Jan 11, 2012 News today that the German economy contracted sent markets down sharply. But was it all just noise?
Jan 9, 2012 In the face of the euro crisis, so many investors are desperate for a safe place to park money, they're paying the German government to hold onto their cash.
Stacey Vanek Smith
Jan 4, 2012 In an effort to boost the economy, Mario Monti announced that Italian businesses can now stay open at all hours. That has some Italian shopkeepers worried.
Jan 4, 2012 The hard economic times in Europe have actually been a good thing for Germany, which can still borrow at low rates and benefit in export markets.
Jan 11, 2012 In Greece, tax collectors are on strike to protest benefit cuts while in Italy, the government was able to borrow $9 billion to help pay for services, but banks willing to lend also demanded a high return.
Dec 28, 2011 Iran has repeated its threat to block the Straight of Hormuz where about a-fifth of the world's oil passes through. In Italy today, investors seemed happy to buy up the country's debt.
Dec 23, 2011 The German car giant is switching off its email server half an hour after the end of the work day.
Dec 22, 2011 Austerity is the rule as many European nations deal with the continent’s debt crisis. Germany is doing relatively well.
Jan 11, 2012 A vote today in Italy passes a round of austerity measures suggested by newly appointed Prime Minister Mario Monti. But is it enough to make a dent in the problem?