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Government Indebtedness

Affirming Trends.


Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

The newsflow today reaffirms some of the main themes that have been in place since the early crisis: European Economic weakness Squeezed European consumers Indebted governments Troubled financial firms There is little actual fundamental evidence that these themes are going away and in […]

Europe’s banks are safe now?


Wednesday, January 30th, 2013

“The ECB has gone from explicitly funding European banks to implicitly funding their governments.”  Today sees 218 banks repay E137bn of emergency funding back to the ECB.  It is the first chance that financial institutions in the Euro system can give back any of […]

Bank Of Japan


Tuesday, January 22nd, 2013

So after two decades of almost no growth and deflation, are we at a turning point for Japan? Assuming we are, is it a good thing or does it just create a whole new set of problems? The Bank of Japan’s announcement to target […]