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  1. Germany holds all euro-zone cards

    Posted May 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Euro-zone officials have been discussing preparations by member states for a possible Greek exit. That is a signal to Asia to prepare for an outcome to the euro crisis sooner rather than ... are expected to again reject German-imposed austerity policies in return for a massive bailout. If as a result Greece leaves the euro zone and defaults, the worry would be contagion and pressure ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Only solidarity can save the euro now

    Posted Aug 15th 2012, 12:00am by PETER SUTHERLAND

    ... PETER SUTHERLAND, PROJECT SYNDICATE Peter Sutherland says a pact to do 'whatever it takes' must replace ineffective conditional rescue Only solidarity can save the euro zone now ... say with certainty is that Draghi's remarks and the reaction they evoked demonstrate that the fundamental problems of the euro zone are not primarily financial or economic; ...

  3. Don't fear for your euros, worry about your business

    Posted Nov 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... tests to ensure its electronic currency trading system is ready to handle Greece's exit from the euro zone and the sudden reintroduction of its former national currency, the drachma. So how likely is a break-up? At this stage, two years into the crisis, most analysts agree that it would take drastic action to resolve Europe's debt problems, preserve the euro zone ...

  4. Who said it?

    Posted Jun 11th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yesterday, the credibility of the euro won, its future, and the European Union Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, hailing the euro-zone lifeline to save Spain's banks The hasty cremation only shows how eager the authorities are in their effort to eliminate the possibility for an open inquiry despite so many doubts and unanswered questions Huang Lihong, a friend of June ...

  5. Euro-crisis storm clouds still hanging over HK's economy

    Posted Jun 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... bought more time for the euro zone. Already, there is talk of the need for a new and bigger bail-out for the Spanish government. And the first thing Greece's new government will have to do ... reckons that a Greek exit could suppress the euro zone's demand for imports by 6 per cent, while knock-on effects could push down American import demand by 2 per cent. In Hong Kong, highly ...

  6. How to really strike gold

    Posted Sep 10th 2004, 12:00am by Hu Shuli

    ... cent limit that Euro-zone members are allowed. History bodes further ill for Athens: the 1976 games saddled Montreal with a debt so heavy that its citizens needed more than two decades to repay ...

  7. Country pulls out all the stops to host Euro 2004 championship

    Posted Jun 10th 2004, 12:00am by Chris Davis

    ... Chris Davis Only two days after celebrating Portuguese National Day, the country's pride will surge again as it hosts the 2004 European Football Championship (Euro 2004). By the time ... that attended Euro 2000, according to Portuguese Football Federation (PFF) president Gilberto Madail. A further 10 billion fans are expected to watch Euro 2004 on television. To ensure comfort ...

  8. Talking Turkey on the Iberian question

    Posted Jun 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Peter Simpson Euro 2012 moments do not come more surreal than when sat drenched from rain in a small kebab eatery in Kharkov, the former Soviet capital of Ukraine, discussing with two ... tournament. On my return journey from Donetsk, when the Iberian half of the Euro 2012 final equation will be known, I shall again pass through Kharkov, one of the host cities now winding down ...

  9. Warsaw opens her arms to the weary

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Spain give its disaffected citizens something to sing about and be crowned the kings of the beautiful game, notching up Euro 2008-World Cup 2010-Euro 2012 titles? Spaniards can dare dream as can ... Franciszek Smuda and his men play Greece. More than 100,000 fans will flock to the Fan Zone near the imposing Palace of Culture- and a large H&M underwear advert showing David Beckham wearing ...

  10. Italy leave me with uova on my face

    Posted Jun 30th 2012, 12:00am

    ... with Peter Simpson They serve three types of cooked egg at the Hotel Kharhov, located a few yards up from the fabulous fan zone in its namesake city: all are fried and arrive sunny-side ... seeing the Italians only graduate to the semis on penalties against England, I had advance-written in my mind two versions of the final 90 minutes of Euro 2012, one beginning with German triumph ...




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