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Tag Archives: Debt-to-GDP ratio

London, London! Did you meet Cutts the Butcher? (UK Budget 2012)

Update: The Speech mentions a 7% deficit target for 2016 from 12% last year and a debt of GBP 98 bln in 2012/13 to 21 bln in 2015/16 as the … Continue reading

March 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

US retail drops pretence: Well the going is tough, so let’s get going!

The Redbook recorded a 3% year on year rate Y?Y change dipping further from 3.4% last month to the expected lower rate of 3% as retail fails to catch the … Continue reading

March 6, 2012

European Sovereign Debt Crisis: New Cuts, Haggling over 123-124% targets

Of course not that the paperwork makes the new targets any more achievable but currently after creditors take a new 70% haircut, the debt to GDP ratio is wthin the … Continue reading

February 20, 2012

Why Portugal is next in line for a bailout and why Italy does not need more? | Insight Europe

Preview: Portugal was able to raise EUR 1.25 bln in 11 month paper and EUR 0.5 bln in 6 month paper at 5.90% and 4.346% on Jan 18, 2012 a … Continue reading

January 24, 2012 · 1 Comment

Across the pond: Europe awaits US super committee failures for hope?

With European markets having the culmination of Spanish elections to celebrate over the weekend, the new right government of Party Popolare’s Mariano Rajoy is unlikely to extend much comfort to … Continue reading

November 21, 2011