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2021/04/30 / Erste Group Research

Bond market challenges ECB

Selling pressure increased on the bond market towards the end of the week. Yields on government bonds rose noticeably in both the Eurozone and in the US. While yields in the US remained below the levels seen at the beginning of April this year, German government bond yields reached their highest levels in more than a year.

Unfortunately, there has been a dramatic increase in new infections in Brazil and especially in India in April due to local COVID-19 mutations. In contrast, China has managed to keep the infection under control. The containment measures necessary to prevent a worsening of the situation are likely to weigh on growth in Brazil and India in 2021.

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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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