Debt / Fixed Income Markets

Highlights: Bank of England rate setters speak in parliament

Highlights: Bank of England rate setters speak in parliament

Published 17/10/2017

Members of the Bank of England interest rate setting committee were speaking in parliament on Tuesday. They also supplied statements to the Treasury Committee. Below are some of their comments: [more…]

Greek economy in recession in 2016: statistics agency

Greek economy in recession in 2016: statistics agency

Published 17/10/2017

Greece's economy contracted by 0.2 percent last year, the head of statistics service ELSTAT said on Tuesday, releasing its second estimate of full-year 2016 gross domestic product. [more…]

ECB`s Constancio says time to take bubble-bursting `more seriously`

ECB`s Constancio says time to take bubble-bursting `more seriously`

Published 17/10/2017

It is time that authorities in Europe and the other rich parts of the world take the fight against financial bubbles "more seriously" or risk facing another financial crisis, the vice-president of the European Central Bank said on Tuesday. [more…]

ECB still believes in eventual inflation, wage rise: Draghi

ECB still believes in eventual inflation, wage rise: Draghi

Published 14/10/2017

Wages and inflation in the 19-country euro zone will eventually rise but more slowly than earlier thought, requiring continued patience from policymakers, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said on Saturday. [more…]

Ivascyn`s Pimco Income fund surpasses $100 billion despite fee hike: sources

Ivascyn`s Pimco Income fund surpasses $100 billion despite fee hike: sources

Published 13/10/2017

The Pimco Income Fund (PIMIX), widely seen by investors and analysts as Pacific Investment Management’s new flagship fund, surpassed $100 billion in assets under management this week, even as fees were hiked on Oct. 2, two sources familiar with the matter said Friday. [more…]

Dollar stays low as stocks cheer latest record streak

Dollar stays low as stocks cheer latest record streak

Published 13/10/2017

World stocks rose for a fourth straight day on Friday on expectations of broad-based global growth, while the dollar headed for its worst week in five as investors awaited U.S. inflation data. [more…]

U.S. domestic stock funds win cash for first time in six weeks: Lipper

U.S. domestic stock funds win cash for first time in six weeks: Lipper

Published 12/10/2017

U.S. fund investors stopped resisting the festive mood in equity markets and joined the party, pouring cash into domestic stocks for the first time in six weeks, according to Lipper data on Thursday. [more…]

Spain`s creditors size up cost of Catalan independence bid

Spain`s creditors size up cost of Catalan independence bid

Published 10/10/2017

Investors who lend billions of euros to Spain every year are struggling to sketch out the repercussions for the country's finances of a possible independence proclamation by the wealthy region of Catalonia. [more…]

Bill Gross of Janus blames Fed for `fake markets`

Bill Gross of Janus blames Fed for `fake markets`

Published 09/10/2017

Influential bond investor Bill Gross of Janus Henderson Investors said on Monday that financial markets are artificially compressed and capitalism distorted because of the U.S. Federal Reserve's loose monetary policy. [more…]

Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved

Rajoy: Spain will not be divided, national unity will be preserved

Published 09/10/2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a newspaper interview that Spain would not be divided, a week after Catalonia held a referendum that authorities there say showed voters overwhelmingly support independence. [more…]