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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
The euro debt crisis isn't over; it's the ECB opening the taps

Jan 23, 2012

The euro debt crisis isn't over; it's the ECB opening the taps

Yields on eurozone debt have fallen, but don't assume that the crisis is abating. This is just the result of the ECB's liquidity boosting activities. #Eurozone crisis #Bond yields #ECB #NotJobsButPassion

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The euro debt crisis isn't over; it's the ECB opening the taps

Sep 18, 2014

UK factory orders hit by 'acute political uncertainty', but retail sales jump - business live

Rolling business and financial news, as new data shows UK factories suffering declining exports as geopolitical uncertainty hits demand CBI: Export orders worsen Vacuum cleaner demand boosts retail sales Has Moodys downgraded France? ECBs TLTRO misse... #Greece #United Kingdom #Office for National Statistics
The euro debt crisis isn't over; it's the ECB opening the taps

Sep 18, 2014

EBRD Lowers Bulgaria 2014 Economic Growth Forecast to 1.5%

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has lowered its 2014 growth forecast for Bulgaria to 1.5%. In May, the EBRD predicted a GDP growth rate of 1.9% for Bulgaria for 2014. The EBRD has also predicted economic growth of 2% in 20... #Europe #Bulgaria #European Bank for Reconstruction and Development #Eastern Europe
The euro debt crisis isn't over; it's the ECB opening the taps

Sep 15, 2014

OECD cuts growth forecasts for major economies - business live

OECD says global economy is expanding at a moderate and uneven pace, with Europe lagging. Latest: OECD cuts growth forecasts OECD: Eurozone recovery disappointing...deflation a worry Earlier: Oil price hits 27-month low Chinese factory growth weakest... #OECD #Europe #Paris #European Union