Tag Archives: LTRO

A note on the Feasibility ECB Quantitative Easing

Recent comments from the ECB about potential attempts to mitigate a decrease in inflation through QE have led to an increased interest in the articles posted on this website about the SMP and the CBPP. However, such interventions were pursued for different … 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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Week ahead Calendar: 27/02/2012 to 01/03/2012: M3, Italian and Spanish bond auctions, LTRO and CPI

Once again, please find below a list of the eventful days ahead. The main sources are Unicredit’s Weekly Focus, Forex Trading weekly calendar, the EU’s general calendar, the EU’s national issuance calendar and many others,  all of which I advise you to consult directly. I found Unicredit’s … 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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Euro-Update (30): Markit Surveys, US-Iran tensions & €Z interventions

The web is awash with news reports about regional and world economics. The focus is on the recent Markit Survey results, published in the last 2 days, as well as the US-Iran tensions, bond and forex markets. Here’s my overview. … Continue reading

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ECB Monetary Policy Tools – A brief review

Central Banks (CBs) have at their disposal an large range of weaponry they can use to (try to) tame the economy. Given the geographical focus of this blog I will consider only the European Central Bank (ECB) and the monetary … Continue reading

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Euro Update (5) – Ireland, ECB rates and bond purchases and the Necessity of Euro-zone bonds & Fiscal Federalism

Two things happened this week that I have not mentioned. First, and at the same time as the Greek rescue package maturity extension, Ireland was “rescued” by the IMF and the EU. Secondly, the ECB took some decisions that seem … Continue reading

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