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Five Good Reads

Ken Wattret, economist at BNP Paribas, said: “It’s very worrying….The numbers enforce an existing theme: on both a headline and core basis, inflation in the euro area is uncomfortably low. And the trend is clearly downwards.” Core eurozone inflation falls … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 7 bps lower; France 1 bp wider to the Bund; Belgium unchanged; Ireland 46 bps wider;  * Italy 7  bps wider; Spain 23 bps wider; Portugal 9 bp wider; Greece 34 bps wider; Large … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch – February 15

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 4 bps higher; France no change in spread to the Bund; Belgium no change; Ireland 22 bps tighter; Italy 21 bps tighter; Spain 21 bps tighter; Portugal 40 bps tighter; Greece 6 bps tighter; … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch – EuroFear Returns

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 6 bps lower; France 5 bps wider to the Bund; Belgium 6 bp wider; Ireland 21 bps tighter; Italy 28 bps wider; Spain 19 bps wider; Portugal 43 bp wider; Greece 29 bps wider; … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 3 bps higher; France 1 bps tighter to the Bund; Belgium 1 bp wider; Ireland 4 bps tighter; Italy 17 bps wider; Spain 2 bps wider; Portugal 2 bp wider; Greece 36 bps wider; … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 3bps lower; Belgium 7 bps wider to the Bund; Ireland 14 bps tighter; Italy 6 bps wider; Spain 22 bps wider; Portugal 6 bps tighter; Greece 69 bps tighter; Large Eurozone banks  -2.0 to … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch – “Positive Contagion”

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 5 bps higher; France 1 bp wider to the Bund; Belgium 9 bps tighter; Ireland 9 bps tighter; Italy 13 bps tighter; Spain 17 bps tighter; Portugal 12 bps tighter; Greece 50 bps wider; … Continue reading

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Ireland Eyes Bailout Exit

Thank goodness Ireland didn’t cave into German and French pressure to raise their corporate tax rate.  We were emphatic back then they not give in to the Eurocrats (see here). Last week’s Economist gave a nice overview of the “fitter … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch: Spread Compression Continues

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 23 bps higher; France 8 bps tighter to the Bund; Ireland 35 bps tighter; Italy 46 bps tighter; Spain 43 bps tighter; Portugal 91 bps tighter; Greece 88 bps wider; Large Eurozone banks rise … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day: Euro Scrum

Nothing like a picture as an allegory to capture what Ireland and Southern Europe have been through over past few years.  Keep fighting! (click here if picture is not observable)

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