Category Archives: France

In the long run the Euro will survive, in the short term it remains on life support

The trouble with the Euro Zone is that the plan is a long term restructuring program with very few measures to help ease the pain in the short term. But as we all know, “We’re all dead in the long … Continue reading

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The UK’s Top Export Markets

The UK’s top export markets are dominated by both US and European countries as would be expected. The US is the UK’s biggest export market in terms of individual countries so any improvement in the US economy should be beneficial … Continue reading

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ECB’s Rate Cut And Liquidity Analgesic

The ECB’s latest rate cut and 36 month liquidity operations can ease interbank liquidity problems, but it acts more as a painkiller for a bullet wound and much deeper surgery is needed in the form of Euro Zone restructuring. Since … Continue reading

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Euroskeptic Brits Face Tough Euro-Zone Choice

Europeans have never quite understood Britain’s reluctance to fully commit to closer ties but the reasons lie in a long history of independence. Britain is heading for an extremely tough choice which could affect the future prosperity of the country. … Continue reading

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Euro Zone Needs Credible Bank Run Insurance

The financial markets are in crisis mode once again. The flight-to-quality is in full effect with safe haven assets in high demand; gold is breaking new highs every day while US and UK government bonds are falling to record lows. … Continue reading

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In The Know

August 17 2011 GUARDIAN – The crisis facing Britain’s education system The gulf between schools educating the well-off and the disadvantaged has never been bigger. And things are only likely to get worse in the coming years. http://www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/aug/16/crisis-britains-education-system BLOOMBERG – Asian … Continue reading

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    August 15 2011 TELEGRAPH – ECB is euroland’s last hope as bail-out machinery fails to resolve crisis. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/comment/ambroseevans_pritchard/8700782/ECB-is-eurolands-last-hope-as-bail-out-machinery-fails-to-resolve-crisis.html      TELEGRAPH – Global debt crisis: Markets enter ‘new danger zone’. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/financialcrisis/8701227/Global-debt-crisis-Markets-enter-new-danger-zone.html                            GUARDIAN … Continue reading

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