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BBC World Service

Italian government encourages citizens to buy bonds

by Marketplace Contributor Nov 28, 2011
The new initiative seeks citizens' help to bail the country out. Even so, towering debt remains a huge problem for Italy.

German bonds auction flop raises alarm

by Stephen Beard Nov 23, 2011
Muted interest in German 10-year bonds at an auction today raised feared that investors are getting jittery even over the eurozone's strongest economy.

European investors sell off bonds in more than Italy and Greece

by Stephen Beard Nov 16, 2011
Bond markets in Europe are taking a beating, and it is affecting the more stable countries in the eurozone, from Finland to Austria.
BBC World Service

European bond market on a rollercoaster ride

by Andrew Walker Nov 16, 2011
With ongoing fears of contagion in Europe, the bond market in the eurozone has hit trouble this week.
Whiteboard

The root of Italy's problems

by Paddy Hirsch 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.
News In Brief

MID-DAY UPDATE: China announces trade deficit, Eurozone debt crisis escalates

by Katharine Crnko Mar 10, 2011
A surprise from China today -- the country said it bought more goods from around the world than it sold. It's called a trade deficit. And China...
Whiteboard

Reader Question: Bonds, yields, and Hershey bars

by Paddy Hirsch Dec 9, 2010
A Whiteboard watcher wrote in this week, saying she watched the Whiteboard video on the Fed buying bonds (Uncle Ben Goes Shopping), but still wasn...

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News In Brief

Quantitative easing isn't hitting yet

by Kai Ryssdal Nov 15, 2010
This final note today, what you might call an addendum to the numbers. For all the talk about quantitative easing there's been -- yes, here and...
News In Brief

MID-DAY UPDATE: Bonds and bags of money

by Katharine Crnko Oct 26, 2010
Today we learned about the U.S. Treasury, who for the first time ever is selling bonds with a negative rate of return. Translations? The investors...
Ask Money

Inflation protection

by Chris Farrell Jan 21, 2010
Question: If I am concerned about the possibility of inflation, which alternative to choose; TIPS, I-Bonds, or Floating Rate Notes? I am not an...