prepare green investments to kickstart growth, [more…]

Tens or 100s of billions? Insurers consult crystal balls on coronavirus costs

Tens or 100s of billions? Insurers consult crystal balls on coronavirus costs

Published 04/05/2020

(Reuters) - Insurers are normally great with numbers. But the coronavirus pandemic has them struggling to estimate how many billions of dollars in losses they [more…]

Banks baffle investors as art meets science in accounting rule

Banks baffle investors as art meets science in accounting rule

Published 04/05/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Like the myriad approaches governments are taking to tackle the coronavirus crisis, the way the world’s top banks are calculating their potential [more…]