10 year Spanish Bond Yields have this morning hit a Euro era high of 6.57%, this is despite evidence that the ECB was yesterday involved in the purchasing of Spanish and Italian debt. The role of the ECB within the Bond Markets was yesterday the topic of disagreement between Europe’s two biggest economies France, whose ‘AAA’ credit rating is under threat due to increasing bond yields, and Germany.
France’s Budget Minister Valerie Pecresse stated that ‘the ECB’s role is to ensure the stability of the EURO, but also the financial stability of Europe. We trust that the ECB will take the necessary measures to ensure financial stability in Europe’. These views were later echoed by the French Finance Minister Francois Baroin. Meanwhile, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble, announced that ECB involvement was forbidden under European Union rules.
Sir Mervin King supported the German view stating that it was ‘not the job’ of the ECB to bail out the Euro Zone. He suggested that Germany should be using its own fire power to solve the crisis through making the appropriate transfer of funds within the Euro Zone. Finally the ECB has stated that it’s up to the Euro Zone leaders to solve the crisis. Worrying news indeed as the leaders, seem unable to bring 17 different electorates together on a common course, towards closer integration. As shown by the Finnish Prime Minister, Jyrki Katainen, who yesterday stated that ‘AAA’ countries should be given a greater say within the Euro Zone.
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Posted in Daily Market News on May 30 2014
The Bank of England will today release its quarterly inflation report. The Monetary Policy Committee’s (MPC) decision in October to resume its asset purchase program suggests that the report will show inflation dropping well below 2% over the next two years.VIEW FULL ARTICLE
Posted in Daily Market News on Nov 16 2011 by alex