AUSTRALIA'S top central banker said on Tuesday that he did not expect to have to use quantitative easing (QE), but if necessary it would take the form of buying government bonds and then only if...


BEN Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve, earned the nickname "Helicopter Ben" when he suggested in 2002 that helicopter money could always be used to stave off deflation.

MARIO Draghi needs to go out with a bang if he's to renew a surge in bond prices that sent yields to unprecedented lows.

A LONG and shallow recovery from the Great Recession has meant that interest rates still stand at record lows for many developed markets.

BOND investors are preparing for another wave of quantitative easing from the European Central Bank by returning to some of their favourite post-crisis trades.


AN OLD Danish proverb asserts: It is difficult to make predictions, especially about the future. Yet that has never discouraged, those of us in the business of studying financial markets, from...

THE European Central Bank (ECB) took the watershed decision to halt its 2.6 trillion-euro (S$4.1 trillion) bond-buying programme, capping massive monetary support even though the eurozone economy...

[FRANKFURT] A chapter of eurozone history came to a close Thursday when the European Central Bank withdrew a key element of its support for the economy even as clouds gather.