Fox Business - The Power to Prosper
Search Site

Deleveraging Shock

Factbox: Macroeconomic imbalances in 13 European Union countries

The European Commission on Wednesday published the results of an in-depth review of 13 EUcountries identified last year as showing signs of macroeconomic imbalance in areas such as debt management, banking sector reform and labor markets.The Commission said that while macroeconomic adjustment was progressing, success varied widely across the EU, with particular concerns in several southern European states.Following are key remarks on individual countries from the 33-page summary of the report.BELGIUM- Belgium continues to suffer from a loss of export market share. High levels of public debt remain an imbalance and raise concerns about stability.- The Belgian economy would benefit from a reform of its wage bargaining system, a smaller tax burden and improved total factor productivity.BULGARIA- Bulgaria's external position remains highly negative, although recent developments go in the right direction.- Financial sector stability has been preserved, but profitability is very low. Very we...

Read More

  1. Art Laffer Estimates Stimulus Spending at $4T Since 2008

    Former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros argues the stimulus spending was needed to prevent a depression .

  2. Is a Recession Ahead? How Will it Impact Your Portfolio?

    Tice Capital President David Tice and Mittleman Brothers CIO Chris Mittleman on the economic outlook and its impact on how you invest.

  3. Is J.P. Morgan Too Big to Manage Successfully?

    “Exile on Wall Street” author Mike Mayo on J.P. Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon’s testimony and the impact of regulations.

  4. Gold Prices Ready to Soar?

    Agnico-Eagle Mines CEO Sean Boyd on the outlook for gold and the mining company’s outlook for growth.

  5. Fed's Lockhart Says More Easing Not Out Of Question

    A Federal Reserve policy maker on Tuesday refused to rule out further quantitative easing by the U.S. central bank, citing a sharp rise in jobless or a big shock in ...

  6. Sonders: Would Like to See More Pessimism Back in Markets

    Charles Schwab senior vice president Liz Ann Sonders weighs in on the current state of economic and market sentiment.

  7. U.S. Economy Turned a Corner Towards Recovery?

    Charles Schwab Senior V.P. Liz Ann Sonders on the outlook for the European and U.S. economies.

  8. Should Investors Worry About Exposure to Europe?

    Addison Capital CIO Michael Church on why the European debt crisis is impacting U.S. markets.

  9. Central Banks, Fed Team Up to Boost Liquidity

    Jefferies Chief Financial Economist Ward McCarthy weighs in on the Central Banks' and Federal Reserves' plan to ease strains in the global financial markets and how it will impact the markets.

  10. Euro Debt Contagion in the Works?

    Richard DeKaser, Parthenon Group deputy chief economist, breaks down the latest in the European debt crisis, and the risk of financial contagion to the U.S.

  11. Don't Believe the Polls: Consumers Continue to Consume

    With Americans feeling as lousy about the economy as they have since the U.S. staved off a near-depression in early 2009, one would imagine consumer spending is simi...

  12. Morgan Stanley Execs Shut Down Rumors

    FBN's Charlie Gasparino on Morgan Stanley executives scrambling to quash rumors after a selloff in the bank's stock yesterday.

  1. Relief in Markets, But No Enthusiasm as Cyprus Signs its Deal

    Europe's financial markets reflected relief Monday that a deal to bail out Cyprus had been struck, helping the country to dodge a potentially catastrophic exit from ...

  2. U.S. household wealth rises to near 2007 high

    The net wealth of U.S. households rose in the third quarter to its highest since late 2007, providing a hopeful sign for future consumer spending.Net financial wealt...

  3. Greek Banks Are Turning a Corner

    Greece's banking system is poised to turn a corner. This matters a great deal both to Greece and to the rest of Europe. Returning Greece to growth is the lever that ...

  4. Bernanke Out in 2014?

    TD Bank V.P. Beata Caranci on reports Ben Bernanke would likely step down as the Federal Reserve Chair in 2014 and its impact on the markets and economy.

  5. FSA's Turner: UK Self-Interest at Stake in Euro Solution

    Britain has an enormous self-interest in seeing the euro-zone's debt crisis brought to an end and must use what influence it has to bring about a resolution, a senio...

  6. Was the $840B Stimulus a Success?

    “The New New Deal” author Michael Grunwald argues the government stimulus was a success and prevented unemployment from rising even higher than it did.

  7. Was the $840B Stimulus a Success?

    “The New New Deal” author Michael Grunwald argues the government stimulus was a success and prevented unemployment from rising even higher than it did.

‹ Prev12Next ›
Freebase CC-BY
Source: Deleveraging Shock on Freebase, licensed under CC-BY
Other content from Wikipedia, licensed under the GFDL