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  1. News - World - EURO-ZONE CRISIS

    Euro-zone ministers to launch ESM rescue fund

    Posted Oct 08th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the issues, a senior euro-zone official said, given competing demands from the IMF, a newly-public alliance of euro-zone hardliners Germany, the Netherlands and Finland, and Greek leaders from ... of its banks and secured €100 billion from its euro-zone partners to do more. Another EU official said this stand on "legacy assets" must have been "very unwelcome" for Spain ...

  2. Business - Economy

    Euro-zone concerns weigh on German investors

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 01:33am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Frankfurt Euro-zone concerns weigh on German investors German investor confidence this month fell for a second consecutive month, signalling concern that the fragile ... Postbank. "It's more of a stabilisation than a turn in sentiment. We're at very high levels, the highest we've seen since the financial crisis." ECB president Mario Draghi ...

  3. Business - Banking & Finance

    Euro zone bulls set off alarm bells

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 01:09am by NICHOLAS SPIRO

    ... as a banking supervisor, is overseeing the most comprehensive vetting of euro-zone banks' balance sheets without a common fiscal backstop in place to cover the sizeable capital shortfalls which ... markets and real economies often seem to exist in parallel worlds. And that makes the current rally in the bond and equity markets of the euro zone's most vulnerable members all the more ...

  4. Business - Economy - ECONOMY

    Euro zone sucked into a black hole

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:27am by DAVID BROWN

    ... as euro-zone competitiveness crumpled. When the ECB did finally begin to respond to the unmistakable deepening of the crisis, the missteps simply mounted. The ECB pumped more than €1 trillion (HK$10.6 ... into a black hole The gravitational pull of the black hole of recession is still dragging on many individual euro-zone economies, despite the region as a whole claiming it has reached escape velocity. ...

  5. Business - Economy

    Bright euro-zone outlook boosts German sentiment

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... years of the euro-zone crisis before weakening last year, but economic growth bounced in the second quarter of this year. Economists generally expect the third quarter saw slower but solid ... Reuters in Mannheim, Germany Bright euro-zone outlook boosts German sentiment German analyst and investor sentiment improved more than expected this month on signs that the recession ...

  6. Business - Economy - EURO DEBT CRISIS

    Euro zone, IMF agree on new deal Greek debt deal

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 08:58am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Euro zone finance ministers struck a new deal with the IMF early on Tuesday to slice more than 40 billion euros (US$52 billion) off Greece’s massive debt ... on commercial money markets and national central banks across the euro zone foregoing profits on holdings of Greek debt whose worth has slumped. International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    Credit to Angela Merkel for preventing a break-up of the euro zone

    Posted Sep 28th 2013, 12:00am by SCMP Editorial

    ... cautious approach, German citizens would have gone along in helping the crisis-hit states. And without German backing, no rescue plan could work. Now, finally, the euro-zone economies are showing ... the step-by-step approach rather than any grand reform schemes. Euro-zone bonds to lower sovereign borrowing costs? No way. An even tighter banking union than currently planned? Forget it. She perceived ...

  8. News - World - EU SUMMIT

    Single supervisor for euro-zone banks, but no start date

    Posted Oct 20th 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press in Brussels

    ... Associated Press in Brussels EU leaders agree to try to get plan this year for super-regulator which would begin work in 2013 Single supervisor for euro-zone banks European leaders took a step towards creating a single supervisor for thousands of euro-zone banks from next year but refused to pin down a start date. Although the leaders said their decisions on the watchdog were ...

  9. Business - Economy

    Germany, France drag down euro-zone recovery

    Posted Nov 15th 2013, 03:10am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Frankfurt and Paris Germany, France drag down euro-zone recovery The euro area's nascent economic recovery lost momentum in the third quarter as growth in Germany slowed ... the European Union's statistics office said yesterday. The slowdown comes as the currency bloc struggles with a debt crisis now in its fifth year and just after it emerged from its longest-ever ...

  10. News - World - EUROPE

    Latvia brings dirty money headache to euro zone as it enters monetary union

    Posted Jan 01st 2014, 03:26am by AP

    ... nine months ago that the euro zone had to rescue Cyprus, a similarly tiny member state that also specialised in attracting huge deposits from Russia. Since then, euro-zone leaders have vowed ... the bank connected to the case. This refusal, as well as the small size of the fine, triggered criticism and renewed doubts about the regulator's integrity, despite imminent euro-zone ...




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