Category Archives: Euro

Will Fillon Scandal Boost Le Pen and Macron? – WSJ

Published on Feb 1, 2017 He was the front-runner in the race to become France’s next president. But have allegations that François Fillon misused public funds created an opening for far-right leader Marine Le Pen and centrist Emmanuel Macron? WSJ’s … Continue reading

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French Oat-German Bund 10-year Spread

The spread on the French 10-year and German 10-year widened almost 10 bps this week and is now approaching 2014 highs.  François Fillon prospects in the betting markets dropped like a stone in the past week over the scandal his … Continue reading

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Renzi Fustigazione!    

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Italian PM to quit after voters reject his constitutional reforms – EuroNews

Published on Dec 4, 2016 Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is to resign following a heavy defeat in Sunday’s constitutional reform referendum. Although ostensibly on plans to streamline parliament the poll was largely seen as a confidence vote in the … Continue reading

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Our Quick Analysis of the U.S. Presidential Election

Why did everyone miss it? Polls and pundits missed it due to “Bradley Effect” — “The Bradley effect (less commonly known as the Wilder effect) is a theory concerning observed discrepancies between voter opinion polls and election outcomes in some … Continue reading

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Week Ahead — Brexit outlook, Nike results – FT

Fallout from Brexit, results for athletic clothing maker Nike and voting for Australia’s national election. Seb Morton-Clark takes a look at some of the top stories for the coming week. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: (click … Continue reading

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Looser policy but a stronger euro – FT

The European Central Bank has sent bond yields tumbling through its attempts to stimulate the eurozone economy. Dan McCrum explains why, compared with the US, policy is not as loose as it may seem, and how the euro could strengthen … Continue reading

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ECB’s bond buying explained – FT

ECB’s plans to purchase private sector debt in focus The ECB surprised investors with its unconventional methods of reinvigorating eurozone growth. Rochelle Toplensky, the FT’s markets reporter, explains. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit (click here … Continue reading

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Eurozone GDP in 90 seconds – FT

Chris Giles, the FT’s economics editor, provides a 90-second analysis of the latest gross domestic product figures from the eurozone, the divergences within the EU and the prospects for growth. ► Subscribe to the Financial Times on YouTube: (click … Continue reading

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How losses on Greek banks might be distributed – FT

Greek banks are in a perilous state. Parliament has introduced an EU tool aimed at sharing the pain in a failing bank and avoiding its collapse. Oliver Burrows of CRT Capital explains how this would work and whether it could … Continue reading

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