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Chile prepares for index inclusion

Weekly investor research

13 April 2015

Chile is consolidating its domestic government bonds into larger, more liquid issues in order to qualify for index inclusion. Temer’s appointment as Brazil’s chief congressional negotiator bodes well for reform and stability. Russia has tightened repo rates to manage the recent ferocious rally in Russian assets. There are rumblings in Odessa, state elections in Nigeria and stable inflation in China. The ICSID rules against Argentina, Ghana wins IMF approval and Mexico rides the ECB QE gravy train by issuing a 100-year EUR bond. India’s Cabinet gave a thumbs up for an important bill to regulate real estate. Term yields are falling in Europe due to QE; this reduces cash flows and drives up the present value of liabilities for pension funds.

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