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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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Merkel’s Bavarian boost ahead of German election

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Angela Merkel: The mother and the monster – Economist

Demonised across Europe for her determined enforcement of austerity, Germany’s chancellor remains overwhelmingly popular at home and looks likely to win the upcoming election. – Economist (click here if video is not observable)

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Germany’s Five Wise Men Urge Creation of Euro “Exit Door”

The German Council of Economic Experts, aka the “five wise men” (which, btw, includes one woman)  handed over their annual report to Angela Merkel today.  The report urged the government to show more spending discipline and create an “exit door” … Continue reading

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Weekly Eurozone Watch – Spreads Tighten, Banks Ramp

Key Data Points German 10-year bund 11 bps higher; Italy 10-year 23 bps tighter to the Bund; Spain 56  bps tighter; Portugal 33 bps tighter; Greece 9 bps tighter; Large Eurozone banks continue to run, up 3-9 percent for the … Continue reading

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Inside the EU Summit

Fascinating piece over at Spiegel Online about what went on at the EU Summit Thursday night and Friday morning.  Not so sure this contributes to the long-term political stability of Europe and is sure to generate local political blowback in … Continue reading

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EU leaders gather to solve debilitating debt crisis

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Current State of the Market in a Sea of Volatility – 2.0

Time for another re-post. Amazing how things have changed very little since last September.  Still waiting for that comprehensive plan. The Current State of the Market in a Sea of Volatility Originally Posted on September 13, 2011 The picture below really … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day: Dissing the European Vote

You think this is why markets have bounced and are so sanguine about the European elections?  We’re not so sure the European street can be dismissed that easily. “In 1981, François Mitterrand had one-and-a-half years to correct his Socialist course. … Continue reading

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Stratfor: Threats to Europe’s Austerity Coalition

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