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Government debt costs soar in Spain, slump in U.S.

May 30, 2012
Spain now pays more than 6.6 percent on its 10-year bonds. The U.S. pays just over 1.6 percent. Eurozone debt, however, may yet hurt both sides of the Atlantic.
Posted In: bonds, italy, Europe debt crisis

What's up, Europe? Brussels muddles through the crisis

May 30, 2012
The big story in Brussels, as it has been for the last two years, is the eurozone crisis. So is any progress being made?
Posted In: Belgium, Brussels, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

Poll shows Greeks favor EU bailout

May 29, 2012
A poll this weekend shows Greek voters support politicians who favor the EU bailout of Greece. Elections earlier this month rattled the markets when voters came out in favor of political groups that opposed the bailout and austerity.
Posted In: Greece, Europe debt crisis, elections, polls

What's up, Europe? Insecurity in Spain

May 29, 2012
Although Spanish culture frowns upon talking about money, a financial crisis there is teaching everyone a little more about economics.
Posted In: spain, Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe

Spain seeks to rescue its big bad Bankia

May 28, 2012
The Spanish government is wrangling with how to rescue its troubled banks. The Spanish bank Bankia needs about $24 billion in new capital.
Posted In: spain, bankia, bank bailout, Europe debt crisis

Greece jumps, Spain slumps

May 28, 2012
Markets in Europe are mixed today: Greece is way up and Spain is down. Though both countries face major economic troubles, the level of uncertainty may be the key in determining their market variation.
Posted In: spain, Greece, Europe debt crisis, bank bailout

Euro officials talk 'Grexit' of Greece from euro

May 24, 2012
Euro leaders say they are committed to Greece staying with the euro, but talk of an exit is growing louder. Finance ministers have advised euro zone members to draw up contingency plans for what's being called an "amiable divorce" from Greece.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Greece, IMF

Euro leaders plan for Greece to 'divorce' the euro

May 24, 2012
Although eurozone members want Greece to keep the euro, contingency plans are being made in case there is a parting of ways. The cost and wider economic effects of a possible Greek exit are highly uncertain.
Posted In: Greece, euro, Europe debt crisis

Euro leaders to meet at 'informal dinner' to discuss debt crisis

May 23, 2012
In Brussels this evening, leaders from euro zone nations are meeting in a casual setting to discuss and formulate policy solutions to the European debt crisis ahead of a formal summit.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, eurobond, Germany

EU depositors protected, not from euro collapse

May 21, 2012
Depositors into European banks have their money protected, as here in the U.S., but the risk is not just that the bank might collapse, the currency might.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, euro

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