Pushing on a string is the ECB’s fate

  FT subscribers can click here to receive Market Forces every day by email. Europe will soon go on summer holiday, so that means waiting until September for any action from its central bank. While the European Central Bank left markets with a menu o...
  • July 26, 2019

US increases federal aid for farmers hit by China trade war

  The Trump administration has increased federal aid to US farmers hurt by its trade dispute with China, buying time with an important rural constituency as negotiations with Beijing drag on. The second round of bailout payments since 2018 will cost ...
  • July 25, 2019

Barrack to step down as Colony Capital chief executive

  Tom Barrack, the real estate investor and ally of US President Donald Trump, has struck a deal that will see him step down as chief executive of Colony Capital, months after assuming the role in the wake of a troubled merger with a rival fund manag...
  • July 25, 2019

European Central Bank paves way for fresh stimulus package

  Mario Draghi has paved the way for a fresh package of monetary stimulus to boost the ailing eurozone economy before he departs in October, signalling the European Central Bank will cut rates and embark on a fresh round of asset purchases. The ECB p...
  • July 25, 2019

EU and Canada close to agreeing WTO appeal court alternative

  The EU and Canada are close to agreeing a new trade dispute resolution system to replace the World Trade Organization’s appeal court, which is edging towards collapse. Since its inception in 1995 the appellate body has had the final word on cases b...
  • July 25, 2019

ECB faces key decision over launch of fresh stimulus

  In his final months at the European Central Bank, Mario Draghi has given himself a new mission: to restart economic stimulus in a bid to boost flagging global growth. The man who in 2012 pledged to do “whatever it takes” to save the euro has little...
  • July 25, 2019

Waiting for Mario to spring a surprise

  FT subscribers can click here to receive Market Forces every day by email. The case for urgent action from eurozone officials is rapidly growing after Wednesday’s release of yet more disappointing economic data for the region. The latest purchasing...
  • July 25, 2019

Football added to EU money-laundering risk list

  Professional football has been added to the EU’s watchlist of money-laundering risks, as the bloc admitted it faced a “structural problem” in its fight against illegal financial flows. Brussels identified football as one of 47 products and sectors ...
  • July 24, 2019
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