Three Risks For European Banks

The measures implemented by governments in the Eurozone have one common denominator: A massive increase in debt from governments and the private sector. Loans lead the stimulus packages from Germany to Spain. The objective is to give firms and families some leverage to pass the bad months of the confinement and allow the economy to recover strongly in the third and fourth quarter. This bet on a speedy recovery may put the troubled European banking sector in a difficult situation.

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Fifteen Fast Facts About Gold

Today Bank of America published its eighth annual Gold and Gold industry primer, and extremely useful report chock full of information including sections on economic drivers, gold supply and demand trends, industry fundamentals and sector valuations. But the main reason why this year’s edition is remarkable, is because with gold trading at $1,770, it is just $100 away from its record hit in Sept 2011, an all time high price which even the skeptics say will be in the rear-view mirror in short notice as a result of the insanity taking place with central bank money printers.

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