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Valentine’s Day-ta


Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Roses are red, Violets are blue, GDP’s down, Equities too. The GDP data out across Europe this morning has spread more depression than love. 4Q German output fell 0.6% qoq, worse than forecasts of a 0.5% fall.  In total the German […]

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 […]

Cameron and Europe – the economic consequences….


Thursday, January 24th, 2013

Cameron and Europe – the economic consequences… Cameron asked the big question yesterday: “….why raise fundamental questions about the future of Europe when Europe is already in the midst of a deep crisis?” Well, it is the fact that Europe […]