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Category Archives: "European debt crisis"

Sharing Risks To Counter Germany’s Plans Seeing Target2 Collaterilazation With Gold Reserves

Marcello Minenna, a division head at the Italian securities regulator, emailed his plan to "Cure the Eurozone". Despite being quite soft (there will not be permanent transfers between Member States), the recent proposals of the European Commission to deepen integration in the economic and monetary union could meet the opposition of Germany as soon as […]

“They Are Sleepwalking Into A Major Correction”: One Trader Expects A Violent Move In Bunds

With many expecting long-yield to continue declining no matter what, and how many hikes, the Fed and central banks do on the short end, Tommi Utoslahti, a former derivatives trader and analyst and currently one of Bloomberg’s Global Macro squawkers, disagrees and as he writes in his latest Markets Live note below, expects a violent […]

Who’s Next? Venezuela’s Collapse Puts These Nations At Risk

"It's a wake-up call for a lot of people who will say ‘Look, the stuff I own is actually very risky'…" warns Ray Jian, who oversees about $6 billion at Pioneer Investment Management Ltd. in London. "People have been ignoring risks in places like Lebanon for a long time," and the official default of Venezuela […]

Gold Will Be Safe Haven Again In Looming EU Crisis

Gold will be safe haven again in looming EU crisis – EU crisis is no longer  just about debt but about political discontent– EU officials refuse to acknowledge changing face of politics across the union– Catalonia shows measures governments will use to maintain control– EU currently holds control over banks accounts and ability to use cash– […]

Austerity Isn’t Dead, It Will Come Back With A Vengeance

Authored by Jonathan Rochford via NarrowRoadCapital.com, There’s been a steady stream of recent articles claiming that austerity is dead. The “magic” of false measurements, animal spirits and money printing are used to convince the gullible that there is an easy way out. This one from James McCormack at Fitch argues that populist politicians are responsible for […]

Italy Openly Discusses Euro Exit In Parliament: Debt Restructuring Or “Italeave” On The Way?

Authored by Mike Shedlock via MishTalk.com, In Europe, where it is essentially taboo to publicly discuss anything deemed politically incorrect, some interesting conversations are taking place in the Italian parliament regarding the future of Italy in the eurozone.  Via email, Eurointelligence asks Is Italy heading for debt restructuring or euro exit? We are reporting from […]

Draghi Confesses: Eurozone Needs ECB Cash

Whereas some members of the governing council of the European Central Bank were hinting the monetary policy would return back to ‘normal’ sooner rather than later, Mario Draghi, the president of the ECB, had a completely different opinion when he testified at the European Parliament. According to Draghi, all stimulus measures need to remain in […]

“How Does This Ever End?” An Interview With Lacy Hunt

The US economy is struggling with too much debt at every level. A debt jubilee isn’t going to solve it; and shifting demographics will likely make it worse. So, is America headed for two decades of lost growth like Japan? Dr. Lacy Hunt, who was interviewed by Erik Townsend on the latter's MacroVoices podcast, considers […]

Greece Is Chasing An Illusion Of Financial Independence

A Greek drama rarely ends after just one act or scene and although the recent new bailout talks haven’t really been extensively covered by the media, the Greek population will once again have to make sacrifices to make sure the country gets more bailout money. Since the country’s finances collapsed in 2010, it has received […]

The European Commission doesn’t agree with the ECB …

In the Eurozone it’s not just the European Central Bank which publishes its forecasts on a regular basis, but the European Commission also releases its own expectations. And those don’t necessarily agree with the ECB’s assessments! In its Spring Economic Forecast, which was released last week, the EC is now clearly more positive about the […]