Bank Deposits Decline Across Europe In January
There was much press coverage of the December jump in European bank deposits: a veritable litany of pundits said that it was an indication of the recovery in the European financial system, how faith in the banking system is coming back, and that European consumers are so wealthy they actually have excess cash they can deposit at their bank. Perhaps it is not very surprising, then, that we have yet to hear a peep about the fact that overnight the ECB reported that deposits at all key core and peripheral European countries declined. Wait, we know: "it's seasonal."
Source: Goldman Sachs