Category Archives: Germany

German coalition agreement: AI program shows bias

Wow,  the robots are even coming for the political scientists. Researchers used artificial intelligence to compare the manifestos of the German parties with the coalition agreement. And it showed that 70 percent of the content referred to the SPD manifesto … Continue reading

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SPD To Get German Finance Ministry

Breaking. Angela Merkel has agreed with Social Democrats on a new coalition German government. Political leaders in Germany have reportedly reached a breakthrough in talks to form a new coalition government, following months of uncertainty after elections in September failed … Continue reading

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Angela Lives!

At least to fight another day and the final round of negotiations to form a collation government with the Social Democrats (SPD).   Not a done deal just yet. . The euro/$ is quite muted and coming off tonight’s opening … Continue reading

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Merkel secures ‘grand coalition’ breakthrough – FT

The German chancellor’s conservative bloc and left-of-centre rivals the Social Democrats have achieved a breakthrough in exploratory talks on forming a new ‘grand coalition’ ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM .

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Merkel launches new round of coalition talks – EuroNews

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Party Like It’s 1999: U.S. – German 2-year Yield Divergence

What does this mean for capital flows?  Euro should weaken, but it ain’t! ECB timid and waaaay behind the curve. The policy divergence between the U.S. & Germany is widening. The gap between U.S. & German 2-year yields is at … Continue reading

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Merkel Fails To Form Government

After almost two months since the September 24th general election German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her alliance of Christian Democratic Union and Bavaria’s Christian Social Union has been unsuccessful in forming a new coalition government. Merkel needed the support of the … Continue reading

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French Oat-German Bund 10-year Spread

The Oat-Bund spread came in 8 bps last week probably on the back of a new poll showing the centrist. Emmanuel Macron, gaining ground. Macron is opening it up in second round polling, 30 points ahead of Le Pen,  but … Continue reading

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German bond yields at new low – FT

The FT’s Jamie Chisholm highlights what to watch in markets on Friday, with German bond yields at a fresh low, the All-World index finishing the week at its best ever level and the price of gold at its highest since … 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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