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  • Foreign investors in Turkey face squeeze Tuesday, 25 Feb 2014 | 8:29 AM ET

    LONDON/ VIENNA, Feb 25- Foreign investors in Turkey are beginning to feel the effects of a sagging currency, rising inflation and a growing political power struggle, adding to fears the country may not be the source of future growth that some companies had hoped. Like other developing economies, Turkey has been battered in recent months by U.S.

  • ROME, Feb 21- With Pier Carlo Padoan, an internationally respected economist with no experience in frontline politics, Italy is continuing the recent tradition of having technocrats run the economy ministry.

  • *Process gives road signs to Portugal, Greece. DUBLIN, Feb 19- Ireland is the first euro zone country to emerge from a bailout brought on by unsustainable debt, but the long slog of cutting back what it owes is only just starting for its 4.6 million austerity-hit people.

  • CORRECTED-DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 04 Tuesday, 18 Feb 2014 | 2:03 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council. CASCAIS, Portugal- ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet participates in a panel discussion on "Fixing finance" in Cascais- 1020 GMT. TOKYO- Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speaks in Tokyo on "The German economy and the euro zone"- 0300 GMT.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Mar 04 Monday, 17 Feb 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    BRUSSELS- Meeting of the Economic and Financial Affairs Council. CASCAIS, Portugal- ECB Executive Board member Peter Praet participates in a panel discussion on "Fixing finance" in Cascais- 1020 GMT. TOKYO- Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret speaks in Tokyo on "The German economy and the euro zone"- 0300 GMT.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The International Monetary Fund's board on Wednesday said Portugal was on track with the conditions of its bailout program, and gave the euro zone country about 910 million euros. Portugal has so far gotten about 25 billion euros of the 26.9 billion euros the Fund pledged over three years to help Lisbon deal with a debt crisis, the IMF said.

  • *Lisbon raises 3 bln euros in tap of 2024 bond. LONDON, Feb 11- Portuguese government debt yields edged up on Tuesday as investors made room for fresh paper from a chunky bond sale that took Lisbon closer to exiting its international bailout later this year.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Feb 25 Monday, 10 Feb 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    LONDON- Fathom Consulting Monetary Policy Forum with Bank of England Former Monetary Policy Members DeAnne Julius, John Gieve and Andrew Sentance- 0900 GMT. FRANKFURT- Eurogroup Working Group head Thomas Wieser gives speech on " Europe's financial architecture: delivering on stability" at Goethe University- 1130 GMT.

  • German Bund yields rise as ECB holds fire on rates Thursday, 6 Feb 2014 | 8:18 AM ET

    *Spain beats target at debt sale, yields fall. *Spain completes a fifth of 2014 funding target. LONDON, Feb 6- Benchmark German Bund yields rose on Thursday after the European Central Bank left interest rates unchanged, disappointing some in the market who had expected a cut.

  • DIARY - Top economic Events to Feb 17 Monday, 3 Feb 2014 | 7:01 PM ET

    WINCHESTER, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker speaks on "Economic Outlook, February 2014" economy before Shenandoah University students, faculty and staff and community leaders- 1330 GMT.

  • *Germany, Spain, Italy indexes have big cyclical exposure. *UK's FTSE laden with defensives, low beta energy stocks. LONDON, Jan 31- The global economy is on the mend, and for equity investors betting on a recovery through Europe's share indexes, Germany, Spain and Italy are good plays, while Britain is best avoided in spite of its rude economic health.

  • Ireland puts first bankers on trial since crisis Friday, 31 Jan 2014 | 8:31 AM ET

    *Bank rescue forced Ireland into bailout. DUBLIN, Jan 31- Ireland put three former bankers on trial on Friday in its first such case since the financial crisis that forced it to accept an 85 billion euro international bailout.

  • US’s Lew flies to Portugal as periphery parties Thursday, 9 Jan 2014 | 12:11 PM ET
    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew (R) and Portuguese Finance Minister Maria Luis Albuquerque arrive for a press conferece at the Finance ministery in central Lisbon on January 8, 2014.

    U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew finished his Europe tour in Portugal on Thursday, which looked set to launch a five-year bond.

  • Portugal PM Says Deal in the Works, Wards Off Crisis Thursday, 4 Jul 2013 | 3:47 PM ET

    Portugal's prime minister has found a way to maintain government stability with the junior partner in the ruling coalition, but the full details still need to be hashed out.

  • European leaders agreed on new steps to fight youth unemployment and promote lending to credit-starved small business on Thursday after deals on banking resolution and the long-term EU budget.

  • Jobless Spanish Nurses Jump at Dutch Opportunities Thursday, 27 Jun 2013 | 1:48 AM ET

    Nurse recruiting firm Roca-BHR drew more than 800 applicants in Spain last year when it offered guaranteed jobs in the Netherlands caring for the elderly to those who were willing to take an intensive course in Dutch.

  • EU Tries (Again) to Shield Taxpayers From Bank Failure Wednesday, 26 Jun 2013 | 2:04 AM ET

    The European Union will make a fresh attempt on Wednesday to share out the costs of future bank failures, starting a regime to spare taxpayers further bailouts.

  • Thousands March in Rome Against Unemployment Saturday, 22 Jun 2013 | 8:56 AM ET

    housands of workers and unemployed people marched in Rome on Saturday to protest against record unemployment and call on Enrico Letta's two-month-old government to deliver more than empty rhetoric on the issue.

  • France Must Take Deficit Cuts Seriously: Bundesbank Sunday, 19 May 2013 | 12:23 AM ET
    Jens Weidmann

    France has a special responsibility as a euro zone heavyweight to take deficit cuts seriously, even though its budget deficit is above target, Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann said in an interview published Sunday.

  • Bankers Whisper: Spain's Bailout Bill Could Rise Monday, 6 May 2013 | 8:35 AM ET

    Spain's bailout bill could rise, some bankers and analysts fear, as the worsening economy threatens the "bad bank" and the government's attempt to sell off nationalized lenders.