@Rhaan and from link provided [cheers all good stuff].
Hmm, interesting stuff Rhaan.
"Portugal's debt is unsustainable. That is the only possible conclusion," said David Bencek, the co-author, warning that no country can achieve a primary budget surplus above 5pc for long. "We won't know what the trigger will be but once there is a decision on Greece people are going to start looking closely and realise that Portugal is the same position as Greece was a year ago."
Baltic dry index...
He said: "This collapse looks similar to the falls we saw in the Baltic Dry ahead of the recessions of the late 1970s and early 1990s – but this drop is actually steeper."
A clincher here I think bearing in mind the above statements:
Germany and the Netherlands are likely to quit the eurozone rather than swallow an indefinite number of 'unrequited transfers' to the union’s crisis-stricken nations, according to Charles Dumas, chief economist at Lombard Street Research.From here
Everything looks rosy in EU-Berlaymont-fantasy-empire?
I quite liked this quote:"Its just like a religion: first they promise you heaven, and if that dosent work out, they threaten you with hell".