Europe debt crisis


Central banks announce joint plan to avoid credit crunch

Nov 30, 2011
To increase liquidity, the European Central Bank and the Federal Reserve are teaming up.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, credit crunch

Throwing money at the problem

Nov 30, 2011
Six central banks, led by the U.S. Federal Reserve, have announced a plan to inject dollars into the life support system keeping European banks alive. The move was meant to restore confidence in the global financial system.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Federal Reserve, Europe debt crisis

Dutch prime minister on the future of the eurozone

Nov 30, 2011
The Netherlands' prime minister Mark Rutte discusses the future of Europe, the eurozone and the global economy.
Posted In: Barack Obama, Mark Rutte, Europe debt crisis

Why the central banks stepped in

Nov 30, 2011
The Federal Reserve and other central banks announced today they were teaming up to increase liquidity in the global economy. What does this mean, and will it actually help the European debt crisis?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Federal Reserve

Ben Bernanke in a Humvee: Why the Fed bailed out Europe

Nov 30, 2011
To better understand why central banks around the world today said they would "inject liquidity" into the global markets, you might imagine the global economy as a highway
Posted In: liquidity, Federal Reserve, Europe debt crisis

PODCAST: American Airlines takes a nosedive

Nov 29, 2011
What would a doomsday scenario in Europe look like? The Occupy movement has led protesters to take over a UBS building in London's financial district. In China, the government has put a ban on advertisements during primetime TV shows. And American Airlines flies towards... bankruptcy.
Posted In: American Airlines, Victoria's Secret, Europe debt crisis

Ring-fencing Italy

Nov 29, 2011
There's been a lot of talk recently about the need to ring-fence certain economies in Europe. These aren't the economies that have defaulted or been bailed out; these are the economies that are too big to fail. Italy is the most glaring example.
Posted In: whiteboard, Europe debt crisis, Eurozone, italy

Will the euro crisis repeat history?

Nov 29, 2011
The debt crisis in Europe is having a profound effect on banks there, and their ability to lend.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis

European debt crisis reaches pivotal moment

Nov 28, 2011
Last week marked more bad news for economies across Europe, including Germany. If more countries follow suit this week, the crisis could reach its threshold
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Germany, France, euro

Fiscal union could solve Europe's debt problems

Nov 28, 2011
One idea that's emerging this morning is to create a fiscal union between countries to enforce tighter budgets across Europe.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Fiscal policy