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Wednesday, February 27

27th Feb - US Open: Money is too tight to mention

Italian election-articles in the (again) just updated Special.

These just in: Europe's tight monetary policy

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Roundups & Commentary
US Opening News And Market Re-Cap – Ransquawk / ZH
Frontrunning – ZH
Overnight: Tensions Eased As Italy Sells 5, 10 Year Bonds – ZH
The Lunch Wrap – alphaville / FT
Emerging N.Y. headlines – beyondbrics / FT
Daily press summary – Open Europe

Morning MarketBeat: Bernanke Soothes, For Now – WSJ
Broker Note Briefing – WSJ
Fragile Stability Tries To Emerge – Marc to Market
Morning Briefing (EU/US): Serenity BNY Mellon
  Pondering the FOMC's makeup ....

If You Thought The European Crisis Was Over...ZH

Is struggling Europe on the right track? Bruegel

BizDaily: A turning point?BBC (mp3)
As another struggling eurozone economy, Portugal, joins Italy in the spotlight, we ask if this week could mark a turning-point in the crisis?

On negative interest rates and hoardingalphaville / FT
Negative interest rates have now gone fully mainstream in the UK thanks to this week’s testimony by Bank of England deputy governor Paul Tucker.

Some early morning Bean on NGDPalphaville / FT
It’s Charlie Bean, the Bank of England’s deputy governor for monetary policy, on nominal income targets. An old wine in a new bottle apparently, even if it is edging closer to the establishment.

ECB Says Private Lending Contracted for Ninth Month in JanuaryBB

Euro zone private lending falls, but the ECB gets its excuseTradingFloor
Juhani Huopainen: In the aftermath of the Italian election, the European Central Bank's whatever it takes promise is being doubted. To assure investors that there is a backstop, the ECB needs an excuse - and today it got it.

Abenomics: Where the Rubber Hits the RoadMarc to Market
Abenomics is the traditional LDP economic policy on steroids.  It distracts from the kind of structural reforms that are necessary to boost Japanese growth capacity.  
Kostaako EKP Italian "väärän" vaalituloksen?Jan Hurri / TalSa
Italian kansa on juuri äänestänyt väärin maansa parlamenttivaaleissa, jos markkinoiden ensireaktiot asiasta mitään kertovat. Samaa mieltä lienevät EU:n talouspäättäjät. Eurooppalainen demokratia sen sijaan sai vaihteeksi välierävoiton – jota kestää, kunnes EKP ja markkinat taas kiristävät Italiaan mieleisensä hallituksen.

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