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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 ...

Merkel: Fiscal Union An Unavoidable 'Herculean Task'

Reuters | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business

* Merkel speaks in parliament before June 18-19 G20 summit * Calls debt mutualisation "counterproductive" * German leade...

Which Way for Europe?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.20.2012 | World
Robert Kuttner

While Greece is right on the razor's edge of default, and may yet be granted some overdue relief, the prospects for broader European recovery are still very bleak until the politics get a lot more radical.

Forget About Lehman: Dow Hits Highest Level Since Before Crisis

AP | CHRISTINA REXRODE | Posted 04.22.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — It came and went in a flash each time, a number on a board for mere seconds, but its symbolic power couldn't be dismissed. The Dow J...

Despite Huge Bailout, Greece Still Short On Funds

AP | By GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 04.03.2012 | Business

ATHENS, Greece — Greece's Finance Minister says the European Central Bank and national central banks should be part of a debt relief deal with t...

IMF Head: World Economy In A 'Defining Moment'

Reuters | Posted 03.24.2012 | Business

* IMF says larger euro firewall needed to deal with Italy, Spain * Lagarde wants more fiscal risk-sharing, such as eur...

European Retail Feeling The Pain Of Austerity Measures

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 03.07.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS — Retails sales in the 17-nation eurozone dropped in November, official statistics showed Friday, as consumers felt the bite of austeri...

Congress Grills Credit Agencies Over MF Global Collapse

Posted 01.05.2012 | Business

(Sarah N. Lynch) - Congressional investigators have launched an inquiry into the work of credit rating firms that examined MF Global Holdings Ltd'...

Where Is Hamilton When Europe Needs Him?

James Bacchus | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
James Bacchus

The fundamental problem is that for all their summiting, for all their meticulous planning, and for all their considerable progress together for more than half a century, there is still no one country called "Europe."

Why the EU Won't Fix Anything This Weekend

Warren Mosler | Posted 02.08.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

While the Germans aren't entirely wrong in their belief that lower deficits would restore funding capacity, I don't think they recognize that as currency users debt to GDP ratios may need to be under 30 percent to get to that point.

U.S. Stocks Slide After Big European Announcement

AP | MATT CRAFT | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — Financial markets slumped Thursday after the head of Europe's central bank dashed hopes that the bank was preparing to help extinguis...

Europe Must Implement Its Own Plans and Stop Debating

Georges Ugeux | Posted 01.28.2012 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Over the 14 ½ Summits of the European leadership since the beginning of the Greek crisis, very little has been actually decided. In order to avoid a further and catastrophic deterioration of the precarious situation of its public finance, action must be the absolute priority.

German Chancellor Rejects EU Eurobond Proposal

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 01.22.2012 | Business

BERLIN — German Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected a new push by the European Commission for bonds issued jointly by the 17 euro nations, saying ...

What Next For Greece And Europe?

New York Times | PETER BOONE and SIMON JOHNSON | Posted 11.15.2011 | Business

Uncertainty about potential loan losses in Europe continues to roil markets around the world. For many investors, taxpayers and ordinary people there ...