The generalised nature of the international slowdown and financial crisis means that it is especially useful to keep track of developments in other economies, in order to learn from the variation in policy choices and economic developments across countries. To this end, the Eurointelligence project is an excellent source of news briefings on the various European economies. It produces a free daily newsbriefing that arrives in your email inbox at the start of each day: you can sign up for it here.
Today’s edition features two especially interesting stories: (a) the sacking of the Greek finance minister (and former economics professor) George Alogoskoufis; and (b) the failure of this week’s German bond auction.
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Developments in Greece are worth monitoring very closely because of potential contagion effects. Remember Denmark 1992 and Thailand 1997.