A struggle for basic survival and for new money to burn.
Leaks about money laundering, a resurgent Pandemic, China risks, exposure to Turkey’s financial crisis, all in a negative-interest-rate environment that is toxic for banks.
Saving the Zombies in Europe.
For many, squatting is a desperate last resort. For others, it’s a lifestyle choice or political statement. Barcelona, ground zero of the phenomenon, attracts squatters from all over Europe.
The European Market Regulator flags big issues, including the “decoupling of financial market performance and underlying economic activity.”
“The contract between society and business has changed forever.”
“Valuation uncertainties.” And the trail of the Windhorst bonds.
Most of the fallout from the Pandemic has been postponed in the UK. But then what?
Over-65s, a large and growing demographic in Europe, are cutting their spending at worst possible time as NIRP eats into savings, pensions, investments, and annuities.
Big Gamble that was hot for years has gone sour after Turkish lira’s plunge and surge of defaults on bank debts denominated in foreign currency.