Europe is equally dicey since, after all the hike in firepower of the European Financial Stability Facility, there is no clarity on where the additional 560 billion ($780 billion) is going to come from. Some part is to come from ChinaChina is the EUs biggest trade partner and would need a stable Europebut it is unclear as to how much China will invest and whether the EU will meet some of its demands such as those on granting market-economy status. Other moves to boost EFSF firepower include leveraging it to provide insurance or first-loss guaranteesso were back to financial engineering of the type that caused the 2008 crisis. Even this, it is obvious, is not enough to meet the demands coming out of Italy (its debt is $2.8 trillion), so a credible reform strategy there is critical, but there are no signs of this so far. There is considerable doubt over the 100 billion recapitalisation estimate for banks since this is half of what the IMF said was neededother estimates are still higher. Indeed, the big fear is that instead of raising money from marketsin case there are buyers out therebanks will try and shrink their balance sheets to reach the required capital adequacy norms. In which case, economic activity which is required for all the debt-buildup to be sustainable will quickly disappear. Wait for the next crisis summit.