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Economy needs a rate cut

Economy needs a rate cut

Last week, the cut-off yield of PIBs and T/bills was mostly lower. It moved down by about 15 basis points to 50 ...
Published 23 May, 2022 06:15am
Pot producers lift TSX
Markets

Pot producers lift TSX

TORONTO: Canada’s main stock index extended gains to scale an all-time peak on Friday, keeping it on course for a...
Published 15 Nov, 2021 07:14am
Aussie, kiwi down
Business & Finance

Aussie, kiwi down

SYDNEY: The Australian and New Zealand dollars nursed painful losses on Wednesday as investors abandoned bets on...
Published 25 Mar, 2021 05:08am
Hot money returns?
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Hot money returns?

There are some early signs of hot money returning. Nothing too hot though. It is just a little higher sum of money...
Published 10 Mar, 2021 07:25am
Powell, oil put euro zone bonds on defensive, inflation expectations rise
Markets

Powell, oil put euro zone bonds on defensive, inflation expectations rise

  • Rising oil prices also put some upward pressure on borrowing costs, helping push a key gauge of the market's long-term euro zone inflation expectations to the highest levels since 2019.
  • The headwinds from US Treasuries remain strong but euro bond bears seem to be getting less aggressive as the ECB meeting draws closer.
Published 05 Mar, 2021 09:54pm
Euro zone bonds calm down as markets focus on Powell
Markets

Euro zone bonds calm down as markets focus on Powell

  • Bets that US stimulus would boost inflation and growth pushed government bonds worldwide to their worst performance in years in February. Central banks so far have appeared relatively sanguine about the rise in bond yields.
  • On Thursday, Germany's 10-year yield was down around 3 basis points at -317% at 1610 GMT, after rising 5 basis points on Wednesday.
Published 04 Mar, 2021 09:37pm
Euro zone bonds calm down as markets look to Powell
Markets

Euro zone bonds calm down as markets look to Powell

  • Yields are down from their highs this week, but pressure remains. US Treasury yields rose on Wednesday, alongside euro area government bond yields and UK gilts, pushing stock markets and other low-yielding safe assets lower on Thursday.
  • Italian bond yields were last unchanged, pushing up the gap between 10-year Italian and German yields a touch higher to around 104 bps.
Updated 04 Mar, 2021 09:53pm