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The Italian economy has returned to the spotlight in recent weeks due to the risks that its fiscal policy may entail, and as a result of the noise generated by the proposals of something that may resemble a parallel currency.
A couple of years ago, the risk premium paid by the Portuguese 10-year government bond against its German counterpart was hovering between 350 and 400 basis points (bp). Meanwhile, the Spanish 10-year bond was paying between 100 and 125 bp.
Highlights: BCBS issues Basel III implementation progress report. EU Commission publishes recommendations for the EU’s next strategic agenda of 2019-2024 and a list of priorities for the next BRRD review under the new EU Commission. EMMI applies for authorization from FSMA on hybrid euribor methodology.
The strong downward revision of economic forecasts published by the European Commission last week had a substantial impact on the financial markets, leading to questions about whether the evident slowdown that we are currently experiencing could be more serious than previously thought and culminate in some kind of recession.