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G20: Communiqué of Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G-20 Washington DC, USA, 22 September 2011

 


We, the Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the G-20 are committed to a strong and coordinated international response to address the renewed challenges facing the global economy, notably heightened downside risks from sovereign stresses, financial system fragility, market turbulence, weak economic growth and unacceptably high unemployment.

Strong demand for EU € 4 billion 15y bond in support of Ireland and Portugal

The European Union (EU) placed yesterday a € 4 billion bond with 15 years maturity, notifying strong investors' demand for this benchmark bond. The operation took place under the European Financial Stabilisation Mechanism (EFSM) and was carried out by the European Commission on behalf of the EU. From the proceeds Ireland and Portugal will receive € 2 billion each as further loans as part of their financial assistance packages, in line with the overall funding requirements.

IMF Global Financial Stability Report - September 2011: Europe bank's exposure to the eurozone debt crisis increased to €300bn

 

Europe bank's exposure to the eurozone debt crisis has increased to €300bn (£263bn).

Cumulative spillovers from high spread euro area sovereigns to the EU banking system - 300 bn euros

The epicenter of sovereign risk has been Greece, which generated the first of four waves of spillover to European banks. The analysis suggests that, first, spillovers on European bank exposures to the Greek sovereign have amounted to almost €60 billion (Figure 1.17). Second, as sovereign risks spread to other governments, the spillovers to banks have mounted. If the sovereign stresses in Ireland and Portugal are included, the total spillover rises to €80 billion. Third, the governments in Belgium, Italy, and Spain have also come under market pressure; incorporating credit risks from these sovereigns into the analysis further raises the total estimated spillover, to about €200 billion. Fourth, bank asset prices in the high-spread euro area have fallen in concert with sovereign stresses, leading to a rise in the credit risk of interbank exposures; including those exposures increases the total estimated spillover to €300 billion overall. Although these numbers are based on market assessments of credit risk, which may reflect a degree of overshooting, the underlying problems that they highlight are real.

EFSF revamp screwed after Slovenia topple government after confidence vote - delay until 2012

In mid July Merkozy decided the terms for a revamped EFSF, that tiny office in Avenue JFK in Luxembourg, currently sitting on 750 bn euros.

Lawmakers in Ljubljana voted 51-36 today to topple Prime Minister Borut Pahor’s administration, according to parliament’s press service. General elections are likely to be held as early as December, which may force a postponement of a vote to back the legislation enhancing the EU rescue fund, known as the European Financial Stability Facility.

Euro-Zone Finance Ministers and US' Geithner Debate Ways Of Easing Tensions

-- Geithner urges Europe to overcome damaging divisions, remove "catastrophic risk"

-- Juncker says debt crisis makes stimulus measures impossible

-- Finnish collateral demands discussed but no agreement reached yet

-- Agreement reached on economic governance

The ECB's crisis response and government-bond purchases have sparked opposition in Germany

A sequence model of German / ECB relations 2010 thru 2011 from the WSJ

 

EU Economic Governance: Lunatix 2

updated for the bank holiday and rentree coincidence August 2011,

porto man

 

 

Lunatix Two: A European Stabilisation Bank & the Dysfunctional European Commission Economic Policy development process

 

 

 

7 August 2011 - Statement by the President of the ECB

1. The Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) welcomes the announcements made by the governments of Italy and Spain concerning new measures and reforms in the areas of fiscal and structural policies. The Governing Council considers a decisive and swift implementation by both governments as essential in order to substantially enhance the competitiveness and flexibility of their economies, and to rapidly reduce public deficits.

2. The Governing Council underlines the importance of the commitment of all Heads of State or Government to adhere strictly to the agreed fiscal targets, as reaffirmed at the euro area summit of 21 July 2011. A key element is also the enhancement of the growth potential of the economy.

3. The Governing Council considers essential the prompt implementation of all the decisions taken at the euro area summit. In this perspective, the Governing Council welcomes the joint commitment expressed by Germany and France today.

Statement by President Barroso on the euro area sovereign bond markets

Developments in the sovereign bond markets of Italy and Spain are a cause of deep concern. These developments are clearly unwarranted on the basis of economic and budgetary fundamentals in these two Member States and the steps that they are taking to reinforce those fundamentals. In fact, the tensions in bond markets reflect a growing concern among investors about the systemic capacity of the euro area to respond to the evolving crisis.

A EUROPEAN MONETARY FUND MORPHED OUT OF THE EFSF

A set of references to the nascent European Monetary Fund are below

(but we @ asymptotix think that we thought of it 1st) - see the link to the ESB proposal below

UL icons asymptotix 2

 

FT LEXICON

"European Monetary Fund"

$229 Billion in New Greek Aid

EU leaders look to expanded bailout fund to stave off crisis

European debt crisis: As it happened

Sarkozy's take on debt crisis

That eurozone summit draft - annotated

Eurozone debt crisis summit: as it happened

 

A EUROPEAN MONETARY FUND [EMF] = the ESB (EUROPEAN STABILISATION BANK) CONCEPT

 

Let me summarise what is going on here on this page, above is the Euro Summit of summer 2011; Merkozy-sphere; Van Rompuy & Barosso are the puppets; here is how the process works; Lunatix2 ; the EMF or ESB idea is progressing through the DYSFUNCTIONAL GROUNDHOG SUMMITRY of the 2010 - 2012 period, announcements at 5am - thing! The initial partial proposal of summer 2010 is below with an explanation [allegedly] of why that proposal was so over complex and half baked & some links to further contempraneous analysis. The summits of 2012 are opaque to say the least; we still have van Rompuy the Harlequin announcing 'peace with honour' but we don not have a solution which remains credible and stable in terms of the markets for longer that 48 hours; see Lunatix3 . We are watching a Darwinian inevitability proceed at the pace of a car crash; guided by Lunatix, with Hidden Agendas; in the end the solution is inevitable, an EMF or ESB in all but name & with a banking license. It looks as complex as a modern ballet, that is the way they like it in Brussels; the process has become publicly narcissistic; it has gone too far, the politicians (elected & unelected) are loosing their audience. Now it looks as though in the end the Germans will have to pay;-

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