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Italexit. Proposals for new Italian currency gaining traction

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  • Registered Users Posts: 33,867 ✭✭✭✭listermint


    Nonsense.


    End thread.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 727 ✭✭✭InTheShadows


    This along with the coming hard brexit should be enough to tip the EU over the edge.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,822 ✭✭✭✭First Up


    This along with the coming hard brexit should be enough to tip the EU over the edge.


    You mean fall off their seats laughing?


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 36,194 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    Leaving aside the fact it's a Daily Express article and was likely written with hysterical glee to bad mouth the EU, it mentions nothing of Italy leaving the EU, just some corners of its ... unconventional government proposing a parallel currency. Hardly the same thing, and unlikely to gain any traction. It's Italy, there'll be another government due in another 12 months anyway.

    If anything, Brexit has shone a light on the harsh realities of leaving the EU, with many 'populist', anti-EU parties dropping "leave the union" from their respective manifestos. For all the bluster of Italy, Hungry et al, I don't believe they're foolish enough to take the plunge. Now if Brexit turns out to be some kind of economic miracle for Britain, let's return to this thread in 5-10 years, but until then, this kind of talk just feels like projection on the authors' part...


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,624 ✭✭✭✭meeeeh


    This is to get Italy out of eurozone not our of EU. Italy can't devalue Euro to make itself more competitive but it could devalue their own currency. This type of ideas are not new, they were floated here during financial crisis and in Greece. Italian economy is a mess and being part of eurozone probably doesn't help.

    Italy is a lot bigger problem for EU than Brexit. It has unsustainable debt and no growth. I don't know if separate currency is a solution but all ideas should be on the table because current situation can't continue. And it doesn't matter who is in power in Italy, this is a consequence of mismanagement of public finances for decades.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,349 ✭✭✭Jimmy Garlic


    First Up wrote: »
    You mean fall off their seats laughing?

    The only thing that would fuel their laughter is their arrogance, so detached they are from the reality that the cracks are getting bigger in their 'project'.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 36,194 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    The only thing that would fuel their laughter is their arrogance, so detached they are from the reality that the cracks are getting bigger in their 'project'.

    Yet as has been flagged, this article is demonstrably NOT about Italy leaving the EU, no matter how much you might want it to be. Italy's public finances are a joke, need some kind of stimulus and it's obvious there are those entertaining Big Swings as ideas - though again, it's the Daily Express here and lord knows the amount of truth involved here


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,452 ✭✭✭Twenty Grand


    The only thing that would fuel their laughter is their arrogance, so detached they are from the reality that the cracks are getting bigger in their 'project'.

    I have never once heard a credible case for Ireland leaving the EU.

    We need them more than ever with Brexit.


  • Registered Users Posts: 11,624 ✭✭✭✭meeeeh


    The only thing that would fuel their laughter is their arrogance, so detached they are from the reality that the cracks are getting bigger in their 'project'.

    The mess that is in Italy has a potential to cost us all dearly. If Italy needed a bailout it would be huge in comparison to Ireland and Greece. To me cheering something like that would be incredibly dumb but knock yourself out.


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    This 'traction' will halt suddenly when the ludicrous proposal meets reality.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,349 ✭✭✭Jimmy Garlic


    This 'traction' will halt suddenly when the ludicrous proposal meets reality.

    The pomposity of the EUs imperial class will be their undoing.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,822 ✭✭✭✭First Up


    The pomposity of the EUs imperial class will be their undoing.


    Oh right.

    What will happen then?


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 7,907 ✭✭✭Stephen15


    Great to see pity our politicians are all EU lap dogs who are always willing to bow down to their masters in Brussels rather than looking out for our country. Italy has been under constant attack from the EU with of the few politicians in Salvini that's a true man of the people and not another useless bureaucrat. It's not only this look at how the EU has treated Italy with the migrant situation.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,349 ✭✭✭Jimmy Garlic


    First Up wrote: »
    Oh right.

