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Lip Service From the ECB

The European Central Bank has gotten itself so gnarled and twisty-tied over the communication of its new “forward guidance” policy that it evidently felt inspired to give lessons in the art of communicating. In a paper titled “Loose Lips Sinking...

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Photograph by Ryan Goebel/Getty Images

Schaeuble’s Fire-and-Brimstone Message Sets Electoral Tone

The words “grave economic catastrophe” aren’t commonly among the crafted Swabian pronouncements of German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble when he discusses the European debt crisis. But they did emerge Tuesday evening in Berlin as he fielded questions from Christian Democratic...

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Photograph by Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

Draghi Tells German Skeptics Bond Plan Is Averter of Catastrophe

If you want to send a clear message to the German public, the place to do it is apparently Shanghai. As in Shanghai, China. A week before Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann gives his views on Mario Draghi’s euro-saving OMT program...

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Photograph by Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

ECB’s Emergency Cash Becomes Last Bulwark Against Chaos

The euro area has just come as close as it ever has to learning that what the European Central Bank gives, it can also take away. Before euro-area ministers agreed a last-ditch bailout in the small hours of Monday morning,...

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Photograph by American Images Inc

Draghi Dismisses Currency Spat as More Jaw Than War

Mario Draghi says the currency war is phoney. According to the European Central Bank president, there’s been too much “chatter” in the past two weeks about fluctuations in global currencies, set off by a decision by Japan’s central bank to...

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