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#Euro Crisis

# euro-crisis - Sunday 7 July, 2013

Anglo Tapes: 'If Central Bank did have access to contents, what the hell was it doing?' – McDonald
# Anglo Tapes
# Anglo Tapes

Anglo Tapes: 'If Central Bank did have access to contents, what the hell was it doing?' – McDonald

Jul 7th 2013, 1:40 PM 10,082 Views 24 Comments

An Oireachtas banking inquiry is needed to identify individual wrongdoing and system failures – as well as to establish the behaviour of the Central Bank before and after the economic collapse, TDs have said today.

# euro-crisis - Sunday 19 May, 2013

Column: Here's how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Here's how to protect your bank deposits in this unsettled economy

May 19th 2013, 8:15 AM 2,070 Views 33 Comments

Many sensible individuals are now rightly worried about the security of their savings and investments, writes David Quinn who says diversification is key.

# euro-crisis - Thursday 24 January, 2013

Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent
# EU
# EU

Spain unemployment rate shoots to 26 per cent

Jan 24th 2013, 8:55 AM 4,721 Views 46 Comments

An extra 187,300 people have joined Spain’s jobless queue – bringing the total to 5.97 million people.

# euro-crisis - Saturday 22 December, 2012

Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the jobs crisis has reached its peak?

Dec 22nd 2012, 10:59 AM 6,178 Views 41 Comments

A Eurobarometer survey says just over half of us think the worst is yet to come. Really?

Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro
# The Euro
# The Euro

Two-thirds of Irish people want to keep the euro

Dec 22nd 2012, 10:38 AM 4,014 Views 63 Comments

That, however, is a drop in confidence in the single currency on the last Eurobarometer survey.

# euro-crisis - Thursday 20 December, 2012

IMF calls for full EU banking union to counter crisis
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

IMF calls for full EU banking union to counter crisis

Dec 20th 2012, 7:56 PM 3,189 Views 24 Comments

Dealing with problems on a country by country basis not working, says IMF.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 13 November, 2012

Vodafone makes €2.4bn loss on southern European woes
# Vodafone
# Vodafone

Vodafone makes €2.4bn loss on southern European woes

Nov 13th 2012, 9:02 AM 4,773 Views 17 Comments

Mobile giant blames tough trading conditions in southern Europe for losses.

# euro-crisis - Monday 8 October, 2012

Portugal criticises tardy European Central Bank
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Portugal criticises tardy European Central Bank

Oct 8th 2012, 12:09 PM 4,782 Views 11 Comments

The ECB “arrived late” to attend to the debt crisis in the eurozone, accuses Portuguese president Anibal Cavaco Silva.

# euro-crisis - Saturday 22 September, 2012

Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom
# Besties
# Besties

Hollande and Merkel buddy up for anniversary talks as Euro, EADS loom

Sep 22nd 2012, 4:15 PM 3,331 Views 10 Comments

The European leaders met today to mark the seminal 1962 speech made by Charles de Gaulle famed for opening a new chapter in relations between France and Germany.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 11 September, 2012

German court set to rule on whether Germany can sign the ESM into law
# Fiscal Compact
# Fiscal Compact

German court set to rule on whether Germany can sign the ESM into law

Sep 11th 2012, 9:18 AM 2,366 Views 5 Comments

The court will rule tomorrow morning whether the president can sign the ESM into law or not.

# euro-crisis - Friday 7 September, 2012

Michael Noonan set to meet with EU finance ministers
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Michael Noonan set to meet with EU finance ministers

Sep 7th 2012, 11:24 AM 3,221 Views 40 Comments

The Finance Minister is expected to discuss plans to ease austerity on bailout countries in meetings in Paris, Berlin and Rome next week.

# euro-crisis - Monday 27 August, 2012

Italy's electoral law increases market fears
# Italy
# Italy

Italy's electoral law increases market fears

Aug 27th 2012, 5:42 PM 4,115 Views 1 Comment

The current system allows party leaders to pick and choose the list of candidates the electorate can vote for and guarantees a strong majority in parliament for the winning party.

Head of Bundesbank says ECB bond buying is "like a drug"
# Bonds
# Bonds

Head of Bundesbank says ECB bond buying is "like a drug"

Aug 27th 2012, 11:37 AM 3,833 Views 23 Comments

In the latest sign of a growing rift within the ECB, Jens Weidman criticised the ECB chief’s policies on buying member state bonds to drive down borrowing costs.

