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08.03.2016

Eurozone: fourth quarter GDP revised to 1.6%, investment booming

Today Eurostat reports the Eurozone GDP in the fourth quarter. Here the analysis and the comments of ING Bank in view of the meeting of the ECB. 

 
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08.03.2016

S&P's: financial conditions in the Eurozone take a slight turn for the better. What to expect from the ECB

The latest financial data now show an easing in financial and monetary conditions in the eurozone, with credit data indicating that the recovery is still on track

 
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07.03.2016

Focus ON: Negative Interest Rates and Deflation (W. Snyder)

Hyperinflation for goods and services has so far not been evident despite QE while the prices of equities have risen inversely in respect to bond yields. The central bankers follow the latest fad for negative interest rates after almost a decade of ZIRP (Zero Interest Rate Policy). Salaries have generally remained stable in the USA, EU and Japan. So there is no salary rise-cost of production rise-product price rise inflation cycle. Negative interest rates were introduced by the SNB (Swiss National Bank) to discourage foreigners buying Swiss francs in order to avoid appreciation of the currency. That was when the Swiss franc was still considered a safe haven.

 
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07.03.2016

In case of Brexit: fear the uncertainty

The most recent polls point to a vote of 44% vs. 40% in favour of remaining in the EU. But polls predictions missed the Scottish independence referendum and the 2015 UK general election. Betting markets currently attach a probability of 25-30% to the possibility of Brexit. Also if probably the UK will stay in the EU what could be the outcome in case of Brexit?

 
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07.03.2016

Another ‘menu’ of easing, but will it be enough?

We expect the ECB to announce another menu of monetary policy easing including a 10bp deposit rate cut together with an introduction of a two-tier deposit rate system and a front-loading of the QE purchases.

 
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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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