Can we expect solutions from Europe this week?

Dec 5, 2011
It is a big week for the European debt crisis, as French and German leaders plan for a meeting Friday.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, nicolas sarkozy

Europeans 'getting their hands dirty' solving debt problem

Dec 5, 2011
News from Europe today shows positive steps towards solving the debt crisis, on the micro and macro level.
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Mario Monti unveils austerity plan for Italy

Dec 5, 2011
The new leader of Italy has announced a plan for tax increases and spending cuts to deal with the ongoing debt crisis in the country
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, Mario Monti, austerity

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.
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Italian government encourages citizens to buy bonds

Nov 28, 2011
The new initiative seeks citizens' help to bail the country out. Even so, towering debt remains a huge problem for Italy.
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European bailout fund has little force left

Nov 25, 2011
The news from Europe this morning starts with Italy, which had to pay a euro-era record rate to borrow money from the bond market. Meanwhile, Hungary's bonds were downgraded to junk status.
Posted In: Europe debt crisis, italy, hungary, bailout

Italy's new leader must satisfy home and abroad

Nov 14, 2011
Newly-appointed Italian prime minister Mario Monti begins to form a new government. But the economist won't just be trying to appeal to domestic voters -- he also must satisfy foreign investors.
Posted In: italy, Mario Monti

A short history of Italy's debt

Nov 14, 2011
Amid the uproar over Italy's rising borrowing costs, some forget that the country managed to pay even higher interest rates on a heavy debt burden back in the 1990s.
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Italy's economy hurt by 'medieval-like' bureaucracy

Nov 14, 2011
It isn't just debt that plagues the Italian economy. Newly-appointed prime minister Mario Monti will need to increase tax collection, reduce bureaucracy and reform the economy at the root.
Posted In: italy

The root of Italy's problems

Nov 14, 2011
Berlusconi may be gone, but Italia's problems persists. Senior Editor Paddy Hirsch explains how Italy got into the mess it's in today.
Posted In: debt, italy, bonds, default, Berlusconi, Monte, credit, euro, Eurozone, whiteboard