Brazil will invest 53.5 billion euros in infrastructures. The effectiveness of these measures, though, depends on their correct and swift implementation, note CaixaBank analysts.
Barclays analyst A. Vigil alerts of the many weaknesses of Germany’s economy behind its current standing as ‘Europe’s savior’.
Trade records disappointed, with exports growing just 1%. But expansionary policies continue to boost growth, note analysts at CaixaBank.
BARCELONA | While macroeconomic estimates are revised downwards in Madrid and elsewhere, CaixaBank analysts point the blame finger at the seeming inability of euro zone big deciders to come to terms with the urgent fiscal and banking union.
The Federal Reserve is hoarding Treasuries, interest rates in the US have plummeted and the inflation menace overhangs like a large knife above the American economy. Not at all, points out economist Luis Arroyo.
Why would president Hollande place such tax burden on the rich and corporate? He said France’s 2013 Budget was meant to demonstrate the euro zone that austerity and fairness can walk together the way out of the crisis. It looks as he’d rather protect a bloated state, though.
Revealed: the VAT rise in Spain fell mostly on customers’ shoulders. Afi analysts and national statistics show inflation in September has jumped by 0.8 percentage points.
The ECB reduced official interest rates by 0.25%, but the interest rate spread for loans to firms and households has widened. Credit conditions vary from one country to another in the euro area. The European governments have to fulfil their duties if the euro is to stabilise.
JLM Campuzano, analyst at Citigroup, treads through some of the figures in the Spanish general budget for next year. He finds effort, risk, savings, some uncertainties and a lot of unavoidable pain.
The euro area’s current balanced reached a 0.5% surplus of GDP in the second quarter of 2012. The correction in peripheral economies should be taken note of, CaixaBank analysts highlight.