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Negative Yields

Nordea Culls Securities From Markets Unit Amid Negative Rates (Bloomberg)

November 4, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“As long-term negative interest rates reshape life in the Nordic region, its biggest bank is trying to reinvent one of its most important business areas.” – by Frances Schwartzkopff and Rafaela Lindeberg

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Negative interest rates, by country (FT)

October 1, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“Today, Jean Pierre Mustier, chief executive of Italian lender UniCredit, called for banks to stop complaining about negative rates.” – by Thomas Hale

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ECB tiering little relief for squeezed banks (IFR)

September 16, 2019 | File Under: , , , , ,

“Another European Central Bank stimulus package looks set to keep eurozone interest rates negative for longer and tighten the squeeze on the region’s banks, heaping more pain on German lenders in particular.” – by Gareth Gore and Steve Slater

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Switzerland Tried Negative Rates in the 1970s. It Got Very Ugly (Bloomberg)

August 26, 2019 | File Under: , ,

“In the looking-glass world of negative-interest rates, the Swiss are in a special category.” – by Stephen Mihm

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Switzerland Is Held Captive By Its Big Neighbor (Bloomberg)

August 14, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“With the ECB set to cut rates, the Swiss will have little choice but to go even deeper into negative territory. The SNB is a price-taker, not a price-maker.” – by Marcus Ashworth

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