Press releases overview
New ECB QE and its effects on interest rates
  • The ECB is expected to introduce new unconventional monetary policy measures.
  • First, we calculate the free-float of German government bonds, which has become very low.
  • In addition, we make use of recent evidence about QE effects on term premia to sketch monetary policy options.
Challenges for Monetary Policy: News from the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium
  • Trade policy uncertainty is the Fed’s main concern and cannot be easily incorporated into its monetary policy framework.
  • Further clarification of central bank communication can shield from the perception that monetary policy decisions might be politically motivated, Orphanides suggests.
  • Jordà and Taylor argue that central banks cannot escape adopting a global perspective in setting monetary policy.
  • An international perspective is also emphasized by Kalemli-Özcan who focuses on international spillovers of US monetary policy stressing the importance of changes in risk perception.
  • Krishanumurthy and Lustig emphasize the continued importance of the US dollar exchange rate in the global credit cycle, driven by the convenience yield of US Treasuries.
  • €1.7 billion paid to our customers in the first six months of 2019
  • Over three million storm warnings issued
  • Half a million property damage claims settled
  • Earnings: solid 1st half
  • Premiums written (including savings portion) up 0.6 per cent at €2,814.9 million
  • Retained premiums earned rise by 1.7 per cent to €2,425.1 million
  • Combined ratio increases slightly to 97.3 per cent
  • Investment income improves 4.2 per cent to €301.0 million
  • Earnings before taxes: €135.9 million (2018: €97.6 million excluding Casino non-recurring effect)
  • Earnings outlook for 2019: slight growth in premiums and further improvement in earnings before taxes compared with previous year’s adjusted figure
  • Plans to continue progressive dividend policy confirmed
  1. Central Europe: Resilience weakens
  2. Russia: Growth variability
Does the US economy need a mid-cycle adjustment?
  • The US business cycle remains healthy, despite being the longest in history.
  • Personal consumption drives the expansion, supported by a strong labor market. 
  • Fed lowered interest rate to 2.25 %, in light of trade related uncertainty and downside risks to the outlook.
  • There is no clear-cut monetary policy case for the Fed’s mid-cycle adjustment, which remains ambiguous also within the FOMC.
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Top Releases

UNIQA Capital Markets Weekly
      
New ECB QE and its effects on interest rates
  • The ECB is expected to introduce new unconventional monetary policy measures.
  • First, we calculate the free-float of German government bonds, which has become very low.
  • In addition, we make use of recent evidence about QE effects on term premia to sketch monetary policy options.

UNIQA Capital Markets Weekly
      
Challenges for Monetary Policy: News from the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium
  • Trade policy uncertainty is the Fed’s main concern and cannot be easily incorporated into its monetary policy framework.
  • Further clarification of central bank communication can shield from the perception that monetary policy decisions might be politically motivated, Orphanides suggests.
  • Jordà and Taylor argue that central banks cannot escape adopting a global perspective in setting monetary policy.
  • An international perspective is also emphasized by Kalemli-Özcan who focuses on international spillovers of US monetary policy stressing the importance of changes in risk perception.
  • Krishanumurthy and Lustig emphasize the continued importance of the US dollar exchange rate in the global credit cycle, driven by the convenience yield of US Treasuries.

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  • €1.7 billion paid to our customers in the first six months of 2019
  • Over three million storm warnings issued
  • Half a million property damage claims settled
  • Earnings: solid 1st half