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Is the U.S. Turning Into a Nation of Temps? Depends on Where You Live

If the Fed wants to “taper” this year, it had better hope the US economy speeds up

Last week, the US Federal Reserve roiled markets with the suggestion that it plans to slow its program of quantitative easing—the flood of bond purchases intended to hold down long-term rates and boost the economy—sometime toward the end of 2013. But the so-called “taper” of QE may be further off …


Oh oh, those QE gilts are bleeding

2013-06-27T12:01:09.000Z<p>By: David Keohane<p>Apparently the recent sovereign bond yield spike has almost completely wiped out the Bank of England’s QE …

EU makes bank creditors bear losses as Cyprus bail-in becomes blue-print for rescues

New European Union “bail-in” rules to impose the losses of failed banks on shareholders, bondholders and some large depositors were agreed early this morning by Europe’s finance ministers.<p>The new guidelines have the aim of ensuring that taxpayers are no longer the first in line to take on the …