Tag: Economy of Europe
The European Central Bank is indebted to the hilt
The European Central Bank is indebted to the hilt and is beginning to look like one of the banks it has done so much to save.
Having subsidized the European banking industry with its 1 trillion euro ($1.29 trillion) long-term refinancing operation (LTRO), funds that were distributed at well below market prices, the central bank is leveraged to levels Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers might have felt comfortable with in early 2007.
Most commodity prices fell broadly
Commodity prices fell broadly as a plan to fix Greece’s crippling debt crisis remained far from settled, renewing concerns about global economic growth.