Germany and France hold steady, but don't grow much

Aug 14, 2012
Happiness is relative in Europe these days: Investors are cheering news the euro area's top economies did not turn in the abysmal results many had expected. Instead, things are just "garden-variety" bad.
Posted In: Europe, Germany, France

What's up, Europe? Small talk turns to finance in Italy

Jul 24, 2012
A number of Southern Italian cities, including the entire province of Sicily, are on the verge of bankruptcy.
Posted In: Whats up Europe, italy, Germany

Spanish borrowing costs up, German rating may go down

Jul 24, 2012
Spain's borrowing costs are up to 7.5 percent -- the higest since it joined the euro. As a result of the regional crisis, Moody's announced today that it is poised to lower Germany's credit rating to AA.
Posted In: spain, Germany, Europe debt crisis

Germany's strength doesn't protect from Moody's downgrade

Jul 24, 2012
Moody's Investors Service has lowered the outlook for the credit ratings of three of Europe's strongest economies: Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Germany. It's part of a busy day in Europe that has investors on-edge -- markets there are barely moving.
Posted In: Germany, Moody's, downgrade

Germans and their frugal, saving ways

Jul 20, 2012
Many European economies are begging for Germany to share its wealth with them. Where did the German culture of frugality come from?
Posted In: Germany, frugality, Saving

In Germany, holidays are 'uber alles'

Jul 6, 2012
German's seem to be the responsible, hard working sibling in the European Union, but they know when to relax.
Posted In: summer vacation, work hours, working, Germany, holidays

Germans consider life without the euro

Jul 3, 2012
As economic instability in the eurozone continues, some Germans are starting to weigh the benefits and burdens of staying with the euro. Would life be dandier with the Deutschmark?
Posted In: Germany

Euro leaders compromise on plans for bailout money

Jun 29, 2012
It appears European leaders have come up with an agreement to ease the debt crisis -- somewhat. And the deal rests on Germany compromising on how bailout money is used.
Posted In: Europe, Germany

What's up, Europe? Germany vs. Greece in soccer match

Jun 21, 2012
Germany will battle Greece in the quarterfinals of the European Football Championship. What kind of tensions might play out during the game?
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, Whats up Europe, soccer, Germany, Greece

With Greek elections done for now, what's next?

Jun 18, 2012
Looking ahead at what's to come for other eurozone countries and what's happening at the G20 summit.
Posted In: Eurozone, Greece, spain, France, Germany, Francois Hollande, G20 summit