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Five Things to Know about the Italian Referendum

Pioneer Senior Economist, Andrea Brasili and Head of European Government Bonds, Cosimo Marasciulo contributed to this content. Click here to download a PDF. On Sunday, December 4, Italian voters will be asked to confirm, or not, a set of reforms … Continue reading

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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Spain – Politics to the Fore Again Spain has been without a government since national elections in December 2015. No party has managed to secure a majority in those elections, leading to the most fragmented parliament since 1977. A … Continue reading

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2 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

Bank of Japan – Some Further Thoughts As we have had more time to digest the announcements from the Bank of Japan (BoJ) last Wednesday, there are a number of things that catch our attention. Firstly, my old university economics … Continue reading

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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

1. Japanese Government Bonds – Canaries in the Coalmine? In late January 2016, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) surprisingly cut their deposit rate to -0.10%, despite BoJ Governor Kuroda denying that he had contemplated such an action only a few … Continue reading

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3 Things the European Investment Grade Fixed Income Team Talked About Last Week

ECB Meeting – Some Further Thoughts Having had an extra couple of days to digest the European Central Bank’s (ECB) announcement and subsequent press conference, we think that ECB President Draghi will have enjoyed a glass of Chianti this weekend, … Continue reading

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