Summary: Banks are the financial heart of modern nations, and Europe's are in trouble. One of its greatest, Deutsche Bank, has severe problems. Here Stratfor looks at the perilous state of Europe's banks, looked in a doom loop by their holdings of government bonds. Can the Eurozone Break Its 'Doom Loop'? Stratfor, 16 February 2017. … Continue reading Stratfor: can Europe’s banks break free from their doom loop?
Summary: Yesterday's post The end of the post-WWII world is not the end of the world discussed the large-scale processes at work now. Today we discuss the most astonishing -- and seldom seen -- aspect of these things. The problems of the many individual nations in crisis have received ample attention from experts. The two global … Continue reading The unseen but perhaps decisive grand alignment of the nations!