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Weekly Commentary: Pondering the New Secretary of the Treasury

The U.S. Goods Trade Deficit jumped to a then record $76 billion back in July 2008. A few short months later, financial chaos unleashed the “great recession” economic crisis. Traditionally, large trade deficits are evidence of loose monetary conditions and resulting unsustainable spending patterns. By

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Friday Afternoon Links

[Reuters] Wall St. gains, Nasdaq hits record high as holiday shopping begins [Reuters] Suspected Iranian nuclear mastermind Fakhrizadeh assassinated near Tehran [Yahoo/Bloomberg] Iran Blames Israel, U.S. for Killing Top Nuclear Scientist [Reuters] Factbox: Who is the Iranian scientist killed in Tehran? [Yahoo/Bloomberg] NYC Cases Swell; Italy and Ireland to Ease

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World Bank sets records with dual tranche kauri bond

World Bank printed a dual tranche kauri bond on Thursday, vastly exceeding the amount it had targeted and setting the size record for SSA issuers in the currency. The issuer selected ANZ, Bank of New Zealand and Commonwealth Bank of Australia to run the books

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Bonds
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Lenders hopeful for CEE pick-up in 2021

By Mariam Meskin 12.30 PM Bank lenders are hopeful that volumes across the typically active central and eastern Europe region will pick up, after what has been a disappointing year. This week Romanian meat processing company Carmistin Group raised a syndicated loan from a range

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Green bonds are bad? Wealth is luck? Viruses are good?

This week in Keeping Tabs: a proposal to replace green bonds with certificates, the dramatic consequences of low rates, and a different side to viruses. We’ve grown to know and love green bonds but is it time to reconsider? Dion Bongaerts and Dirk Schoenmaker have

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