Inflation in the eurozone turned negative in June for the first time since the single currency was set up in 1999, but rising commodity prices are likely to push inflation back up soon across the world, some analysts believe.
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Barclays Bank has issued a reverse convertible note offering exposure to the US Natural Gas Fund, which tracks the movements of natural gas prices. The note lasts one year and pays an annualised coupon of 20%. It will convert into stock if the fund slips...
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Barclays Bank's set of product offerings bloomed as the issuance week in the US as the week drew to a close. The UK bank produced a sequence of reverse convertibles that concentrated mainly on energy stocks, although with many other sectors represented:...
Mark Cooke has been appointed global chief risk officer at Barclays Wealth, the wealth management arm of Barclays Bank.
JP Morgan has unveiled a new autocallable note linked to the Market Vectors Gold Mining ETF. The 18-month investment will pay a coupon of 5.25-6.25% if the fund is at 100% of its initial level after three months. If not, the product will continue to its...
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Exchange-traded funds have been as exposed to talk of counterparty risk as the next structured product, although the risk is lower. Under the European Union's Undertakings for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities III regulations, ETFs are...
The cost of credit protection on major UK banks rose this morning. The move came on the back of Standard & Poor's putting UK sovereign debt on negative ratings watch last week.
The cost of credit protection on financial institutions increased today across Europe and the US. The move came after the Bank of England's quarterly inflation report showed UK GDP growth was slower than expected in the first quarter of 2009 yesterday,...
The cost of credit protection on European financials increased this morning following the release of the Bank of England's quarterly inflation report. The report conceded UK GDP growth had been slower than expected in the first quarter of 2009, and revised...
The cost of credit protection on European banks fell this morning ahead of the US government releasing the results of its stress tests on 19 US banks, helped by positive interim reports from UK banks.
An auction is to be held to settle credit derivatives linked to Syncora, the monoline formerly known as XL Capital Assurance, after a committee declared a credit event to have occurred on the firm on May 1.
The cost of credit protection on major US banks fell yesterday in the wake of JP Morgan posting a first-quarter profit of $2.1 billion.
Five-year senior credit default swap (CDS) spreads referencing European banks narrowed this morning. With JP Morgan announcing a first-quarter profit of $2.1 billion, market participants hoped for more encouraging news from the US.
The cost of credit protection on European banks increased this morning, as UBS predicted a first-quarter 2009 loss of Sfr2 billion.
The cost of credit protection on European banks decreased this morning, after Goldman Sachs reported a first-quarter net profit of $1.81 billion yesterday.
The cost of credit protection on European financial institutions fell this morning following the end of the Group of 20 leading economies (G-20) summit in London yesterday.
The cost of credit protection on European banks began to fall this morning following data from the US showing the rate of decline in the US manufacturing sector is decelerating, coupled with reports of UK house prices rising for the first time since October...
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The cost of credit protection on US banks increased yesterday, following the Obama administration's warning that it would let the US auto industry slide into bankruptcy if necessary.
As equity markets tumbled this morning amid fears the US government would not extend further aid to the auto industry, the cost of credit protection on European banks rose.
The cost of credit protection on UK banks rose marginally this morning. As the deadline of March 31 for UK banks to sign up to the government's asset protection programme approaches, banks already participating in the scheme saw their CDSs widen the most.