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2020/03/27 / Erste Group Research

Week ahead | Central banks and fiscal packages lift markets

This week brought massive gains on the stock markets and yield premiums on the interest rate markets fell for the riskier investments. Spreads on Italian government bonds also fell. The markets have thus reacted to the abundance of countermeasures, such as the economic stimulus packages and the massive support purchases by the central banks.

The markets are thus already counting on an economic recovery, that still needs to materialise. The measures to contain the coronavirus will continue still for a few more weeks and will probably only be slowly withdrawn. Accordingly, we revised our GDP forecasts downwards.

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AuthorErste Group Research
Product nameWeek ahead
Topic in focusMacro/ Fixed income
Economy in focusEurozone, United States
Currency in focusEuro, US Dollar
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