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Demand a Euro Treasury or the implementation of the Modest Proposal now!

There shouldn’t be anymore disagreement over the utter failure of European economic policies – debt levels are not exactly going down, unemployment (especially for young people) is way to high, growth is non-existent (0,5% for the Netherlands is considered a success!) and worst of all, deflation may be around the corner, making all of the problems above much worse. 322 more words

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No need for alarm (?)

I read this news on Bloomberg and I was a bit alarmed by this paragraph:

A number of analysts are already advising investors to steer clear of Finnish government debt.

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The ECB's next problem: saving Italy | Business | The Guardian

http://www.theguardian.com/business/economics-blog/2014/aug/07/the-ecbs-next-problem-saving-italy

Some commentators (notably Ambrose Evans-Pritchard) have warned for a long time Italy is the elephant in the room, and not only because its companies are competing directly with Chinese companies (and quite likely losing out).

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Ilargi: Europe Teeters On The Edge

http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2014/08/ilargi-europe-teeters-edge.html

As often, Ilargi strings together a lot of things that I had on my mind as well. It is important to remember that this mess started with power play by the EU in Ukraine…

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Russian sanctions, sanctions against Russia and the Finnish economy

There is a lot of sabre-rattling in international politics. First, the US and EU tightened sanctions against Russia and now Russia retaliates with a set of sanctions of its… 279 more words

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German new industrial orders down

Yesterday I posted on the state of the Finnish economy. I mentioned that the economic debate in Finland is very much centered on the need of export-competitiveness. 50 more words

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