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Economic Regions PIIGS

  • MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis President Neel Kashkari gives brief welcome remarks before the first conference of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth Institute in Minneapolis 1430 GMT. MINNEAPOLIS- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard gives dinner speech before the first conference of the Opportunity and Inclusive Growth...

  • ATHENS, Greece— It was supposed to be a time to look forward to. After decades of work, retirement was for many meant to provide a chance to slow down and enjoy life. Greece once had a generous pension system— too generous to be sustainable, especially with an aging population.

  • ATHENS, Greece— Greece's government secured parliamentary approval late Thursday for a new batch of creditor-demanded measures that will impose further income losses on austerity-weary Greeks over the next three years but pave the way for a modest debt relief deal. The vote was a key requirement for Greece's European creditors to release a new bailout...

  • *The Veneto banks expect to book fresh loan writedowns. MILAN, May 17- Italian regional lenders Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca may need to raise capital privately to cover loan losses to win European Union approval for a state bailout they have requested, six sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. But having failed to raise funds on the market...

  • ATHENS, May 17- Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Wednesday he was optimistic of a positive outcome when euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels on Monday to discuss the progress of Greece's bailout and the disbursement of new loans. Athens needs the funds to repay 7.5 billion euros of debt maturing in July. Tsipras has urged Greece's...

  • ATHENS, Greece— An anti-austerity rally in Greece's capital turned violent Wednesday as a general strike halted flights, ferries and public transportation, and thousands joined protest marches across the country. A small group of protesters threw gasoline bombs and fired flares at riot police after the marches ended in Athens. Thousands of protesters were...

  • BEIJING— When the sister of President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner promoted investment in her family's new skyscraper from a Beijing hotel ballroom stage earlier this month, she was pitching a controversial American visa program that's proven irresistible to tens of thousands of Chinese. She used the money from the sale to invest $500,000 in a...

  • **MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Ignazio Angeloni to give a keynote speech at the "Regulatory vs Business? **BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet will give a Keynote speech at "Annual PensioPlus Financial Seminar", in Brussels, Belgium 1245 GMT. **FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Benoit...

  • **MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Ignazio Angeloni to give a keynote speech at the "Regulatory vs Business? **BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet will give a Keynote speech at "Annual PensioPlus Financial Seminar," in Brussels, Belgium 1245 GMT. **FRANKFURT- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Benoit...

  • Mnuchin spoke after face-to-face meetings with major trade partners such as Germany, Japan and Canada on the sidelines of the Group of Seven finance ministers' meeting in Bari, Italy. Still, both he and Mnuchin stressed how important the U.S.- Canada trade relationship is to both economies. A Canadian ministry statement called it a "productive discussion" and...

  • **MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Ignazio Angeloni to give a keynote speech at the "Regulatory vs Business? **BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet will give a Keynote speech at "Annual PensioPlus Financial Seminar," in Brussels, Belgium 1245 GMT. BRUSSELS- EU foreign affairs council meeting.

  • **MILAN, Italy- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Ignazio Angeloni to give a keynote speech at the "Regulatory vs Business? **BRUSSELS- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Peter Praet will give a Keynote speech at "Annual PensioPlus Financial Seminar", in Brussels, Belgium 1245 GMT. BRUSSELS- EU foreign affairs council meeting.

  • *IMF: Europe must be clearer over debt relief for Greece. BARI, Italy, May 12- Finance chiefs from many of the world's leading rich nations pressed the United States on Friday not to break a decades-long global consensus in areas such as trade and financial regulation criticised by U.S. "We need a strong United States to lead the global economy and global politics in a...

  • BARI, Italy, May 12- The International Monetary Fund and euro zone government lenders need more time to reach an agreement on debt relief for Greece because the euro zone is still not sufficiently clear in its intentions, IMF chief Christine Lagarde said on Friday. Top euro zone officials and Lagarde met on Friday on the sidelines of a G7 finance ministers meeting...

  • *IMF says Europe must be clearer over debt relief for Greece. BARI, Italy, May 12- Finance chiefs from some of the world's richest nations began a two-day meeting in Italy on Friday, with Europe, Japan and Canada hoping to come away with a clearer picture of U.S. "We need a strong United States to lead the global economy and global politics in a sustainable way," said German...

  • **DUBLIN, Ireland- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on the economy in a moderated discussion before the 56th ACI Financial Markets Association World Conference 1300 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish central bank holds a conference on Future of Forward Guidance. FRANKFURT, Germany- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Vitor...

  • **DUBLIN, Ireland- Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans speaks on the economy in a moderated discussion before the 56th ACI Financial Markets Association World Conference 1300 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish central bank holds a conference on Future of Forward Guidance. FRANKFURT, Germany- European Central Bank Executive Board Member Vitor...

  • ATHENS, May 11- The conclusion of Greece's second bailout review will help the country outperform a downwardly revised EU forecast for 2.1 percent growth this year, a government spokesman said on Thursday. After six months of wrangling, Greece reached a deal with its foreign lenders last week on reforms and spending cuts it needs to implement in the coming years,...

  • BARI, Italy, May 11- Top euro zone and International Monetary Fund officials will discuss debt relief for Greece early on Friday, on the sidelines of a meeting of G7 finance ministers and central bankers in the Italian city of Bari, officials said. The meeting is to help determine how euro zone lenders, who hold half of Greek public debt, should firm up their...

  • BERLIN, May 4- Greece's international lenders are preparing possible debt relief measures for Athens for discussion by euro zone finance ministers, the German business daily Handelsblatt reported on Thursday. The European Commission, the ESM euro zone rescue fund, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund have prepared various debt...