Euro Zone

Crisis-Plagued Europe Sees a New Dawn After Greek Market Return – Bloomberg – 27/07/2017

Five years after the sovereign debt crisis nearly tore the euro area apart, the currency bloc’s biggest problem child appears on the road to recovery as the region continues to tick off boxes underscoring its revival.

Source:  Bloomberg, 2017/07/27

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Banks dealing EU sovereign debt may be dragged out of London – Reuters – 26/07/2017

Banks at the heart of EU government borrowing could be forced to move some operations out of London if they want to hold on to that business after Brexit, according to three senior bankers with knowledge of the matter.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/07/26

By |July 27th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Can global economy handle QE withdrawal symptoms? – Interactive Investor – 19/07/2017

The QE elephant in the room is rapidly becoming a herd. As of April 2017, the balance sheets of the world's major central banks had inflated to a colossal $18 trillion (£13.8 trillion).

Source:  Interactive Investor, 2017/07/19

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Eurozone Q1 GDP Growth Steady At 0.5% – Markets Insider – 16/07/2017

The euro area economy grew at a steady pace in the first quarter as initially estimated, flash data from Eurostat showed Tuesday.

Source:  Markets Insider, 2017/07/16

By |July 20th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

German bond scarcity a key factor in ECB QE extension debate – Reuters – 23/06/2017

The growing scarcity of German government bonds makes any major extension of the European Central Bank's asset buying scheme difficult and this will be a key consideration when policymakers decide whether to extend the buys, three sources told Reuters.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/06/23

By |June 29th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |