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The Greek Impact on Stock Markets: Why Austerity is Not a Sound Economic …

“The answer is utterly definitely not.”    

    — International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on possibly Greece’s bailout settle is viable though debt reduction. 

Source: Bloomberg Bloomberg News


Greece comprises usually 3.8% of European Union GDP, yet, a volume of courtesy spent by eurocrats, economist, journalists, and a ubiquitous open on how a Greek predicament is maturation is disproportionately high. Some reporters compared a courtesy to how ridiculous it would be if President Obama were dedicating a infancy of his time to solution mercantile issues in Alabama. However, how Greece is rubbed currently in my perspective sets a fashion not usually for a destiny of a European Union, though also for a $200-trillion debt-laden universe where many some-more countries are expected to find themselves in a boots of Greece. So a IMF IMF, a European Central Bank and a European domestic leaders including a Greek supervision have a formidable charge of formulating a regulation for re-igniting mercantile expansion in a heavily gladdened and economically-arthritic country. How they do that will be benchmarked in a destiny possibly as a botched Greek predicament or an mercantile and domestic miracle. If we demeanour during a underlying contribution it seems that zero brief of a spectacle is compulsory to deliver Greece and keep it in a financial union:


The mercantile and domestic contribution are during this indicate painfully clear:

  • $360 billion and 160% of GDP in amassed debt due to a IMF, European Central Bank, Germany among others (see Chart 2 on Greece supervision debt bearing in a euro zone)
  • A lethal downward turn of mercantile decline. Compare that to a solid boost of favoured GDP of Germany (See Chart 1)
  • A Greek supervision led by a increasingly unpalatable Tspiras inaugurated on an anti-austerity platform.
  • Disillusioned citizens, who voted “no”, symbolically, in a new referendum to austerity.
  • High levels of stagnation generally among a immature heading to disappointment and potentially amicable disturbance (See Chart 3)

Chart 1:  Relative Greece Dept/GDP and Nominal GDP

UntitledSource: Bloomberg 

Article source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/katinastefanova/2015/07/18/the-greek-impact-on-stock-markets-why-austerity-is-not-a-sound-economic-policy/