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  • Wall Street Turning Bullish on Euro? Friday, 2 Jul 2010 | 12:34 PM ET
    Euro

    For the first time in months, Wall Street trading desks are turning more bullish on the Euro and not betting against the currency, according to people familiar with the matter.

  • The Blog Prophet of Euro Zone Doom Wednesday, 9 Jun 2010 | 11:54 AM ET
    Edward Hugh

    For years, almost nobody paid attention to the sky-is-falling alarms of Edward Hugh, a gregarious British blogger and self-taught economist who repeatedly predicted that the euro zone could not survive. The NYT reports.

  • Fears Rise in Europe Over Potential Deflation Monday, 31 May 2010 | 10:54 AM ET

    If the European Central Bank has one monetary dragon it considers essential to slay, it is inflation.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 10:13 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • Greece Gets Help, but Is It Enough? Sunday, 2 May 2010 | 8:54 PM ET
    Euro bills and coins in cash register tray

    Greece announced Sunday a long-delayed rescue package that will require years of painful fiscal belt-tightening, but the deal probably will not defuse the potential threats to other European countries, The New York Times reports.

  • More American Expatriates Give Up Citizenship Monday, 26 Apr 2010 | 10:05 AM ET
    U.S. passport

    Amid mounting frustration over taxation and banking problems, small but growing numbers of overseas Americans are taking the weighty step of renouncing their citizenship. The New York Times explains.

  • Speculators have begun to zero in on another small member of Europe’s troubled monetary zone, the New York Times reported, highlighting the same economic flaw that brought Greece to the verge of insolvency.

  • 'No Bailout' Clause? The EU's Greek Rescue Problems Wednesday, 10 Feb 2010 | 8:05 AM ET
    Greece

    There is little certainty in Brussels about what will be delivered to help Greece, or if a move would have any legal basis.

  • Belgium May Run Out of Beer Amid AB InBev Strike Friday, 15 Jan 2010 | 10:17 AM ET
    Workers of AB InBev stand on a picket line as they strike outside the InBev Brewery in Leuven, Belgium.

    Belgian beer lovers hoping to forget the economic slowdown and freezing weather over a few pints of their favorite brew may be in for a shock, UK newspaper the Telegraph reported.

  • London Fashion Week Friday, 30 Oct 2009 | 7:12 AM ET

    Held at the iconic Somerset House in London's West End, the catwalk shows and exhibitions highlighted the UK's place in the global fashion landscape along with featuring new talent.

  • Fraud Plagues Sugar Subsidy System in Europe Tuesday, 27 Oct 2009 | 10:56 AM ET

    In the sprawling European subsidy program - which lavishes more than 50 billion euros ($75 billion at current exchange rates) a year in agricultural aid - no commodity is more susceptible to fraud, chicanery and rule-bending, experts say, than simple household sugar.

  • Farrell: Fill out, Send it in Tuesday, 21 Jul 2009 | 10:30 AM ET
    Taxes

    Soon the IRS tax form will be two lines and two lines only. First will be how much did you make, second will simply be the instructions to send it all in. The tax plans coming out of Congress to pay for the health proposals are punitive and confiscatory (but are likely to kill any chances that the bill would be enacted into law).

  • Rival Bidder for GM's Opel Says Deal is Near Monday, 13 Jul 2009 | 9:27 AM ET

    General Motors’ plan to sell its European operations to a Canadian auto parts maker and a Russian bank appeared Monday to be in trouble, when another bidder said it was nearing a deal for the unit, the New York Times reported.

  • Belgian, French PMs Say Fortis Remains Viable Thursday, 12 Feb 2009 | 12:00 PM ET

    Belgian and French leaders said Thursday that bailed-out Fortis bank has a future despite shareholder rejection of the sale of the troubled lender to France's BNP Paribas.

  • Financial Contagion Spreads in Europe Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | 3:53 AM ET

    European nations scrambled on Sunday night to prevent a growing credit crisis from bringing down major banks and alarming savers as troubles in financial markets spread around the world, accelerating economic downturns on three continents, the New York Times reported.

  • Top 20 Beer Drinking Countries Monday, 22 Sep 2008 | 3:37 PM ET
    Even in times of global financial downturn, you can be sure of one thing people will continue to buy and consume: beer. It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)

    It would take more than rising commodity costs and plummeting stocks to quench the hardy revelers of these 20 nations. (Ranked per capita.)

  • Europe's Striking Summer Wednesday, 17 Sep 2008 | 8:32 AM ET

    Rising fuel and food costs, the threat of job losses and disputes over pensions and pay are just some of the factors that sparked thousands of disgruntled workers to take action this summer.

  • Fortis Profit Falls 50%, but Tops Forecast Monday, 4 Aug 2008 | 5:35 AM ET
    Map of Europe

    Belgian-Dutch financial services group Fortis reported a better than expected quarterly net profit on Monday, which halved from a year earlier on writedowns that offset one-off gains.

  • ArcelorMittal Profit Jumps 51%, Topping Expectations Wednesday, 30 Jul 2008 | 5:36 AM ET

    ArcelorMittal, the world's No. 1 steelmaker, reported second-quarter results far above analysts' expectations on Wednesday as it managed to pass on rising raw material costs despite the growing economic gloom.

  • Warren Buffett's Bud Beer Money: $2.5 Billion Monday, 14 Jul 2008 | 11:18 AM ET

    Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway will get almost $2.5 billion in cash as part of InBev's now friendly $50 billion deal to acquire Anheuser-Busch.