Monetary policy

Bank customers write Arabic words thats read "Riad is a thief. Thieves" (Riad Salameh, the governor of Lebanon's Central Bank) on a facade of bank in Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Nov. 19, 2021.

Monetary policy by other means: Part I

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive this week into the effect that central banking can have on conflict.

The World

US hints at frustration with Chinese monetary policy

The World

Quantitative easing: the fed’s latest attempt to improve the economy

Global Politics

Janet Yellen appears to have open path to leadership of Federal Reserve

Global Politics

U.S. Federal Reserve takes steps to bolster flagging economy

As Federal Reserve meets, eyes on further economic stimulus measures

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernake has been signaling in recent days that it may be time for another round of economic measures to bolster the economy. The board of the federal reserve meets on Tuesday, and eyes are on Bernake to see if he’ll move now.

Banks have counter-intuitive problem: Too much money and nowhere to put it

As consumers try to find safe places for their cash, they’re putting banks in a pickle. Banks actually pay to keep you cash and because they’re not lending it or investing it, it’s costing them money.

Federal Reserve Eyes End of Stimulus

Later this year, because of an optimistic outlook on the economy, the Federal Reserve may begin to ease its efforts to stimulate the economy. “(Pulling back) would basically say that we’ve had a relatively decent economic outcome in terms of sustained improvement in growth and unemployment,” Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke said, according to a report […]

Easing Economic Stimulus & Protecting the Fragile Economy

That announcement from Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke last week that the Fed plans to pull back on stimulating the economy was one big factor that precipitated what’s being called a liquidity crisis as the financial system tries to imagine a world without the Federal Reserve system propping up the money supply. It’s been a […]

Bob Diamond Steps Down Over Barclays Scandal

Conflict & Justice

The chief executive of Barclays Bank, Bob Diamond stepped down Tuesday over an interest rate-rigging scandal that threatens financial institutions around the globe.