Yeah yeah, Spain has finally been able this September to sell some bonds on the international markets. If you look also at the announcement that Spain might freeze pensions increase and increase the retiring age, there is some room for optimism. On top of these, Spain has announced that they might even reach a deal next week with the European bailout fund (despite denials from the German Finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble. But will these news be enough to save Spain from default?Read More »Eurozone Crisis – Spain Successful at Selling Bonds, But For How Long
…. and of course this pushes the pound lower immediately on the markets. This is the typeof market news where noone would know how to react and this is why most experienced forex traders advise to stay aside when such pieces of asteroids hit the news.
The British pound declined and gilts (the British bonds issued by government) advanced amidst speculation the government’s pledge to balance the budget by the end of its first term will damp the economic growth. Osborne said the government will cut the deficit to 20 billion pounds by 2015-2016 and will cut spending by 30 billion pounds annually.
Concern the U.K. would struggle to narrow the biggest budget deficit among the Group of Seven nations helped send the pound 9 percent lower against the dollar this year. Speculation the U.K. would lose its AAA rating helped the 10-year yield reach 4.3 percent on Feb. 22.Osborne, 39, the youngest chancellor since 1886, will outline plans to cut spending by the most in a generation to rein in the deficit, which amounts to 11.1 percent of gross domestic product. “We have set a brisk pace since taking office,” Osborne said while presenting the budget. “It has earned us credibility.”Read More »What a Blow! – Chancellor of the Exchequer Osborne Confirms U.K. Will Not Join Euro
I was reading today some analysis about the euro currency prospects in the incoming day somewhere on Bloomberg. And boy, the things do not look good at all.
The prospects for the Euro are grim. The analsysts said on several web stories that the European currency is supposed to go down, from their current levels of 1,26 USD/EUR to 1,25, which is a psychological level (since it has not been achieved for more than 3 months, and even then – accidentally. The reason would be the bad results of the European banks, especially those of ING.Read More »Euro Poised to Increase, European Stocks Better than Forecasted