Europe

Why European CDS Spreads Are Likely To Blow Out – Seeking Alpha – 28/03/2017

Recommends betting long on euro area CDS spreads between Germany and the periphery, which will blow out in the event of a tail probability disaster. Analyzes the macroeconomic conditions across a number of particularly sensitive euro area economies, including Greece, Italy and France. Examines the main political risks facing these countries and the extent to [...]

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Bulgaria wants exemption from planned EU pollution curbs on coal-fired plants – Reuters – 27/03/2017

Bulgaria will seek an exemption from European Commission plans to introduce more pollution curbs on big thermal power plants, saying they would pose risks to the country's energy security and economic competitiveness.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/03/27

By |March 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

UK less concerned about climate change than European neighbours, survey shows – Energy Voice – 08/03/2017

People in the UK are less worried about climate change than their European neighbours, a survey suggests.

Source:  Energy Voice, 2017/03/08

By |March 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

ECB buying of Portuguese debt hit new low as limit looms – Reuters – 06/03/2017

The European Central Bank slowed its purchases of Portuguese government debt to a new low in February, just as the nation's borrowing costs hit a three-year high on the debt market.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/03/06

By |March 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Italy Warned by EU Over High Public Debt With Spillover Risk – Bloomberg Quint – 23/02/2017

The European Commission warned that Italy faces excessive economic imbalances as the country’s shaky center-left government struggles to control public debt, boost sluggish growth and mend ailing banks.

Source:  Bloomberg Quint, 2017/02/23

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Brussels warns French economy out of kilter, chides Germany, Italy – nasdaq – 22/02/2017

The European Commission warned France two months before elections that its economy was out of balance and in need of reforms as it also chided Germany and Italy.

Source:  nasdaq, 2017/02/22

By |March 2nd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

European Commission seeks reviews of Ireland’s low rates of Vat – Irish Examiner – 23/02/2017

The European Commission has called on the Government to install “systematic” reviews of all its reduced rates for Vat, such as its low level of tax on hotels and restaurants, and has warned again on the State relying too much on corporate taxes.

Source:  Irish Examiner, 23/02/2017

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

EU Commission to warn Italy on Wed over rising debt – Reuters – 19/02/2017

The European Commission will warn Italy on Wednesday it could face EU disciplinary action for not reducing its huge public debt as required by EU laws, unless Rome delivers on deficit cutting measures as promised, an EU official said.

Source:  Reuters, 2017/02/19

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

European Commission seeks reviews of Ireland’s low rates of Vat – Irish Examiner – 23/02/2017

The European Commission has called on the Government to install “systematic” reviews of all its reduced rates for Vat, such as its low level of tax on hotels and restaurants, and has warned again on the State relying too much on corporate taxes.

Source:  Irish Examiner, 2017/02/23

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Grexit, Nexit, Frexit: Is a new sovereign debt crisis in the making? – Natixis – FXstreet.com – 23/02/2017

In view of the analysts at Natixis, Frexit is clearly the market mover right now but more generally, investors are concerned that the Eurozone could see a resurgence of the sovereign debt crisis.

Source:  FXstreet.com, 2017/02/23

By |February 23rd, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |