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FT: EU’s FISH economies unsettle US investors

Even Holland, which has hitherto escaped market attention, remains plagued with structural challenges. “Holland has a property market that is in the process of bursting and the household debt is very high (Holland is four years behind Spain),” says Stephen Jen of SLJ Macro in a recent research note. “The Netherland’s residential debt (mortgages) to GDP ratio is 107.1 per cent, compared with 52.4 per cent for Spain and 41.2 per cent for France.”

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Posted on the 15/02/2013 at 9:17am by SLJ Macro Partners LLP.