Posts tagged ‘euro area’

Short and Sharp: Markets finally catching up with the Eurozone’s strength



Something’s up in Europe. And if the situation continues, more things may be up in a year’s time. Growth is up; 2017 probably saw the strongest pace of economic expansion in the euro area since 2011. Despite this, the consensus view has been that the European Central Bank (ECB) will continue…

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Spain Clings to Investment-Grade Ratings



Spain seems to have survived the most recent scrutiny by ratings agencies Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s. Last week, S&P hit Spain with a two-notch downgrade, but still kept them at investment grade…just barely though. Then this week, Moody’s confirmed Spain’s government bond…

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