Review of financial and economic press: Investors are afraid of the recession in the eurozone
Investors feared a recession in the eurozone
the euro zone economy at the beginning of September is in a recession, it follows from the press release of the research company Sentix. It is dedicated to the publication of that index investors’ confidence in the euro zone. Index decreased for two consecutive months. In this case, the September figures were significantly worse in August. If last month’s index was 2.7 points, but this month it dropped to negative values, to -9.8 points. This is the worst rate since July 2013, the company said.
Entry into force of the new EU sanctions slowed Finland
Finland opposed the introduction of new sanctions against Russia, which is why the EU has to be postponed for a few days of their introduction. About this newspaper The Wall Street Journal citing a statement by Prime Minister Aleksandra Stubba. According to him, the Finnish position is that the EU should wait for the introduction of new economic sanctions against Russia. “Finland as a whole does not believe that now is the right time [for sanctions],” – said Stubb. He added that “more will be discussions about the extent to which [the sanctions] will be published in the Official Journal of the EU.”
Washington insists on the introduction of new sanctions against Russia
Washington insists that the US and EU imposed new sanctions against Russia because of the situation in Ukraine. ITAR-TASS reported with reference to the official representative of the National Security Council of the White House. According to the NSS officer, the US government “is in the same position, which on Friday laid out US President Barack Obama at the end of the next NATO summit.”
German Chancellor: Sanctions – the only means of pressure on the Russian Federation
Sanctions are the only means of pressure on Russia. This opinion was expressed Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel (Angela Merkel) in broadcasted on Tuesday, September 9 interview with German radio station rbb-Inforadio. The direct participation of Russia in the Ukrainian conflict "very, very obvious"And its action should not be left without consequences. Nevertheless, the German government has no doubt that the military way this conflict can not be solved, said Angela Merkel.
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