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Category: Eurozone Debt Crisis

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Draghi's Plan to buy Sovereign Bonds Just Buying Time / Interest-Rates / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleMichael Platt, founder of BlueCrest Capital Management, told Bloomberg Television's Stephanie Ruhle on "Market Makers" today that "Europe has no credible plan for growth" and Draghi's plan to buy government bonds is a revised version of ESM and a way to buy time.

Platt also said that the euro is "interesting because it reminds me of the situation in the yen. You never would have expected the yen to be such a strong currency for the last 25 years."

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Interest-Rates

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Spain’s Back In Debt Crisis Mode… And Will Take The EU Down With It / Interest-Rates / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Graham_Summers

Spain’s Back In Debt Crisis Mode… And Will Take The EU Down With It

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs I noted previous articles, Spain has essentially three options:

1)   Spain goes the “Greek route” of agreeing to austerity measures in exchange for bailouts (which will implode the economy).

2)   Prime Minister Rajoy refuses to impose austerity measures and is removed/ replaced by an EU technocrat who is pro-austerity measures (like Italy experienced last year)

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Economics

Monday, October 15, 2012

Bootle's, Bad Advice for the Greeks, Misunderstands Basic Economics / Economics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: MISES

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePatrick Barron writes: This summer Roger Bootle won Lord Wolfson's £250,000 prize for the best advice for a country leaving the European Monetary Union (one may assume that this advice is aimed at Greece). A more statist, anti-liberal policy than his could hardly be envisioned, which is a sad commentary on the mindset of the judges chosen by Lord Wolfson. His advice contrasted sharply with that of Dr. Philipp Bagus, whose liberal, transparent, and free-market-oriented policy advice was rejected in favor of Mr. Bootle's call for state secrecy and coercion.

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Economics

Friday, October 12, 2012

Euro-zone Debt Crisis, What Happens When The Core Starts To Rot / Economics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhile we're all watching Spain and Greece, their alleged saviors in the rich core of the eurozone are starting to show serious signs of corrosion. This makes all the hollow words and promises coming from the world of troikas and politics sound even emptier than they already did. Not that anyone in Holland or Germany seems to even be prepared to think their economies are in for a big fall; for them, all the bad stuff is temporary, and soon it will all be better. Our proverbial Martian might be tempted to think denial is a river in northern Europe.

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Politics

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Nigel Farage on the Rise of UKIP, the Fall of Europe, and the Parallels for the US / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticlePolitical and economic tensions are mounting in Spain. No serious economist believes the official budget forecast. Unemployment is near 25%, and tax hikes are about to make matters worse.

Moreover, a proposal from Madrid would force children in  Catalonia’s schools to speak Spanish even though the dominant language is Catalan.

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Politics

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Euro-zone Bailout, What Could Possibly Go Wrong? / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Best Financial Markets Analysis Article

Fitch has given the ESM, which reportedly became "operational" today, even though the Eurozone members will take years to full its coffers from today's €200 billion to the desired €500-600 billion, an AAA rating. The European (hey, what happened to Emergency?) Stability Mechanism needs this rating in order to sell bonds. Since eurobonds are not deemed acceptable by too many parties involved, the new pride of Europe will start selling ... right, eurobonds, just under another name.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, October 01, 2012

Spain's Banks Need Another 60 Billion Euro Bailout / Interest-Rates / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Ian_R_Campbell

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWhy read: Because late Friday afternoon after the European markets closed the results of Spain's bank audit was publicly released. It is reminiscent in some respects of the U.S. Bank Stress Test report issued earlier this year by the Federal Reserve, and you should know something about the assumptions upon which the report is based.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, October 01, 2012

Euro-zone Breakup, What if I am Wrong? / Interest-Rates / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleI have long stated the eurozone will breakup. Historically speaking, no currency union has ever survived in the absence of a political union.

Moreover, in It's Just Impossible I noted

  1. The Bundesbank said there should be no banking union until there is a fiscal union.
  2. Angela Merkel said that there should be no fiscal union until there is political union.
  3. François Hollande said that there should be no political union until there is a banking union.
  4. The German supreme court will not allow a political union nor a fiscal union, nor a banking union without a German referendum.
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Politics

Friday, September 28, 2012

There's Only One Way Forward For Europe, And This Isn’t It / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAs Groucho once put it: "I've had a perfectly wonderful evening, but this wasn't it."

Vaclav Klaus is perhaps the only man out there I've seen so far who says the right things. Well, other than myself, that is. Chest thumping? I'm just worried, and increasingly so, by the level of complacency I witness every single day in whatever it is I see and read about Europe (I read a lot).

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Politics

Friday, September 28, 2012

Mario Monti Says No ECB PIIGS Bond Buying Due to Lack of Conditionality / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Bloomberg

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleBLOOMBERG TV EXCLUSIVE: Mario Monti, Prime Minister of Italy, spoke with Bloomberg Television's Erik Schatzker in New York today about considering another term after elections. He discussed why the EU's new bailout fund hasn't been used yet, saying "because it is being finalized. And in particular I think there is still some refinement ongoing on the precise nature and modalities of the conditionality that would have to be associated to the European Central Bank intervening in the markets to buy the bonds of a specific country."

