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  • 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.

  • Euro Zone Factory Downturn Deepens in December Wednesday, 2 Jan 2013 | 4:09 AM ET
    Euro Zone Factory Output Falls by Most in Nearly 4 Years

    The slowdown in euro zone factory activity deepened in December as new orders tumbled, a business survey showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy may have slipped further into recession in the last quarter of 2012.

  • Italy's Monti Plots Return With New Coalition Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 2:39 PM ET
    Mario Monti

    Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has announced he is heading a new campaign coalition made of up centrists, businessmen and pro-Vatican forces, paving the way for his possible return to office.

  • Italy's borrowing costs rose slightly at the first auction for long-term debt to be settled in 2013 as thin trading and worries over the U.S. budget weighed on peripheral bonds.

  • Euro Zone Crisis Batters Holiday Sales Prospects Friday, 28 Dec 2012 | 3:28 AM ET

    Shoppers in euro zone nations battered by years of recession and crisis are on the hunt for bargains, delaying their purchases until the last minute, or simply not buying at all as post-Christmas sales get underway.

  • The Worst of Euro Crisis Is Over: Germany's Schaeuble Thursday, 27 Dec 2012 | 12:39 PM ET
    German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, Pool)

    The worst of the euro zone sovereign debt crisis is over, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said in an interview to be published on Friday.

  • A German Resurgence, Feet First Wednesday, 26 Dec 2012 | 12:01 AM ET

    The resurgence of German soccer began, like the country's economic comeback, after a long slide toward stagnation amid dire prophecies of impending irrelevance.

  • UBS CEO Calls Job Cuts 'Painful' as 10,000 Laid Off

    Hong Kong's de facto central bank said it is investigating possible misconduct by UBS over its submission of interbank rates, raising the possibility that the bank could face another fine a day after it agreed to pay $1.5 billion for its role in the Libor scandal.

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