Tag Archives: ECB

Financial Daily Dose 5.1.2020 | Top Story: Latest Reporting Pushes US Jobless Count to 30 Million in Last 6 Weeks

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 1, 2020

Another round of unemployment reporting has pushed the newly jobless figure over 30 million in just the past 6 weeks, as the coronavirus continues to wreak economic havoc  in the U.S.  Even that staggering figure is inaccurate, though, as state-erected barriers to unemployment benefits have made undercounting rampant – NYTimes and WSJ With those numbers … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 3.13.2020 | Top Story: COVID-19 Fears Push Wall Street to Worst Losses Since Black Monday

BY: Michael D. Reif | March 13, 2020

It’s been a week or so, and we’re running out of ways to say that this is bad. But it certainly is. Your bear market stats for the day: the biggest daily drop by percentage for both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average since Black Monday in 1987. The Dow lost 10%, … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.24.2020 | Top Story: OCC Hits Former Wells Fargo Execs With Enforcement Actions Over Sham-account Scandal

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 24, 2020

The OCC announced yesterday that it’s bringing enforcement actions against five former Wells Fargo bank executives as part of their alleged roles in the bank’s sales practices scandal. The agency further revealed that it’s already settled with three additional execs, including former CEO John Stumpf, who will pay $17.5 million and lose access to the … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 1.21.2020 | Top Story: World Economic Forum Kicks Off in Davos

BY: Michael D. Reif | January 21, 2020

As it kicked off its 50th annual gathering today, the World Economic Forum in Davos is facing some hard questions—both about the state of the ideals it has long espoused (“open borders, liberal democracy and free borders,” to name a few) and about the uber-elite gathering itself – NYTimes Here’s what’s on the agenda other … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 12.13.2019 | Top Story: US Announces Phase One Trade Agreement With China, But No Confirmation From Chinese

BY: Michael D. Reif | December 13, 2019

The US and China have reportedly reached an initial agreement on the “final terms of a phase one trade deal, moving both countries closer to signing a pact that” the White House originally announced in October and averting new December tariffs. Under those terms, the U.S. would “slash the overall rate on the tariffs . … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 10.25.2019 | Top Story: ECB Holds Rates Steady as Draghi Departs

BY: Michael D. Reif | October 25, 2019

Mario Draghi presided over his final ECB meeting yesterday, with the central bank deciding to hold rates steady and let current stimulus measures play out for the time being. His departure (and the arrival of former IMF chief Christine Lagarde) coincides with a debate over his legacy at the bank—is he “savior of the Eurozone” … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.13.2019 | Top Story: ECB Cuts Rates and Restarts QE in Effort to Preempt European Downturn

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 13, 2019

The ECB was even more aggressive than expected in its moves to “head off a downturn before it gained momentum,” cutting a key interest rate and reviving “a money-printing program.” At the same time, the central bank “issued an unusually strong call for eurozone governments to do more of the economic heavy lifting” – NYTimes … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.26.2019 | Top Story: In a reversal, ECB to revive stimulus measures to boost EU economy

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 26, 2019

The European Central Bank announced on Thursday that is likely to revive the quantitative easing program aimed at “pump[ing] money into the region’s financial system,” a major reversal from just 6 months ago, when the ECB began winding down the bond-buying program – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg McKinsey’s been in hot water with bankruptcy … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.17.2019 | Top Story: EU Antitrust Regulators Probing Amazon Third-Party Seller Data Collection

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 17, 2019

EU regulators announced today that they’ve been conducting an investigation into Amazon and “how it collects and uses data from third-party sellers who appear on the retailing giant’s website” with an eye to potential antitrust violations. Amazon requires the sellers to share certain information with it, and the probe will center on “how Amazon uses … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.3.2019 | Top Story: IMF Chief Lagarde to Succeed Draghi as ECB President

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 3, 2019

Big Euro (and global) financial news emerging on Tuesday, as European officials rather surprisingly nominated current IMF chief Christine Lagarde to succeed Mario Draghi as European Central Bank president – NYTimes and WSJ and Bloomberg Across the ocean, the White House formally chose Judy Shelton, the current US executive director of the European bank of … Continue reading