Pages tagged "ECB"


Why the ECB should care about the inequality effect of QE

Yes, central banks should be concerned about the inequality effect of their own policies such as quantitative easing.

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Quantitative Easing benefitted the richest, ECB shows

In its annual report, the European Central Bank has proved that its quantitative easing programme increased the wealth of the richest.

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Hurray, inflation is back?

Contrary to a number of public comments, the recent return of inflation in the Eurozone does not indicate that the ECB’s policies are working. Quantitative easing in particular remains mostly ineffective in stimulating demand in the Eurozone.

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ECB should give money directly to citizens

Instead of injecting the equivalent of €2.2 trillion into financial markets, the ECB could have injected a quarter as much money and distributed €1,000 to all adult citizens in the eurozone.

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Green MEPs urge the ECB to stop financing environmentally harmful multinationals

In an open letter to the European Central Bank's president Mario Draghi, Green MEPs urge the ECB to align its quantitative easing programme with the EU environmental global commitments.

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ECB's corporate QE drives climate change, analysis reveals

The European Central Bank’s programme of ‘quantitative easing’ has seen over €46 billion of public funds invested in sectors including the oil, gas and car industries.

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Time for the ECB to work on its post-QE strategy

After announcing a reduction of the scale, the ECB signaled that QE is not permanent anymore. Mario Draghi also hinted that making losses is not an issue for the ECB, thereby reducing intellectual doubts on the feasibility of other money creation proposals 

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ECB confirms 'helicopter money' is legally feasible under conditions

In a public letter, Mario Draghi recognizes that making transfers directly to citizens is legally feasible if the design of such scheme is clearly within the monetary policy framework.

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EU Parliament report shows unprecedented level of concern on ECB

Today the European Parliament has expressed an unprecedented level of concern about the European Central Bank’s increasingly risky monetary policies and recommends it redirect its QE programme towards investment to boost the economy.

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54% of Europeans are in favour of ‘helicopter money’

Recent survey shows that a broad majority (54%) of the European population would support a direct injection of money from the ECB to citizens. Other findings highlight the many reasons why the measure is worth experimenting.

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