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Markets not swayed by big eurozone downgrades

Jan 16, 2012
Countries like France and Austria lost their AAA rating in the last Standard & Poor's downgrade -- so why are the markets relatively flat today?
Posted In: stock market, Eurozone

ECB lending plan helping Europe so far

Jan 13, 2012
In Italy, the government was easily able to borrow $4 billion to pay for spending over the next three years. And the head of the European Central Bank says it is evidence that the new European bailout is paying off.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Eurozone

Merkel and Sarkozy meet to discuss fiscal union

Jan 9, 2012
In Berlin today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French president Nicolas Sarkozy meet for the first time this new year to talk about European debt, and treaties to allow for more budget control of eurozone nations.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, nicolas sarkozy, Angela Merkel

European job market struggles more than U.S.

Jan 6, 2012
In Europe, some countries in the north are doing well while in southern countries like Italy and Spain, unemployment is skyrocketing.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Unemployment

Eurozone may end up failed currency union

Jan 4, 2012
The 17 nations sharing the euro as a common currency struggle to keep the eurozone together. Historically, currency unions have a poor track record.
Posted In: euro, Eurozone, debt, monetary union

European leaders not optimistic for 2012

Jan 2, 2012
Leaders usually like to start the year with optimism, but Angela Merkel and others are finding it hard to see the bright side to the current situation in Europe.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Angela Merkel, euro, Eurozone

Has the ECB action helped avert a banking crisis?

Dec 22, 2011
The European Central Bank yesterday printed $640 billion worth of euros, almost the same amount of money as the TARP program used by the U.S. government during the financial crisis in 2008.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank, banking

For ECB plan to succeed, European banks must buy up bonds

Dec 22, 2011
What looks like a major success now may end up being more of a modest win in the future against the mounting debt crisis in the eurozone.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank

European banks' overwhelming response to ECB plan

Dec 21, 2011
The news that more banks than expected are putting a hand out for help from the European Central Bank had markets on a roller coaster today.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank

European Central Bank bails out Europe’s banks

Dec 21, 2011
The ECB has given about 490 billion euros in cheap loans to European banks, reflecting the crisis in Europe’s banking system.
Posted In: European Central Bank

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