European lawmakers are set to give their first backing to a plan to revive the market for asset and mortgage backed securities on Thursday, the EU lawmaker responsible for the initiative said. Last year the European Union’s executive arm proposed loosening rules on securitization, the process through which banks pool and sell loans, in a bid to revive a 200 billion euro market that has fallen to about a quarter of its 2008 peak. Source Reuters
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George Soros, the billionaire who earned fame by betting against the pound in 1992, said Britain was approaching a tipping point that would see the economy slow to such an extent that Brexit might even be reversed. Source Reuters
Germany’s Thyssenkrupp (TKAG.DE) said it planned cost cuts worth at least 100 million euros ($112 million) to meet financial targets at its troubled unit that engineers industrial plants and builds ships, despite early signs of improvement. Source Reuters
The migration policies of the political and other elites of Europe suggest that they are suicidal. The interesting thing to watch in the years ahead will be whether the publics join them in that pact. I wouldn’t bet on it. Source The Wall Street Journal