How Can Fiscal Policy Tackle Stagflation?

Economic policy generally has many objectives. To increase income and employment, to keep prices stable, to ensure the sustainability of public finances, to provide adequate liquidity conditions and so on. Usually these goals relate to reactions to economic disturbances, such as an economic crisis, a pandemic, a war, or anything that threatens the financial well-being …

Stagnant Inflation Management

In recent times, the global economy has entered a strong inflation component based on ever-increasing energy and food prices. If the causes of price increases are limited to the region of Europe, and given that the EU is purely an importer of energy, one could argue that this is an “imported inflation” over which monetary …

Emerging Stagnant-inflation in the Eurozone/EU & USA

Inflation begins to make a threatening appearance in the EU and US since last summer due to a combination of dynamic economic recovery in COVID-19 conditions, serious problems in international trade and supply chains and upward trend in international oil and mainly gas prices. Inflation had reached high levels before the Russian invasion of Ukraine. …

High probability the Price of Brent to Remain over $115 by the End of 2022

The recent EU deal on a Russian oil embargo has put upward pressure and volatility again, with Brent prices hovering well above USD120 last week. Trust Economics (https://trusteconomics.eu) estimates that developments in the oil market are expected to hit growth. The geopolitical risk and the EU agreement will keep oil prices high during the summer …

Where are the Economies and Businesses going after the Pandemic and War crises?

The West is also involved in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, imposing successive sanctions on Russia, while Russia threatens to close the energy supply tap to Western countries. Transiently continuing volatility in the stock markets is normal and expected. After all, the big fluctuations also result in the big benefits-profits, for those, of course, …

The Big Dilemma: Interest Rates Increases or Price Controls

The main driving force of inflation in Europe is not excessive demand, but mainly energy market problems and secondarily shortages and consequent price increases in raw materials or intermediate and final goods, due to the war in Ukraine and the Covid pandemic in China. If nominal interest rates rise do you think the problems will …

The Role of Consulting in Internal Audit

The majority of internal audit departments consume an overwhelming percentage of their plan by doing traditional internal audits – what are known as “safeguards operations” and are the focus of internal audit, and are also the activity where most audit committees are expected to emphasis. However, many internal audit departments, either individually or through outsourcing …

Greece Returns Rapidly to the Era of Financial Support Packages

Greece, a member-country of the Eurozone/EU with 388 billion euros in public debt and a deindustrialized economy, is in danger of paying dearly for the EU sanctions imposed on Russia. The debt of the General Government of Greece, despite being sustainable in the medium term, despite being supported by the ECB and despite the fact …

The South Eurozone on the red line due to the Explosion of Borrowing Costs

Due to rising global and mainly European inflation, interest rates are generally rising as central banks fight inflation and this is certainly not a time when investors want to increase their exposure to government bonds. Trust Economics points out that Greece’s public debt (Eurozone / EU country) remains viable despite rising borrowing costs and estimates …

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