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European Crisis

The Melancholic Hour of the Day

Christos Terzides | Posted 09.08.2015 | World
Christos Terzides

How many feel small like me. Choked by a dead-end struggle for a tomorrow that wasn't part of their dreams. Unable even to mourn the image of a little angel laying on one of this planet's shores. Strangled by the simple daily problems.

ONE ON ONE: Niall Ferguson On The Great Degeneration: How Politicians Are Failing Us

Katherine Keating | Posted 06.15.2014 | World
Katherine Keating

niall ferguson "There's a lot of anger out there, there's a lot of frustration. One minute people are bored and apathetic, the next minute they're in the streets burning cars. We are seeing that already in some European cities, it's really urgent that we change the conversation in such a way that young people start to listen instead of just assuming, 'Ah, this doesn't apply to me, it's all bullshit.'"

Europe's Way to Destruction (?)

Thanos Dimadis | Posted 02.03.2014 | World
Thanos Dimadis

Having recently had a most interesting interview with the European Commission's president, José Manuel Barroso, I realized how much Europe struggle...

Why Germany Needs France: Europe Needs More Than One Big

Ronald Tiersky | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Ronald Tiersky

Germany can't, and shouldn't be asked to, carry the eurozone or the EU alone. It's not strong enough and the Germans have everything to fear from being, or at least appearing, too successful.

Eleazar David Melendez

The Next Cyprus? This Tiny Country Of 2 Million Could Be The Next Bailout Contender | Eleazar David Melendez | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

In the ongoing European financial crisis, another country has emerged as the focus of serious bailout concern. Slovenia is spooking global markets tha...

S&P's Dire Warning For Europe

Reuters | Posted 05.18.2013 | Business

BERLIN, March 18 (Reuters) - Standard and Poor's sees a high risk that Spain, Italy, Portugal and France will not be able to carry through necessary...

Are We About to Repeat 2008?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.20.2013 | Business
Daniel Wagner

It would be far more sensible for investors to remain cautious about the future, rather than to assume that the sun will continue to shine indefinitely.

The Cure for Europe: A Public Option for Money and a Public Bank

Scott Baker | Posted 01.27.2013 | World
Scott Baker

Europe is a different case from other countries, since they have nothing close to monetary sovereignty, and they are completely reliant on an international, stateless European Central Bank, that is, for now, mostly controlled by Germany.

Why Global Investors Should Beware

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business
Daniel Wagner

If, for example, as they suggest, U.S. companies are 'lean and mean' and the U.S. economy is doing just fine, then why have some of America's best known business titans dumped so much stock?

Germans Almost Officially Over Greece

Reuters | Posted 11.02.2012 | Business

LONDON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - Only a quarter of Germans think Greece should stay in the euro zone or get more help from other countries, an opinion pol...

European Man If Import: Can Everyone Just Calm The Heck Down?

AP | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business

BERLIN -- The head of the European Central Bank said the euro is "absolutely not" in danger as the continent's financial crisis simmers, and insisted ...

Risks to Financial Stability Increase, Bold Action Needed

José Viñals | Posted 09.16.2012 | Business
José Viñals

Emerging economies are facing a twin challenge: dealing with the impact from advanced economies' troubles, while confronting increasing home-grown vulnerabilities.

Obama Makes Frank Re-Election Acknowledgement

AP | ANNE GEARAN and BEN FELLER | Posted 06.20.2012 | Politics

LOS CABOS, Mexico -- President Barack Obama is acknowledging that Europe's economic situation could have a spillover effect on his own re-election pro...

Jon Ward

Romney Embraces Growth, Leaving Austerity To Europe | Jon Ward | Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Austerity is out. Growth is in. And Mitt Romney's campaign has taken notice. Politicians in Europe and in President Barack Obama's...

France's Hollande Needs a Socialist Hypothesis

Christopher Newfield | Posted 07.09.2012 | World
Christopher Newfield

Hollande has a simple choice. There's the way down, Sarkozy-style, with anti-socialist politics that deny the value-creating powers of the whole society. There's the way up, through a modern Socialist Hypothesis that brings the whole of society into the building process

Europe's Banks Versus European Democracy

Robert Kuttner | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

Germany profits because the more that financial markets flee from the bonds of other nations, the more money pours into German government bunds, reducing German costs of borrowing. So, what is to be done? If Hollande is elected President of France next week and attempts to pursue a growth policy in one country, as President Francois Mitterrand tried in the 1980s, he will be punished both by money markets and by other leaders. When Mitterrand tried expansion in one country, the result was capital flight and pressure against the franc. In those years, currencies were vulnerable to conservative financial pressures. Today, with a single European currency, it's government bonds that are under attack. But it's the same story.

The Zombie Rises: The Return of Simpson-Bowles

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 04.19.2012 | Business
Robert L. Borosage

With interest rates near zero, a decrepit infrastructure that must be rebuilt and a construction industry flat on its back, anyone with a whit of business sense would finance a massive Rebuild America program over the next few years, put people back to work, and build the sinews vital for a more competitive economy. Right now, the focus should be on putting people back to work and getting the economy moving. Until that happens, austerity -- as Europe is now experiencing -- is a contagion, not a cure.

U.S. Banks Changing Behavior In Face Of European Crisis

AP | By MARTIN CRUTSINGER | Posted 01.30.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- A Federal Reserve survey has found that more than half of U.S. banks that lend to European banks have tightened their standards, a refle...

Deficit Focus Questioned As Answer To Europe's Debt Crisis

AP | By DAVID McHUGH | Posted 01.24.2013 | Business

FRANKFURT, Germany -- Europe is getting tougher on government debt. After more than two years struggling to rescue financially shaky governments, lead...

European Crisis: Pressure For More ECB Action After Summit Falls Short

Posted 12.14.2011 | Business

PARIS/FRANKFURT (Paul Taylor and Paul Carrel) - Pressure mounted on Wednesday for the European Central Bank to intervene more decisively after fin...

The European Banking Authority (EBA) has warned lenders against being so risk-averse as to prompt a credit crunch.

Posted 12.11.2011 | Business

FRANKFURT - The European Banking Authority (EBA) has warned lenders against being so risk-averse as to prompt a credit crunch. It also said reg...

U.S. Companies Feeling The Pain From European Crisis


NEW YORK — The tremors from Europe's financial upheaval have reached U.S. shores, rattling consumers and companies. The consequences have been ...

Fiscal Irony

Michael Farr | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business
Michael Farr

In the U.S., the action in the bond market is difficult to explain. Yields have fallen dramatically this year despite several developments that normally would cause bond investors to flee and yields to soar.

Stock Markets Sink Amid European Crisis

AP | MATTHEW CRAFT and DAVID K. RANDALL | Posted 01.09.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Trouble on two fronts in the European debt crisis sent American stocks tumbling Wednesday to their biggest loss since the rocky tradi...

European Debt Crisis Explained Using Lego, Buzz Lightyear

Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

The European debt crisis appears to be so complicated that even financial wonks are resorting to toys to explain it. Felix Salmon of Reuters takes...