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  1. When PIIGS Fly!

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    Tue, 25 Mar 2014

    The PIIGS are starting to fly. PIIGS is an acronym that refers to the peripheral European countries that ..... financial crisis. Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece, and Spain (the PIIGS ) are transitioning from being global concerns to global contributors

  2. When PIIGS Fly!

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    Tue, 25 Mar 2014

    This is the best of a so-so group of balanced mutual funds run by the same managers.

  3. From Barron’s, March 3, 2014 (Part 2)

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    Sat, 1 Mar 2014

    say that everything is fine so long as the Fed is accommodative, and the yield curve is not inverted, so party on! Even the PIIGS [ that is a first reference to the acronym in a DJ media paper in a long time; has Rupert gone to sleep or lost his powers

  4. Time to Be Bullish on Europe

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    Thu, 5 Dec 2013

    2%), Italy (0.9%), Greece (minus 1%) and Spain (0.5%) – affectionately known as “ PIIGS .” The bad news is that the PIIGS paid a high price for this relative correction, as all five economies shrunk in 2013 as of Sept. 30

  5. A Surprising Way to Play a Europe Rally

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    Thu, 15 Aug 2013

    concentrated in Europe, namely in Greece, Portugal, Spain and Ireland, four of the five members of the group formerly known as the PIIGS . Fiscal drag happens when a government’s net fiscal position doesn’t cover the desired net savings of the private economy

  6. Europe: Opportunity of a Generation

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    Mon, 19 Nov 2012

    sovereign debt soared across several Eurozone countries (Portugal, Ireland, Italy, Greece and Spain – the so-called “ PIIGS ”), it quickly became apparent that monetary union without fiscal union among 17 countries with disparate social, political

  7. Of Irish and Fiscal Cliffs

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    Mon, 29 Oct 2012

    how it’s possible to tackle them. Ireland, which requested a bailout in 2010 and was considered one of the Eurozone “ PIIGS ” (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) who got stuck in the 2008-2009 economic muck, has been working to clean

  8. Despite Macro Issues and Regulatory Pains, PM's Earnings Outlook Stays Strong; Shares Fairly Valued

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    Thu, 18 Oct 2012

    segment had a tough quarter. Volumes declined 8.1% to 51.6 billion sticks, driven primarily by weakening demand in the PIIGS region, where volumes were down 15.9% in Greece, 12.8% in Spain, 10.1% in Italy, and 8.9% in Portugal. Volumes

  9. On Uncertain Ground

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    Thu, 13 Sep 2012

    limitless uncertainty. The nations and banks of Europe – and especially Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain (the PIIGS ) – partook liberally of the excessive ability to borrow described above. They squandered the proceeds in a variety of ways

  10. The Emerging Story in Europe

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    Thu, 23 Aug 2012

    Interestingly, banks in emerging Europe generally do not have a significant exposure to the PIIGS (Portugal, Italy, Ireland, Greece and Spain) countries. But the PIIGS countries’ banks do have some subsidiaries in Eastern Europe. Some banks in emerging

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