The US payrolls report for May recorded only 69,000 new jobs for the month – against expectations of 150,000 – and capped a string of bad news that sent benchmark bond yields for the US, UK and Germany to unprecedented levels. Germany’s 30-year borrowing costs fell below Japan’s for the first time ever while Denmark became the first EU country to see its 10-year yields drop below 1 per cent.Spaniens finansminister:
“This week has been a real game-changer. There is no good news anywhere,” said Mark Schofield, global head of interest rate strategy at Citi. “The market is pricing in a much, much greater probability of one of two events in Europe: the break-up of the euro or fiscal union.”
The poor US jobs data came on top of sluggish growth in Brazil, whose economy expanded just 0.2 per cent in the first quarter; the release of disappointing purchasing managers’ indices for China and the UK; and a rise in eurozone unemployment to a euro-era record of 11 per cent.
"I don't know if we are on the edge of a cliff, but we are in a very, very difficult position," de Guindos said. "The future of the euro is going to play out in the next few weeks in Spain and Italy."Det lyder som en trussel. Penge fra ECB inden for de næste par uger, ellers går de.