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Tomorrow, summer is over in Euroland

If anyone of you thought this Summer was quieter than last year, then it's not due to less hazards for the EU leaders, it's rather that they are more skilled than last year in the profession as holidaymakers. We could for instance see Pedro Passos Coelho swim in Algarve relatively anonymously, but he was eventually caught up by some road toll protestors.

STATEMENT OF THE MEMBERS OF THE EUROPEAN COUNCIL 30 JANUARY 2012

TOWARDS GROWTH-FRIENDLY CONSOLIDATION AND JOB-FRIENDLY GROWTH

Over recent months, there have been tentative signs of economic stabilisation but financial market tensions continue to dampen economic activity and uncertainty remains high. Governments are undertaking strong efforts to correct budgetary imbalances on a sustainable basis but further efforts are needed to promote growth and employment. There are no quick fixes. Our action must be determined, persistent and broad-based. We must do more to get Europe out of the crisis.

Pimco's El-Erian Calls U.S. Economy `Terrifying'

Mohamed El-Erian, chief executive officer and co-chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co., talks about U.S. budget policy and the economy. He speaks with Betty Liu and Dominic Chu on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop."

Willem Buiter Citigroup: Europe Must Act Now to Avoid a Default

Biggest credit crunch bankruptcies so far in US

Update: 1 November 2011.


Two years have passed since the first list was compiled here at Asymptotix. Now with MG Global Chapter 11 filing, we though it's time to update the list (including pre-credit crunch):


1) Lehman Brothers Holdings, September 2008: $691 billion in assets


2) Washington Mutual, September 2008: $327.9 billion


3) WorldCom, July 2002: $103.9 billion


4) General Motors, June 2009: $91 billion


5) CIT Group, November 2009: $80.4 billion


6) Enron, 2001: $65.5 billion


7) Conseco, 2002: $61.4 billion

Who is the biggest clown of the Credit Crisis? Vote now!

Thanks to @centrifugen I came across a poll on a Swedish site: who is the biggest clown of the Credit Crisis?


Thought we should have our voice heard so please cast your vote here: http://www.asymptotix.eu/content/who-biggest-clown-credit-crisis

G-20 Summit Cannes 3-4 November 2011

Presidents Barroso and Van Rompuy shared their views in advance of the summit in a letter sent to the other members of the European Council on 7 October 2011 (see MEMO/11/678).

Official version: Main results of Euro Summit

Secure the decline of the Greek debt to GDP ratio with an objective of reaching 120% by 2020. Euro area Member States will contribute to the PSI package up to 30 bn euro. The nominal discount will be 50% on notional Greek debt held by private investors. A new EU-IMF multiannual programme financing up to 100 bn euro will be put in place by the end of the year. It will be accompanied by a strengthening of the mechanisms for the monitoring of implementation of the reforms


 

Crisis Mis-Management in Brussels! They sure aint doin it by the book!

 

MARKET (RATIONAL) EXPECTATIONS & (MONETARY) ECONOMIC POLICY IN BRUSSELS

 

Asymptotix diagnosis of european problem & proposal of a solution

 

 

 

 

Asymptotix diagnosis of EU atrophy (incompetence?)
& a 'Policy Prescription' proposal 

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