    What will happen then?

    Countries will be free to act in their own interest again, instead of being hamstrung by layers of detached imperial bureaucracy.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 18,280 CMod ✭✭✭✭Nody


    Countries will be free to act in their own interest again, instead of being hamstrung by layers of detached imperial bureaucracy.
    Right; so are you actually going to give a real argument backed up by facts or will you continue to do sound bites from Farage et al corner for the rest of the thread without bothering to engage? Only want to double check before I post again after this.

    As for Italy leaving the Euro; the first political party there to propose it will be met with so many pitchforks and angry mobs that they will revert it quickly. The euro is one of the things Italians likes the most about EU because it stops their politicians to take the easy way out and devalue their currency (again and again and again) as in the past. Heck look at what happened when the two most populistic parties joined up to form a government; both being clearly anti EU and talked about leaving EU etc. How much of that remained once they went into government again? Yea; facts over soundbites.
    Stephen15 wrote: »
    Great to see pity our politicians are all EU lap dogs who are always willing to bow down to their masters in Brussels rather than looking out for our country. Italy has been under constant attack from the EU with of the few politicians in Salvini that's a true man of the people and not another useless bureaucrat. It's not only this look at how the EU has treated Italy with the migrant situation.
    You mean the rules blocked by your beloved Hungarian, Polish etc. parties that don't want to take any part of it all? Because Germany, Sweden etc. all stood behind supporting Italy and sharing the burden but several far right wing anti EU countries blocked that idea; you know the people who are in the same veign and policy as Salvini... Hence look in the mirror rather than blame everything on EU next time because the issue here is looking straight back at you in that mirror.


  • Registered Users Posts: 577 ✭✭✭chuchuchu


    The leftist who were in charge of that country ruined it, by constantly running a ferry service to import migrants through Libya, without ever asking the Italians if thats what they wanted. After alot of the crimes/rapes/murders that took place, I don't blame Italy for wanting to be conservative now. It seems the more liberal a country is the more dangerous it becomes by importing all these migrants from the third world. I recommend the extreme leftist should move to the developing world, then the EU wont be falling apart.


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,018 ✭✭✭✭murphaph


    chuchuchu wrote: »
    The leftist who were in charge of that country ruined it, by constantly running a ferry service to import migrants through Libya, without ever asking the Italians if thats what they wanted. After alot of the crimes/rapes/murders that took place, I don't blame Italy for wanting to be conservative now. It seems the more liberal a country is the more dangerous it becomes by importing all these migrants from the third world. I recommend the extreme leftist should move to the developing world, then the EU wont be falling apart.
    Lol at the Idea that the birthplace of the Mafia was somehow this innocent crime free paradise before those awful migrants.

    The EU, mostly in the shape of the eastern states let Italy and Greece down badly. Germany and some other countries pulled their weight but the Slavic states and Hungary were a disgrace.


  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 36,194 CMod ✭✭✭✭pixelburp


    It's curious that the entire travails of a country's wobbly economy can somehow be boiled down to a single issue by those neither living in the country, or suffering from that same single issue (suffering being euphemistic as how much do these things drain an economy, really). Italy's problems with debt, stagnant growth and the euro predate the ongoing migration crisis, but why let a sober discussion on a brittle Mediterranean economy get in the way of some "grr, outsiders" ranting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,587 ✭✭✭Charles Babbage


    Countries will be free to act in their own interest again, instead of being hamstrung by layers of detached imperial bureaucracy.


    Yes, but it is in their own interest to cooperate with other countries and join trading blocs and the like.



    Sometimes I think these threads are in After Hours.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,822 ✭✭✭✭First Up


    Countries will be free to act in their own interest again, instead of being hamstrung by layers of detached imperial bureaucracy.


    And how should they act differently to how they act now?


