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Updated by Garth Friesen on Apr 20, 2018
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Top Fixed Income Stories: Week ending April 20th

Top stories in fixed income for the week ending April 20th, 2018

Euro-Area Engine Sputters as German Downturn Risk Sharpens - Bloomberg

The euro area’s economic expansion is standing on increasingly shaky ground after reports showed German investor confidence tumbling to its lowest level since late 2012 and the risk of a recession in the nation jumping.

China central bank announces surprise cut in bank reserve requirements

China's central bank announced on Tuesday it will cut the amount of cash that most commercial and foreign banks must hold as reserves to pay back medium-term lending facilities.

Inflation-busting pay hikes highlight German shift towards consumption

German unions have reached an inflation-busting pay hike deal for more than 2 million public sector workers that could push up prices and boost a consumer-led upswing in Europe's biggest economy.

Bond Traders Refocus on 3% U.S. Yield as Inflation Bets Mount

A wave of selling across European sovereign debt and a rally in commodities prices are giving Treasury-market bears their mojo back.

Grantham Forecasts Rough Seven Years for Equities, Bonds

Jeremy Grantham isn’t shaking his reputation as a perma-Bear.

Commodities Shoulder the Blame for Hits to Treasuries and Stocks

The recent weeks of sanctions, tariff dust-ups and tight oil supplies that jolted commodities prices higher have now got equities and Treasuries investors on the run, according to Weeden & Co.