Will the ECB provide comfort to investors?

Will the ECB provide comfort to investors?

Will the ECB provide the comfort investors are seeking? Last month the European Central Bank expanded its emergency asset-purchase programme by €600bn to bring the total to €1.35tn. Since then, a handful of ECB policymakers have cast doubt on whether the bank will ever spend the full amount. Dutch central bank governor Klaas Knot has […]

Why coronavirus lockdowns are melting cocoa prices

Why coronavirus lockdowns are melting cocoa prices

Lockdowns have not been sweet for chocolatiers. Cocoa prices have slumped to a 15-month low as stuck-at-home consumers shun confectionery.Demand for chocolate has softened as restaurants, hotels and airport duty-free shops have been closed and parties and gatherings...