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Will Italy’s Lost Decades End With A Bang?

March 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on Will Italy’s Lost Decades End With A Bang?

Italy’s economy isn’t expected to return to its 2007 output level until the mid 2020s. While Italy would benefit from an Italian Margaret Thatcher, there are few good options left to save its economy. Not even leaving the euro, now openly discussed, is without problems. Meanwhile, debt and banking problems persist and the risks abound. […]

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If You Kick The Can Long Enough, It Becomes A Bomb

March 3rd, 2017 · Comments Off on If You Kick The Can Long Enough, It Becomes A Bomb

Greek debt is simply unsustainable, even the IMF says so. The only way to have a chance of defusing this time bomb is to exchange debt relief for the IMF reform program but politics and discord are preventing this. There is a toxic mix brewing with other countries on the brink and looming political instability […]

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The Indicator That Could Spell Trouble

December 1st, 2016 · Comments Off on The Indicator That Could Spell Trouble

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The Eurozone Is Certain To Fail, According To Stiglitz

September 8th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Eurozone Is Certain To Fail, According To Stiglitz

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The Win-Win Eurozone Cure

August 28th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Win-Win Eurozone Cure

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Lessons From The Eurozone | Seeking Alpha

January 15th, 2016 · Comments Off on Lessons From The Eurozone | Seeking Alpha

A consensus is emerging on what has been plaguing the eurozone. This can be summed up as “It’s the euro, stupid.” Here are the main lessons from the protracted crisis, and we see little room for improvement. Source: Lessons From The Eurozone | Seeking Alpha

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Trouble In Portugal | Seeking Alpha

January 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on Trouble In Portugal | Seeking Alpha

Just like Greece before it, Portugal is running into the economic and political constraints of being a eurozone member. A political crisis looms as the Portuguese president has refused to grant the Left Bloc, which won the elections, the right to form a government. Although he probably made the right economic judgement, democracy is shoved […]

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Tags: ASML · Eurocrisis · Portugal

European Dream Turns Into A Nightmare | Seeking Alpha

January 12th, 2016 · Comments Off on European Dream Turns Into A Nightmare | Seeking Alpha

While the eurozone basks in a cyclical upturn boosted by a surprisingly aggressive ECB, cheap oil and a cheap euro, fundamentally things are rather bad. The upturn is not strong enough to dent the eurozone’s structural problems and paper over the design problems of the euro, which can reassert themselves at any moment. Both the […]

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An Austrian Perspective On Greece | Seeking Alpha

January 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on An Austrian Perspective On Greece | Seeking Alpha

Austrian economist tends to blame soft money, market inefficiencies and a bloated state for the Greek crisis. However, since these have been present for decades in the Greek economy, they can’t be responsible for the unprecedented collapse. In our view, the combination of hard money, the constraints of a fixed currency system and unprecedented austerity […]

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Tags: Economics · Eurocrisis

The Idea Of A Temporary Grexit Is Rubbish | Seeking Alpha

January 4th, 2016 · Comments Off on The Idea Of A Temporary Grexit Is Rubbish | Seeking Alpha

Even the proposed deal reached during acrimonious negotiations over the weekend isn’t nearly enough to bring Greek debt anywhere near sustainable levels, nor is it going to revive Greek growth. More financing and debt relief, necessary in large measures on top of the agreement according to the IMF, are not forthcoming either. So Greece is […]

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