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Archives Jan. 1, 2016

At which game the French Treasury is playing ?

The last annual report of Agence France Trésor, which is in charge of managing French State debt and was chaired by the head of the Treasury, Bruno Bezard until he was replaced by Odile Renaud-Basso last summer, has revealed that the amount of issuance premiums collected by France in 2015 reached near 25 billion euro. The same report (p.20) shows that this situation is quite atypical in the eurozone since Germany collected ten times less and Italy, another major borrower, three times less.

What are we talking about? The State, through AFT, when it issues a bond, can ...

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The new American risk

The euphoria which has prevailed on financial markets for a month, following Donald Trump election seems unfailing. Monetary policy becoming more restrictive and the dollar rise which resulted from it, did not undermine commentator optimism and investor appetite. After a gloomy start this year, American growth rebounded during the third quarter to reach, on an annual basis, a rhythm close to 3%. In November, unemployment rate staid at 4.6%. In this economic environment, Janet Yellen, who chairs the American central bank, announced last week, an increase of its key interest rate, which was expected. But, and that was much ...

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Interest rates rise : The new threat

During months, economists and commentators alerted us to the risks on financial stability generated by too low or even negative interest rates. Donald Trump election has encouraged financial markets to anticipate a switch of American economic policy: monetary policy would become more restrictive, and the first signal should come next week with an interest rate rise decided by the Federal Reserve Board, while the budgetary policy would become more expansionist through taxes reductions and the launch of a public investments program. Actually, if the first part of this change is granted, the second one is more uncertain. The impact on ...

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