Jasmin Elbert

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The price of getting back to work

IT IS something of a mystery, and not as happy a one as it sounds. In both America and Britain, the unemployment rate has fallen far faster over the …

University of Cambridge

Setting the exam

STRESS tests have had an inglorious history in Europe since they were introduced in the wake of the financial crisis along with new institutions such …

Keeping its powder dry

MARKETS were on high alert for today’s meeting of the ECB’s governing council. Would worries about unhealthily low inflation cause the central bank …

Breaking a taboo

OUR correspondents discuss plans to let European banks go bankrupt, the pitfalls of forward guidance and what market performance in January means for …

ECB Bond Buying: The German Court’s Message To Berlin

<i>By Bertrand Benoit</i><p>The German Constitutional Court’s ruling on the legality of the European Central Bank’s as-yet unused bond-buying program, published on Friday, has left commentators scratching their heads.<p>For some, the Court washed its hands of an awkward matter by referring the delicate question …

John Redwood: strip EU of power to regulate banks

Senior Tory MP John Redwood calls for banking rules to be made in Britain as it will be British taxpayers who bail out any failing institutions<p>The European Union should be stripped of any power to regulate British banks, a senior Conservative has said.<p>John Redwood, chairman of the Conservative …