CAPE TOWN – South African Reserve Bank begins its three-day monetary coverage committee meeting (to July 20).
By mid-2013 the continuing eurozone crisis had produced prolonged recession and report common unemployment in the area (and extremely excessive unemployment in Greece and Spain). In 2014 the specter of deflation and resurgent recession led the ECB to adopt additional measures designed to encourage lending and scale back the value of the euro, and the ECB subsequently started to emphasize the necessity to sort out excessive unemployment and improve financial competitiveness within the eurozone nations. Greece’s persistent economic issues and its new government’s desire for the easing of bailout situations led to a brand new disaster in mid-2015 and to the demand by Germany and other eurozone nations for greater austerities and changes in Greece. The disaster also undermined the sense of common European goal and uncovered divisions within the EU.
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