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Global Markets Are Facing Major Milestones at Every Turn

April 24, 2018

The U.S. government’s decade-long borrowing costs crossed the 3 percent threshold for the first time in four years on Tuesday.

Everybody Wants Duration Even as Fed Normalization Draws Near

October 5, 2017

Demand rise for Treasury Strips, ultra-long bond futures

JPMorgan client survey shows biggest short bias since 2006

Treasuries Hit Roadblock on Way to Trading Like Stocks

August 29, 2016

The $13.4 trillion Treasury market is the deepest, most active debt market in the world. Yet it has some surprisingly dysfunctional corners, especially when it comes to the most pedestrian part of trading: processing paperwork in back offices. 

Bonds retreat on risk of US policy shift

May 23, 2016

Yields were continuing to rise across capital markets on Thursday as investors continued to reappraise their outlook for US monetary policy after the Federal Reserve’s unexpectedly hawkish minutes for April.

Risk of US recession back on the agenda for markets

February 5, 2016

The risk of a US recession is back on the agenda, and rapidly moving towards the top of it. As the year turned, with many concerns facing the globe, it was treated as axiomatic that there was no risk of imminent recession in the US, and hence any damage would be limited.

Fed rate rise is first step to rebalance US financial system

December 22, 2015

All eyes are focused on the US Federal Reserve. By announcing a 25 basis point rate rise, Janet Yellen, Fed chair, has started weaning the American economy from its addiction to cheap money.

Bank of England warns EU bonus cap has increased risk of instability in the financial sector

December 17, 2015

The EU bonus cap has increased the risk of instability in the financial sector, Bank of England researchers said yesterday. Chancellor George Osborne is being urged to press the EU on removing rules capping bankers’ bonuses after the Bank called the policy “counterproductive”.

To Solve Liquidity Drought, Investors Try to be Future(s) Perfect

June 15, 2015

Hardly a week passes without a senior regulator talking about dwindling liquidity and rising volatility in financial markets. Bank of England Governor Mark Carney says has said it poses “a clear risk to financial stability”. ECB President Mario Draghi has told investors to “get used” to it.

Bank of England under pressure to publish planned Brexit risks report

May 26, 2015

Andrew Tyrie says MPs will demand to interview officials involved in Project Bookend, set up to investigate impact of EU referendum. The head of an influential parliamentary committee has demanded the Bank of England publish its secret probe into the impact of an EU referendum, warning that it should expect a thorough examination of the report by MPs.


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