• 12 Jan 2015 at 7:02 PM

S&P Positively Verklemmt About The Germans

Getting excited.All is not well in the German Empire European Union. The Greeks may be about to do something extremely regrettable. The bloc’s economy stubbornly refuses to recognize the wisdom and effectiveness of Angela Merkel’s austere medicine. But while the Czechs have succumbed to all of the unpleasantness (JFK-Prague airfares are looking very reasonable right now, for what it’s worth), the Germans couldn’t be steadier. At least according to S&P. Read more »

  • 15 Jul 2014 at 4:41 PM

Germany Really Needed That World Cup Win

Things were looking pretty grim in the Bundesrepublik before Sunday, what with economic sentiment in the shitter and the country’s most important industry awash in scandal. Read more »

Bondholders will have to be down 8(%)-0 before the German taxpayer steps in. Read more »

In order to keep one woman in a top job, Angela Merkel will reluctantly force German companies to give some others sub-top jobs. Read more »

  • 12 Nov 2013 at 3:48 PM

Larry Fink Puts Euro In His Ten-Year Death Pool

The euro could be in danger of disappearing within the next decade if France does not continue pushing economic reforms, BlackRock Capital boss Larry Fink said Tuesday. Fink expressed his concern about the health of one of Europe’s largest economies at The New York Times’s DealBook Conference, mentioning France’s recent downgrade by Standard & Poor’s. “I don’t think in 10 years time we can have a euro if we don’t have a strong France and a strong Germany,” he said in an interview shown on CNBC. “It’s all predicated on two very strong countries and the competitiveness of France is still deteriorating.” [CNBC]

Don’t believe the rumors. Read more »

  • 11 Jul 2013 at 3:45 PM
  • Banks

Germany Says ‘Nein’ To EU Bank Shutdown Plan

In case you had any doubt as to who actually runs the European Union, it’s her. Read more »