Global Weekly: Mixed movements

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After Thursday’s ECB meeting, bonds dropped and the euro soared to 1.20 against the dollar. Equity markets remained relatively calm, despite growing political tensions.

Equity markets update

Japanese government bonds (0.0%) and US Treasuries (2.05%) have reached their nine-month lows, dragging the German Bunds with them (0.30%). This outcome has to do with North Korean activities and low US inflation prints. Regardless, global growth is developing positively and could lead to the strongest quarterly pace since 2010 (of around 3.5%). That is a clear break from the range of the past six years. 

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