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07.03.2016

Bank for International Settlements warns of negative rates risk

The BIS published research on Sunday which cautioned that it was difficult to predict how individuals or financial institutions would behave if rates were to fall further below zero or stay negative for a long period. 

 
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07.03.2016

US economy creates hefty 242K jobs in February; unemployment rate at 4.9%

The US economy created more jobs than expected in February, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged, highlighting the ongoing improvement in the labour market. US non-farm payrolls increased by 242,000 last month, compared with economists' expectations for 195,000 new jobs, according to the Labor Department. Moreover, the previous two months' revisions were positive, adding a net 30,000 uncounted jobs.

 
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04.03.2016

Giving Credit Where It’s Due

Does the US investment-grade credit market, in bear territory for nearly two years, finally offer more reward than risk of a larger default cycle?

 
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04.03.2016

Spain: Back to negotiations, but new elections seem increasingly likely in June

Today the Spanish parliament will vote again on the candidacy of the minority centre-left coalition (Psoe, driven by leader Sanchez, and Ciudadanos). However, according to rumors, changes are not expected from the first vote that saw Sanchez in net minority and therefore new elections seem increasingly likely in June. 

 
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04.03.2016

Precious Metals Down Amid Upbeat US Data

Gold posted steep declines on Friday (26 Feb.), falling as upbeat data from the US renewed optimism over the strength of the country’s economy and raised concerns that the Federal Reserve might return on the path of raising interest rates in 2016, driving the Dollar much higher.

 
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04.03.2016

Italy: domestic demand confirmed as the main growth driver

Today Istat have released the new estimate of Italian GDP. Here the comment of analyst team ING and its forecasts for the italian economy.

 
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04.03.2016

Switzerland's economy accelerates in Q4; export improves

Switzerland's economy unexpectedly accelerated, while exports showed signs of resilience in 2015, despite a strong Swiss Franc, migrant crisis and adverse external environment undermined the country's performance. The Swiss economy expanded 0.4% in the fourth quarter of 2015, supported by consumption expenditure from private households and the public sector, according to the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.

 
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03.03.2016

Investor survival advices in a financial system running out of fuel

The ultra-low policy that a growing number of Central banks is pursuing is damaging the entire economic system. In his monthly Investment outlook Bill Gross warns investors about it and points out the way Janus Capital unconstrained portfolios deal with it.

 
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03.03.2016

Will Negative Interest Rates Stimulate Growth — or Backfire?

Now things are changing, as more central banks are starting to charge institutional depositors instead of paying them. In theory, it’s just another step in efforts to prod economic growth by making borrowing cheap, or encouraging those with cash to use it rather than store it. But “negative” interest rates are something of an unknown quantity, making many wonder if the policy could backfire.

 
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02.03.2016

European housing markets improving on favourable conditions

The European housing markets keep on the recovery path, albeit with differences amongst the single countries. Pushing sales and prices are favourable conditions like low interest rates and economic growth. The headwinds come from markets turmoils, risk aversion and concerns about the strength of the banking sector in some countries. 

 
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