Poland Confiscates Half Of Private Pension Funds To "Cut" Sovereign Debt LoadSuch is the harvest of profligate government spending accompanied by profligate government borrowing.
While the world was glued to the developments in the Mediterranean in the past week, Poland took a page straight out of Rahm Emanuel's playbook and in order to not let a crisis go to waste, announced quietly that it would transfer to the state - i.e., confiscate - the bulk of assets owned by the country's private pension funds (many of them owned by such foreign firms as PIMCO parent Allianz, AXA, Generali, ING and Aviva), without offering any compensation. In effect, the state just nationalized roughly half of the private sector pension fund assets, although it had a more politically correct name for it: pension overhaul....
Saturday, September 07, 2013
NEWS FROM THE GLOBAL ECONOMY FRONT
From Zero Hedge on September 6, 2013: