Thursday , 2 April 2020


Banking

“Helicopter” Money & Negative Interest Rates Are On the Horizon

As the ripple effect of the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, central banks have been quick to act in slashing interest rates. However, with rates already sitting at historic lows before the crisis, it is possible that banks may be forced to employ more unconventional and controversial techniques to try and calm the economy as time goes on.

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Ben Bernanke On the Pros & Cons of Negative Interest Rates (+5K Views)

We can't rule out the possibility that, at some point in the next few years, our economy will slow, perhaps significantly. How would the Federal Reserve respond? What tools remain in the monetary toolbox? In this and a subsequent post, I discuss some policy options the Fed might consider, focusing first on negative interest rates.

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Canada No Longer #1 Place For Mining Investments

Last week, the Fraser Institute released a global survey of 263 mining professionals who ranked 73 jurisdictions according to their attractiveness for mining investments. Last year, Canada ranked #1 - but not this year. 

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