International Finance

Tag : Eurozone


Portuguese economy surprises with good performance

However, recovery is probably going to remain weak because its biggest hope were exports, but it is hard to see how, with the Eurozone slowing down Contrary to its big Eurozone peers, the Portuguese economy performed well in the second quarter. Real GDP grew by 0.6% quarter-on-quarter, bouncing back from the 0.6% contraction witnessed in...

Quantitative Easing Under the Microscope

While one of the main objectives of QE is to stimulate inflation to prevent deflation, too much inflation could be an unintentional outcome. July 14, 2014 : European Central Bank president Mario Draghi has pulled out the big guns. With years of declining inflation and persistently high unemployment plaguing the Eurozone, the central bank is considering...

Exports, Austerity Help Spain Recover from Recession

Based on a growth prediction of 0.7 percent the Spanish budget for 2014 included less cuts and greater stimulus. 7th October 2013 Spain’s Prime Minister has presented its most pain free budget in many years, banking on a nascent economic recovery gathering steam in 2014. Based on a growth prediction of 0.7 percent the Spanish...