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European Debt

Spread: A Catholic Sin

Massimo Franco | Posted 05.19.2013 | Books
Massimo Franco

It might be hard to grasp if you live on the Mediterranean shores of Europe, but the Northern countries of the continent consider the southern countries' debts and high levels of spread Catholic sins.

Mark Gongloff

Worst Day In a Month For Stocks | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

The European debt crisis is back with a vengeance. Spanish borrowing costs soared for a third straight day on Monday, reaching dangerous levels, as...

The European Crisis Is Back From Vacation

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business

Thing One: European Vacation Over: Earlier this month, 7.5 Things went for more than a week without feeling compelled to ruin your morning with news f...

8 Reasons Why Americans Should Care About the European Debt Crisis

Rachel Epstein | Posted 08.08.2012 | College
Rachel Epstein

The continued European debt problem poses both economic and political risks to the United States.

Ach Du Lieber! Tables Turned On Germany

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business

While everybody's rightly worried about Spain as the next likely victim of the European debt crisis, nobody's thinking much about Germany. It could be...

Hedge Fund Legend's Latest Bet

The Huffington Post | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

John Paulson, the hedge fund manager who made billions betting against the U.S. mortgage market in 2007, has found something new to bet against. P...

Oh, Look, Europe Is On Fire Again

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 03.29.2012 | Business

Oh boy, here comes yet another flare-up in the European debt crisis -- which, unlike an "Anchorman" sequel, nobody wants to see. It hasn't even bee...

Europe: We Promise To Be Good Next Time

Reuters | Posted 05.02.2012 | Business

By John O'Donnell BRUSSELS, March 2 (Reuters) - All but two European Union countries signed a treaty on tighter budget discipline for ...

Is the European Central Bank Playing With Fire?

Georges Ugeux | Posted 04.13.2012 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Never in the history has so much money been poured in the direction of banks, most of which don't need it. It is becoming clear that European banks will use it, not to boost the economy, but to manage their balance sheet.

European Debt Downgrade Unikely to Budge Interest Rates

Richard Barrington | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

As bad as it sounds, it really is a confirmation of a long-recognized problem rather than a sign of new trouble.

The S&P and the EU: Timing Is Everything

Adam Levin | Posted 03.16.2012 | Business
Adam Levin

In keeping with a tradition firmly established in the 20th century, Europe suffered a late-night bombing raid on Friday evening.

Card Hub's 6 Credit Predictions for 2012 Offer Glimpse of Future for Consumers' Wallets

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

The credit industry affects all facets of personal finance and being ahead of the curve when it comes to credit issues could certainly help you save money and thereby lower stress. At the very least, you might learn something new!

Looking Back on My 2011 Projections

Don Tapscott | Posted 02.04.2012 | Business
Don Tapscott

A year ago I published "10 Big Themes for 2011" -- related to how the digital revolution changes business and society. It's helpful to review what actually occurred. Below are my projections and some 20-20 hindsight editorializing.

The Doha Round: Much More Than Market Access

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 01.16.2012 | World
Otaviano Canuto

There is much that the Doha Round, and the World Trade Organization (WTO) in particular, can do to improve trade conditions around the world.

German Inflation Fetish Risks Global Catastrophe

Peter S. Goodman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Business
Peter S. Goodman

The world's most irresponsible global citizen of the moment is not North Korea or Iran, despite the obvious dangers each poses. It is not China, favor...

MF Global Under Investigation

Posted 01.03.2012 | Business

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has launched a probe into whether MF Global Holdings made misleading statements about the $6.3 billion be...

Greece Nears Moment Of Truth On Debt Crisis

The New York Times | Posted 11.18.2011 | World

Europe appeared to be lurching toward a moment of decision in its sovereign debt crisis Sunday, as Greece struggled to meet conditions for additional ...

Time for a Smaller and Stronger Eurozone

Mohamed A. El-Erian | Posted 11.17.2011 | World
Mohamed A. El-Erian

The time has come for the eurozone -- Germany and France in particular, but also Austria, Finland and the Netherlands -- to decide how they would like European integration to evolve; and they need to do so quickly.

Italy Seize Documents Of Rating Agencies Over Suspected 'Anomalous' Fluctuations

Posted 10.04.2011 | Business

MILAN (Sara Rossi and Valentina Za) - Italian prosecutors have seized documents at the offices of rating agencies Moody's and Standard & Poor's in a p...

Greek Debt Crisis Worsens: Prime Minister George Papandreou Admits Another €110 Billion Needed To Prevent Default

Sheldon Filger | Posted 08.21.2011 | Business
Sheldon Filger

I was not alone in being skeptical as the first European/IMF bailout package was cobbled together last year when the Greek sovereign debt crisis first...

Funeral For a European Myth

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Here we go again -- the death of another myth, namely the one that Europe's worrisome sovereign debt crisis has run its course. Far more likely, the evidence shows, we're in for a rerun.

Nouriel Roubini: Greece's Best Option Is To Default | Nouriel Roubini | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

t is time to recognise that Greece is not just suffering from a liquidity crisis; it is facing an insolvency crisis too. Rating agencies have started ...

DK Matai | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
DK Matai

Editor's Note: This post has been removed from the Huffington Post....

The End of Greece's Bacchanalia

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

The bouzouki music has stopped. Club Med's credit cards are maxed out. The German repo men are at the door.