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Draghi's Desperation

Milton Ezrati | Posted 11.30.2014 | World
Milton Ezrati

The European Central Bank (ECB) faces a desperate situation. Remarkably low inflation is stealing its ability to ease the euro zone's fiscal-financial strains and, consequently, its ability to buy time for the zone's governments to implement desperately needed budgetary and economic reforms.

Germany and Europe in 2014: A Conversation With Christoph Schmidt

Luka Orešković | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Luka Orešković

Starting with the most heated topic of the moment, Schmidt's belief is that, although OMT has worked well so far, it is stretching the mandate of ECB too far, especially with the limitlessness of the transactions.

Bank Chief: ECB Cannot Solve Euro Zone Crisis

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2013 | Business

* Calls for governments to press ahead with reforms * Wants abolition of implicit guarantees for banks and sovereigns *...

Good News For European Banks

Reuters | Posted 04.20.2013 | Business

* German banks' use of ECB funds drops to 49.5 bln end-Jan * Banks from euro zone core pay back 3-yr loans early * Itali...

ECB Struggling To Do 'Whatever It Takes' To Save Euro

Reuters | Posted 11.04.2012 | Business

* Monti, Hollande call for action to cut excess borrowing costs * ECB rate decision, news conference on Sept. 6 * Marke...

Bonnie Kavoussi

Hitler's Legacy: How Germany's Past Weighs Down Europe's Future

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

In the wake of the financial crisis, the Federal Reserve took drastic measures to shore up the U.S. financial system. Now as Europe enters its worst e...

The Core of the Economic Debate

Michael Farr | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

In Europe and the United States, debates over deficits, austerity, and intervention are being conducted in several languages, but they share the same essential elements.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Stock Market Plunges On German Debt Concerns

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 11.23.2011 | Business

The eurozone will face a vote of confidence on Monday by the U.S. stock market. Heading into the Thanksgiving holiday, the U.S. stock market plung...

German Central Bank Head: Repeatedly Expanding Bailout Fund Won't Solve Crisis

Posted 12.22.2011 | Business

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bundesbank president Jens Weidmann said in a newspaper interview released on Saturday that repeatedly expanding the euro zone rescu...

After Rogue Trader Fallout, UBS CEO Calls For Employees To Make Bank Less Risky

Posted 11.28.2011 | Business

UBS AG interim Chief Executive Sergio Ermotti appealed to staff in an internal memo to back efforts to make the bank less complex and risky, following...

UBS Names Next Chairman

Posted 08.31.2011 | Business

ZURICH (Martin de Sa'Pinto and Caroline Copley) - Swiss bank UBS (UBSN.VX) on Friday named former Bundesbank president Axel Weber as its next chairman...

Global Central Banks Face An Essential Revolution

Reuters | Paul Carrel, Mark Felsenthal, Pedro da Costa, David Milliken and Alan Wheatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

By Paul Carrel, Mark Felsenthal, Pedro da Costa, David Milliken and Alan Wheatley FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON - On a warm, Lisbon day last May, Jean-Claude...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

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Wall Street Now Wants to Profit by Selling "Death Bonds"

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

After leading the economy to the edge of the abyss, a new derivative has been concocted in a perverse quest for big and bigger bucks.