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  • 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.

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    IFR Comment: Separate ECB interest rates would invite counter-productive capital flows

    Ticker | 16 November 2011

    Further thought about a “separate interest rate band” proposal from the European Central Bank suggests it would indeed be impractical.Consider that lower rates for weaker economies against a higher rate (presumably the 1.25% Refi Rate) for stronger economies would invite counter-productive capital flows or even capital flight.

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    IFR Comment: Has the euro really been that positive for Europe?

    Ticker | 08 November 2011

    Market participants in a broader sense are finally s

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    IFR Comment: EFSF/Greece headlines, plans taking shape; No panacea

    Ticker | 13 October 2011

    More headlines and stories are pouring out giving more details regarding both the restructuring of Greek debt and the plans for “leveraging” the EFSF, making it appear that concrete decisions are finally starting to take shape. Potentially this will bring more “risk-on” trading, but IFR again cautions the solutions being discussed do not at all address the underlying problems with the Euro’s faulty architecture.

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