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Spain's Deep Recession
Time Traveler from Year 2210
Spain is in deep recession not only economic-wise, but from every other point of view. Nothing works well in the Kingdom, not even the Monarchy. Profound changes are necessary if Spaniards wish to have any future at all.
Spain's Current Economic Pain Nothing New
Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary, Boa...
Financed by exuberant foreign bankers, encumbered by huge debt, and trying to dominate a dysfunctional Europe, Spain was an overextended empire that eventually squandered great wealth. There are definite echoes of the past that have come down from this time to modern-day Spain.
'Robin Hood' Mayor Robs Supermarkets, Gives Food To Poor
The Euro Gets a New "Transmission" From Super Mario
Dean Emeritus, Ageno School of Business - Golden Gate University
In their view, the ECB has no treaty-based mandate to print money or undertake "quantitative easing" in this way. If that is the case, however, then the euro is a suicide pact, powerless to defend itself against its own demise.
Euphemisms for Spain
Writer, journalist; Author, 'L', 'Selfishness'
No, this is definitely not referring to Angela Merkel. Rather, it is a different tactical approach, looking to instill some much needed humor in the midst of an extremely serious population. And if you can laugh at your own follies, you're half-way towards some serious self-(social) criticism.
Greek Respite Leaves Euro Problems Unchanged
Business and economics writer
For European leaders, the central challenge is bigger, and has been mounting for years: How to stabilize a single monetary union that allows for 17 different fiscal policies
Time to Put Finance Back in Its Cage
Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
It's not that economies are too slow to appease markets. It's that the markets have too much power to destroy economies. Let's not forget -- this entire crisis was caused because markets mispriced risk.
Euro 2012: Distracting Europeans from Re-thinking Retirement
CEO, Global Coalition on Aging
As difficult economic questions sit on the horizon, Europe remains happily distracted by Euro 2012. And, really, who can blame them?
Spain's Bank Bailout Can't Save Europe
President, Pento Portfolio Strategies
After the euphoria from the Spanish bailout ends, look for sovereign bond yields to once again rise, along with credit default swaps on that debt, and for global markets to continue lower. There is simply no magic bullet or elixir that can save Europe from a tremendous amount of pain.
It Could Have Been Worse
President, International Financial Analysts (AFI); Professor o...
Solutions must be contemplated in relation to the magnitude of the problems for which they're destined. And the open-ended problem of the Spanish banking system was, until Saturday, certainly complicated.
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Which Road for Europe?
Co-founder and co-editor, 'The American Prospect'
Angela Merkel's increasing isolation among European leaders should increase the chances that the austerity mongers may yet relent. But Merkel, thus far, shows no sign of moderating her stance.
Nobel Prize-Winning Economist: Spain Bailout 'Not Going To Work'
Greek Opinion Polls and the U.S. GDP Figure
Currency Analyst at Caxton FX
Figures from the German, French and eurozone-wide services and manufacturing sectors almost all disappointed, suggesting that the eurozone's avoidance of economic contraction in Q1 will prove temporary.
Sure, There's Greece... But What About Spain?
Former Finance Minister of Greece
I shall concede all you want me to concede about my fellow Greeks on condition that you give me a plausible answer to a simple question: What on earth is Europe doing to Spain as part of this Grand Plan?
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Spain and the Blame Game
Professor of Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University
As Spain confronts the reality of its economic woes, it's becoming increasingly difficult to separate economic fact from political fiction. Yet, while some Spanish regions have overspent their means, in the case of Catalonia (capital: Barcelona) this is far from the truth.
Borrowing Costs For Spain Rise, As European Crisis Grows
It's a Bad Time to Have a Home in Spain
Student of UAM / El País Journalism School
Under Spanish law, turning over your property to the bank doesn't cancel the debt if the property is sold for less than the outstanding mortgage.
Moody's Puts Spain On Review For Possible Credit Downgrade
Spain leads the PIGS to IMF Debtor's Trough
Blogs on sports and politics. Member of PEN
Spain was dancing in the streets after winning the World Cup last year. Now, thanks to the Euro-zone economic crisis, crowds are protesting 21 percent unemployment, food price inflation and a shrinking middle class.
Spain's Troubles Are Tied to Eurozone Policies
Co-Director, Center for Economic and Policy Research, Washingt...
It has become fashionable since Spain's economy began to decline to make comparisons to Germany, which is rebounding strongly. This story does not fit the economic facts very well.
Nouriel Roubini Warns Of A Domino Debt Collapse In Europe
EU Debt Crisis Is 'Systemic,' According To Official's Warning
Irish and Greek Defaults Will Reshape Europe
Former Chief Economist, CIBC World Markets
Clumping fiscally wayward economies with much lower per-capita incomes, like Portugal, Spain, Ireland and Greece, into a common currency union with Northern Europe is not sustainable.
Spain's Banks Seen As Weak Link In Debt Crisis
European Debt Crisis Escalates: Will Spain Be The Next To Fall?
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