Tag Archives: Italy

Berlusconi’s stunning U-turn

Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi delivered quite a show ahead of the Senate vote. In a dramatic U-turn Berlusconi, who only a few days ago was threatening to topple the government, gave Letta his backing. He was seen holding his … Continue reading

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Stratfor: Italy’s New Government

Stratfor Europe Analyst Adriano Bosoni discusses how Italy’s new government could bring some short-term stability to the country, but long-term challenges will remain. For more analysis, visit: http://www.Stratfor.com (click here if video is not observable)

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Italy’s New PM sets out priorities

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Weekly Eurozone Watch – Equity Ramp

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 4 bps lower; France 1 bp tighter to the Bund; Belgium no spread change; Ireland 6 bps tighter; Italy 12 bps tighter; Spain 30 bps tighter; Portugal 15 bps tighter; Greece 4 bps tighter; … Continue reading

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Napolitano re-election helps Italian stocks and bonds

Hopes of an end to two months of political deadlock had a positive effect on Italy’s financial markets on Monday. http://www.euronews.com/ (click here if video is not observable)

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Weekly Eurozone Watch: Yen Carry Returns

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 5 bps higher; France 1 bp wider to the Bund; Belgium 4 bps wider; Ireland 22 bps tighter; Italy 10 bps tighter; Spain 11 bps tighter; Portugal 10 bp tighter; Greece 82 bps tighter; … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 8 bps lower; France 20 bps tighter to the Bund; Belgium 18 bps tighter; Ireland 10 bps tighter; Italy 30 bps tighter; Spain 23 bps tighter; Portugal 7 bps wider; Greece 21 bps tighter; … Continue reading

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Headache for head of state as Italian politics fails..again

Here is something we really need to monitor and keep on our radar.  The potential for an outsized political or geopolitical shock is growing and not just in Italy. (click here if video is not observable)

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Weekly Eurozone Watch – Spread Blowout

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 9 bps lower; France 10 bps wider to the Bund; Belgium 11 bps wider; Ireland 17 bps wider; Italy 33 bps wider; Spain 29 bps wider; Portugal 44 bp wider; Greece 65 bps wider; … Continue reading

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Daily Interest Rate Monitor – March 21

Choppy action into a weak close.  The S&P500 ETF (SPY) bounced off the 21-day EMA, which is now key support. Nike beats, up 8 percent in AH, with North America revenues strong and China weak. The company’s [Nike] quarterly results … Continue reading

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