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4th September 2018

Needing to ramp it up

Willing the markets on… Our obsession with the primary market continues – because it is the oxygen of the market. Tuesday’s session saw a plethora of activity, but it was mainly financials driven. Covered bonds, senior issues and subordinated debt dominated the screens with a couple of peripheral non-financial corporates also in the mix. Spreads […]
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3rd September 2018

Raring to go

All we need is confidence… It was the dull session that we might have expected it to have been given that the US markets were closed for Labour Day. Trump was at it again, though – doing his best in stoking trade tensions.  Chinese manufacturing activity slipped to a 14-month low in August on slowing […]
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2nd September 2018

Isolationist, but US out in front

Trump rallies the US equity markets… We head into the new month having been met with a flurry of issues which ought to offer some food for thought, if not a whole lot of concern. We had data showing slowing industrial production in Japan in July, Trump threatening to pull out of the WTO (again) […]
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