"The politicians in Italy and Spain do not seem to realise how deep-rooted their problems are. We think the markets will force them to take action. They may have to cut real wages, and this could be unpleasant," said Mr Redeker. "These countries will want higher inflation in Germany to get them off the hook, but I doubt Germany is ready to do that. This is going to create friction within the eurozone. Euro weakness will be the inevitable result."
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