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EU Smiled While Spain’s Banks Cooked the Books, and Now We’re Surprised?

…back in 2008 and early 2009, Spanish regulators were riding high after their country’s banks seemed to have dodged the financial crisis with minimal losses. A big reason for their success, the regulators said, was an accounting technique called dynamic provisioning. By this, they meant that Spain’s banks had set aside rainy- day loan-loss reserves…

Easing Inflation Pressures Suggests Fed Might Ease But Wonks In The Basement Say No!

Consumer prices are stabilizing… Recently, oil prices have tumbled and core inflation — which excludes volatile food and energy prices — has flattened out, with prices settling about 2.3% higher than a year ago. Easing price pressure should give some comfort to Federal Reserve officials before next week’s policy meeting. via Vital Signs: Easing Inflation…

Foreign Share of Treasury Auction Takedowns Back Near Low of 3 Year Downtrend

This is an update of the new permanent page on Treasury Auction Investor Class Allotments. That page will be updated regularly. Bookmark it for future reference. Treasury Auction Investor Class Allotments Dealers take the lion’s share of the Treasury auctions followed by foreign buyers, mostly central banks. Over the past year investment funds have caught up…