Monday, June 11, 2012
The Spanish "Bailout" That Dare Not Speak Its Name
The market "relief" at the Euro100BN Spanish "bailout" that dare not speak its name has been somewhat short lived, Spanish 10-year government bond yields are now back above Friday's close.
Whilst the Spanish banks may have been saved in the sort term, the fundamentals remain unchanged. Spain has the highest unemployment and the third widest fiscal deficit in Europe, and its government is not regarded as being fiscally competent.
Next in line comes Italy, for which there is not enough money in the Eurozone to bail it out.