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Euro-zone debt crisis

Renzi’s mission: nurse Italy back to health

Italy has been the "sick man of Europe" for some time. Matteo Renzi might just be able to restore it to health - but the remedy will not be delivered easily.

Friday, 21 February, 2014, 4:34am 1 comment

Admit it's a 'Western financial crisis'

Why do we continue to call the recent turmoil the global financial crisis and not, as it should have been from the start, the Western financial crisis? After all, we have taken to naming financial crises by their origin in recent decades. It really should have been the "US and the euro zone financial crises".

So why this exception?

31 Jan 2013 - 5:37am 22 comments

UK property prices stagnate amid fears over fiscal squeeze

Prices in England and Wales were unchanged from December, after declining for the previous six months, the property researcher said in a statement.

30 Jan 2013 - 4:07am

2012: How Wall Street got it wrong

From hedge fund manager John Paulson's call for a collapse in Europe to Morgan Stanley's warning that US stocks would decline, Wall Street got little right in its prognosis for the year just ended.

5 Jan 2013 - 3:13am

EU aid deal secures Greece in single currency

The European Union yesterday agreed to disburse more aid to Greece and struck a deal on setting up a banking union, finalising two of the toughest issues it has confronted this year and giving its leaders a lift ahead of a two-day summit.

14 Dec 2012 - 3:00am

Nobel Peace Prize ceremony in Oslo stirs debate on EU membership

As it struggles for popularity within its own borders, the European Union today collects one of the world's top honours, the Nobel Peace Prize - and in a country that stubbornly refuses to join its ranks.

10 Dec 2012 - 4:12am

Hong Kong exports to double next year

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council says the city's export growth will double next year from this year.

8 Dec 2012 - 4:29am

Talking points

Lawmakers discuss hospital land grants

3 Dec 2012 - 2:34am

Debts force nations to quit Eurovision song contest

One after another they are calling in sick. First, Portugal and Poland and now, short of an economic miracle, Cyprus and Greece.

3 Dec 2012 - 4:24am

Growth hard to find as the deals dry up

Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing (HKEx), the operator of the local stock and futures markets, has overseen strong growth in the past few years but has lost its shine amid a slump in turnover and listings.

9 Nov 2012 - 3:59am