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Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Michael Cartine' s stories

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  • 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.

    Spain wider after referendum, all eyes on Thursday auction

    Ticker | 02 October 2017

    Spanish government bonds moved slightly following the banned referendum on Catalonia’s independence from Spain, during which over 800 were injured, according to Catalan officials, as people clashed with riot police.

  • Spain

    Spain may launch 15-year bond in next fortnight - sources

    Capital City | 09 February 2015

    The Kingdom of Spain is considering the issuance of a new 15-year syndicated bond in the next two weeks, according to three market sources.

  • Sovereign supply drops this week but peripheral syndicated deals eyed

    Ticker | 05 June 2017

    Scheduled sovereign fixed-rate supply is set to drop off dramatically this week, to just €5bn from the hefty €18bn taken down last week. Only Austria, Germany and Ireland are scheduled to come to market, in that order.

  • Berlusconi

    Risk on rally pushes peripherals, relief after Berlusconi verdict

    Capital City | 02 August 2013

    After the conviction of former Prime Minister Berlusconi’s conviction for tax fraud late on Thursday, markets do seem to have found a bit of relief.

  • Reuters confirms ECB rethink

    Ticker | 28 June 2017

    Concurrent with other newswires reportedly saying the market overreacted to European Central Bank President Draghi’s comments yesterday, Reuters is headlining a report that the market “overinterpreted” the intent in his speech, which indeed appears to have been more balanced.

  • Reports ECB eyes more accommodation

    Ticker | 30 November 2011

    The easier monetary policy stance from China is certainly the main push behind the current rally but just prior to these headlines the European Central Bank provided some of its own where newswires cited unnamed sources suggesting an increase in bond purchases, further cuts in interest rates and even taking the Refi Rate below 1.00% are all possible.

  • Greece

    More talk about Greece coming to market

    Ticker | 17 July 2017

    One thing which might spice the headlines up a little today or this week is more chatter about Greece possibly coming to market with a new syndicated deal, presumably before Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting.

  • Irish flag

    Ireland steady ahead of Moody's review

    Ticker | 12 May 2017

    It’s Friday today and that means ratings agencies will be due with their latest updates for their scheduled reviews. Moody’s on Ireland stands out as the big one.

  • A Greek and an EU flag

    IFR Comment: What to look out for regarding Greek financing

    Capital City | 09 November 2012

    There isn’t much new to say regarding the Greek situation, but a closer look at the November 16 date when Greece will reportedly go bankrupt is definitely warranted.

  • Rajoy in Spanish parliament

    IFR Comment: The outlook for Bonos as Spain less likely to request EU aid this year

    Capital City | 08 November 2012

    It appears to be increasingly less likely that Spain will request official European aid this year and, in turn, benefit from Outright Monetary Transaction buying from the European Central Bank.

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