President of the Eurogroup and prime minister of Luxembourg Jean-Claude Juncker (pictured) has stated the European Financial Stability Facility (EFSF) will meet its lending capacity target of €440bn.
As in 2011, asset managers expect politics to keep driving markets in 2012. They discuss how to handle this climate.
Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, defends the decisions made by the majority of euro area leaders at the December 9 summit, while acknowledging the negotiation of an intergovernmental treaty to make the fiscal compact binding “will not be easy”.
Herman Van Rompuy, president of the European Council, underlines the key agreements made at the first session of the European Council, including a new approach to private sector involvement and a fiscal compact for the eurozone.
Today’s market environment is tricky, note Philippe Lecoq (pictured) and Olivier Huet at Edmond de Rothschild. Volatility is high and investors are expecting the worst: sovereign defaults in Europe, a double dip in the US and weakness in the banking sector.
The eurozone crisis threatens a strategic danger, according to Julian Lindley-French, one of the top thinkers in the art of war and chief editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook on War.