The global total of negative-yielding sovereign debt declined to US$10.4 trillion as of November 1, down from US$10.9 trillion on September 12, according to Fitch Ratings. The rise in eurozone bond yields and modest dollar appreciation since September have sent the total stock of negative-yielding bonds to their lowest level since the end of May. […]
How advanced economies deal with government debt will shape the economic and investment landscape for the next 10 years, Craig Alexander, senior vice president and chief economist, TD Bank Group, said at a Strategy Institute Summit in Toronto.
The European bond market is bracing for a rough week during which Belgium, Italy, Spain and France will be auctioning their debts. The timing couldn't of worse. Just last week, in it's worse-ever auction Germany failed to find buyers for about 40% of its €6 billion offering of 10-year bunds.
It’s no surprise that headlines in world news have been all about the European sovereign debt crisis—a downgraded credit rating here, a country’s austerity measures there. But wouldn’t it be nice if the eurozone’s leaders followed the advice of Richard Portes, economics professor of the London Business School and founder and president of the Centre for Economic Policy Research.