Victor Jimenez

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Catalonia Must Pay, or Else

(2) Comments | Posted 26 November 2012 | (12:59)

One can only encourage the Spanish central government to become more British-like and let Catalans hold a fair referendum. And to read with a more accurate eye Sunday's results of the snap election in Catalonia than Madrid-headquartered press did this morning.

Their commentators and leader articles mostly found...

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UK and the EU: Going, Going, Gone!

(0) Comments | Posted 10 November 2012 | (11:22)

Whitehall may block the already severely wounded attempt of setting up the European Union's banking union-unless its single supervisor stays at a safe distance from the City of London. And it isn't even a threat, no matter how fundamental the integration of the financial sector has...

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Europe's Banks Beyond The Pale

(0) Comments | Posted 31 October 2012 | (16:26)

"Again?," you might sigh.

For all their self-alleged sophisticated protestation, European banking entities have somehow ended roughly mirroring the very political disarray their CEOs blame for the slow deleverage levels in the industry and timid lending activity. That is, for their stubborn negative to accept that yesterday's boom succulent profits...

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Spain is Finished

(0) Comments | Posted 13 October 2012 | (22:43)

Only buffoonery, folks. Yet, the disturbing, crude impression that the Spanish government falls to pieces while the economy of the country reaches its last legs is growing plausible as the month goes by.

Here we have a failed state incapable to deal with domestic national diversity and...

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That PIIGS Label Will Stop Now, Mrs Merkel

(0) Comments | Posted 9 October 2012 | (16:44)

Their kisses on the cheek make the euro go around. But leaders of the so handsomely known as 'core Europe' deserve less respect than the figure French and German safer public coffers cut out of the Merkollande tandem.

Let's go to Paris, to begin with. A 2013 Budget-and a medium...

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