Stimulation v stagnation (E63)

ECB President Mario Draghi has braced the markets for further stimulus if needed, and it’s very likely that it will be needed. This comes just a week after the US Federal Reserve pulled the plug on its quantitative easing and Japan reignited its aggressive monetary program. With the US in recovery and Europe still stuck in a vicious cycle of stagnant growth with the constant threat of deflation – IMF auditors and show host Katie Pilbeam question if austerity has any value.