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  1. Business - Economy - COMMENT

    Europe’s rapidly unravelling economic reform agenda

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 11:26am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... Nicholas Spiro There are many casualties of the four-year-old crisis in the euro zone. One of the most conspicuous and troubling ones is the political will to implement much-needed fiscal ... unsustainably high level of public expenditure (the second-highest in the euro zone after Finland as a share of GDP) and helping lower its government debt burden, which is veering towards 100 per cent ...

  2. Business - China Business

    China 'to play its part' in euro zone debt crisis

    Posted Sep 20th 2012, 09:20pm by Agence France-Presse, Reuters in Brussels

    ... resolve the euro zone debt crisis, after months of investing in European sovereign bonds. “China will continue to play its part in helping resolve the European debt issue through appropriate ... and discussed ways of cooperation with the ESM,” Wen said, referring to the European Stability Mechanism, a new 500-billion-euro rescue firewall set up by euro zone leaders and due to become operational ...

  3. Business - Economy - GREECE

    Euro zone grants multi-billion euro lifeline for Greece

    Posted Jul 08th 2013, 08:44pm by Reuters

    ... is split over how to meet the demands of its bailout programme, putting the country centre stage and threatening to reignite the euro zone debt crisis. But a week of talks, culminating in promises ... Athens to get staggered payments over course of the year Greece secured a 6.8 billion euro (US$8.7 billion) lifeline from the euro zone on Monday, officials told reporters, but was told ...

  4. News - World

    Euro zone debt jumps to 90pc of GDP in second quarter

    Posted Oct 24th 2012, 07:39pm by Associated Press in London

    ... figures are published next month. A recession is technically defined as two quarters of negative growth in a row. Other figures Wednesday pointed to a deepening economic crisis in the euro zone ... the previous quarter’s 88.2 per cent and the previous year’s equivalent of 87.1 per cent, as reported by Eurostat, the EU’s statistics office, is a result of the euro zone’s economic problems – which ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    A German exit from the euro is no way to end blame game over debt crisis

    Posted Sep 29th 2012, 12:00am by Andrew Sheng

    ... Andrew Sheng Andrew Sheng says holding the zone together will be hard, but a break-up would be disastrous A German exit from the euro is no way to end the blame game over debt crisis As we ... issues. The fourth is to get enough growth back into the euro zone to slowly work down the debt overhang. There are political limits to austerity if the unemployment rate is above 25 per cent, ...

  6. Business - Economy

    Euro slumps in Asia after EU fails to agree Greece deal

    Posted Nov 21st 2012, 02:59pm by Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong

    ... Agence France-Presse in Hong Kong The euro fell in Asian trade on Wednesday and shares eased after euro-zone finance chiefs said they had failed to agree on a deal to unlock the latest ... on some elements of the package”. The news sent the euro diving from recent highs against the yen, while it also lost almost a US cent from its intra-day peak against the dollar. In afternoon ...

  7. News - World - GREECE

    Greece to open debt-relief talks with euro zone creditors

    Posted May 05th 2014, 09:01pm by GDN

    ... of Europe's receding economic crisis, Greece is poised to formally open debt-relief talks with its creditors. Finance Minister, Yannis Stournaras, was due yesterday to raise the once off-limits topic with his euro zone counterparts in Brussels, four years after Athens received its first slice of international aid. Stournaras confirmed speculation that Greece would propose measures to alleviate ...

  8. Business - Banking & Finance

    Ireland confident of reaching debt deal

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:08pm by AFP

    ... was determined to be the first struggling euro zone country to exit the aid programme, ahead of Greece and Portugal, after rediscovering the path to growth. But with unemployment running at 14.6 per ... The first option must be approved by the European Central bank, with whom Ireland is in negotiations, while the second requires a deal to be struck with euro zone members. Gilmore said Ireland ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Greece close to reaching debt buyback target: official

    Posted Dec 10th 2012, 12:00pm

    ... The buyback was part of a package of measures approved by euro-area finance ministers on November 27 to lower the nation’s debt to 124 percent of gross domestic product by 2020 from a projected 190 ... is focused on the 62 billion euros of bonds issued when Greece restructured its privately held debt in March. The prospects for a successful completion improved after the government increased ...

  10. Business - Economy

    ‘Wartime’ debt threat to global economy: Lagarde

    Posted Oct 12th 2012, 12:31pm by AFP

    ... Lagarde said. “And this leaves governments highly exposed to subtle shifts in confidence,” she said. “We have seen it. We are seeing it in the euro zone for instance. It also ties the governments’ ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Public debt in developed countries standing at ”wartime levels” is the biggest threat to the global economy, IMF chief Christine Lagarde warned in Tokyo ...




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