Category Archives: Weekly Bond Yield developments in the Euro Area

Weekly Bond Yield developments in the Euro Area (W13.2012): Spain and EFSF/ESM reform – But what about Italy?

Once again, please find below the most recent developments in selected Euro-Zone sovereign bond markets. You may notice that there’s a change from previous versions. For the sake of facilitating the comparison across  maturities these are all presented in the … Continue reading

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Weekly Bond Yield developments in the Euro Area (W10.2012): GDP data, ECB rates & Greek Debt Swap

Sovereign debt market developments last week were marked by one main event, the debt Greek debt swap that took place on Friday, March 9. After the hair cuts to Greek debt agreed last week with the IIF, followed by the … Continue reading

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Weekly Bond Yield developments in the Euro Area (W9.2012): Spanish and Italian bond auctions, LTRO, Greece and Fiscal Compact

Sovereign debt market developments this week were marked by 4 main events: Italy’s successful sovereign bond auction on Monday. Spain’s successful sovereign bond auction on Thursday. Thursday’s LTRO by the ECB. Friday’s Council of the EU meeting. We can see … Continue reading

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Weekly Bond Yield developments in the Euro Area (W8.2012): SMP, Greek bailout, PMIs,noise, forecasts and Italian Debt auctions

Sovereign debt market developments this week were marked by 6 main events: The ECB’s first week without purchases under the SMP (on Monday) The achievement of a deal for the second bailout package for Greece, between Monday and Tuesday The … Continue reading

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Weekly Bond Yield developments in the Euro Area (W5.2012): Council Decisions, PSI Deal & Statistics

The past week was relatively calm with the exception of Portugal and Greece, which dominated economic and financial news. Some apparent relief might have come from Meeting of the Council of Ministers of the EU held on Monday, The Greek … Continue reading

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Weekly Bond Yield developments in the Euro Area (W4.2012): Greece Negotiations and Portuguese Yields

In the week that that passed the Euro-Zone economy was marked by an emphasis (of the media and of analysts) on positive data releases, both in Europe and in the USA. On the down side, fruitless Greek PSI negotiations caused … Continue reading

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The latest Franco-German Agreement: Is it enough?

So France and Germany reached what was hailed as yet another “comprehensive agreement” on the reform of the Eurozone fiscal policies. In my opinion this wasn’t that comprehensive an agreement. It was only the last of such several steps since … Continue reading

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Could Bini Smaghi’s resignation be a condition for French support of Italian Bailout?

After much discussion on the sidelines of the Euro-zone sovereign debt crisis, the Italian member of the ECB’s Executive Board, Lorenzo Bini Smaghi has resigned his position, finally opening the way for another French executive. This has been a long … Continue reading

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Weekly Bond Yield developments in the Euro Area (W30.2011): Decaying Core & Differentiated Periphery

This article made me wonder what might be going on in the Eurozone, and I figured I might as well have a look around and compile this week’s development. Then I figured I might as well begin a new series … Continue reading

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