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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

Jul 10, 2014

Stocks end with losses from sell-off

Stocks ended lower Thursday as fears about the health of a European bank created a sell-off that sent investors to the safer havens of gold and government bonds. Although prices recovered slightly late in the day, the indexes still closed with losses... #Wall Street #Dow Jones #Europe
The euro debt crisis isn't over; it's the ECB opening the taps

Jul 11, 2014

Eurozone crisis: markets jittery on Portugal bank fears

Mixed day for Asian stocks, European investors expected to remain wary. Burberry to face shareholder anger over £20m executive pay deal Construction data in the UK awaited Good morning, and welcome to our rolling coverage of the world economy, the fi... #European Union #Europe #European Monetary Union
The euro debt crisis isn't over; it's the ECB opening the taps

Jul 10, 2014

European markets fall as Portugal bank woes revive 'darkest nightmares' as it happened

Concerns over Portugal's Banco Espírito Santo have hit shares across Europe; Saxo Bank says "darkest nightmares about Europe" have returned (see 5.10pm) IMF issues statement Summary: FTSE 100 hits lowest since late April amid selloff Fears over Espir... #Europe #Bank of England #FTSE #Wall Street Journal #Christopher Bailey #European Union #Lisbon