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This week's main topics: Europe, Greece and the United States - facts, risks and perspectives

  • 29.05.2012

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EcoTV WEEK - Bad signals from Europe

Jean-Luc Proutat, Head of OCDE




EcoWEEK


Overview-Growth compact, from words to act

A few weeks from the Greek elections to be held on 17 June, risk aversion is at peak levels

Frédérique CERISIER , Caroline NEWHOUSE



The week in the US : Waiting for Friday

The week was marked by diverging signals from investment, with good news from the residential component and negative ones from the business equipment component.

Alexandra ESTIOT



The week in the Euro zone : Loosing confidence….

Business sentiment is deteriorating rapidly in the eurozone. According to flash PMI data released this week, the downturn in the eurozone is getting worse. Composite PMI for activity, which has been a reliable indicator of GDP trends so far, plunged to 45.9 in May, its lowest level since June 2009.

Clemente DE LUCIA , Catherine STEPHAN , Hélène BAUDCHON



Focus 1 : Is the situation hopeless?

The return of recession raises the cost of risk incurred by the banking system and forces the government to intervene more vigorously.

Jean-Luc PROUTAT


Growth compact, from words to act



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