Will Mario Draghi’s grand plan for quantitative easing really work?
Deflation is the illness stalking Europe. But is Dr Draghi’s prescription of quantitative easing the right medicine for the continent?
Two and a half years after ECB president Mario Draghi’s famous London speech, when he saved the euro by promising drastic intervention to stave off assaults from financial markets on Europe’s sovereigns, the Italian is again centre stage as he prepares to take the wraps off a radical bond-buying programme worth hundreds of billions of euro.
However, while the patient is out of intensive care, many of the symptoms (and, indeed,...
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Proposal for expert panel to review capital projects over €100m
Large public capital projects could be run through an “independent panel of international experts” as part of public spending reforms, according to the Department of Public Expenditure
State body to reissue €28m office supplies contract
The contract covers the supply of office stationery to a range of government bodies and agencies, including the HSE, universities, hospitals, councils and schools
Sinn Féin open to coalition deal, but on condition of border poll
Party would launch the ‘largest public house building programme that Ireland has ever seen’ and a national health service
Fine Gael ‘will go to war’ if Bailey runs as independent
The party threatens to put significant financial resources behind its own candidates in bid to ensure that she is ‘never seen again’ in politics