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As someone with a more than passing interest and knowledge in politics, policy, finance and markets, I am less than convinced about the idea of greater fiscal integration amongst EU or eurozone countries. This lack of personal support might be because I am British and we are pretty much born and bred eurosceptics. Or it… » read more

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Information just published by Eurostat (discussed here) suggests what we all already know. The government finances of the EU are in a right old mess (that is a technical term used in financial circles – other such terms include ‘buggered’ and ‘up s*%t creek without a paddle’). The problem – to my mind at least… » read more

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From The Weak To The Strong

I have been a believer for some years that the balance of financial power in the world has been shifting from the weak to the strong. When I say weak, I mean central banks and western politicians. When I say strong, I mean private individuals that have decided that enough debt is enough, and want… » read more

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Clearly, I have no clue what I am talking about. I’m sorry for that dear reader, and sorry that one of my recent posts suggested that this recession might run and run and take well into the next decade to end. Obviously, my thinking that all this government bailout money would need to be repaid… » read more

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How far down can world markets go? A little background reading about falling markets and suggests that average falls are pretty big. Of course, as we all keep reading, the current situation is ‘unprecedented’ and ‘impossible to predict’. That is all well and good, but what about previous down markets, how big were they? According… » read more

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