“The 2020s is one of these big decades”: Philip Lane on pandemics, wars and inflation
What is new in the spike in prices that followed Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine? How are corporate profits feeding into it? And how does Europe escape an inflation spiral? Stephen Kinsella meets the ECB’s chief economist.
Inflation, asset prices, interest rates: what the ECB’s agenda means for investors, borrowers and Irish banks
Despite concerns over inflation, the markets do not anticipate rates to rise until 2025 at the earliest. Instead, the real focus for central bankers will be on the longer-term issues surrounding eurozone banking profitability. Investors in Irish banks will be watching on with interest.