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Forex Flash: Switzerland focused on holding Euro floor – Societe Generale

Sebastien Galy, Senior FX Strategist at Societe Generale notes that Switzerland is clearly bent on holding its EURCHF floor and has consequently been forced to activate its countercyclical buffer.

He writes, “Ultra low yields and a limited housing supply have already led to some localized booms (and corrections, see the reports of Wuest & Hoff), by imposing a higher capital requirement for mortgages on bank balance sheets the hope as in Canada is that it is the equivalent of increasing the cost of mortgages.”

Forex Flash: Currency War detracting from real underlying dynamics – BBH

Brown Brothers Harriman analysts feel that for all the attention currency wars are receiving may be distracting investors and policy makers from the real underlying dynamics.
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Forex Flash: Italian yields rise in auction – BBH

Brown Brothers Harriman analysts note that Italy saw a rise in yields at today's auction of some 3.45 bln euro of 2015 notes (2.3% from 1.85%) since last month's auction, reflecting the rise in the secondary market that has taken place since the Jan sale.
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