Reuters/Yuri Gripas Bank of England Governor Mark Carney speaks at 2017 Institute of International Finance (IIF) policy summit in Washington, U.S., April 20, 2017. LONDON — The Bank of England will on Thursday announce the decisions made at the June meeting of its Monetary Policy Committee, and it is likely to be a pretty straightforward, […]

Reuters/Yves Herman European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi testifies before the European Parliament’s Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee in Brussels, Belgium February 6, 2017. LONDON — The governing council of the European Central Bank (ECB) holds its March meeting on Thursday, and while fireworks are unlikely, the bank’s rate decision and the monthly press […]

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi reiterated his belief that the bank’s stimulus measures are working to increase growth and boost inflation in the eurozone But he once again criticised policymakers for their reticence in introducing structural reforms that he believes would speed growth on the continent. “If structural reforms are in place, the time […]

REUTERS/Ralph Orlowski European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi attends the IMFS Conference 2015 of the Institute for Monetary and Financial Stability in Frankfurt March 11, 2015. The European Central Bank meets on Thursday, and analysts are expecting a major announcement. In late October, ECB President Mario Draghi dropped a major hint that there was […]

Reuters A boy tries to talk to a humanoid robot during a science promotional event in Zhengzhou, Henan province, September 19, 2015. Forget the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee. The Chinese Communist Party’s October plenary meeting to decide the country’s next five-year plan was perhaps the most important meeting of policy makers in […]

Reuters Chinese President Xi Jinping (L) shakes hands with Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook (C) during a gathering of CEOs and other executives at Microsoft’s main campus in Redmond, Washington September 23, 2015. Apple CEO Tim Cook met Chinese President Xi Jinping in Seattle last week, and in one sentence he perfectly characterized what it’s […]

Some of Wall Street’s hedge fund community is becoming increasingly vocal about a serious problem with corporate America. Mike Novogratz, president of $ 67 billion investment fund Fortress Investments, gave a perfect illustration of this problem at work on Sunday’s episode of Wall Street Week. The anecdote was about a meeting he had with the […]