Global Investing

Three snapshots for Friday

April 20, 2012

Although the focus has been on Spanish debt auctions this week as this chart shows Italy has much further to go in meeting this year’s funding needs.

European corporate bonds flourishing

February 22, 2012

A new set of data from Thomson Reuters sheds light on blossoming European corporate bond activity.

Funding stress in the FX swap market

November 23, 2011

Signs of the wholesale funding stress are cropping up in the FX swaps market, with the premium for swapping euro LIBOR into dollar LIBOR over 3 months (so-called cross currency swap) rising to 141.5 basis points, which is the post-Lehman Brothers high.