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Europe Is getting Ready for Euro Disintegration, Stratfor Reports


This is going to be a decisive year for the entire European union and the Eurozone. Starting from the next month and through September 2017, we are going to see a series of elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands. International experts say that those elections will decide the future of the common European currency as we know it. By the way, Italy may also hold a similar election in late 2017.
 

 

 

 

Amid such an uncertainty, the Eurozone’s key participants are already taking steps to secure themselves against possible financial misfortunes. Stratfor experts have just released a report explaining the existing and future risks for the Eurozone.
 
The Italian government seems to be hanging by a thread. However, whenever the government decides to hold an election, almost half of the electorate seems to be supporting the parties willing to quit the Eurozone for good. If that’s the case, this is definitely going to undermine international markets, not to mention Eurozone economies themselves. The worries re going to grow over time. The thing is, some representatives of the Democratic Party of Italy claim to have created a whole new party. The National Front of France is also planning to hold a referendum to quit the Eurozone.
 
At the same time, the experts believe that no Grexit (stands for Greek exit) will seriously affect the Eurozone’s stability. Still, the Grexit has become more probable today. Athens promised to implement the unpopular economic reforms required to get another tranche from the lenders. Some of those reforms touch upon very sensitive questions, which may trigger social instability on Greece. At the same time, the coalitional government now represents an insignificant amount of seats in the Greek parliament, which is another major reason why the current government may collapse. An early election in Greece may turn into a referendum to quit the Eurozone. While Greece owes most of its debt to international lenders, a Grexit is not expected to become something challenging for the Eurozone unlike something it could have been5 years ago. Anyway, this could create the sol-called domino effect and spread over other Eurozone members like Italy and Spain . if happening shortly after the Brexit, the Grexit may cause instability in the Eurozone and even affect the forthcoming elections.
 

 

This is why some Eurozone members have already started studying alternatives. For example, not so long ago, the Netherlands started studying the relations with the Euro. The thing is that the local authorities are worried that the ECB’s policies may seriously affect Dutch pensioners and bank depositors. The recently started research is expected to clarify the situation an even to provide the ways to quit the Eurozone with the least amount of pain possible. The very fact that such research was started indicates how serious the governments are about the problem. This also means that they do believe in the likelihood of a Eurozone crash. For now, the political and financial future of Europe seems to remain unclear.

 

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Referendum In Catalonia May Hit Europe Harder Than Brexit

The possibility of Catalonia exiting from Spain is dangerous to the integrity of the European Union, even more dangerous than the Brexit. This is what The Daily Telegraph thinks on the matter.

 

Publication date: 01 October 04:58 AM

Trump Announced Revolutionary Tax Cuts for Americans

On Wednesday, September 27th, President Trump announced a tax reform. The thing is that Donald trump promised this tax reform when making his election pledges in 2016.

Publication date: 29 September 07:51 AM

What is so precious about Ukraine for international investors? An American businessman shares his opinion

More and more international investors have been paying attention to Ukraine as a promising area for profitable investing. Cody Shirk, an American entrepreneur, traveler and investor, is now urging international investors to look at Ukraine as a country with really great investment potential, Market Leader reports.

Publication date: 27 September 03:16 AM

China’s Debt Bubble May Trigger Another Global Financial Crisis

The Chinese economy keeps on slowing down as China’s debt bubble is growing. International experts are concerned about that. They are afraid of a new global financial crisis, Market Leader reports. The thing is, the Chinese economy is not growing fast enough anymore. Beijing has to admit the economic slowdown. The entire international expert community is now closely watching this slowdown and expressing their concerns about China’s economic prospects amid the mentioned economic slowdown and inflating debt bubble.

Publication date: 25 September 12:44 PM

Why Is German Parliamentary Election Important to Europe?

Judging by the results of several sociological surveys, the chances of electing Angela Markel for the next 4 years is fairly high at the moment. Even though there is almost no intrigue in the election, the international community has still been closely watching it, Market Leader reports

Publication date: 24 September 12:55 AM

Bitcoin Market Cap Exceeds $150 Billion

Bitcoin’s market capitalization exceeded $150 billion the other day. At the same time, the international expert community keeps on pondering upon the near-term prospects of Bitcoin and other digital currencies.

Publication date: 03 September 11:22 PM

American Sanctions Will Cut Investments In Russia

Some experts say that the next round of anti-Russian sanctions imposed a couple of weeks ago is going to undermine the Russian economy. In particular, they are threatening the investment capital inflow.

 

 
A few weeks after Donald Trump reluctantly signed the new sanctions approved by the U.S. Congress, Russian and foreign investors are still trying to figure out what the actual consequences of this decision are going to be. For now, they seem to have understood enough to be afraid of long-term negative consequences for their existing or potential investments in the Russian economy, which has just started recovering after a 2-year recession.
 
Publication date: 31 August 01:44 AM

New U.S. Sanctions Against Russia Will Result In Geopolitical Changes

Political expert Lilia Shevtsova commented on the new sanctions against Russia imposed by the United States. She claims that the geopolitical situation in the world is going to change in the near future due to the sanctions.

 

She claims that introducing those sanctions was like a surgery. As the result of this surgery, the USA got rid of a foreign body. After that, Washington is probably going to reset their foreign policy. However, nobody can definitely say what exactly this event is going to result in. But one thing is sure – something is definitely going to change in the world order, and this creates certain threats for Russia.

Publication date: 28 August 03:32 AM

New Sanctions Against Russia Will Last Long

Russian political expert Leonid Shvets commented on the new round of anti-Russian sanctions. For starters, he claims that Russia has already turned into America’s biggest enemy. The thing is that the new law signed by Donald Trump not so long ago is designed to fight America’s enemies with the help of sanctions. North Korea and Iran are also on the same list.

 

 
Publication date: 28 August 01:02 AM

New Sanctions Will Hit Putin Personally, Piotrovskiy Says

This time, American sanctions are going to hit even Vladimir Putin himself, Andrey Piotrovskiy says. He says that the devil is in the detail. The thing is that the new sanctions approved by the U.S. Congress and signed by Donald Trump (even though he was against those sanctions), obliges the U.S. financial intelligence to provide the Congress with the information on all the known and probable assets belonging to the all the high-ranking Russian politicians, including Russian President Vladimir Putin. With that being said, it’s not accidental, that Putin is mentioned several times in the document.
 
Publication date: 27 August 11:35 AM