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Monetary policymakers are
becoming preoccupied with the risks of persistently low interest rates to Europe’s
still fragile economic recovery. Ultra-easy credit is creating growing economic
distortions and asset bubbles, while reviving volatility and risk in financial
markets. The European Central Bank realizes it must “normalize” rates, but it worries
that sudden tightening could precipitate a financial crisis that could be as
bad or worse than 2008-2009.
Professor Elisabeth Krecké
European banks are in bad shape, and shareholders and bondholders are feeling the heat. With governments and regulators still groping for a solution, various options have bubbled to the surface. Summary <i>Three main responses have been proposed to Europe’s banking crisis: 1) more stringent regulation and ...
Professor Enrico Colombatto
The current situation of Germany’s federal fiscal affairs seems comfortable at first glance, but the future drain on the country’s budget is likely to be dramatic as Germany faces a demographic timebomb and future commitments. GIS expert Prof Dr Michael Wohlgemuth takes a look at the current situation and the future debt in the second of his four-part series.
Dr. Michael Wohlgemuth