Euro crisis: In defence of investors
January 17, 2011 at 12:18 pm, No comments
by Simon Tilford
The eurozone's fiscal position is better than the US and UK, and the crisis-hit members of the currency union are doing more to strengthen their public finances than either of these countries. So why are borrowing costs so much higher for countries in the eurozone periphery than for Britain and America? Portugal and Greece have lower public deficits than the US, so why do investors fear for their solvency, but not that of the US? Full publication is here.