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Conrad, Christian
Zumbach, Klaus Ulrich
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Discussion Paper Series, University of Heidelberg, Department of Economics 536
We quantify all statements by major European politicians reported by Reuters during the August 2011 to December 2011 period and show that political communication significantly affects European stock and bond markets as well as the EUR-USD exchange rate. Communication with respect to Italy induces the strongest market reactions. Financial markets consider the German bondmarket a safe haven.
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