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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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Fed Monetary Policy: A Moving Target

As expected, the Federal Reserve Board yesterday left interest rates unchanged following the September meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. In its statement following the meeting, the FOMC said, “The Committee judges that the case for an increase in … Continue reading

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Key Take Aways from Today’s Bank of Japan Meeting

1. Following a comprehensive assessment of monetary policy settings, the Bank of Japan (BoJ) this morning announced “tweaks” to their settings rather than radical changes. Prior to the meeting, press reports had suggested that the BoJ were split in terms … 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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