sentix Euro Break-up Index News

On this page we provide information about the latest development of the sentix Euro break-up Index. This indicator shows over time, how likely individual and institutional investors rate the probabilty of a breakup of the euro area (leaving at least one country) within 12 months time. Also it reflects which countries are particularly affected.

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Some rielief

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The data on the Sentix Euro Break-up Index, which was collected shortly before Christmas, show a certain relief. The fact that Italy has a recapitalization of the deprecated bank Monte dei Paschi reduces the exit probability for Italy, if only slightly. The fact that the dangers for the Eurozone are by no means banished is shown by a look at the conta-gion risk index.

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It is high time!

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The closer we approach the December 4th, the more does the Italian referendum occupy the minds of investors. Fears of more trouble in the Eurozone mount as Italy takes the spotlight in our monthly Euro Break-Index (EBI) survey. Surprisingly, Investors do not exclusively pick Italy as a potential exit candidate. Moreover, exit probabilities of many euro member countries are on the rise. Especially France and the Netherlands join ranks with Italy. The sentix EBI increases to 24.1%.

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Italy takes the lead

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The Eurocrisis creeps back into the heads of the investors in a new way. No longer Greece, but Italy is now the country that is most likely to leave the Eurozone within the year from the perspective of the more than 1,000 investors surveyed. This development underscores the importance of the referendum to the Constitution in Italy on December, 4th.

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Mediterranean tensions

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The fragile condition of the Eurozone has not improved in comparison to previous months. The September results draw a gloomy picture. The sentix Euro Break-up Index (EBI) for the Eurozone rises to 16.3 points, while in the meantime contagion risks have slightly fallen. Especially the situation of the Portuguese and Greek economy continues to cause worries with investors.

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Superficial ease of tensions

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Tensions within the euro zone are easing in August. The sentix Euro Break-up Index (EBI) has fallen -4.6 points to 15.7 points, hence, significantly below the “magic” 20 points threshold. Overall, investors believe that the risk of the euro zone falling apart has decreased as risk sensitiveness for the euro periphery had fallen simultaneously. Only the continuously weak condition of the Italian banking industry, as well as lacklustre economic dynamic in Europe, emit risks.

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