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Tag Archives: Nicolas Sarkozy

European debt crisis: Propping up the French Banks

Even as the Financial Transaction tax becomes a reality as a result of the first Merkozy games of 2012, it also became apparent that the new Financioal Tax would not … Continue reading

January 10, 2012 · 1 Comment

Crisis Theater: Forget the English and sign the treaty?

The new promised fiscal union turned out to be more successful than expected with not just the 17 Euro nations but most except Sweden, The Czech and Hungary need to … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · 6 Comments

European Debt crisis: A silly note on a silly situation

Image by osipovva via Flickr Image by DonkeyHotey via Flickr Now that Mario Monti has upped the ante for Euro zone governments and we have covered the daily deterioratiion in … Continue reading

November 24, 2011 · 3 Comments

Averting a crisis: On your "Marks", Euro slide, and split…How Germans would like it!

Even as Italian bonds cross the rubicon and seemingly come back to a ‘safe’ 6.6% yield (that was the bottom, bonds are trading near 6.77%) , the only sovereign guarantee … Continue reading

November 11, 2011

European Banks Recapitalization: Splitting the Eurozone ( French vs German options )

Unfortunately or Fortunately for Merkel and Sarkozy, the markets are now focussed on their golden words emanating from the G20 weekend frustration. First GReece then Italy showed spunk in taking … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · 2 Comments

European Sovereign Debt Crisis: Slashing Greek Debt

The EZ summit finally had a few results with Germany taking the expansion of EFSF to a German vote and Greek investors/banks being asked to absorb a 50% haircut on … Continue reading

October 27, 2011 · 2 Comments

The US downgrade: France is obviously next!

Ok, you know America’s being ahead in consumption is not related to the consumer credit offtake this time and the Fed Reserves aren’t helping any QE3, but they are still … Continue reading

August 10, 2011