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  • Jun. 6, 2012, 8:44 AM
    Draghi press conference: The gist of his prepared remarks suggests the ECB is holding firm in its insistence it won't come to the rescue of governments that (it feels) continue to dally. European shares are shedding some gains, the Stoxx 50 up just 1%. The euro takes a big dive, now back to flat at $1.2457.
  • May. 30, 2012, 7:17 AM
    The bank recapitalization news putting a charge in markets over the past minutes is from a European Commission report suggesting the eurozone set up a "banking union," and allow the ESM (the rescue fund) to directly inject capital into lenders. Such a setup would allow, for instance, much of the issue regarding Spain and its banks to go away. Expect German/ECB denials soon.
  • May. 18, 2012, 8:26 AM
    The ECB is playing a game of chicken - sitting on its hands to play tough with the Club Med states - but (along with the other major central banks) will "step in massively," says HSBC's David Bloom, and set off a powerful rally. Bob Janjuah agrees - "The Fed and the ECB will respond (soon) and trigger a short, sharp rally."
  • May. 16, 2012, 9:44 AM
    European shares are giving up their meek rally attempt as ECB President Draghi takes the occasion of a gathering panic to speak about the bank's focus on price stability as keeping inflation expectations down. On Greece, he says the EU treaty sees no possibility of an exit from EMU. "Dude, a lot of stuff is not in the treaty," snipes Dow Jones' Katie Martin.
  • May. 15, 2012, 9:23 AM
    The news coming out of Greece was certainly expected, so what's tanking markets? "New Greek election will lead to victory of Syriza and collision course with Troika that will lead to default and exit," tweets Nouriel, summing things up in 140 characters or less. Stoxx 50 -1.2%, S&P futures give up about 1%, now -0.1%.
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  • May. 15, 2012, 5:05 AM
    Eurozone flash Q1 GDP comes in flat vs. expectations of a 0.2% contraction, narrowly avoiding the region's second recession in three years after GDP contracted 0.3% in Q4. European stocks tick up slightly: London +0.1%. Paris +0.5%. Frankfurt -0.1%. No immediate response from the euro, which remains +0.2% vs. USD. (see also: diverging growth in the eurozone)
  • May. 9, 2012, 9:11 AM
    The Spanish PM announced today his country's banking system has collapsed and it's barely caused a whisper, writes Adam Button. Being locked out of debt markets isn't "theoretical," PM Rajoy told the Senate, ("it's) happening to the immense majority of regions, our whole financial sector and most big companies." Madrid -3.7%, STD -6.8%, BBVA -7.1%.
  • May. 7, 2012, 11:06 AM
    The most interesting market action following the weekend elections may be at least a one-day reversal of the 2012 trend of the S&P and German Dax outperformance. As German-dictated austerity takes a blow, shares here and in Frankfurt are in the red, while Paris, Madrid, and Milan are up 1.5-2.5%.
  • May. 4, 2012, 11:03 AM
    Perhaps what's really roiling markets today are weekend elections in France and Greece. Greece looks particularly ugly, with true economic collapse in Athens potentially paving the way for the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party to take 5-6% of the vote (2009 election: 0.23%). The communists are polling at about the same. "Be very worried," says Credit Suisse.
  • May. 3, 2012, 8:51 AM
    Alongside the surging euro are European equity markets giving up much of their big early gains as the early indication from Draghi's press conference is no new candy. Stoxx 50 +0.3%, after being up about 1.5% before the talk started.
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  • May. 2, 2012, 9:47 AM
    "I think we're a year away from the French fully nationalizing their banking system," Hugh Hendry tells the gathering at the Milken Institute. The trade in Europe, he says, is to be short financials and long exporters as he sees the euro headed towards parity with the dollar, "a profound economic advantage to what are already super-competitive businesses." (full panel video here)
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  • Apr. 30, 2012, 11:10 AM
    The election of Hollande in France will herald the birth of the EU "growth bloc," writes Ambrose Evans-Prtichard, 200M strong, a majority in parliament, and ready to end the austerity demands of Germany. What will Berlin's pro-EU rhetoric mean when Germany no longer calls the shots, he wonders. Meantime, Sarkozy narrows the gap 6 days before the election.
  • Apr. 30, 2012, 5:28 AM
    The European Commission is reportedly preparing a "kind of Marshall Plan" of €200B to stimulate growth in Europe via public and private investment in infrastructure, renewable energies and high technology, according to the Spanish daily El Pais.
  • Apr. 27, 2012, 3:02 AM
    Spain's downgrade, its second this year, highlights the fact that austerity alone is not enough to solve the eurozone debt problem. Experts say it's time for "European leaders [to] break out of this pure austerity mode and try and do something different in terms of pro-growth policies."
  • Apr. 26, 2012, 9:47 AM
    Credit conditions in the EU have tightened "appreciably" in the last quarter, writes Barclays, with demand for credit diving to levels close to those seen in 2009 at the same time bank lending standards are on the rise. The outlier, of course, is Germany.
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  • Apr. 26, 2012, 5:28 AM
    The European Commission's economic sentiment indicator fell more than expected in April to 92.8 from 94.5 the month before. Consensus was for 94.2. European stocks turn lower: London +0.5%. Paris -0.4%. Frankfurt -0.2%.
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