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Bond market doesn’t believe Austrian bank management…

It’s deja-vu all over again as Yogi Berra would say….but if you’re a CFO of Austrian bank Raiffeisen International you’d say “Despite ongoing speculation, I want to reassure the market that no capital increase is planned”….

January 27th, 2015 by

Financials

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Banks: The gift that keeps on giving…. to bankers!

JP Morgan has just missed earnings expectations on Wall St. As the mega name in a sullied sector that’s not a great start to 2015 but, frankly, everywhere you look it’s not great news for investors in the bank sector….

January 14th, 2015 by

Financials

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Will Putin listen to the bond market?

President Clinton’s advisor James Carville has famously said reincarnation holds lots of opportunities to return with influence  “But now I want to come back as the bond market. You can intimidate everybody”.

April 15th, 2014 by

Debt

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Russia: The cost of conquest…..

President Obama talks “red lines” and “costs”. One suspects Russia’s oligarchs are wanting to talk wealth obliteration with Vlad the Invader.

March 14th, 2014 by

Financials

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Ukraine short of real support….

It’s not just the Ukrainian currency struggling for support. The stakes are too high for Europe or the US to risk much more than stern words and thus gives Russia room to squeeze Kiev’s new government.

February 28th, 2014 by

Editorial

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Macro: What the FX is happening in US Treasuries!

Whodathunk! The stage was set for a euphoric rush into equities in January but it’s not quite panning out as thought by most. Last year’s dogs are having a fantastic January run…..

January 23rd, 2014 by

Editorial

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Thai Turkey Kiev; a new emerging markets risk dish…?

And there we were reading about financial conditions being at their most benign for the past two decades according to an interesting index compiled by Bloomberg.

January 22nd, 2014 by

Editorial

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Risk: What would shock you or the market in 2013?

Of course, we have already wished you a ‘Happy New Cliff’ to look forward to around March 1st.  Congress Groundhog Day will come again and there are other Rumsfeldian known unknowns out there with which markets have grappled before….

January 3rd, 2013 by

Editorial

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