The perils of European debt crisis: divergence, retreat or decline?

Recent debacle at the summit of Brussels in the midst of the political intervention of the EU leaders to facilitate the institutional agreement between the European countries towards the formation of the European fiscal union has caused not only a long-standing dissolution of the “core countries” of the Eurozone and the UK but, more . . . → Read More: The perils of European debt crisis: divergence, retreat or decline?

Europe Uncertainty Plummets - Deal is Done

European Union leaders unveiled a deal early Thursday on debt crisis measures that includes a 50% loss on Greek bonds.

The agreement came at the end of a series of talks to finalize the details of a comprehensive policy response to the government debt and banking problems threatening the stability of the . . . → Read More: Europe Uncertainty Plummets – Deal is Done

Bob Moriarty: Triple-Digit Returns Predicted for Mining Stocks

With the price of gold hitting record highs and equity prices lagging behind, Bob Moriarty, founder of 321gold.com, says it’s time to gather some precious metals as insurance against hyperinflation or deflation—whichever may be coming our way—and to stock up on junior resource stocks. Prudent picks, he suggests in this exclusive interview with . . . → Read More: Bob Moriarty: Triple-Digit Returns Predicted for Mining Stocks

Can the Eurozone Survive?

The ongoing difficulties in overcoming the persistence of debt-to-GDP ratio in EU countries highlight the question whether the European Monetary Union can survive the set of shocks which prevailed since the 2008/2009 economic and financial crisis. Recently, European Commission has presented the 2010 review of public finances in EMU (link), suggesting that macroeconomic outlook . . . → Read More: Can the Eurozone Survive?

Who is Next in the Eurozone?

The Eurozone seems to be the place where the party never ends these days as one skeleton after the other comes rattling out of the closet. Indeed, one has the impression that history is in the making these days and the only thing we can hope is that it will be for the better.

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Has the Market Finally Gotten it on the Eurozone Periphery?

Popular wisdom has it that markets are always right or, more appropriately; that if you find your self on the wrong side of the market consensus the best cause of action is to join the ranks less you want to be rolled over by a steamroller. However, it may take some time before the . . . → Read More: Has the Market Finally Gotten it on the Eurozone Periphery?

Greece Raises the White Flag

Earlier this week Edward mused about whether we were about to see movements in the Greek trenches as yields on 10 year bonds rose to a record 7.76 per cent at one point and closed up 26 basis points on the day. Today, as yields on 2 year bonds flirted with the 10% marker . . . → Read More: Greece Raises the White Flag

Demographics and the Anatomy of International Capital Flows

After a week where the deck of cards that make up the Eurozone got its so far largest jolt and where there is now not only an imminent danger of a total economic collapse in Greece but also, much more worryingly, signs that Germany herself are beginning to tire of a common monetary union . . . → Read More: Demographics and the Anatomy of International Capital Flows

Islamophobia in Europe

According to a recent article in the New York Times Magazine, Europe is in the grip of “an anti-Islamic bias that is becoming institutionalized in the continent’s otherwise ordinary politics.” In the UK, a research report published earlier this year by the Institute of Race Relations argued that Islamophobia is hindering efforts to integrate . . . → Read More: Islamophobia in Europe

The Unclear Impact of EU Migrants to the UK

When Eastern European countries joined the EU in 2004 and 2007, concerns were raised about a possible flood of migration to the UK, a country already experiencing record immigration levels. According to some media reports, not only would the British labor market be overrun by low-skilled East European workers but the widening of the . . . → Read More: The Unclear Impact of EU Migrants to the UK