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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

Aug 29, 2014

The Eurozone Is A Growing Problem For The U.S. Economy

The 18-nation eurozone is the largest economy in the world, eclipsing that of the U.S. The eurozone is the largest trading partner of the U.S. (the largest importer of U.S. goods, the largest exporter of goods to the U.S.). The eurozone is in an econ...
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
The euro debt crisis isn't over; it's the ECB opening the taps

Sep 16, 2014

Dutch ease off austerity, will spend on military

(AP) -- The Dutch government is presenting a budget for 2015 that for the first time in years will be focused less on financial austerity and more on security in light of international conflicts. In a day full of pomp and ceremony, King Willem Alexan... #Syria #The Hague #Malaysia Airlines #Mark Rutte