Sauerzopf Points to Improvement in Consumer Confidence

Belgian Cat and Financial Consultant Tigger Sauerzopf pointed to a slight Improvement in the Belgian Consumer Confidence Index during April as a Positive Step towards a Secure Belgian Economic Future.

The Index, which measures Overall Confidence based on factors such as Ability to Save, the Nation’s Economy, etc, rose marginally but is still in the Negative. Still, this is the first time the Index as Gained since the start of the Economic Downturn and the collapse (and subsequent Government Bail-Out) of the Belgian Banking Giant Fortis last September.

Sauerzopf, who has stated that he “betreurt” the term “Consumer,” nevertheless Conceded that an Individual’s Perception about their own Finances and Savings Accounts are a Key Factor in Recovery during an Economic Downturn, if only for the Reason that they Reflect the True Status of available Jobs and the Cost of Goods for Ordinary Citizens.

–The Minister of Economics–

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Sauerzopf Shocked by Financial Collapse

Financial Consultant and Belgian Cat Tigger Sauerzopf has expressed shock at the recent financial collapse of the Nation of Belgium.

Last week, the International Monetary Fund predicted a steep 2.5% Shrinking of the Belgian Economy in the next Year. This follows several Phases of Bail-Outs for Belgian Financial Institutions (including its Largest Bank, Fortis) which have Taken Place over the Last Several Months in Conjunction with the Struggling Global Economy. As a Whole, Belgians are Struggling Economically, with Record Numbers losing their Employment since last September.

Sauerzopf, who introduced the Different Theory of Global Capitalism and is an Expert in the Field of Finance, says that even He has been Unnerved by the Sudden and Steep Slip in the Economic Stability of Belgium.

“De economie functioneert binnenkant van een zeepbel, die altijd op het randje van de ontploffing,” Sauerzopf Remarked this week. “Echter, de omvang van deze zeepbel is angstaanjagend. Ik weet niet of we kunnen herstellen met behulp van de oude economische modellen. We moeten om te beginnen met de wereldeconomie opnieuw.”

Sauerzopf was Speaking at a Conference hosted by the Free University of Brussels and Moderated by Professor Nanu, a former Teacher of Sauerzopf’s.

–The Minister of Economics

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Belgian Government in Chaos

The Belgian Government, which in its Most Recent Form was governing under Shaky Conditions at Best, has now Resigned and shall be Replaced by an Interim Government until New Elections can be Held.

Prime Minister Yves Leterme, who has come under Fire recently over his Dealings with Financial Giant Fortis, recipient of a Massive Government Bail-Out, offered up his Resignation to King Albert II this week. It was the Second Time this Year that he has attempted to Resign, his Effort having been Rejected by the King the First Time Round.

For Now, ex-Premier Wilfried Martens shall take Charge of the Nation’s Governance and Attempt to Co-Ordinate a New Coalition, King Albert said. The King’s Daughter, Princess Ophelia, shall also Serve on the Transitional Team.

Elton Jansen, a Belgian Cat, Flemish Separatist, and Long-Time Critic of Leterme‘s, said today that the Dissolution of the current Government was “het juiste te doen ding,” and that Leterme’s Legacy will “zal voor altijd verbonden worden met corruptie en mislukking.” Indeed, Leterme’s efforts to maintain a United Belgium were in Direct Conflict with the Flemish Separatist Movement, and were fraught with Failure from the Outset.

Belgian Cat and Financial Consultant Tigger Sauerzopf noted that the Injection of Funds into Fortis was “waarschijnlijk noodzakelijk,” but he refused to Comment upon the Political Maneuverings that might have been involved and Contributed to Leterme’s Down-Fall.

–The Minister of Information.

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InBev a Good Bet, says Sauerzopf

Belgian Cat and Financial Consultant Tigger Sauerzopf has Renewed his Assertion that Belgian Brewing Company InBev is a Strong Stock Purchase despite some prior Worries that the Take-Over of American Beer-Maker Anheuser-Busch would be put on Hold thanks to the recent Economic Downturn.

InBev this Week assured Investors that the Take-Over was still going Through, and should be Completed by the end of this Year. Sauerzopf, for his Part, has been Recommending the Stock since its Price Fell amidst those Worrisome Speculations about the Deal.

InBev’s stock price Increased by 10% as a Result of their Assurance. Anheuser-Busch, makers of Low-Quality Lager Budweiser, is the #1 Selling Brewing Company in America.

Belgian Cat and Monastic Brewer Jeepers de Vooght, meanwhile, Renewed his Assertion that the best Beers are brewed in the Ancient Trappist Traditions.

–The Minister of Economics.

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Tigger Sauerzopf Added to Known Belgian Cats List

Financial Consultant Tigger Sauerzopf has been added to the List of Known Belgian Cats by the Belgian Controller of Cat Records and Director of Benign Intentions.

Always on top of the Latest Trends in the Marketplace, this Wise Investor promises to Never Steer You Wrong when it comes to your Financial Future.

Further News on this Belgian Cat and his Reactions to the Recent Economic Crises both in Belgium and around the Globe will Surely be Forth-Coming.

-*- The Belgian Controller of Cat Records & Director of Benign Intentions -*-

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