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Figure of the day

0.30% : French 10 years bond interest rate

On April 18th, the market interest rate for the French debt with a ten year maturity was 0.30%. Since the beginning of the month, it has fluctuated between 0.24% and 0.34% when the yearly inflation rate was above 1%. This exceptionally low level is the consequence, in presence of the slowing of European conjuncture and especially in Germany, of the European Central Bank decision to keep negative short-term interest rates at least until the end of the year and of the favorable appreciation by investors of the France solvability. The spread with the German bond for ...

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0.70% : 10 Years French bonds rate

At a time when French government economic policy is violently questioned, due to the increases on household taxation and the social levies affecting retired people and to the de-indexing of all the social benefits including pensions, financial markets are infirming the forecasts made by the minister of Economy. The benchmark rate for the 10 years bonds the French State issues to refinance its debt when it comes to maturity and to cover its budget deficit is staying, on December 3rd at a very low level: 0.70%. It has fluctuated in November between 0.70% and 0.82%. This ...

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0.98% : the rate of the latest ten years French bond

The French state has issued February 1st a new ten years bond. The rate provided by the market came close to the 1% symbolic barrier, when, since the beginning of the year and during 2017 last quarter, if fluctuated between 0.50 and 0.75%. This move is not isolated. The growth acceleration in the U.S. permits to anticipate a more restrictive monetary policy by the FED. American rates, with the same duration are above 2.70%. The trend is the same in the United Kingdom but for different reasons. The devaluation caused by the Brexit has made imports ...

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