Category: "eurozone and euro"

The Bankers and the Euro

November 8th, 2017
in history, eurozone and euro, currency / money

by Rudo de Ruijter

 After 18 years following its launching the euro still doesn't work well. An essential element is still lacking to make it a durable currency. Behind the scene the central banks are still keeping it upright with temporary emergency solutions.

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Brexit: Will It Ever Happen?

September 27th, 2017
in eurozone and euro, uk

by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance

Introduction

A United Kingdom (UK) departure from the European Union (EU) would generate important changes in global finance and trade. International financial markets do not as yet reflect these changes, suggesting they don’t think Brexit will happen. Will it ever really happen?

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Credit Misallocation During the European Financial Crisis

by Voxeu.org

-- this post authored by Fabiano Schivardi, Enrico Sette, and Guido Tabellini

There is a widespread perception that under-capitalised banks can prolong crises by misallocating credit to weaker firms and restraining credit to healthy borrowers. This column explores the extent and consequences of credit misallocation in Italy during and after the Eurozone Crisis. Bank undercapitalisation may have been costly in terms of misallocation of capital and productive efficiency in the medium term due to the higher exit of healthy firms, but it had at best a limited role in aggravating the recession induced by the Eurozone Crisis.

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Brexit - Who Wins and Loses

April 21st, 2017
in eurozone and euro

by Elliott Morss, Morss Global Finance

Introduction

In all likelihood, Brexit is coming. What will its effects be and what countries will be injured the most? It clearly “depends.” While it is apparent that the UK would like trade linkages to remain the same, numerous Economic Union (EU) members have been piqued by Brexit and want to strip away some of the UK’s trade benefits. At least they do as a starting point for negotiations. Below, the benefits and costs of a breakup are examined.

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Big Mess in Italy

December 4th, 2016
in eurozone and euro

by John Mauldin, Thoughts from the Frontline

“Move to Italy. They know about living in debt: They don’t care.”

– John Lydon

“Italians were eating with a knife and fork when the French were still eating each other.”

– Mario Batali

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