Alstom now ends its crafty hoard,
Two billion less, by decree be stored.
Shares abound, their price decreased,
Asset and bond in market released.

In eastern lands, where sun doth rise,
The Nikkei gains to reach new skies.
High makes the yield, a twelve-year fest,
Financial stocks outdo the rest.

The bard of rates, Lane, doth confess,
Inflation's pace doth gradually depress,
Way to cut, so clearly gleaned,
From reduced cost, the euro weaned.

by Guillemette de Ventadour

a centaur