Luis Martín

The poisoned chalice

The poisoned chalice

Interview with James Kenneth Galbraith

 Luis Martín

Spain: Fiesta or Siesta?

Spain: Fiesta or Siesta?

Aa time when Spain is back in the limelight on account of its ever-sprouting corruption scandals, the government is trying to switch public attention to the prospect of impending economic recovery.

 Luis Martín

“Cyprus may be forced out of the euro and this would be dangerous” -Michalis Attalides

“Cyprus may be forced out of the euro and this would be dangerous” -Michalis Attalides

Interview with Michalis Attalides.

 John Browne

Cypriot Chaos Assists EU Centralization

Cypriot Chaos Assists EU Centralization

What better way to unite the EU than a potentially catastrophic collapse of the euro?

 Deutsche Bank Research

The bail-in at Cypriot banks: European implications

The bail-in at Cypriot banks: European implications

This episode illustrates that investors have come to expect some sort of bail-in with future deals.

 Keith Weiner

Cyprus Forced Into Bailout Deal

Cyprus Forced Into Bailout Deal

For the first time in this crisis, the bailout does not cover depositors in full. Losses are to be suffered by not only shareholders and bondholders, but even by depositors. We expect future bailouts to incorporate this feature.

 David Folkerts-Landau

Financial Transaction Tax: Counterproductive

Financial Transaction Tax: Counterproductive

At a time when the cost and availability of capital in the EU is sometimes problematic, the FTT would raise it for households, firms and even states.

 Keith Weiner

Cyprus Targets Its Savers in Bailout Agreement

Cyprus Targets Its Savers in Bailout Agreement

They have hit their savers with a grievous blow, and this will do irreparable harm to trust and confidence.

 Yanis Varoufakis

Lest we forget: The neglected roots of Europe’s slide to authoritarianism

Lest we forget: The neglected roots of Europe’s slide to authoritarianism

A multitude of evils can hide behind the ideological veil of top-down European integration.

 Deutsche Bank Research

Reformist drive in periphery on the rise

Reformist drive in periphery on the rise

Experience shows that it is sometimes a long way from the passage of reform legislation to the actual impact on the economy and its institutions.

 Yanis Varoufakis

Are Ireland and Portugal out of the woods?

Are Ireland and Portugal out of the woods?

Is there any justification in saying that these two countries are closer today to exiting their ward-of-the-troika status than they were last July, before Mr Draghi’s pronouncement that he will do all it takes to save the Eurozone?

 John Browne

German Gold Claw Back Causes Concern

German Gold Claw Back Causes Concern

The repatriation of even a part of Germany’s central bank gold holdings should be regarded with concern.

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