Central banks are ending policies like QE – but they’ll be back | Nouriel Roubini

When the next recession strikes, advanced economies will have no choice but to resort to unconventional monetary policies again

Financial markets are starting to get rattled by the winding-down of unconventional monetary policies in many advanced economies. Soon enough, the Bank of Japan (BOJ) and the Swiss National Bank (SNB) will be the only central banks still maintaining unconventional monetary policies for the long term.

The US Federal Reserve started phasing out its asset-purchase programme (quantitative easing, or QE) in 2014, and began normalising interest rates in late 2015. The European Central Bank is now pondering just how fast to taper its own QE policy in 2018, and when to start phasing out negative interest rates.

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Sky is shaking up the way you pay for and watch sport

Televised sport is big business — just ask Sky and BT Sport. Between them, the two companies have spent billions in order to secure access to the world's biggest sporting leagues and major events, resulting in a significant markup for consumers. The…

Ivanka Trump’s qualification for sitting in at the G20? She’s part of the 1% | Arwa Mahdawi

The amount of wealth concentrated in the Trump administration means that they seem to have carte blanche to do as they please

I don’t know how she does it all! This weekend Ivanka Trump could have been partying in the Hamptons but, selflessly, was politicking in Hamburg instead. On Saturday the first daughter was spotted taking her father’s place at a session on African migration and health at the G20 summit, while President Trump stepped away for another meeting.

One might think that Ivanka’s efforts to aid the afflicted in Africa would have been applauded, but no. The special assistant to the president immediately faced a barrage of vicious criticism, with losers and haters accusing her of nepotism and being unqualified to practice diplomacy at such a high level.

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Banned Grandmas of Instagram take on Trump over travel ban

Photographs of grandmothers posted on account curated by Iranian-American woman to highlight ‘absurdity’ of new rules

When Donald Trump’s revised travel ban was implemented on 29 June, Holly Dagres wanted to express her solidarity with those affected.

The new rules meant citizens of six Muslim-majority countries were not allowed to enter the US without a “credible claim of a bona fide” or close relationship with a person or entity already in the US.

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