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Angela Lives!

At least to fight another day and the final round of negotiations to form a collation government with the Social Democrats (SPD).   Not a done deal just yet. . The euro/$ is quite muted and coming off tonight’s opening … Continue reading

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Merkel secures ‘grand coalition’ breakthrough – FT

The German chancellor’s conservative bloc and left-of-centre rivals the Social Democrats have achieved a breakthrough in exploratory talks on forming a new ‘grand coalition’ ► Subscribe to FT.com here: http://bit.ly/2r8RJzM .

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Merkel launches new round of coalition talks – EuroNews

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Party Like It’s 1999: U.S. – German 2-year Yield Divergence

What does this mean for capital flows?  Euro should weaken, but it ain’t! ECB timid and waaaay behind the curve. The policy divergence between the U.S. & Germany is widening. The gap between U.S. & German 2-year yields is at … Continue reading

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European bonds suffer from uncertainty – FT

Keep some powder dry to buy the French Dip.    That is,  the market panic over the  Euro elections,  if there is one. The French will hold the populist “Maginot Line” and Le Pen will lose in the second round, “bigly“.  … Continue reading

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Watch This Space: Oat-Bund Spread

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Bond rout explained in 90 seconds – FT

Bond yields have jumped and caught investors offside. Markets editor Mike Mackenzie explains what has changed and the lessons to be learnt. For more video content from the Financial Times, visit http://www.FT.com/video (click here if video is not observable)

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Greece and Germany closer than it seems – FT

The debt bailout talks between Greece and the eurozone haven’t collapsed, says Martin Sandbu, lead writer on the FT’s Free Lunch newsletter. He tells leader writer James Blitz that Athens and Germany are closer on the substance than appearances would … Continue reading

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Martin Wolf on Germany and Europe – FT

The latter half of the last century saw Germany emerge from the ashes as Europe’s central power. Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, tells Lionel Barber, editor, why he thinks the country needs to be more proactive in its leadership role. … Continue reading

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Ifo Business Climate in Germany

The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany rose in November to 104.7 points from 103.2 points in October. The business climate previously deteriorated six times in a row. Assessments of the current business situation are slightly … Continue reading

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