Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chart of the Day

First Ireland, than Greece, then Portugal, now -- as MaxedOutMama reported -- Italy:
Italy, long a bystander to the euro-zone's debt woes, was thrust into the maelstrom Monday, as investors fled the country's bonds and Europe's leaders struggled to keep the crisis from infecting the Continent's third-largest economy.

Fears over Italy's solvency and political stability were compounded by market frustration that Europe's leaders haven't yet come up with a solution to Greece's deepening debt problems: The gap between the yields on Italy's 10-year sovereign bonds and safer German Bunds jumped by more than 100 basis points, or a whole percentage point, to a record high of 285.6, compared to a week ago.
And if Greece tanks, here's who's on the hook:

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