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 9,586 ✭✭✭4068ac1elhodqr


    The odds on Italexit are so short it might actually happen, last year they were 4.3, today it's 3.0.
    E.g Invest 100notes get a (gross) return of 300. Bear in mind this take a good few years, so would loose out on any otherwise invested, compound interest gains, taking it down to 2.75 {5%x5yr) {excluding inflation}.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 15,177 ✭✭✭✭ILoveYourVibes


    Looks like Italy is getting very itchy feet, proposals for a new Italian currency gaining traction in Rome. It will be interesting to see what unfolds as Italy starts preparing to bail out of the EU.

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1137044/Italy-eurozone-euro-currency-EU-European-Commission-debt-latest-news-update

    Not a chance that currency will float. They will go to pieces if they exit.

    Imo better for the EU if they are gone. Spain too.


  • Registered Users Posts: 15,177 ✭✭✭✭ILoveYourVibes


    Yes, but it is in their own interest to cooperate with other countries and join trading blocs and the like.



    Sometimes I think these threads are in After Hours.


    Yes. But they are THAT ****ing stupid.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,479 ✭✭✭brickster69



    Imo better for the EU if they are gone. Spain too.

    That is the worst thing possible for the Eurozone.

    Who would bail out Germany, Luxemburg, Holland & Finland ?

    https://sdw.ecb.europa.eu/reports.do?node=1000004859

    Those debts BTW are not secured :eek:

    No doubt Super Mario has a plan though. Yep, print more money and buy toxic junk bonds with it. :confused:

    https://twitter.com/ecb/status/1136683885583130625

    An evil man will burn his own nation to the ground to rule over the ashes - Sun Tzu



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 10,183 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007


    The only thing that would fuel their laughter is their arrogance, so detached they are from the reality that the cracks are getting bigger in their 'project'.

    Reality! This is reality for you, Italy does not have the national reserves sufficient to support a new currency for more than about 24 hours. At which point it would turn into monopoly money and they would not be able even buy essentials such as medical supplies, etc....

    In 2017, the Swiss National Bank (SNB) attempted to devalue or at least peg the Franc to the Euro. In the process they acquired Eurobonds equal to the deficit of the 7 largest Euro Group economies before it got too expensive for them. Now the SNB is the only European central bank, with sufficient resources, capable of taking on the ECB and it even became too much for them. Even today the SNB conducts market operations in defence of Irish Euro bonds, when necessary to protect the large block they hold.

    So when you can figure not Italy can manage a defend a new currency with such limited reserves, then and only then can you expect anyone to take your nonsense seriously.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,479 ✭✭✭brickster69


    He is getting ready to fire up the printing presses again.

    https://twitter.com/economics/status/1140932013441945603

    An evil man will burn his own nation to the ground to rule over the ashes - Sun Tzu



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 10,183 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007


    He is getting ready to fire up the printing presses again.

    https://twitter.com/economics/status/1140932013441945603

    If all you can do is post links without any meaning full commentary, then we are left to assume you fully support the move.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,846 ✭✭✭CrabRevolution


    I get the impression it's more a case of "Proposals for new Italian currency gaining traction among those who already supported new Italian currency anyway".


  • Registered Users Posts: 32,136 ✭✭✭✭is_that_so


    The odds on Italexit are so short it might actually happen, last year they were 4.3, today it's 3.0.
    E.g Invest 100notes get a (gross) return of 300. Bear in mind this take a good few years, so would loose out on any otherwise invested, compound interest gains, taking it down to 2.75 {5%x5yr) {excluding inflation}.

    akMMQEL.png
    Greece really can't and the others are just hacked off with their own internal issues. A good bit of robust reform would help Italy no end. Being inside the Euro while doing it is the safer bet.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 32,136 ✭✭✭✭is_that_so


    He is getting ready to fire up the printing presses again.

    https://twitter.com/economics/status/1140932013441945603
    No, he's just offering observations on things that might or might not be agreed. He'll be done soon enough and a new guy will come in in his place. Maybe his next job can be to fix Italy!


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