Global equities are downbeat, with the FTSE at its lowest point this year. German inflation is on the rise again, hitting bond prices. German treasury yields are are out of the negative zone to 0.5 per cent.
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The mood, even in the short term, is downbeat, with European stocks under pressure. The FTSE 100 is at the lowest point of the year. Meanwhile, the big macroeconomic news for today comes from Germany, the eurozone's biggest economy, where inflation is rising fast. The national number is due later today, but the regional releases are already trickling out, and they suggest annual CPI inflation could be running at around 2% for the first time since 2012.
That is, of course, kryptonite for government bonds. They're feeling the pressure in Europe today, remaining pinned lower after the drop at the end of last week. Remember negative yields? Well, German 10-year bonds now yield a lofty 0.5%.