Germany's Whole Yield Curve Dives Below 0% for the First Time-continued

August 2, 2019--Nation becomes the largest economy to have all negative yields
Trump's threat of new tariffs has fueled the latest rally
German 30-year bonds rallied to send yields across the whole of its debt market below 0% for the first time after President Donald Trump ratcheted up the U.S. trade war with China.

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Source: Bloomberg


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New BNP Paribas Easy ETFs on Xetra: Leading Indices from the USA and Europe
August 13, 2019--Two new BNP Paribas Easy Exchange Traded Funds have been available for trading on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday.
With the BNP PARIBAS EASY S&P 500 UCITS ETF, investors can participate in the performance of the S&P 500 Index, which tracks the 500 largest companies in the US market.
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September 13, 2019--London Stock Exchange mentions protests in Hong Kong among reasons for rejection and says it sees no merit in further talks.
The London Stock Exchange Group has soundly rejected a £32bn takeover bid from its Hong Kong counterpart, listing a host of reasons including the protracted protests in Hong Kong.
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EU financial regulators highlight risks of a no-deal Brexit and search for yield
September 12, 2019--The European Union's (EU) banking, insurance, pensions and securities sectors continue to face a range of risks, the latest report on "Risks and Vulnerabilities in the EU Financial System" published today by the Joint Committee of the European Supervisory Authorities (ESAs) shows.
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Hong Kong bourse proposes 32bn pound merger with London Stock Exchange
September 11, 2019--Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEX) has made a surprise proposal to buy the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in a 30bn pound tie-up, it said this morning.
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ECB Euro area securities issues statistics: July 2019
September 11, 2019--Euro area securities issues statistics: July 2019
The annual growth rate of the outstanding amount of debt securities issued by euro area residents was 2.9% in July 2019, compared with 2.8% in June.
For the outstanding amount of listed shares issued by euro area residents, the annual rate of change was -0.1% in July 2019, compared with 0.0% in June.
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A Capital Market Union for Europe: Why It's Needed and How to Get There
September 10, 2019--When savers and firms invest and borrow beyond their national borders, they enjoy opportunities to diversify their portfolios and lower their funding costs, respectively. In Europe, this idea-of an integrated financial system that offers a richness of financing choice-remains an elusive goal: capital markets are far from integrated.
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HANetf and the Royal Mint sign historic agreement to develop gold ETC
September 10, 2019--Gold ETC will become The Royal Mint's 1st listed financial product
Product to launch via HANetf's unique White-Label Platform
Physical gold to be custodied at The Royal Mint's highly secure vault
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ESMA-Investors face increasing risks amid renewed market volatility
September 10, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU's securities regulator, has published the second Trends, Risks and Vulnerabilities (TRV) report for 2019.
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ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 3 2019
September 10, 2019--EMA has published the ESMA Risk Dashboard No. 3 2019.
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ESMA publishes stress simulation framework for investment funds
September 5, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU's securities markets' regulator, has developed a framework to be used for stress simulations for the investment fund sector.
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ESMA publishes stress simulation framework for investment funds
September 5, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), the EU's securities markets' regulator, has developed a framework to be used for stress simulations for the investment fund sector.
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Committee publishes Bank of England's updated economic analysis of Brexit
September 4, 2019--In June 2018, the Treasury Committee asked HM Treasury, the Bank of England and the Financial Conduct Authority to produce analysis of the impact of Brexit in differing scenarios, and in good time before Parliament came to vote on the eventual Brexit deal.
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ESMA Newsletter-NO. 7
September 4, 2019--ESMA.s newsletter is back, we hope you all had a relaxing summer as we look ahead to a busy September. This month, two important consultations will close and the application deadline for data experts to join our industry advisory group is approaching.
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Verbund to replace Andritz in Austrian ATX five, leading Austrian index ATX to remain unchanged
September 3, 2019--The semi-annual review of the Austrian leading index ATX neither results in changes to the composition nor the free float factors. Verbund AG replaces Andritz AG in the ATX five, which comprises the five largest Austrian listed companies.
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Esma Strengthens Liquidity Stress Tests for Investment Funds
September 2, 2019--The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) has published today its final guidance regarding liquidity stress tests of investment funds- applicable to both Alternative Investment Funds (AIFs) and Undertakings for the Collective Investment in Transferable Securities (UCITS).
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Franklin Templeton registers ETFs for sale in Nordic markets
September 2, 2019--Franklin Templeton has registered 14 ETFs from its Franklin LibertyShares range in the Nordic region, as it continues to build its distribution across the Europe region.
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Lyxor loses $7.3bn of ETF outflows in 2019 amid sale speculation
September 2, 2019--Lyxor has been hit by large outflows from its $67.8bn exchange traded funds business amid speculation that the Paris-based asset manager could be sold by its parent Société Générale.
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Turkey's economy grows faster than predicted in second quarter
September 2, 2019--Fears over double-dip recession ease as GDP expands by 1.2 per cent
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August 31, 2019--Portfolio managers reduce equity exposure in Britain after Boris Johnson’s rise to power
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Short-sellers eye carbon-market bets on hard Brexit
August 29, 2019--Speculators are hoping to reap a windfall by shorting the EU carbon market as traders bet that prices will be hit in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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Monetary developments in the euro area: July 2019
August 28, 2019--Annual growth rate of broad monetary aggregate M3 increased to 5.2% in July 2019 from 4.5% in June
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ING issues ESG-linked interest rate swap
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Deutsche Borse welcomes Tabula as new ETF issuer
August 23, 2019--Since Friday, an ETF of the issuer Tabula ICAV has been tradable on Xetra and the Frankfurt Stock Exchange for the first time. This means that ETFs from a total of 26 different issuers are now listed in Frankfurt.
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Ossiam releases leveraged US Steepener ETF with Solactive index
August 21, 2019--At the moment, the US Treasury yield curve sits in the focus of investors. The reason the curve receives such attention lies in its slope, which is as flat as it was way back in 2007. To grant investors the opportunity to benefit from a potential steepening of the US Treasury yield curve, French Asset Manager Ossiam issued its Ossiam US Steepener UCITS ETF on August 19th at Deutsche Börse Xetra, tracking the Solactive US Treasury Yield Curve Steepener 2-5 vs 10-30 Index.
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