Links: 2013-07-17

Central Banks
Some on Fed Want Thresholds Turned Into Triggers - Real Time Economics - WSJ 
Fed's George calls for end to bond-buying in first-half 2014 | Reuters
Hilsenrath: What Bernanke Means - Real Time Economics - WSJ
Bhidé and Phelps: Central Banking Needs Rethinking - WSJ.com
This piece by Bhidé and Phelps will be widely read. It is very much against current central bank QE policies.

Banks
Deutsche Bank Opaque Loans From Brazil to Italy Hide Risk - Bloomberg
A Brief Refresher on Glass Steagall | The Big Picture
"As I described in the Washington Post last year (Repeal of Glass-Steagall: Not a cause, but a multiplier) the shortage of lifeboats on the Titanic did not cause it to sink, but it sure as hell raised the body count. The repeal of Glass Steagall had a similar effect. It did ...


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