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Monday, February 4

4th Feb - US Close: Euro Again

I'll post a quick "views" and comments in an hour, but here are the links first.

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Roundups & Commentary
Markets – Between The Hedges
The Closer – alphaville / FT

Tomorrow’s Tape – WSJ
Europe Plunges By Most In Six MonthsZH
Meanwhile In European Financials...ZH
US: Stocks Slump To Tepper's Latest "Balls To The Wall" High – ZH
Morning Briefing (Asia): Profit Taking Extends Into North American Session BNY Mellon
  With the debate over the bailout for Cyprus now coming into focus, it’s time to start looking at the details and to come to some tentative conclusions as to how this may play out.

David Cameron’s European Spaghetti Bowl Project Syndicate
Cameron’s “Europe” speech on January 23 was powerful, polished, contained a bold vision, and offered good arguments. But translating those arguments into institutional reality will be a difficult challenge.

OECD Warns German Economic Growth Depends on MigrationWSJ
Germany risks diminishing economic growth if it doesn’t attract more immigrants to fill jobs, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, or OECD, warned in a new report Monday.

Plans for a banking union may not be able to tackle the eurozone’s economic crisiseuropp / LSE

EU executive warns national bank supervisors over discriminationReuters
National regulators across the European Union have until the end of the month to show they are not damaging the single market by being too heavy handed with banks from elsewhere in the bloc, the EU's executive European Commission said on Monday.

So many ways to failFree exchange / The Economist
And the risk of something going wrong is all the greater for Europe's lackadaisical approach to serious recession and a growing unemployment problem.

Stocks And FX 'Breaking Bad'ZH

When Not All Bonds Are BondsWSJ
The first month of 2013 saw European bond markets treat banks as if the financial crisis was over the hump and on a solid path back to normality.

Euro Spreads WidenBespoke

Euro Tremors Risk Market Respite on Spain-Italy, BanksBB
Europe’s political tremors risk spoiling the region’s market calm, with corruption allegations buffeting Spanish Premier Mariano Rajoy and Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi narrowing the front-runner’s lead as elections loom.

Merkel backs Spain's embattled PMeuobserver
Germany's Merkel has "full confidence" in Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy, accused of having received secret payments together with other party officials.

Press release Statement by the EC and the ECB following the conclusion of the second review of the financial assistance programme for SpainECB

Italian Austerity in the PollsEconoMonitor
After four years since the beginning of the world Great Recession, and one year of the Monti-Merkel “austerity” therapy, Italy goes to the general elections. Here is an account of what happened, what has been done and with what results.

Bank Of Italy Caught Lying About Imploding Monte PaschiZH

To Get a Bailout, Cyprus Needs to Launder Its ReputationView / BB
If Cyprus wants a bailout, the best thing it could do is come up with a grand political gesture to address the perception that it is being used for money laundering and tax evasion. It is in everyone’s best interests that this happens, preventing a messy default or a bailout that sets dangerous precedents.

No, there probably isn't a bond bubbleWonkblog / WP

Pankkien pilkkominenHannu Visti

Madonlukuja eurolleJ.Vahe / piksu
Front Capital Oy päästrategi Ari Aaltonen on julkaissut mielenkiintoisen katsauksen.

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