Category Archives: Germany

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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French Oat-German Bund 10-year Spread

Stabilizing at around 50 bps. Who will be elected president of France in 2017? https://t.co/NZvm7HNJXe via @PredictIt_ — Gregor Samsa (@macromon) January 22, 2017

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A new hope – FT

John Authers reports on a respite for world markets, as data from the eurozone and the US raise hopes after a bad week. Filmed by Donell Newkirk. Edited by Paolo Pascual. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit … Continue reading

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Martin Wolf on Germany and Europe – FT

The latter half of the last century saw Germany emerge from the ashes as Europe’s central power. Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, tells Lionel Barber, editor, why he thinks the country needs to be more proactive in its leadership role. … Continue reading

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IMF casts gloomy cloud – FT

The outlook for the global economy has darkened, according to the International Monetary Fund. Ralph Atkins, capital markets editor, and Ferdinando Giugliano, global economy news editor, discuss why IMF forecasts are now so negative. For more video content from the … Continue reading

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Germany recession fears – FT

Germany’s industrial output suffered its biggest monthly drop in five years, stoking fears it could fall into recession. Stefan Wagstyl, chief Germany correspondent, reports on whether concerns about Europe’s biggest economy are warranted. For more video content from the Financial … Continue reading

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Weekend Lecture: Can the Eurozone Survive? – LSE

After four successive crisis years, an economic recovery in Europe is within sight. The euro’s survival – which was in question as recently as a year ago – appears assured. But the crisis remains chronic, if not fatal. Without further … Continue reading

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