I think what it does is let people know that the Yen and the Dollar are still the "World Currencies".
@Mr.Roques, I agree with you. Dollor and Yen will rule the world. Just couple of years back people were discussing about replacing dollor with euro as the global currency. Its shocking how things have changed in just couple of years.
Not convinced, though, the EU zone will completely crumble.
@Jenniferm, What the EU does next year to resolve the eurozone crisis will be of global significance. The individual measures needed to resolve the crisis have been widely discussed and are well known. But unless EU leaders completely change course and overcome political and legal obstacles there is little hope the current malaise can be overcome.
Himanshugupta & tech4people - Agree, an interesting analogy - a family of adults living together. Not convinced, though, the EU zone will completely crumble. While there is grumbling that German and France are calling the shots, it sounds like there is recognition that they are stronger together than separate. Another phrase, borrowed from U2 comes to mind - "can't live with or without" each other.
@tech4poeple, your predicton may be true but i think that it will be very unfortunate for the EU zone. The main vision of creating the EU zone was to unite Europe so that it could bipolarize the unipolar world after the fall of Soviet Union. Alas, the cultural and political differences are too much.
The problem with the European financial crisis is similar to the problems of joint family where all independent adults live together and try to run the family according to their wish. The only solution seems like either everyone go their separate way or an adult take control of the situation and take some tough action to put the house in order. Both ways seems like offering a long term solution only and no immediate relief to the market.
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