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Top German Official Defends Austerity

AP | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

BERLIN -- Germany's finance minister is insisting that Europe can't spend its way out of its economic problems – digging in against mounting cri...

German Minister: Offshore Tax Haven Report Will 'Increase Pressure'

Reuters | Posted 06.05.2013 | Business

By Stephen Brown BERLIN, April 5 (Reuters) - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Friday he was glad the identities of t...

Can Cyprus's Sacrifice Save the Eurozone?

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 05.21.2013 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

Will the government opt to raid some state pension or insurance funds that have already been contributing their share by buying up large sums of national bonds? Will the Europeans back down and ultimately agree to some alternative bailout deal that leaves savings untouched?

'We Have The Worst Behind Us'

AP | Posted 12.27.2012 | Business

BERLIN -- Germany's finance minister says the worst of euro area's debt crisis appears to be over after three years of worries over Greece and other m...

Corruption Takes Center Stage in Greek-Euro Crisis

Frank Vogl | Posted 12.30.2012 | World
Frank Vogl

It is a long way from the courtroom in Athens that hosts Costas Vaxevanis to the arena of high global finance that Merkel bestrides, but the connection highlights the depth, the intractability and the complexity of the European financial crisis.

German Official: Without Austerity, Greece 'Financial Aid Falls Away'

AP | Posted 05.12.2012 | Business

BERLIN -- The head of Germany's central bank is warning that there would be no basis for further financial aid to keep Greece afloat if the country ba...

Official: Eurozone Could Survive Greek Exit

AP | Posted 05.11.2012 | Business

BERLIN -- German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is suggesting the eurozone could deal with an abrupt exit by Greece, even though he says he doesn...

Bailout Talks Turning Into 'Playground Spat'

AP | GABRIELE STEINHAUSER | Posted 04.17.2012 | Business

BRUSSELS — Current plans to save Greece from financial collapse would still leave the country with debt far above the maximum level set by its i...

At Davos, European Leaders Try To Reassure By Stressing Positives

AP | Posted 01.27.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland -- Europe's financial chiefs tried Friday to soothe the fears of global chief executives and other political leaders, insisting the...

European Financial Chiefs Stress The Positive At World Economic Forum

AP | NIKO PRICE and PAN PYLAS | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business

DAVOS, Switzerland — Leading finance chiefs sought to reassure anxious global business leaders on Friday that Europe is on track to solve its cr...

German Finance Minister: Euro 'A Clear Success Story'

Reuters | Posted 03.02.2012 | Business

Policymakers marked the 10th anniversary on Sunday of the introduction of euro notes and coins by urging governments in the currency bloc to save and ...

German Finance Minister Details Debt Fund Plan Before European Union Summit

Posted 12.04.2011 | Home

BERLIN (Madeline Chambers) - Germany's Finance Minister spelled out details on Saturday of his proposal for national redemption funds for excess s...

German Finance Minister's Plan For Eurozone Redemption

Posted 12.03.2011 | Business

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Finance Minister spelled out details on Saturday of his proposal for national redemption funds for excess sovereign d...

German Finance Minister: Eurozone States Must Give EU More Power

Posted 01.12.2012 | Business

BERLIN - Euro zone states must do more at a European level and pass some of their responsibilities for budget setting and fiscal policy to Europea...

German Finance Minister: Greece Will Be Competitive In a Decade

Posted 11.24.2011 | Business

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in a magazine interview published on Saturday that Greece would not be able to return to capital m...

Greece May Get More Time To Repay Bailout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

PARIS/ATHENS (By Paul Taylor and George Georgiopoulos) - Support is gaining ground in the euro zone for giving Greece more time to pay back its EU ba...

France, Germany Say The Euro Is Safe, But Investors Aren't So Sure

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BERLIN/PARIS (By Erik Kirschbaum and Daniel Flynn): Germany and France declared on Monday that Europe had taken decisive action to save the euro by re...

EU Denies Pushing Portugal Towards A Bailout

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BERLIN/LISBON: European officials denied "absolutely false" reports Portugal was under pressure to seek a bailout and Spain ruled out on Friday needin...

EU And IMF Create $1 Trillion Bailout Fund

AP | AOIFE WHITE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LUXEMBOURG — Eurozone nations on Monday started setting up a massive bailout fund that could rescue any member of Europe's currency union from d...

Germany: Restoring Euro Is A 'Top Priority', As Euro Slips To 4-Year Low

Yahoo! News | Marc Jones and Paul Carrel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Germany said restoring confidence in the euro was its "top priority," demanding tougher regulation and oversight on Thursday to pr...

Germans Want to Spy on Hedge Funds

BusinessWeek | Andrew MacAskill and Tony Czuczka | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble told the Bundestag on March 16 that the country may have to consider ordering "intelligence agencies to ...