ALTHOUGH the VIX (CBOE Volatility Index, which measures expected volatility in the US stock market) has declined to a near-four-month low, 2018 overall has seen the return of volatility.

[FRANKFURT] European Central Bank policy makers see scope to wait until their July meeting to announce how they'll end their bond-buying program, according to euro-area officials familiar with...

[AMSTERDAM] The European Central Bank (ECB) has to end its quantitative easing as soon as possible, according to ECB Governing Council member Klaas Knot, who said there's not a single reason...

[FRANKFURT] Economists brought forward their estimate of when the European Central Bank (ECB) will set an end-date for its bond-buying program, amid signs that more optimistic views on inflation...

[BRATISLAVA, Slovakia] While the prospect of the European Central Bank's withdrawal of monetary stimulus is bringing closer the end of an era of record-low borrowing costs in emerging Europe, it...

[LONDON] The premium investors demand for holding Italian bonds over their German peers fell towards its lowest in more than a year on Tuesday, a day after data showed ECB bond buying continues to...

THE BOTTOM LINE

BUBBLE risks are back. There is no clear economic definition of what causes an asset price bubble. The term is controversial. In broad terms, a bubble has four characteristics.

[FRANKFURT] European Central Bank (ECB) policy maker Benoit Coeure said he expects policy makers to change their guidance on monetary policy next year, focusing on interest rates more than bond...

HOCK LOCK SIEW

IF you have trouble sleeping, one possible way to nod off is to get someone to explain "quantitative easing" to you...

EUROPEAN Central Bank (ECB) policymakers implicitly assume their newly extended bond-buying programme will be tapered to a halt by the end of next year so long as the inflation outlook improves,...