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Analysis: Underwater: how the Bank of England threw a lifeline to the markets

Analysis: Underwater: how the Bank of England threw a lifeline to the markets

The Bank of England bought bonds after demands from pension funds Some UK pension funds have faced problematic margin calls BoE support seen as window to post collateral UK government’s unfunded tax plan spooked markets LONDON/NEW YORK, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Calls to the Bank of England that some British pension funds were struggling to …

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Column: Fed neutral rate forecast nods to 'transitional' pivot

Column: Fed neutral rate forecast nods to ‘transitional’ pivot

ORLANDO, Fla., Sept 28 (Reuters) – Investors are scared and bond markets tumble as hopes of a Federal Reserve pivot evaporate and the amount of easing next year priced in to the US interest rate futures curve narrows to less than 25 basis points. The Fed is embarking on its most aggressive policy tightening campaign …

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Britain scares away investors with historic tax cuts and borrowing

Britain scares away investors with historic tax cuts and borrowing

Kwarteng slashes top income tax rate amid growth momentum Huge increase in UK government debt issuance expected Gilts suffer biggest drop in decades Pound drops 3% to new 37-year low against dollar LONDON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – Britain’s new finance minister Kwasi Kwarteng on Friday announced historic tax cuts and huge increases in borrowing in …

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EU watchdog proposes emergency brake for energy markets

EU watchdog proposes emergency brake for energy markets

Join now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ESMA wants more control over energy markets Overwatch flags need more drastic changes Increase transparency in OTC and physical markets LONDON, Sept 22 (Reuters) – A temporary curb on gas and power derivatives when prices spike could improve the functioning of energy markets, the Union securities …

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