Category Archives: Euro

Eurozone Finance Ministers Weigh Up Debt Relief

At the 20th Eurogroup meeting of Eurozone finance ministers, the Greek economy was on the agenda. They are weighing up the question of debt relief for Greece as well as the surveillance of its economy in the years to come.… … Continue reading

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Greece’s economy at a turning point?

Eurozone FInance Ministers will on Thursday settle the future of Greece’s debt relief programme. After 8 years of austerity, the country is showing signs of progress. But Greeks abroad show no sign of coming home, according to a recent survey.… … Continue reading

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Who is Spain’s new prime minister?

► Read – Spanish parliament votes to replace Rajoy with Sánchez as PM https://on.ft.com/2JbWrCt

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Swan Lake – May 31

Italy calmer as market turns it focus on trade wars. Deutsche Bank making all-time lows as it was hammered again due to its U.S. business put on problem bank list.   DB is now getting the market’s attention but still doesn’t … Continue reading

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Swan Lake – May 30

Italy’s president has attempted to broker an eleventh-hour deal between the country’s two largest populist parties to avoid another destabilising national election, helping Italian assets recover from a sell-off that rattled investors worldwide. Sergio Mattarella, who triggered this week’s crisis … Continue reading

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Europe Has A Big Problem

Italy’s president, Sergio Mattarella,  named Carlo Cottarelli, prime minister as the attempt to form a left-right populist coalition government fell apart after Mattarella’s veto of Eurosceptic economist, Paolo Savona as finance minister.    An extraordinary development almost tantamount to the Queen … Continue reading

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Europe’s Bad Debts Still Haunt The Euro Banks

Looks like the new “Iron Curtain” in Europe is the non-performing loans (NPLs)  in each country’s banking system.    Greece and Italy stand out. For European banks, it’s a headache that just won’t go away: the 944 billion euros ($1.17 … Continue reading

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Angela Lives!

At least to fight another day and the final round of negotiations to form a collation government with the Social Democrats (SPD).   Not a done deal just yet. . The euro/$ is quite muted and coming off tonight’s opening … Continue reading

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Merkel launches new round of coalition talks – EuroNews

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