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Global fixed income monthly focus – March 2017

Global fixed income monthly focus – March 2017

The first quarter has ended with record US investment grade corporate issuance, with SIFMA’s data suggesting that $468.7bn of corporate debt was sold altogether; 17.9% above the first quarter level in 2016. European markets avoided dislocation from the...

New PMI for Uganda signals improving private sector business conditions

New PMI for Uganda signals improving private sector business...

At 53.5 in March, up from 50.9 in February, the newly-released Stanbic Bank Uganda PMI pointed to a further improvement in business conditions at Ugandan private sector companies. The survey, sponsored by Stanbic Bank and produced by IHS Markit, has been...

CDS Data for Prudent Valuation

CDS Data for Prudent Valuation

Pricing and risk management are two of the most established and durable uses of CDS data. After all, market practitioners with CDS exposure need to mark-to-market their positions and assess fair value.

UK retailers suffer worst quarterly sales fall for seven years

UK retailers suffer worst quarterly sales fall for seven years

An ugly March meant retailers suffered their worst quarter for seven years, with sales down 1.4% in the first three months of 2017. The extent of the sales decline in the first quarter is the clearest indication yet from the official data as to how rising...

Week Ahead  Economic Overview

Week Ahead Economic Overview

The European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of Japan (BOJ) announce their decisions on policy and interest rates. Meanwhile, first quarter GDP data releases for a number of countries will add official updates to what PMI surveys have indicated so far....