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Europe shifts away from austerity, but that's easier said than done

May 3, 2012
The head of the European Central Bank said today that economic growth has to be central to the plan to get Europe out of its debt crisis
Posted In: European Central Bank, austerity

Should European banks keep more cash in reserves?

May 2, 2012
European finance ministers are meeting today about how much money banks should have around in case of emergency. Banks argue the more that's set aside the less they have to lend and invest.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, banking

Europe's debt crisis affects jobs, manufacturing

May 2, 2012
For many Europeans, the effects of the debt crisis are felt very close to home -- with unemployment soaring and manufacturing suffering.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

Weekend elections could shift focus in Europe

Apr 30, 2012
In a matter of days, two countries at the center of the European debt crisis will hold elections: France is on the verge of electing a socialist as president and Greece may also shake up its leadership. But it's Spain that's causing some heartburn today.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, spain, France

Euro debt problems flare up in Spain

Apr 30, 2012
Spain has officially slipped back into recession and to make matters worse, Standard & Poor’s has downgraded the credit rating on 11 Spanish banks. That makes it harder for those banks to borrow money.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, recession

How much of a problem is Spain's economy?

Apr 30, 2012
Economist Edward Hugh discusses how Spain's economic woes compare to Greece and whether the country is "bailout-able."
Posted In: spain, bailout, Europe debt crisis

France, Netherlands backing down from austerity

Apr 23, 2012
Europe's strategy for dealing with it's debt crisis was called into question over the weekend following two big political developments: One in France, one in the Netherlands.
Posted In: austerity, France, Netherlands

As France runs out of cash to borrow, politics could shift

Apr 19, 2012
France will try to borrow a lot more money today. But the low borrowing costs the country has seen every since the European Central Bank handed out a trillion dollars in emergency loans are no longer a sure thing -- that money may be running out.
Posted In: Europe, France, nicolas sarkozy

Markets running scared as European fears return

Apr 11, 2012
U.S. stocks had their worst day of the year yesterday, in part because analysts say the European debt crisis is back after months of relative calm.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, investors

A new dawn after yesterday's market lows

Apr 11, 2012
Coming off Tuesday's worst showing for stocks this year -- both in the U.S. and Europe -- there is a new dawn today. Market players are showing a renewed appetite for risk, including stocks, at least so far on this Wednesday.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

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