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  • Hollande on May 1

    Analysis: Big event risk looms later in week

    Capital City | 01 May 2012

    Euro markets may have been closed today but that does not mean the day has been entirely bereft of noteworthy events. Looking forward, we have election Sunday, where former Greek finance minister and current head of PASOK Evangelos Venizelos cautioned in today’s Guardian that “The Greek people will have to give a clear answer as to whether it wants [to follow] a pro-European course, which is safe and responsible, or something else”.

  • Bank of England governor Mark Carney leads the bank's quarterly inflation report news conference at the Bank of England in London.

    BoE vote 8-1 on forward guidance, marginally hawkish

    Capital City | 14 August 2013

    The minutes from the Bank of England’s Monetary Policy Committee meeting from July 31/August 1 have come in marginally on the hawkish side with respect to the vote on forward guidance.

  • Monti in Rome

    BTPs hit by political anxiety after walkout by Berlusconi party

    Capital City | 06 December 2012

    News that former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s PDL party walked out of the Senate before a confidence vote on economic measures today has hit BTPs hard, especially in the front-end.

  • Democratic party (PD) leader Pierluigi Bersani leaves a polling

    BTPs spike further on early exit polls from Italy election

    Capital City | 25 February 2013

    The first exit polls are out with Reuters reporting a Sky poll suggesting Democratic Party leader Pier Luigi Bersani taking 34.5% of the lower house and 37% of the Senate. An RAI poll even gives a slight edge to Bersani and there is already talk about Bersani potentially being able to form a government without assistance from current Prime Minister Mario Monti.

  • A student shouts beside an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a protest the day after the banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 2, 2017.

    Catalan crisis makes for tricky Spanish auctions

    Ticker | 04 October 2017

    Spain is holding bond auctions tomorrow targeting €3.5bn-€4.5bn of a new five-year and tap of an old 12-year, plus €250m-€750m of a seven-year index-linked issue.

  • Spanish flag

    Delay to detailed audit of Spanish banks; letras bill results

    Capital City | 19 June 2012

    Aside from the peripherals selling by international real money accounts, disappointment has also been expressed over the Bank of Spain announcing it will delay the results of the audit of the Spanish banking system.

  • draghi ecb

    Draghi concludes, markets slide after he misses answering rates question

    Capital City | 01 August 2013

    On the question whether European governments have used the time well which the ECB’s OTM programme has bought, Draghi said “some of them certainly did”. He cautioned that others have not made as much progress, and that progress regarding structural reforms has been much slower going. Overall, however, he said he has been satisfied with the progress already made.

  • Mario Draghi

    Draghi confirms Greece deal; peripherals/high beta trade well on news

    Capital City | 09 February 2012

    ECB President Mario Draghi confirms that an agreement has been reached by Greece and Eurogroup meeting will discuss further steps.

  • Mario Draghi

    ECB preview

    Capital City | 04 September 2012

    Expectations have understandably grown exponentially regarding what the ECB may announce this Thursday, especially after President Mario Draghi promised to do “whatever it takes” to bolster the euro and specifically mentioned the possibility of lifting government bonds in the “money markets” sector. Certainly this leaves plenty of latitude for movement, but we will try and distill our and market expectations as below.

  • Mario Draghi

    ECB stepping into fiscal territory suggests big political challenges

    Capital City | 05 September 2012

    There were more media reports of what ECB President Mario Draghi’s plan lays out and what the ECB may or may not subsequently decide. Draghi declared the plan will target an unlimited amount of bond purchases, albeit to be sterilised. This was largely as expected although it does – critically – preclude more limited options which would have been more disappointing to riskier assets.

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