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Politics

Monday, September 24, 2012

You're Dreaming If You Think The Euro Debt Crisis Is Resolved / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleThe German edition of Der Spiegel opens the new week on Monday morning with a series of articles on the European situation, which make clear, as if that were still necessary, that Europe is still an absolute mess. You know, just in case you thought it was not. That Mario Draghi's latest unlimited whatever it is had somehow chased away the demons.

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Politics

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Hungary Says The IMF And EU Want To Make It A Colony Of Debt Slaves / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAfter publishing Hungary Throws Out Monsanto AND The IMF 10 days ago, I've been keeping an eye on what goes down along the twin Buda and Pest shores of the Danube river.

That's how I came upon a video from Johnny Miller for PressTV, which is sort of Iran's version of Russia Today and Al Jazeera, news channels that find their niche and viability "behind the biases" of western media, in much the same way that the Automatic Earth and numerous other websites do. Of course, there is no lack of people who declare exactly those alternative voices to be biased, but wherever the truth may lie, fact is that many readers and viewers in the west are fed up with, and no longer trust, their traditional media, let alone their political systems. Hungary may prove to be an excellent example of why that is and how it all plays out.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Banking union fallacies 5 - DG MARKT complicit in capital controls? / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: ECB_Watch

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleAccording to the FT, Mari Draghi claims that, in response to the sovereign debt crisis, national supervisors have been imposing capital controls on the banks in their jurisdictions. Daniel Gros from CEPS—'who developed original plans for EMU—warned against a similar scenario to underscore 'national bias' in financial regulation.

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Interest-Rates

Thursday, September 13, 2012

European House of Cards, Follow the Money / Interest-Rates / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: John_Handbury

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleYou’ve got to give super Mario Draghi his due – he’s no dummy.  His comments in July "Within our mandate, the ECB is ready to do whatever it takes to preserve the euro. And believe me, it will be enough", were just in time to reduce the yields on Italian and Spanish bonds for their major issues the next week.

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Interest-Rates

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Euro Crisis and Holland Mortgage Debt, Those Dutch Tulips Ain't Looking All That Rosy / Interest-Rates / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

Diamond Rated - Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleWell, the German Supreme Court decision is through, and it looks positive at a first superficial glance, so what could go wrong from here?

Sorry to break it to you, but plenty could. It’s amusing to see that decisions like these, the German court one or last week’s Draghi bond buying announcement, are seen as being positive for markets and/or entire economies, while in fact the only reason they have to be taken in the first place is that the situation is getting worse all the time.

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Politics

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Why the ECB's Rescue Plan Can't Save Europe / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Money_Morning

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleShah Gilani writes: So, Thursday was a big deal. Did you get that?

Markets rallied around the globe, especially European markets and U.S. markets.

But did you get what really happened?

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Politics

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

What Makes Mario Draghi So Dangerous For Europe / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Raul_I_Meijer

The plan to "save the euro through unlimited bond-buying" that ECB president Mario Draghi presented last week shows one thing above all, and with blinding clarity to boot - why nobody picks up on it is beyond me: it shows that Draghi is the least suitable person to present any such plan.

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Interest-Rates

Monday, September 10, 2012

Why ECB Bond Buying Undermines Democracy; Is Draghi Above The Law? / Interest-Rates / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleA post on the the Fibs and Waves blog by "Blankfeind" outlines the actual legal case against the OMT. I believe the case is rock solid. How the German constitutional court rules in two days is another matter.

Please consider The ECB Thumbs Its Nose At The Law.

On September 6th, the ECB announced its Outright Monetary Transactions program, known as OMT. Justified as a means for the ECB to repair monetary policy transmission and to recreate the singleness of monetary policy for the euro area, the OMT offers an unlimited commitment by the ECB to purchase short-term (one to three year) sovereign debt in the secondary markets for sovereigns who agree to certain conditions.

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Politics

Monday, September 10, 2012

Soros Tells Germany to Lead or to Leave the Euro: He’s Right / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Andrew_Butter

George Soros was interviewed by the Financial Times yesterday, his message, prior to a speaking engagement the next day was that if Germany wanted to continue to doggedly promote a hard-currency anti-inflation, pro-austerity stance, then they should leave the Euro.

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Politics

Monday, September 10, 2012

Draghi's Fatal Mistake, German Constitutional Court Approval of ESM Not a Done Deal / Politics / Eurozone Debt Crisis

By: Mike_Shedlock

Best Financial Markets Analysis ArticleOne puzzling aspect of ECB president Mario' Draghi's Outright Monetary Transactions (OMT) plan to save the eurozone is his doing so before the German constitutional court had approved the ESM.

In spite of Draghi's emphasis on conditionality, OMT puts Germany directly at risk in an unlimited way. This modification to the ESM makes the constitutional case against it is much stronger.

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