January 15, 2015

Why is Europe so little appreciative of our more than $300bn non-reimbursable oil price easing?

Sir, I completely agree with Sarah Gordon in that “Worries over deflation have been puffed up by prophets of doom” January 15.

For instance I cannot for the world understand why Europe is so little appreciative of the more than $300bn non-reimbursable easing the recent drop in oil prices represents. ECB’s QEs are to be repaid, not this one.

There we oil suppliers (I am Venezuelan) stand in the door, bearing what is for us very expensive gifts, and we have to hear about nasty suspicions that we want to infect Europe with the virus of deflation. Come on, what are friends for?