10-year German bunds

April 2020 in Figures

April 30, 2020

Imposed business shutdowns around the world in March had severely rattled financial market confidence, sending share prices sharply lower and the dollar significantly upward. The feared negative impact on economic data was visibly confirmed during April, but forward-looking investors found hope in the policy response of low interest rates and fiscal support. Although long-term interest […] More

Europe Gets More Bad News

July 24, 2012

Flash purchasing manager estimates for Euroland in July were released, showing an unchanged composite score of 46.4, suggesting that GDP may contract by 0.6% in the third as well as second quarters of 2012. The Moody’s rating agency lowered rating outlooks on Germany, the Netherlands, and Luxembourg to negative, citing a greater risk that Greece […] More