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  • Hints of Competitiveness in Recession-Hit Spain Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 7:14 AM ET
    Demonstrators take part in a protest against government's health cuts and privatisation plans in Madrid on December 16, 2012.

    Latin American markets have been a prime target for Spanish companies because of their language advantage, and giants such as Telefonica and Banco Santander have increased their exposure there to compensate for problems in their domestic market.

  • Euro Zone's Poster-Child Faces a New Crisis Tuesday, 15 Jan 2013 | 3:37 AM ET
    View over Lublijana, Slovenia.

    Protests, a mutiny among politicians calling for the prime minister's resignation, billions in bad debt, and an economic recovery on hold — just a few of the challenges facing Slovenia.

  • European Union (EU) flags fly outside the the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

    There will be no chance of a financial transactions tax, a short-selling ban, or any other business-unfriendly measure being implemented here if the U.K. is not in the EU. That is a strong reason to suspect that the City would thrive outside of the EU, Professor Moorad Choudhry writes.

  • Antony Jenkins, chief executive officer of Barclays PLC.

    Barclays and Deutsche Bank will take a knife to bonuses for investment bankers as they seek to tackle high costs, people familiar with the matter said.

  • Euro Zone Factory Output Falls Amid Signs of Bottom Monday, 14 Jan 2013 | 9:16 AM ET

    Output at euro zone factories fell for the third straight month in November and against expectations of a rise.

  • Winter of Discontent Looms for PIIGS: Goldman Sachs Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 9:36 AM ET
    What New Euro Zone Bailout Bond Tells Us

    Europe's peripheral economies face a re-run of the U.K.'s "winter of discontent", with high unemployment and stagnant growth, according to a report by Goldman Sachs.

  • German Economy Declines on Weak European Demand Friday, 11 Jan 2013 | 4:35 AM ET

    Germany's economic performance declined in the fourth quarter of the year as industry reduced its production in line with weak European demand, the country's Economy Ministry said on Friday.

  • Danger in Declaring Euro Zone Victory Prematurely: S&P Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 8:39 AM ET

    Ireland has returned to the debt markets, peripheral bond yields have fallen and equities have rallied to 22-month highs. What can possibly go wrong?

  • ECB's Draghi Sees Signs of Economic Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 6:20 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    The ECB said on Thursday that recent economic surveys and indicators had shown signs of stabilizing, suggesting an improved picture later in the year.

  • ECB to Hold Fire as Euro Zone Shows Stabilization Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 5:41 AM ET
    ECB’s New Bond Plan: OMT! Crisis Averted, for Now

    The European Central Bank is expected to keep interest rates at a record low of 0.75 percent on Thursday, refraining from a cut as the euro zone economy shows some signs of stabilising and inflation still tops its target.

  • If It Wants to Be Special to America, UK Needs EU Thursday, 10 Jan 2013 | 2:35 AM ET
    EU-and-US-flag.jpg

    The Obama administration on Wednesday publicly signaled its growing concern about a possible British exit from the EU, just days before David Cameron sets out plans for a referendum on the issue.

  • How Retail Banks Are Shrinking Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 7:16 AM ET
    Lloyds Eyes Shake-Up of Banker Bonuses

    Investment banking has been the focus of much of the recent news in the financial universe, with politicians urging banks to refocus on their traditional retail operations.

  • How Mario Draghi Is Reshaping Europe's Central Bank Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:25 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank
  • Why This May Be the Week the ECB Cuts Rates Wednesday, 9 Jan 2013 | 2:06 AM ET
    Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank

    A growing number of economists predict the European Central Bank’s rate-setting committee will vote to cut interest rates again at Thursday’s meeting.

  • How to Play Earnings Season in Europe Tuesday, 8 Jan 2013 | 8:24 AM ET

    Investors had one eye on the start of the earnings season in the U.S., but strategists said Europe's own earnings season could throw up a few surprises.

  • Why Euro Zone Crisis May Get Worse This Year Monday, 7 Jan 2013 | 2:29 AM ET

    With scant prospect of a swift return to growth in the Euro zone, the risk in 2013 is less outright conflagration in the single-currency area than a fraying of social and political ties and an insidious erosion of hope.

  • US, China Leave a Feeble Europe in Their Wake Sunday, 6 Jan 2013 | 6:05 PM ET

    The economies of the United States, China and much of the developing world have decoupled from Europe, leaving it to wallow in various stages of recession and fiscal disarray.

  • The Curious Case of Europe's Shrinking Banks Friday, 4 Jan 2013 | 6:46 AM ET

    Europe's largest financial institutions, which have been readjusting since the onset of the 2008 financial crash and the sovereign debt crisis that followed, are causing pain all over the globe that will have long term implications, according to analysts. They argue that the situation will only worsen without the proposed European banking union.

  • Danger in Safety? The Risks in Core European Bonds Thursday, 3 Jan 2013 | 8:46 AM ET

    After a heavy bout of stock market pessimism and a long term rally in the bond markets, analysts say that the new year could spell danger for sovereign bonds in Europe's core and a shift back to equities could be on the cards.

  • Euro Zone Periphery May Be Due a Re-Rating Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 5:01 AM ET
    What New Euro Zone Bailout Bond Tells Us

    The much-maligned peripheral economies of the euro zone are showing some encouraging signs, leading to talk of a revaluation which would have seemed optimistic for most of last year.

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