ShreeMetalPrices: European Central Bank raises interest rates despite two banks collapsed in a week


The European Central Bank (ECB) raised interest rates by 50 bps on Thursday. Less than twelve hours after Credit Suisse was given a 50 billion Swiss franc (53.94 billion dollar) lifeline.
Notwithstanding recent market turbulence, the central bank continued with a 50 bps increase. Gold rose along with borrowing prices for European govt bonds, even as some important stress indicators decreased.

Once the SNB, the ECB’s counterpart, intervened to provide support, Credit Suisse’s shares rose by almost 20% throughout the majority of the day.

Early Thursday, Wall Street rose after statistics revealed that the number of People submitting new claims for jobless benefits decreased more than anticipated last week, indicating sustained strengthening in the work market.

The Fed raising interest rates by 25 bps in March is still widely anticipat in the money markets. Although European Central Bank President Christine Lagarde referred to Thursday’s rate increase. Which raised the benchmark rate to 3 percent, as a “strong move” to rein in inflation.

Quincy Krosby, chief global strategist for LPL Financial in Charlottesville, Virginia, said that. The prospects for the Federal Reserve meeting the following week imply that the Federal Reserve would increase rates by 25 bps based on futures likelihood. But will also make it clear that the soundness of the banking system is solid.

The European Central Bank and Federal Reseve are both now attempting to strike a workable compromise between price stability & financial stability.

On Thursday, the Swiss National Bank declared that it would give the lender “liquidity“. Credit Suisse would borrow up to 50 billion Swiss francs (53.76 billion dollar), claiming that it was taking “decisive measures“.

After the troubles at Credit Suisse, which also followed the failure of 2 United States banks last week. Europe’s financial equities had their largest one-day decline in more than a year on Wednesday.

Stefan Gerlach, chief economist at EFG Bank in Zurich & a former deputy governor of Ireland’s central bank, said that it has shown what occurs when significant central banks, such as the United States Fed and the European Central Bank, increase interest rates by 100s bps in a short term of time.

When the ECB raise was announced, Gerlach remarked. “Whenever you do anything that substantial, you know there is a danger waiting someplace in the financial system.”

The yield on Germany’s two-year bonds. Which is quite sensitive to forecasts for European Central Bank interest rates, was last up 18 bps at 2.56 percent. After plunging 54 basis points on Wednesday as the market overall rushed for protection.

The yield on the benchmark ten-year Treasury note increased to 3.3821 percent from its Wednesday closing United States price of 3.494 percent. The 2-year yield increased 8.2 bps to 4.06 percent as a result of traders’ rising expectations for higher Federal Reserve fund rates.

Asian stock prices dropped overnight by about 1 percent. Although it was more a catching-up move and lacked the excitement seen in Europe the day before.