“When crises reach tipping points, things have a way of moving very fast: The build-up is in slow motion but the chaos is instantaneous.” – Peter Andersen Report, November 2011
The economic woes of the European market have become a familiar noise over the last few months as one country after another faces significant liquidity problems accompanied by talk of sovereign defaults and dismantling the euro-zone. And recent volatility in Canada’s financial markets reflects increasing concern over those potential effects, to create a tipping point that Andersen indicates may not be far away.
The next couple of months will be pivotal in determining if there will be a worldwide recession in 2012: Michael Babad in the Globe and Mail suggests that the outcome will be clear in the next 7 days, while Peter Andersen flags January as the tipping point, when Italy will have to find the resources to refinance their debt.
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