Archiv: state bonds


23.04.2020 - 16:46 [ theGuardian.com ]

Clashes predicted over trillion-euro Covid-19 aid as EU meets online

European Union leaders are expected to clash over the size and scope of a coronavirus recovery fund as they stand on the precipice of an economic slump unparalleled since the 1930’s Great Depression.

14.04.2020 - 08:20 [ Ansa.it ]

We’ll keep fighting for Eurobonds-Conte: Premier accuses opposition of lying about ESM

He also accused the opposition centre-right of „lying by saying that we will use the ESM“ adding „they weaken Italy in Europe“.
„We won’t activate the ESM and I won’t sign up to any proposal that is not ambitious,“ he said.

06.04.2020 - 15:52 [ Auswärtiges Amt ]

„A response to the corona crisis in Europe based on solidarity“

Article by Heiko Maas, Federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Olaf Scholz, Federal Minister of Finance, on the corona crisis in Europe. Published April 6th, 2020, in different language versions in Les Echos (France), La Stampa (Italy), El País (Spain), Público (Portugal) and Ta Nea (Greece).

27.03.2020 - 09:33 [ Ansa.it ]

Conte, 8 EU leaders call for ‚Coronabonds‘

The letter was signed by Spain, France, Portugal, Slovenia, Greece, Ireland, Belgium, Luxembourg and Italy, the Italian premier’s office at Palazzo Chigi said.

27.03.2020 - 09:27 [ Kathimerini ]

EU leaders fail to agree on coronavirus economic rescue

European Union leaders failed to agree on Thursday on the scale of support for their economies battered by the coronavirus, but gave themselves two more weeks to work out details in a dispute between the ailing south and the fiscally conservative north.

Highlighting how the pandemic is testing the bloc’s cohesion, Germany and the Netherlands blocked a call from Italy, Spain and France to issue joint debt to help finance a recovery.

03.07.2019 - 09:19 [ Gunther Schnabl ‏/ Twitter ]

Madame Lagarde for ECB president: „Lagarde will share Draghi’s taste for aggressive and innovative monetary policy and her appointment would mean the more hawkish Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann misses out.“

01.02.2019 - 15:44 [ Yanis Varoufakis ‏/ Twitter ]

A reminder that Greece remains in debt bondage under the Troika’s boot. The EuroWorkingGroup (the Troika’s lair) decreed that the return to Greece of its own money (ECB profits from trading in Greek bonds) will be withheld unless home evictions and auctions are accelerated.

31.01.2019 - 19:10 [ Reuters ]

EU charges eight banks over alleged government bond cartel

The European Commission said in a statement that some traders at the banks exchanged commercially sensitive information and coordinated trading strategies on the euro-denominated bonds, mainly through online chatrooms.

04.08.2018 - 16:48 [ eurasiafuture.com ]

Turkey Officially Turns to China For a Long Term Economic Partnership

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has spoken about the primary objectives during the first 100 days of his new administration. Speaking of western financial speculation against the Turkish Lira, Erdogan reiterated that the country is “facing an economic war, but we will win it”.

21.07.2018 - 19:06 [ rferl.org ]

Russia Dumped U.S. Bond Holdings This Year Amid U.S. Sanctions Push

The unusually rapid selloff of U.S. bonds — which many analysts are attributing to rising U.S.-Russia tensions and in particular, U.S. sanctions imposed on Russian billionaires this year — caused Russia to fall below the $30 billion threshold for being included on the Treasury’s list of its „major bondholders.“

Russia owned as much as $176 billion in U.S. debt in 2010, according to Treasury figures,

30.05.2018 - 10:35 [ Ansa.it ]

Spread shows we aren’t problem – Di Maio

5-Star Movement (M5S) leader Luigi Di Maio said Tuesday that the rise in Italy’s bond spread since the effort to form an M5S-League government collapsed showed that the problems lie elsewhere.

13.05.2018 - 16:33 [ Freitag.de ]

1998: Dogma statt D-Mark

Tatsächlich verliert mit dem Euro nationale Souveränität an Boden, ohne dass Terrain für eine neue europäische Souveränität gewonnen würde. Rasch findet deshalb ein Narrativ Zuspruch, das bis heute von der deutschen Rechten (sie reicht vom Seeheimer Kreis der SPD bis zur AfD), aber auch nationalistischen Linken gepflegt wird: Die Währungspartner wollen uns ans Portemonnaie und können das, weil es den Euro gibt. Es ist das gleiche Lied wie beim innerdeutschen Finanzausgleich: Wir Bayern wollen nicht für die faulen Nordlichter, wir Deutschen nicht für Epikureer und Verschwender im Süden Europas aufkommen.