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Dean De Villiers

Government Bonds and Negative Yields

Watching the global sovereign bond yields plummet into negative territory has been a rather spectacular phenomenon indeed. Government bond yields around the world are hitting all time lows and it appears that we are going to be in this territory for quite some time, to say the least.

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Ashley Chadwick

Bank of England cuts rates

The Bank of England has cut interest rates by 0.25% to a record low of 0.25%, as well as increasing the asset purchase facility by £60 billion. These measures undertaken by Governor Mark Carney are aimed at preventing a recession and rising unemployment at the risk of causing above target inflation.

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Ashley Chadwick

Brexit - A spanner in the works

Yesterday the IMF released its latest global growth forecasts, its first release since the EU referendum and it described Brexit as ‘a spanner in the works’.

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Ashley Chadwick

Will the Bank of England cut rates?

In the wake of the historic Brexit vote last month, Governor of the Bank of England, Mark Carney, has indicated that there may be a move to cut rates. When the Monetary Policy Committee meets this week and makes an announcement on Thursday, it may be to cut interest rates.

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Ashley Chadwick

Sovereigns facing record year for downgrades

The major rating agencies have been casting major doubts over the credit worthiness of nations. Fitch has already cut the ratings of 15 nations this year and says it is hard to overstate the impact of Brexit.

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