Strengthening EU competitivenss

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Rebecca Christie sits down with Oya Celasun, Deputy Director of the International Monetary Fund’s European Department, and Jeromin Zettelmeyer, Director of Bruegel, to talk about EU competitiveness.…
The Sound of Economics

Ten years of Europe’s banking union

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Rebecca Christie sits down with Nicolas Véron and Harald Waiglein to look at the status of Europe’s banking union. They discuss how the project started, how it…
The Sound of Economics

Taking stock of EU economic security

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Rebecca Christie sits down with Isabelle Mejean and Niclas Poitiers to discuss EU economic security. They start with the various definitions of the term, how their research…
The Sound of Economics

A year in review

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Rebecca Christie invites Heather Grabbe, Jean Pisani-Ferry, Fiona M. Scott Morton and Jeromin Zettelmeyer to do a yearly round-up of significant economic policy developments from Europe and…
Bruegel

Greening EU fiscal rules

In this episode of The Sound of Economics, Rebecca Christie is joined by Ester Barendregt, Zsolt Darvas and Jeromin Zettelmeyer to discuss how to finish the new fiscal rules for the European Union before next…
The Sound of Economics

The case for a soft landing

Bringing down inflation can cause massive recessions. But three indicators suggest that this time it might be coming down without there being a crash. Today on the show, we look at how the latest CPI,…
Unhedged

The economic impact of extreme heat

The Bank of Japan announced that it’s going to allow bonds to rise more freely, and China’s politburo has signalled several target measures meant to boost the country’s economy. Plus, the FT’s Attracta Mooney explains…
FT News Briefing

Big week for central banks

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Unhedged

Macquarie’s grip on global infrastructure

About 30 years ago, an Australian investment company called Macquarie figured out how to turn public utilities into lucrative assets. This strategy helped catapult the company into the biggest infrastructure investor in the world. Now,…
Behind the Money

Quantitative tightening in the euro area

Why has the ECB decided to implement this policy? In March 2023, the European Central Bank (ECB) launched its quantitative tightening (QT) policy, to unwind its portfolio of assets that resulted from its quantitative easing…
Bruegel

How safe are European banks?

This week on the Beyond the Byline podcast, we are looking at the trouble in the financial markets, following the collapse of the US-based Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). Credit Suisse had to be taken over by UBS in…
Beyond the Byline

The future of the World Bank

FT’s Aime Williams tells us what the World Bank might look like under the leadership of Ajay Banga.
FT News Briefing