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Thijs v Meekeren

@ThsHwg

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Engineer with experience in energy, production and logistics

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Joined December 2021
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@RobinBrooksIIF
Robin Brooks
5 days ago
Italy Debt Conundrum 1. Italy needs low rates to be sustainable 2. But private investors won't buy at low rates 3. Which means that the ECB is the only buyer 4. At low rates there's de facto no market access 5. There's also no incentive for Italy to change 6. And on it goes...
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@dlacalle_IA
Daniel Lacalle
7 days ago
This is not anti-fragmentation. It is subsidising reckless behaviour at the expense of the other eurozone members. Via @FT @jose_basa
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@RobinBrooksIIF
Robin Brooks
7 days ago
The current ECB policy stance 1. QE has ended for most Euro zone countries 2. But there's quantitative tightening (QT) for some 3. Countries getting QT are Germany & Netherlands 4. Meanwhile, QE de facto continues in other places 5. Those still getting QE include Italy and Spain
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@mnicoletos
Michael (nicoletos.eth)
8 days ago
Reminder: Global rating agency #Moody 's cut #Italy 's outlook to "negative" from "stable" last Friday. The agency affirmed #Italy 's sovereign rating at Baa3. #euro #ECB You know what happens in the next downgrade…
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@RobinBrooksIIF
Robin Brooks
8 days ago
An ECB turning point 1. ECB QE has been broad-based 2. Gov't debt holdings rose everywhere 3. But this is now about to change radically 4. PEPP reinvestments skew towards Italy 5. So QE de facto continues for Italy 6. While we've got QT elsewhere 7. Is this still monetary policy?
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@LouisHarreau
Louis Harreau
21 days ago
10 years ago: "within our mandate, within our mandate…” Happy Whatever-it-takes day to those who observe! 🇪🇺
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@Loisel73
𝕲𝖚𝖙𝖊𝖓𝖇𝖊𝖗𝖌 📖 ⚡️🟠 ∞/21M
26 days ago
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@lugaricano
Luis Garicano 🇪🇺🇺🇦
26 days ago
Italy places the ECB against an impossible choice: a low conditionality tool (e.g. a ceiling on spreads) that allows populists to be populists? A tougher one that forces sensible choices but risks a return of the Euro crisis? Choices that a central bank should not have to make.
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@edinmujagic
edin mujagic
26 days ago
Dit ( ) is en groot probleem. Niet alleen het opstappen zelf en mogelijke politieke chaos maar de reden, namelijk dat er partijen zijn die geplande econ hervormingen te ver vinden gaan. Terwijl het vooral laaghangend fruit is en Italië veel meer moet doen.
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@HenryJFoy
Henry Foy
27 days ago
You can cut some energy usage by tightening efficiencies and encouraging good behaviour, but make no mistake: a 15% cut in gas usage across the EU means colder, darker homes, idled factories, smaller economies and - almost inevitably - widespread public anger at governments
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@pietercleppe
Pieter Cleppe
28 days ago
Whatever happened to the EU treaty ban on monetary financing? Also, in democracies, governments are supposed to be financed by taxes, signed off by parliaments, not by central banks artificially limiting the cost for states to borrow, at the expense of savers.
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@Principe_dUcria
Il Principe D’Ucria
a month ago
Sono più di 3,3 milioni Sono gli italiani che hanno scelto di vivere e lavorare all'estero Il 9% della popolazione totale del paese il 15% della popolazione lavorativa Una emorragia di persone, ricchezza e conoscenza Ed ogni anno, questo numero, cresce #CrisItalia
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@RobinBrooksIIF
Robin Brooks
a month ago
So the debate over the new ECB anti-fragmentation tool isn't just about market discipline. It's about what kind of conditionality is optimal in a tool that caps spreads. Conditionality and some stigma serve an important purpose. They discourage excessive use & encourage reform...
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