Archive for January 18th, 2023

By acting swiftly now we can prevent a Volcker shock

January 18, 2023

Olli Rehn, Governor Bank of Finland in this voxeu article writes on how we can avoid the Volcker shock:

There have been voices declaring – especially in retrospect – that the ECB should have hiked its rates earlier, and that frontloading should have been more forceful. This column argues that while there may be some truth in this argument, medium- and longer-term inflation expectations are still relatively well anchored and the task now is to maintain this by making strong enough moves so that a highly restrictive monetary policy shock can be avoided in the future.

Explainer: The endless US debt ceiling crisis

January 18, 2023

THe US debt ceiling has become a worry once again.

Janet Yellen, secretary of the US Treasury, wrote to the Congressional leadership last week to say that the government will reach the statutory debt limit of $31.381 trillion on January 19, 2023.

My moneycontrol explainer on the endless debt ceiling crisis.

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