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- Australia – an income tax surcharge to pay for flood damage;
- Belgium – still no government and the risk of a lowered credit rating;
- Japan – S&P’s has pared the country’s rating;
- Nigeria — tightened monetary and credit policies;
- Spain – a new push to clean up the cajas;
- United States – a staggering new deficit projection.
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