Exclusive: Worried Germany seeks study on French economy - sources

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Tiu wrote:

Blows the technical and efficient myth dunnit? They’ve been a bit trusting with the gold too…
http://www.thedailybell.com/28263/John-Browne-Report-Raises-Questions-About-Central-Bank-Gold-Holdings

Nov 09, 2012 8:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
kumba wrote:

I don’t think that the French will listen to Mr Schaeuble. Germany is the centuries old enemy of France, and many there have that heatred in their genes.
I am curious to see what Holland and the French people will say to that

Nov 09, 2012 9:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

France is in deep trouble – deeper than what it would seem at first glance, and deeper than what the French are willing to see, let alone admit.

Tip: France can’t get out of this hole on its own…

Nov 09, 2012 10:29am EST  --  Report as abuse
wrote:

France will stall with its new tax structure.

Nov 09, 2012 1:12pm EST  --  Report as abuse

So, let’s see here…the article points out that France is the largest consumer of German products–but Germany wants to arm-twist the new French government into “labor reform”. So if France busts wages, and French citizens don’t have money to spend, isn’t that going to mean they’ll buy less stuff, German and otherwise? Why don’t the Germans make it simpler and just hit themselves over the head with baseball bats?

Nov 09, 2012 1:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
reality-again wrote:

Art_In_Seattle,

Good point.
Germany benefits greatly from exporting goods and services to the weakening Italy, Spain, and France. It also benefits from cheap capital flowing into its banks from the frightened citizens of these countries, and from a cheap euro that makes its products sell more easily in markets outside Europe.
Clearly, this triple whammy can’t go on forever, can it?

Conclusion – Anyone who believes Germany can ‘save the euro’ is somehow over optimistic, as Germany is facing some serious problems of its own.

Nov 09, 2012 2:16pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Willvp wrote:

Germany’s “wise panel” is going to tell France what to do?

Didn’t that end 60 years ago? ….Hello, French people? are you awake?

Nov 09, 2012 3:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
VincentVery wrote:

Excellent news! EU is a satan creation created for one and one reason alone – to conquer and to rule. It was created to achieve what was not achieved in WW2 but the universe is fighting back and it is a matter of time before this abomination falls apart. The next step in the new world order plan was one bank and one world government, chipped population (what’s GMOs and Codex Alimentarius allows to live) ruled by 8 families. It looks like it is not going to happen, not if we have anything to do with it. Baphomet and big owl will not bring you salvation, quite contrary. People are waking up, and at long last.

Nov 09, 2012 3:33pm EST  --  Report as abuse
HECConsulting wrote:

France has elected the easy way out of the crisis in putting Hollande into office. But Hollande has made promises that cement the current bad situation for France. The French industry has warned not only one time. So far nobody heard them. Hollande prisoned himself into self-made promises he cannot deliver. He gets awareness by his voters primarily by no action but loud requests on European Union meetings, but only for request of money flow activities he want participate from to ease the burden of his stacked no-actions.

Nov 09, 2012 5:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
HECConsulting wrote:

France has elected the easy way out of the crisis in putting Hollande into office. But Hollande has made promises that cement the current bad situation for France. The French industry has warned not only one time. So far nobody heard them. Hollande prisoned himself into self-made promises he cannot deliver. He gets awareness by his voters primarily by no action but loud requests on European Union meetings, but only for request of money flow activities he want participate from to ease the burden of his stacked no-actions.

Nov 09, 2012 5:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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