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The Hard-Nosed ECB Is Changing Its Stance

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 07/05/2013 - 10:43
euro

Daily Market Commentary for May 7: The hard-nosed ECB is finally willing to do something for the Eurozone. The move is welcomed but the motivation behind it is wrong.

Monetary Policy Is Broken

Published by City Blaster on Fri, 03/05/2013 - 10:43
Draghi fear

Daily Market Commentary for May 3: With the US FED, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan exhausting unconventional policy measures to drive their economies into growth, it is now time for the ECB to try some tricks. Negative deposit rates may be the next step.

Jacob Lew Trying The Impossible

Published by City Blaster on Wed, 10/04/2013 - 10:47
au revoir austerity

Daily Market Commentary for April 10: George Soros and Jacob J. Lew were the last two adding to the already long list of austerity-opposers. Soros talks about a German exit, Lew is trying the best he can to convince a deaf Germany to engage in growth-oriented policies.

Austerity in Europe is Also a Legal Concern

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 09/04/2013 - 10:39
passos coelho

Daily Market Commentary for April 9: The EZ economy continues to sink pushed by itself. Besides being a political, social and economical issue, the EZ austerity is now also a legal problem with the Portuguese Constitutional Court rejecting government plans to cut personal income.

Deposits May Be at Risk

Published by City Blaster on Fri, 05/04/2013 - 10:07
miguel relvas

Daily Market Commentary for April 5: While the ECB added nothing to its current monetary policy, PMI data shows a sinking Europe, which now includes Germany. Will we be able to recover from this dormant state? Sure we will. I just don’t know when.

Please Pay in Cash

Published by City Blaster on Thu, 28/03/2013 - 13:22
cash is king

Daily Market Commentary for March 28: Cash is king! That’s something Cypriots will have in mind today as tight capital controls apply to their deposits. Banks reopened but the economy will struggle soon, as money will be drained from it.

Austerity Hits Health in Peripheral Europe

Published by City Blaster on Wed, 27/03/2013 - 11:41
slow recovery

Daily Market Commentary for March 27: A research study shows that austerity measures applied in peripheral European countries are undermining a long term decline in suicide rates, coupled with outbreaks of some worrying diseases including HIV and malaria. It’s like we have been on war.

Deposits Are Not Safe Assets

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Tue, 26/03/2013 - 10:30
bank robbery

Daily Market Commentary for March 26: If you hold money at banks you have reasons to be concerned as the European Union just found a new bailout funding source: bank deposits. Deposits held at Laiki Bank in Cyprus will be levied in at least 40%.

Cyprus To Leave Euro?

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Fri, 22/03/2013 - 12:31
cyprus russia

Daily Market Commentary for March 22: What a madness it has been regarding that small warm island? It seems that no one cares about them and the country is in between the EU and Russia, with no one interested with its future.

Plan C: Closing Banks Forever

Published by Filipe R. Costa on Thu, 21/03/2013 - 10:23
Cyprus banks

Daily Market Commentary for March 21: Today is Thursday and banks are still closed in Cyprus. While the Cypriot finance minister is trying to negotiate in Moscow for a plan B, it’s time to think on a plan C, just in case, and that is to consider, closing banks forever in Cyprus.

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