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Archive for 22. April 2012

The euro crisis is back, and resolving it is not getting any easier

Geschrieben von hkarner - 22. April 2012

Date: 20-04-2012
Source: The Economist: Charlemagne
Subject: April showers on the euro

The euro crisis is back, and resolving it is not getting any easier

LIKE Brussels, with its fickle weather, the euro crisis enjoyed a hint of summer but has now returned to wintry gloom. The sun shone after the European Central Bank took action to avert a credit crunch. Now the storm clouds are blowing in from Spain. Yields on Spanish bonds are rising dangerously, and Italian ones are close behind. Like Spain, Italy will miss its deficit target this year and next. Portugal may also need fresh support.

For Eurocrats, these are but passing squalls. Summer will come, they say, so long as everybody sticks to the plans for deficit reduction. Spain is on track, insists Jean-Claude Juncker, head of the euro group of finance ministers. The IMF this week revised up its growth projections: the euro zone’s recession this year will be milder than it previously thought. So why the renewed panic? Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Geithner to Europe: Take Strong Action on Debt Crisis

Geschrieben von hkarner - 22. April 2012

Genau: vom Finanzminister des absolut höchst verschuldeten Landes brauchen wir solche Tipps (hfk)

Date: 22-04-2012

Source: The Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON—U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said Saturday that the euro zone needed stronger action from authorities, including the European Central Bank, to tame a potential deterioration in the debt crisis.

“The success of the next phase of the crisis response will hinge on Europe’s willingness and ability, together with the European Central Bank, to apply its tools and processes creatively, flexibly and aggressively to support countries as they implement reforms and stay ahead of markets,” Mr. Geithner told the International Monetary Fund’s policy steering committee.

Washington has long pressed Europe to bolster its emergency bailout funds and use them to backstop government debt. It has also urged the ECB to use all the weapons in its arsenal to calm financial markets (ja, gegen die Statuten der EZB!). Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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A third industrial revolution

Geschrieben von hkarner - 22. April 2012

Date: 21-04-2012
Source: The Economist

As manufacturing goes digital, it will change out of all recognition, says Paul Markillie.
And some of the business of making things will return to rich countries

OUTSIDE THE SPRAWLING Frankfurt Messe, home of innumerable German trade fairs, stands the “Hammering Man”, a 21-metre kinetic statue that steadily raises and lowers its arm to bash a piece of metal with a hammer. Jonathan Borofsky, the artist who built it, says it is a celebration of the worker using his mind and hands to create the world we live in. That is a familiar story. But now the tools are changing in a number of remarkable ways that will transform the future of manufacturing. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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