These black swans pose biggest threats to market, says SocGen

 

SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — So-called black-swan events are by definition highly improbable. But that hasn’t stopped the economists at Société Générale from attempting to identify a few scenarios that could blindside the market.

In its ‘Global Economic Outlook’ report released on Monday, SocGen listed six such unlikely events that pose the biggest threats. Those include a hard economic landing in China and the possibility of a referendum in the U.K. on whether to remain in the European Union. Continue reading

Euro blueprint gives Brussels economic sovereignty over members

Eurozone countries would lose the right to set their own budgets and end up surrendering economic sovereignty to Brussels under a blueprint to “complete” the European Union’s single currency.

A masterplan for “completion of economic and monetary union” has been set out in a confidential document to be discussed by EU leaders at a Brussels summit next week.

In the nine-page paper, seen by The Daily Telegraph, Herman Van Rompuy, the president of the European Council – the monthly summits of EU leaders – charts a series of steps from ongoing financial reforms to overall political union for the eurozone. “The general objective will be to aim for a progressive pooling of economic sovereignty at the European level,” the paper states. Continue reading