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The ECB holds its monthly meeting tomorrow. Below we look at the main topics of discussion, with the ECB weighing some important decisions.Could the ECB cut its main interest rate again?Possibly. It is certainly considering it. As with last month, grow…

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Yesterday saw the opening salvo of what is sure to become a heated debate over the new ‘technical standards’ for the EU’s banker bonus rules. Why is this so important? Well, these rules will essentially determine how far reaching the EU’s already…

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As we noted recently with the exclusive release of  internal documents on the Financial Transaction Tax (FTT), even amongst those who are championing the proposal, there are a huge number of concerns. Well, those concerns are growing by the week, …

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The ECB looks set to cut its main interest rate by 0.25% to 0.5% on Thursday (while keeping the deposit rate at 0% due to concerns about distortionary effects of negative rates).Why is the ECB considering cutting rates?The obvious answer is that the cr…

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The ECB looks set to cut its main interest rate by 0.25% to 0.5% on Thursday (while keeping the deposit rate at 0% due to concerns about distortionary effects of negative rates).Why is the ECB considering cutting rates?The obvious answer is that the cr…

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In anticipation of tomorrow’s eurozone finance ministers meeting (which will discuss finalising the Cypriot bailout and potentially extending the bailout loans given to Portugal and Ireland) Open Europe has published a new briefing looking at who might…

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