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France Fesses Up: “Deficit in 2014 Much Higher than Expected”, Budget Needs Revisions Yet Again

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / by Mike “Mish” Shedlock / November 14, 2014

France has been in constant violation of eurozone deficit rules for years, but then again, so has nearly every other eurozone country.

Spain and France Deficit Violations

Both Spain and France have constantly pushed back goals to meet stated targets. Spain has pushed back deficit […]

Indian Trade Deficit Widens as Gold Imports Surge 176%

caseyresearch.com / Ed Steer / September 16, 2014

¤ YESTERDAY IN GOLD & SILVER

NOTE: I’m off to the Casey Conference in San Antonio tomorrow morning—and until my Tuesday column next week, my daily offerings from the Lone Star State [including the one tomorrow] are going to be shockingly short, with the Critical Reads and […]

Australia’s New ‘Demolition man’

armstrongeconomics.com / By Martin Armstrong / May 12, 2014

Australia has been a resource-rich country that was used to running a surplus in the years headed into the 2007 financial crisis. The deficit now has a lot of people concerned in Australia – but not all. Australia is a highly socialistic country with very vocal […]

A Dangerous Game : France Is Playing with Words Regarding its Deficit

goldbroker.com / By Philippe Herlin / April 24, 2014

« 50 billion euros in savings », stated Manuel Valls, the new Prime Minister, on April 15th. The announcement hit like thunder : After many hesitations, France is becoming aware of its difficult situation and takes vigorous action. Public spending has never decreased in 40 […]

Japan’s trade deficit quadruples in March

bbc.com / 21 April 2014

Japan’s trade deficit quadrupled in March as export growth slowed and energy imports continued to rise.

A weak Japanese currency, which pushed up the cost of imports, also contributed to the widening gap.

The deficit rose to 1.45 trillion yen ($14bn; £8.4bn), up from 356.9bn yen during the […]

Investigating Spain’s Pledge to Lower Taxes (It Won’t Happen)

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Sunday, April 06, 2014 11:41 PM

Prime minister Mariano Rajoy is likely as serious about cutting taxes now as he was in December 2011.

Recall that at the start of the 2012 I noted Promises Go Out the Window as Spain Undertakes Huge Tax Increase Coupled With Biggest […]

Brussels Says “No” to France Proposal for Deficit Target Leniency

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Saturday, April 05, 2014 9:07 PM

Francois Hollande’s new government is of to a shaky start.

The European Commission told Manuel Valls, Hollande’s new Prime Minister to “be more like Spain”, and impose more austerity to meet deficit targets. The irony of course is that Spain has failed at […]

UK current account gap second widest on record

telegraph.co.uk / By Szu Ping Chan / 28 Mar 2014 12:23PM GMT

On an annual basis, the current account deficit rose to 4.4pc of GDP – or £71bn – in 2013, slightly narrower than the deficit of 4.6pc of GDP recorded in 1989.

Britain’s yawning current account deficit hit its second widest level on […]

Chinese Exports Collapse Leading To 2nd Largest Trade Deficit On Record

zerohedge.com / Tyler Durden / 03/07/2014 22:20 -0500

Plenty of excuses out there for this evening’s collosal miss in Chinese exports (-18.1% YoY vs an expectation of a 7.5% rise) mainly based on timing issues over the Lunar New Year (but didn’t the 45 economists who forecast this data know the dates […]

‘State of the Union’ or TOTALGOV

Total consumer loans (more than 95% of this are student loans) owned by the federal government. With not a hint of irony, it was decided to abbreviate this data series as ‘TOTALGOV’

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / January 30, 2014

We Must Cut the Deficit and Somehow Still Spend a Lot

Yesterday the […]

Japan Unveils Its Worst Current Account Deficit Ever

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 01/13/2014 19:35 -0500

Any day, month, quarter, year, decade now; Goldman Sachs’ mythical J-Curve will arise from the cinder-strewn ashes of Japan’s current account. Japanese bond markets are rallying and JPY is weakening modestly after Abe’s increasingly disapproved-of government announced the worst balance of payments current account deficit on […]

The Truth of the So-Called “Budget Deal”

blog.milesfranklin.com / Andrew Hoffman / December 17th, 2013

There are times that even I am at a loss for words, and this is one of them. Perhaps I should have known better; but then again, I am not a government budget expert, and don’t have the time to analyze what the entire world failed […]

Toward a Coalition for Truth and Rationality among the deficit euro nations – interviewed by Alessandro Bianchi

yanisvaroufakis.eu / By Yanis Varoufakis / December 7, 2013

For the first time since the beginning of the bailout, the Greek authorities promised to oppose the demands of the troika and stated that it will not apply new austerity measures for the budget of 2014. Do you believe that, at the end, Samaras’ government […]

US Deficit Shrinks To $40.6 Billion As October Petroleum Exports Rise To New Record

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 12/04/2013 08:53 -0500

Moments ago, the Census Bureau announced that in October the US trade gap narrowed to $40.6 billion (which still missed expectations of “only” a $40 billion deficit) from an upward revised September deficit of $43 billion, as oil sales boosted exports to record […]

Platinum Prices Expected To Surge Over The Next Few Years

etfdailynews.com / November 25th, 2013 / By Jeff Clark

Jeff Clark: Can you name a commodity that’s currently in a supply deficit—in other words, production and scrap material can’t keep up with demand? How about two?

If you find that difficult to answer, it’s because there aren’t very many.

When you do find one, […]

Government Cover-Up: The $205 Trillion Deficit

garynorth.com / By Gary North / November 15, 2013

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office is acting in a bipartisan way to cover up the biggest single threat to the bipartisan political alliance that is stripping America of its wealth: the United States Congress.

There is no question that the following policy is bipartisan. […]