Category Archives: ZIRP


A theme I have written of many times, during the last few years, is how we, in the West, may be #turningjapanese.  What this refers to is Japan’s lost TWO decades between 1989 and 2012 when Japan had Deflation and … Continue reading

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ECB cuts Base Rate. So what?

I won’t bore you with the minutiae just a couple of details: BBC website The ECB has cut the Base Rate by the staggering amount of, er, 0.1% to 0.15%. Also, banks depositing funds at their Central Bank (the ECB) … Continue reading

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