Tag Archives: Germany

The week ahead: Light the Menurkey – Economist

GERMANY’S coalition talks conclude, Honduras goes to the polls, Vladimir Putin visits the Vatican and America celebrates “Thanksgivukkah” – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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The 3 key German election issues – Reuters

Big election in Germany this weekend.  Here’s Reuters who does a good job summarizing   how things may workout for Frau Merkel. Sept. 20 – German voters go to the polls on Sunday. Breakingviews tells us what the three main issues … Continue reading

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France urges softer approach to austerity

Germany is facing stiff resistance from France to ease back on austerity as Europe’s leaders gather in Brussels for another EU summit. French President François Hollande has called for the emphasis to shift to boosting growth in indebted eurozone economies. … Continue reading

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Bundesbank’s frosty outlook

The head of Germany’s central bank is warning the eurozone crisis is not over and governments must tackle the roots of their troubles with reforms – pointing the finger particularly at Italy, Cyprus and France. http://www.euronews.com/ (click here if video … Continue reading

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DAX and CAC Break Out

The girls with the Draghi Tattoo are breaking out. That is,  the German DAX and French CAC stock indexes are making  new highs.   Ever since the ECB’s Mario Draghi  “whatever it takes to preserve the euro” speech,  these markets have performing … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 5 bps lower; France 10-year 6 bps tighter to the Bund; Ireland 7 bps wider; Italy 20 bps tighter; Spain 25 bps tighter; Portugal 23 bps tighter; Greece 30bps tighter; Large Eurozone banks up  … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: The Full Monti

For Germany, economics is a branch of moral philosophy. Growth is the prize for ethical behaviour. On the part of the individual – by saving – and on the part of the group – through budgetary equilibrium. – Mario Monti, … Continue reading

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Unemployment Rates of Selected OECD Countries

Nice chart from the BLS. (click here if chart is not observable)

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Weekly Eurozone Watch: The European Street

Key Data Points German 10-year Bund 15 bps lower; France 6 bps wider to the Bund; Italy 10-year 20 bps wider; Spain 33  bps wider; Portugal 107 bps wider; Ireland 24 bps wider; Greece 28 bps tighter; Large Eurozone banks … Continue reading

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Eurozone PMI Composite Output Index at 45.9, 39-month low

Markit reported this morning, The Markit Eurozone PMI® Composite Output Index fell from 46.3 in August to 45.9 in September, according to the preliminary ‘flash’ reading, based on around 85% of usual monthly replies. The index therefore signalled that the … Continue reading

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