mardi 20 septembre 2011

Exposition des banques européennes par pays

Exposition des banques européennes via ZH aux dettes souveraines européennes (via ZH). La France est en mauvaise position sur la Grèce mais pas autant sur les autres.


Le complexe Wawa dans ses oeuvre (Washington-Wall Street)

Evolution similaire au subprime des "students loans" depuis janvier 2009. Qui veut dire que cela arrive par hasard? La FED, les banques et tout l'appareil d'Etat sont complices de ces plans qui aliènent chaque fois un peu plus la population. Qui va-t-on lester ensuite? (SMRA via ZH)

In this morning's Chart of the Day, we reexamine the rising trend of student loans outstanding. Back in late June, we highlighted the steady increase of student loans that has occurred since January 2009. In the most recent release of the Fed's Consumer Credit Outstanding report, student loans outstanding increased $15.66 billion on a non-seasonally adjusted basis in July, the largest month over month increase since January. In turn, nonrevolving credit outstanding (seasonally adjusted) rose a whopping $15.4 billion, the largest monthly increase since November 2001.

We attribute the overall rise in student loans to a number of factors. However, we suspect the major reason is a struggling labor market and bleak outlook for jobs. As the economy continues to generate a less than ideal number of jobs, more people are heading back to school to enhance their education in order to make themselves more marketable to potential employers. The unemployment rate for people aged between 20 to 24 years was 24.5% in August, up from 23.1% in July. The unemployment rate for this population range averaged 15% from 2002 through the end of 2007. However, as the labor market continued to struggle, the unemployment rate for persons between 20 and 24 years of age rose to 25.7% in November 2009 and has remained elevated over the past two years. Not to mention that the unemployment rate for the civilian labor force has been above 9% since May 2009. Additionally we suspect the increased cost of tuition is forcing students to take out larger loans in order to pay for rising education costs.

Geithner en Europe

ZH de la semaine dernière. Emphasis is theirs although I obviously agree...

Two years after being laughed out by a bunch of Chinese students, Tim Geithner realized that his hypocrisy may pass muster in the Beltway, but the crowd is tougher across the Atlantic. As Reuters reports, the much anticipated meeting between Geithner and the euro FinMins in Wroclaw, Poland, lasted all of thirty minutes and if nothing else managed to unite the Europeans... in their ridicule and derision of the man that has become a global muppet caricature. The litany of quotes needs no explanation: "I found it peculiar that even though the Americans have significantly worse fundamental data than the euro zone that they tell us what we should do and when we make a suggestion ... that they say no straight away," Maria Fekter, [Austria's Finance Minister] told reporters afterwards, recalling a difference of opinion between Geithner and German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on how to reinvigorate the euro zone and tax financial deals." And the kicker came from Belgian Finance Minister Didier Reynders, who responded 'tartly' that "We can always discuss with our American colleagues. I'd like to hear how the United States will reduce its deficits ... and its debts." Alas, as Tim has found the hard way, being one of the biggest offendors when it comes to collapsed economies does take away from his credibility.