Tag Archives: Mario Draghi

ZeroHedge – Mario Draghi, Collateral Scarcity, And Why The ECB Will Soon Buy Corporate Bonds – 17 April 2015

ZeroHedgeWhile Mario Draghi was most certainly not the star of yesterday’s ECB presser, he did say something some pretty ridiculous things about bond scarcity. Here’s a rundown:

  • DRAGHI SAYS WORRY ABOUT BOND SCARCITY `LITTLE EXAGGERATED’
  • DRAGHI SAYS CONCERNS ABOUT BOND SCARCITY PREMATURE
  • DRAGHI: CONCERNS ABOUT BOND SCARCITY NOT SUPPORTED BY EVIDENCE

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John Ward – E-Zone Civil War : How The Eunatics Are Creating A Divisive Financial Control System – 16 September 2012

Banking control in one camp, fiscal control in the other. “Sorted,” say the neocons

German finance minister Schäuble sits in his little Wolfschanze this morning, a less than happy wolf-cub. Earlier this year, his boss Angela Merkel did the Grand Tour of European capitals and delivered what they both thought was a done deal: for Herr Schäuble to be the Obersturmbannführer of all things money in the new Fiskalunion being created by Berlin-am-Brussels. Continue reading

ZeroHedge – Tyler Durden – Draghi To Miss Jackson Hole Forum; All Rumors Now To Focus On ECB 6 September Meeting – 28 August 2012

With the market realization slowly dawning that Bernanke will not announce anything of note at this year’s Jackson Hole meeting, especially with the NFP number following the symposium expected to demonstrate another improvement in the economy, and ahead of the FOMC meeting in the second week of September, many hopes were resting on the shoulders of Draghi, whose ECB has now become a backup option when it comes to jawboning markets higher on empty promises. Continue reading

ZeroHedge – Tyler Durden – What Today’s Real ECB News Really Means – 24 August 2012

Bloomberg has run a story, citing two anonymous central bank officials, stating the ECB may not be ready to finalise its plan to buy government bonds at the September 6th meeting. JPMorgan’s European economists note that the story cites two reasons for this: (a) The Governing Council wish to wait until they have seen the German constitutional court ruling on September 12th before proceeding; and (b) The programme is still being worked on staff may not be able to finalize it by then. Critically, JPM, like us, regard (a) as something of a smokescreen. Continue reading

Anne Seith – A More Perfect Union – Bank Oversight Plans May Threaten ECB Independence – 9 July 2012

At the last European Union summit, leaders agreed to establish a banking oversight authority. It remains unclear, however, what such a system might look like. The European Central Bank is to play a role, but can it maintain its independence? Continue reading

Mish/ Mike Shedlock – EC President Van Rompuy Releases 7 Page PDF “Towards A Genuine Economic And Monetary Union”; Merkel Says “No Shared Total Liability As Long As I Live” – 26 June 2012

Inquiring minds are reading “Towards a Genuine Economic and Monetary Union” by the gang of four nannycrats: European commission president Herman Van Rompuy, ECB president Mario Draghi,  José Manuel Barroso of the European commission, and Jean-Claude Juncker, the leader of the 17-country eurogroup.

Don’t expect any details. There aren’t any. Instead the document consists of a wish list wrapped in a wordy package that says virtually nothing. Continue reading

Mish/ Mike Shedlock – Is There A Limit On Central Bank’s Ability To Inflate? – 25 June 2012

On Friday, ECB President Mario Draghi announced ECB to Accept BBB- Rated Debt (One Step Above Junk) as Collateral. Reaction from the German central bank was immediate: Bundesbank Swipes at Draghi as European Fault Lines Deepen

“We’re critical of this,” Bundesbank spokesman Michael Best said yesterday. In terms of collateral, “we won’t accept what we don’t have to accept,” he said. Continue reading