Detrás de las apariencias del pucherazo electoral americano subyace la cruda verdad: EEUU está al borde de la quiebra y necesita una buena excusa para formalizarla. Expertos como son en hacer montajes escénicos de todo tipo, estamos asistiendo a la mayor obra de teatro de la historia de la humanidad. Todo está preparado desde hace tiempo y de paso podrán purgar a los políticos-peones de ambos partidos que han servido tan bien a los intereses de China, pero sobre todo a los de la quiebra de EEUU sin darse cuenta. Les han dejado hacer, igual que en su día dejaron hacer a los japoneses en Pearl Harbour.
The world’s biggest economies shouldering record debt burdens are about to confront an unwelcome legacy of the financial crisis: a $13 trillion debt bill.
The Group of Seven nations plus key emerging markets face the heaviest bond maturities in at least a decade, much of them borrowings to dig their economies out of the worst slump since the Great Depression. According to data compiled by Bloomberg, these governments may need to roll over 51% more debt than in 2020.
The good news is that both central banks and investors are on their side. Policymakers facing lingering economic challenges from the pandemic are likely to stay accommodative — and keep borrowing costs low. Bonds remain a sought-after haven amid the virus’s rising toll on health and economies.
”Government debt ratios have exploded, but I believe that the short-term worrying over a rising debt is fruitless,” said Gregory Perdon, co-chief investment officer at Arbuthnot Latham. “Debt is leverage and assuming it’s not abused, it’s one of the most successful tools for growing wealth.”
2021’s Biggest Debt Maturities
Refinancing needs are the biggest in the US, with $7.7 trillion of debt coming due, followed by Japan with $2.9 trillion, according to Bloomberg data. China’s tab rises to $577 billion from $345 billion last year. In Europe, Italy has the heaviest bill of $433 billion, followed by France’s $348 billion. Germany has $325 billion due versus $201 billion last year. Not all these maturities will necessarily be extended by fresh borrowings.
To be sure, growth lift-off is still expected to translate into higher yields, with the median of economists surveyed by Bloomberg calling for a 10-year Treasury yield of 1.24% by the fourth quarter, from 0.93% currently.
Yet the onus remains on the world’s policymakers to keep rates low to foster the global economic recovery. The Federal Reserve is on pace to buy nearly half the $2 trillion of net supply TD Securities expects the US government debt to issue this year.
In Europe, the result of central bank bond-buying will help create a supply shortfall of 133 billion euros ($164 billion), according to Jefferies International.
“The practical reality is that debt levels and rates are linked because most of the developed world cannot afford higher interest rates,” said Steven Major, the global head of fixed-income research at HSBC Holdings Plc.