The Banking Crisis in Germany Can the Bailout Prevent an Economic Meltdown?

Despite the historically unprecedented bailout package for Germany's banking sector there are growing concerns that a deep recession is on the way. Will the German government have to put together a rescue plan for the broader economy as well?
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The sculpture "Hammering Man" in front of Frankfurt's bank towers.

The sculpture "Hammering Man" in front of Frankfurt's bank towers.

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Global Capital Injections

Bank guarantees, recapitalization and direct purchase of bad loans, in billions of euros
Over 3.1 trillion euros in total
Great Britain 571
United States 519
Germany 500
Ireland 400
France 360
Netherlands 220
Russia 139
Austria 100
Spain 100
Switzerland 48
Norway 41
Italy 40
Saudi Arabia 30
Portugal 20
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