City Skyline and Main River in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Economic polarisation across Europe is becoming an important phenomenon, in part driven by monetary policies that can increase office prices and can even affect the fundamentals that drive the markets.
Greece nearly crashed out of the eurozone in 2015.
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The strict nature, implementation and dramatic social costs of the EU bailouts prompt questions about their effectiveness.
Man the lifeboats!
Miriam Doerr Martin Fromherz
The new coalition’s spending plans will ramp up Italy’s annual budget by over €100 billion a year.
Sergio Mattarella (right) and his prime minister designate, Carlo Cottarelli.
If you thought the risk of Grexit was bad, you’ve got a shock coming in the shape of Italy.
The importance of saving is so deep rooted in Germany that an exhibition recently opened to commemorate it.
European Council President Donald Tusk and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras address the press.
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Europe is experiencing a wave of optimism that its seven-year Greek drama may be finally coming to a close. Only one way to do that: Share Greece’s pain.
Fed Chair Janet Yellen heads one of the most powerful financial institutions in the world.
Randal Quarles, the president’s first nominee to the Federal Reserve’s board of governors, has argued the bank should use rules to make decisions. But could such a shift prove disastrous in a crisis?
The coming storm.
Problems at Monte dei Paschi and UniCredit are bad enough without bail-in rules to contend with.
Mario Draghi, ECB president.
Quantitative easing cannot single-handedly save Europe.
A whirlwind of speculation about Deutsche Bank’s health has surrounded its headquarters in Munich.
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Is the financial system headed for another ‘Lehman moment’? Perhaps, but a bailout isn’t the solution. More capital is, something Trump should remember as he rewrites U.S. bank rules.
Pleading with the EU: Italian prime minister, Matteo Renzi.
The Italian banking system is on the verge of a crisis. Direct state intervention is needed to solve the problem.
The fears about the City don’t look overcooked – here’s why.
It’s becoming a matter of ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ the first central bank takes the plunge and introduces quantitative easing for the people.
The ECB has introduced a slate of bold measures to counter low growth and the threat of deflation.
ECB’s Mario Draghi on lower rates: “The answer is no.”
This week: a range of confidence measures, from not great to interesting for Australia; ECB confirms negative rates and further stimulus.
Scrapping €500 notes would inconvenience money launderers; it would also help the European Central Bank to make interest rates more negative.
This is what could cause the collapse of the EU – and what could save it.
More volatility than exuberance.
Sharemarkets may welcome monetary intervention, but indications of growth are needed.
Charting a different course.
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.
Another chance? Tsipras seeks a new mandate.
An opposition politician and academic argues that new revelations from the Syriza leadership imply that the Prime Minister misled the Greek people.