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  1. News - World - EUROPE

    Anti-euro Alternative for Germany wins seats in Saxony state poll

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 11:22pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in Berlin German anti-euro party wins first state seats A party that wants to revamp or dump the euro currency has been elected to a German state assembly for the first ... in Berlin that he would not rule out any possible coalition. But he reiterated his party's line that the euro needed to be reformed, which is a position no mainstream party in Germany ...

  2. Business - Banking & Finance - EUROPE

    ECB targeted-loans programme fails to meet estimates

    Posted Sep 19th 2014, 05:48am by Bloomberg

    ... measures to stave off deflation in the euro zone that Draghi says will boost the institution's balance sheet to as much as €3 trillion from €2 trillion. By tying the cheap four-year loans ... check of bank balance sheets. The results of the comprehensive assessment will be published next month shortly before the central bank becomes euro-zone supervisor. Banco Popular Espanol said ...

  3. News - World - EUROPE

    'Big beast' gatekeepers key feature of Juncker's European Commission

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:09pm by Reuters

    ... President Francois Hollande and a proponent of government spending to boost euro-zone growth, will run economic and monetary affairs. But in a mark of the balance among the competing interests ... northern euro-zone allies of Germany and partisans of austerity. Moscovici said it would be "out of the question" for France to get special treatment and avoid penalties if, as Paris has ...

  4. News - World - EUROPE

    Swedish far-right party eyes role as 'kingmaker' after poll gains

    Posted Sep 15th 2014, 08:37pm by AFP

    ... that kingmaker role."   Anti-euro party, Alternative for Germany, celebrates electoral gains Germany's fledgling anti-euro party celebrated election gains in two eastern states, in a show ... leader of the Alternative for Germany, which wants Europe's biggest economy to scrap the euro and return to the Deutschmark. "One can't deny it anymore: the citizens are thirsting ...

  5. News - World - EUROPE

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

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

    ... Associated Press in Riga, Latvia As nation joins monetary union, observers see its loose financial oversight as a problem Latvia brings dirty money headache to euro zone When Latvia adopts the euro today, it will bring with it a banking sector that is swelling with suspicious money from Russia and the east, just as the currency bloc is trying to clamp down on such havens. It was just ...

  6. News - World - EUROPE

    Fears over Greece haunt a recovering euro zone

    Posted Aug 24th 2013, 12:00am by GDN

    ... a recovering euro zone Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem has become the latest politician to concede Greece may need a third bailout, casting a shadow over news that euro-zone companies ... next month, were a reminder that the euro zone is still not out of the woods, despite an upbeat survey suggesting economic recovery in the 17-member bloc is gathering strength. The monthly ...

  7. News - World - EUROPE

    David Cameron lauds reform stance of new EU chief Donald Tusk

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 04:44am by Reuters

    ... euro-zone summits despite Poland, like Britain, not using the euro single currency. Tusk suggested there was room for compromise on Cameron's concerns over the abuse of the welfare system ...

  8. News - World - EUROPE

    Jeroen Dijsselbloem new chief of euro zone finance ministers' forum

    Posted Jan 23rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels Jeroen Dijsselbloem takes over from Jean-Claude Juncker as chief of the euro-zone financial forum Dutch finance minister to head Eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem of the Netherlands took over yesterday as chairman of the euro-zone finance ministers' forum, despite surprise Spanish resistance. "We appointed the Dutch finance minister Jeroen ...

  9. Business - Banking & Finance - EUROPE

    Euro rate stays at 0.5 per cent

    Posted Jun 07th 2013, 12:00am by Reuters

    ... Reuters in Frankfurt ECB sticks with record low interest rate to support prospects of economic recovery from lengthy recession later in the year Euro rate stays at 0.5 per cent ... and medium-sized enterprises and revitalising the market for asset-backed securities but any action was "not for the short term". The ECB slightly lowered its economic outlook for the euro area ...

  10. Business - Economy - EUROPE

    Euro-zone rate cut unlikely to boost lending

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Bratislava The European Central Bank may lower interest rates today, but few expect such a move will lead to a surge in loans in the struggling region Euro ... that would need it most. Given the high level of fragmentation of euro-zone credit markets, with the countries worst affected by the debt crisis having to pay higher premiums than core nations, ...




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