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European Central Bank bails out Europe’s banks

Dec 21, 2011
The ECB has given about 490 billion euros in cheap loans to European banks, reflecting the crisis in Europe’s banking system.
Posted In: European Central Bank

Lender of last resort

Dec 21, 2011
The ECB offers a historic $639 billion to 500 European banks.
Posted In: European Central Bank, lending

PODCAST: A mobile Super Bowl, ECB plan exceeds expectations

Dec 21, 2011
As Spain gears up for new leadership, the European Union wants airlines to reduce emissions or pay for permits allowing them to pollute. During the holidays, consumers generate as much as 25 percent more waste from packaging, unused holiday cards and wrapping paper, and other seasonal items. In some Atlanta neighborhoods, houses are selling for under 10,000 -- less than the price of many used cars.
Posted In: European Central Bank, NFL, Super Bowl

Ex-Bank of England member: Central bank action an ominous sign

Dec 9, 2011
Markets breathed a sigh of relief last week as central banks around the world agreed to joint action to fight the European debt crisis. But according to someone on the front lines in 2008, this could mean things are worse than we know.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Bank of England, Europe debt crisis

ECB drops interest rates to 1 %

Dec 8, 2011
Economist Adolfo Laurenti discusses the rate cut and the role of the European Central Bank in Europe's future.
Posted In: interest rates, Europe, European Central Bank

All I want from for Christmas? A bazooka, please

Dec 8, 2011
Markets today were like a huffy kid who stomps off because Santa only brought him two out of the three of the gifts on his list. Santa is the European Central Bank.
Posted In: European Central Bank

Why does the EU want U.S. dollars?

Dec 2, 2011
Marketplace Money Senior Producer Paddy Hirsch explains why Europe needs dollars instead of euros as the EU tries to sort out its financial problems.
Posted In: EU, Eurozone, dollar, Europe debt crisis, European Central Bank

Markets react well to help from world's central banks

Dec 1, 2011
The Dow had its best day in almost three years yesterday following the news that central banks around the world would help ease the credit crunch.
Posted In: European Central Bank, credit crunch, Mario Draghi

Central banks buy European governments more time

Dec 1, 2011
Central banks from a number of countries have decided to increase the ease of borrowing; many hope this will be enough to buy eurozone governments more time to solve the debt crisis.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Europe debt crisis

European leaders must still make drastic changes

Dec 1, 2011
The global stock market rally that sent the Dow up almost 500 points yesterday may be over, but France and Spain are offering some hope this morning that yesterday's coordinated action by central banks to ease credit is working.
Posted In: European Central Bank, Europe debt crisis

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