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Spain delays bailout, China growth slows

Oct 8, 2012
In Europe, the latest signals are that Spain will not take a bailout in the immediate term. China's economic growth is slowing as investment takes a back seat to consumer spending.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, Germany, ECB

Who says Greece needs to stay in the eurozone?

Oct 1, 2012
As the Greek government prepares to unveil its 2013 budget, some argue it's time to let Greece go from the eurozone.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis

France unveils strict measures to fix budget

Sep 28, 2012
The French government has just unveiled a budget for next year that includes major tax hikes for the rich and for businesses. France is the second largest economy in the euro zone and so far it has managed to remain a leader in the debt crisis, rather than a victim -- for the most part anyway.
Posted In: France, Taxes, budget

Spain's government announces tough new budget

Sep 27, 2012
In further austerity measures, the government imposes some $50 billion of tax hikes and spending cuts
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, austerity

What’s up, Europe? Mass protests in Greece and Spain

Sep 26, 2012
Markets are shaken by the mass protests against austerity measures in Greece and Spain. Investors are questioning their earlier optimism over the prospects of recovery in Europe.
Posted In: spain, Greece, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

Greeks take part in nationwide strike

Sep 26, 2012
Greece has been shut down today because of a huge nationwide strike. Fifty thousand people took to the streets of Athens and police fired tear gas after violence broke out near the parliament. The issue, of course, is austerity: The very unpopular budget cuts going on as part of the solution to the debt crisis.
Posted In: Greece, protest, austerity

IMF's Christine Lagarde urges action on fiscal cliff, euro crisis

Sep 24, 2012
In an exclusive broadcast interview, the International Monetary Fund chief urged U.S. leaders to take swift action on the so-called fiscal cliff, and called for European leaders to continue vetting the region's debt crisis.
Posted In: IMF, Europe debt crisis, fiscal cliff

What's up, Europe? Germany affirms bailouts

Sep 12, 2012
A German high court rejected a petition to block Germany's participation in the eurozone rescue fund. What does that mean for Europe going forward?
Posted In: Whats up Europe, Europe debt crisis, Germany

What's Up Europe? Smiles in Brussels

Sep 11, 2012
In Brussels, people are smiling over a new bailout plan to save the euro. Meanwhile in Greece, summer sun and good food are taking the edge off harsh reality.
Posted In: Brussels, Whats up Europe, Europe debt crisis

Spanish leader yet to agree on bailout conditions

Sep 11, 2012
Last week in Europe there was relative euphoria: The European Central Bank said it stood ready to buy the government bonds of any nation that came seeking its help. That would help countries like Spain and Italy keep their borrowing costs down, and keep them from lapsing into financial crisis.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, bailout

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