Category Archives: France politics+economy

Eurozone unemployment rises to 11.1 %.A major stimulus is required.

Eurostat has released their latest unemployment data and it is ugly. Unemployment has risen again to 11.1 % overall for the Eurozone led by a rise in Spain as well as a small rise in France. Only a major co-ordinated … Continue reading

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Eurozone allows stabilization fund to inject capital into private banks: Spain, Italy and France win partial victory

After late night negotiations it has been decided to permit the European stability fund to purchase directly the assets offered by banks in Spain and and Italian sovereign bonds and by so doing permit European funds to be injected directly … Continue reading

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Supreme Court upholds Obama Care; Europe continues to debate how to rescue economy from bond market blackmail

The Supreme Court in a 5 to 4 decision with Chief Justice Roberts siding with the majority has upheld most of the Affordable Care Act by ruling its provisions constitutional under the federal powers of taxation. Four of the liberal … Continue reading

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New exit poll New Democracy 28-30 %slightly ahead of Syrizia 27-28.5 %:partial official results show similar trend

It looks increasingly like New Democracy will finish a narrow first over Syriza with 28-30 % of the vote ,Pasok far behind  at 13 % and the other small parties including the right wing extremist party, New Dawn at under … Continue reading

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Spanish banks bail out, French parliamentary elections, Unemployment rises in Europe,Canadian unemployment stable but still too elevated.

A lot of information to process. Most of it not good. The best although mixed news comes from France where the first round of the parliamentary elections showed a strong showing by Francois Hollande’s socialist party which garnered about 29.35% … Continue reading

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François Hollande a Supply Sider ? Oh M.Hollande SVP Say it ain’t So .Victor Hugo Would Not Approve.

Well it didn’t take long. Its not even 24 hours since François Hollande has assumed the Presidency of France and already some insiders are claiming, perhaps accurately although in my view its still too early to say definitively that M.Hollande … Continue reading

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Coalition building in Greece:A coalition may require Pasok &New Democracy party factions to co-operate with the left.

The head of the the second most sucessful party , Syriza , the coalition of the Left , Alexis Tipras has now been given the task of trying to form a government around an anti austerity position, after New Democracy … Continue reading

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Triple witching hour for austerity:Hollande wins in France, Labour in Britain, anti-austerity in Greece.

A small but significant earthquake has occurred over the past few days in Europe. The victory of the Socialist party in the Presidential race combined with the election results in Greece along with the drubbing of the Conservative and Liberal … Continue reading

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François Hollande Wins:Exit Polls claim;Greece votes to repudiate austerity

François Hollande has won the French Presidential election with 51.9 % of the vote according to French exit polls. Nicholas Sarkozy has obtained 48.1 % of the vote according to these exit polls. It is an historic victory for the … Continue reading

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French unemployment rises for 12th consecutive month:austerity a bad bet

Again no surprise but painful to report nonethess unemployment in France continues to rise for the 12th consecutive month as reported by INSEE. In metropolitan France it is now 9.7 % with the overall national rate even higher at just … Continue reading

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