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ECB set for rate cut as inflation falls sharply

May 02, 2013

ECB set for rate cut as inflation falls sharply

The European Central Bank is expected to cut its main interest rate for the first time in 10 months on Thursday, driven to act by an economy wallowing in recession and freed to do so by sharply falling inflation. #NewsTracker #European Central Bank #Eurozone crisis #Mario Draghi #Rate cut
Why it makes sense for Cyprus to leave the euro

Apr 01, 2013

Why it makes sense for Cyprus to leave the euro

The Cyprus bailout could lead to a 20 percent fall in its GDP. It may benefit from moving out of the euro. #Greece #Russia #Eurozone crisis #TheExplainer #Cyprus bailout
Cyprus' financial repression when people bail out govts

Mar 27, 2013

Cyprus' financial repression when people bail out govts

Cyprus has resorted to financial repression, where it confiscated a chunk of depositors' money. This is financial repression, where governments needing bailouts raid their citizens' savings. #HowThisWorks #Eurozone #Central banks #Eurozone crisis #Cyprus bailout #Financial Repression
Question after Cyprus Will govts loot depositors again?

Mar 26, 2013

Question after Cyprus Will govts loot depositors again?

To earn its bailout, Cyprus has forced depositors to share a part of their costs. This is financial repression - and it could happen elsewhere in Europe #Euro #Eurozone crisis #Cyprus bailout
Banks saved, but Europe risks 'losing a generation'

Mar 11, 2013

Banks saved, but Europe risks 'losing a generation'

Europe has spent hundreds of billions of euros rescuing its banks but may have lost an entire generation of young people in the process, the president of the European Parliament said. #Banks #Greece #TheySaidIt #Spain #Unemployment #Italy #Eurozone crisis #JOblesness

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Euro to zero Greek exit can happen over a weekend

May 18, 2012

Euro to zero Greek exit can happen over a weekend

It seems the European Union has all-or-nothing treaties: if you want to exit the euro, you have to exit the EU as well. #Eurozone crisis #Greek Exit #Drachma
Will tiny Greece bring the mightly eurozone down?

May 10, 2012

Will tiny Greece bring the mightly eurozone down?

The eurozone crisis, which seemed to be abating a few months ago, is back on the boil. And this time something may give. #France #Greece #Angela Merkel #Germany #EU #Eurozone crisis #EuroCrisis #Franois Hollande