time to buy a house (as long as someone sells it). It seems paradoxical given the crisis induced by the Coronavirus, but the data on mortgage rates, with values even lower than 0.5% and while the government thinks about the suspension of the installments, give this indication. There are banks that today offer fixed rate mortgages lower than the variable, says the analysis conducted onEconomy of the Corriere della Sera, on newsstands tomorrow for free with the newspaper. The 20-year-old Eurirs, moreover, the reference index, fell below zero: -0.08%. It was 1.51% in November 2018 and 0.22% six months ago. It is clear that under these conditions the subrogations have risen again, to replace the old mortgage with a new one. But beware of the collateral costs.
The plan for Italy
Speaking of funding, on theEconomy Ferruccio de Bortoli relaunches the idea of the Italian Loan which with good health and Eurobonds can be a tool for stimulating the economy and, implicitly, for saving jobs. The country stops – writes de Bortoli – but economic and social policy must move quickly. The latest economic measures decided by the government are going in the right direction, but what has been announced is not enough. The proposals, specifically: take up the idea of 2011 of a Eurobond issue, that is, European common bonds with government bonds guaranteed by the countries of the Eurozone: It may be the right time, says de Bortoli. An Italian loan to support the investments of a future recovery, issued by a public-private vehicle with the Cassa Depositi e Prestiti.
Or again, the special issue of public health vouchers he mentioned on Courier service on March 13 the rector of Bocconi, Mario Monti.
The Nobel prize
An eye to the economic crises, especially when they intertwine with those of the stock exchanges, also Robert Shiller, Nobel Prize winner in Economics in 2013, throws it. In the interview with the weekly magazine, which dedicates the cover, the behavioral economy pioneer summarizes the themes to which he dedicated his latest book on viral market events. How can a saver defend himself from the risks of new collapses? He is asked. The Lapalissian answer: Diversifying investments. And, perhaps, today it is better not to be very exposed on Wall Street.
Among the cruxes of this dramatic spring is the collapse in oil prices, offered in huge quantities. This traffic jam, with the price of future raw materials higher than the current one, is called super contango. The Economy he tells it. It also dedicates an in-depth analysis to the return of China, which as it comes out of the virus finds itself facing the clash with the US. Among the interviews, the one to the president of Farmindustria Massimo Scaccabarozzi who reassures about the Italian pharmaceuticals' ability to respond to the emergency. While the Fastweb CEO, Alberto Calcagno, tells how smartworking will change our lives. And Luigi Ferraris, his counterpart in Terna, talks about Italy's electric highways, like the one for Corsica.
A special then dedicated to the thousand Champions, the healthy companies that drive Italy.