# euro-crisis - Thursday 23 August, 2012

Taking advice from the Germans? Greece ready to sell off uninhabited islands
# Big Fat Greek Sale
# Big Fat Greek Sale

Taking advice from the Germans? Greece ready to sell off uninhabited islands

Aug 23rd 2012, 12:47 PM 14,813 Views 41 Comments

The Greek prime minister has told Le Monde that the beleaguered country is ready to sell some islands – something that two German MPs told them to do two years ago.

# euro-crisis - Wednesday 22 August, 2012

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Major French bank predicts next moves for Europe

Aug 22nd 2012, 6:30 AM 4,639 Views 23 Comments

Ahead of crunch talks between major country leaders and 6 September ECB meeting, Société Générale economist has some predictions: including possibly unlimited ECB bond-buying.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Is the ECB about to uncork a game-changer?
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Is the ECB about to uncork a game-changer?

Aug 21st 2012, 8:40 PM 10,779 Views 25 Comments

A Euro-skeptic columnist at the Daily Telegraph insists that Der Spiegel is correct in saying the ECB wants to cap borrowing costs for Spain and Italy.

# euro-crisis - Wednesday 25 July, 2012

Europe sleepwalking to economic disaster, say experts
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Europe sleepwalking to economic disaster, say experts

Jul 25th 2012, 11:58 AM 3,943 Views 41 Comments

“Euro will disintegrate” unless there is “significant burden sharing” between member states, warn economic experts.

# euro-crisis - Friday 6 July, 2012

Finland flags Euro exit
# Euro Exit
# Euro Exit

Finland flags Euro exit

Jul 6th 2012, 2:19 PM 13,187 Views 86 Comments

Finance Minister says that it would consider leaving euro rather than paying for the debts of another country.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 26 June, 2012

Campaign group proposes €15bn stimulus to 'bust myth that austerity works'
# Plan B
# Plan B

Campaign group proposes €15bn stimulus to 'bust myth that austerity works'

Jun 26th 2012, 11:52 AM 3,376 Views 30 Comments

Claiming our Future says its plan works within the bailout agreement but has admitted its proposals are not fully-formed as yet.

# euro-crisis - Monday 25 June, 2012

Five days after he was appointed, Greek finance minister resigns
# Greece
# Greece

Five days after he was appointed, Greek finance minister resigns

Jun 25th 2012, 5:28 PM 8,745 Views 15 Comments

Vassilis Rapanos was hospitalised last week after reportedly fainting the day after he was appointed to the finance ministry.

# euro-crisis - Friday 22 June, 2012

Incoming Greek finance minister hospitalised after 'fainting'
# Greece
# Greece

Incoming Greek finance minister hospitalised after 'fainting'

Jun 22nd 2012, 5:47 PM 3,711 Views 20 Comments

Vassilis Rapanos was reportedly hospitalised with strong stomach pains, vertigo, nausea, sweating and fatigue earlier today.

# euro-crisis - Friday 15 June, 2012

Merkel: German money will not save Europe
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Merkel: German money will not save Europe

Jun 15th 2012, 10:58 AM 3,934 Views 80 Comments

Chancellor says that countries need to cut debt, not print more money through the issuance of Eurobonds.

# euro-crisis - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

IMF releases €1.4bn of bailout money to Ireland, warns of slowing growth
# Bailout
# Bailout

IMF releases €1.4bn of bailout money to Ireland, warns of slowing growth

Jun 13th 2012, 10:28 PM 6,022 Views 56 Comments

So far so good according to the International Monetary Fund, one of our three bailout partners.

# euro-crisis - Monday 23 April, 2012

Iceland ex-PM convicted on 1 of 5 bank charges
# Iceland
# Iceland

Iceland ex-PM convicted on 1 of 5 bank charges

Apr 23rd 2012, 4:22 PM 2,134 Views 7 Comments

Geir Haarde has been found guilty of one of the charges against him – however he will face no punishment and the state will pay his expenses in defending the case.

# euro-crisis - Sunday 1 January, 2012

Imperfect 10: The euro was introduced a decade ago today
# Euro
# Euro

Imperfect 10: The euro was introduced a decade ago today

Jan 1st 2012, 8:30 AM 3,359 Views 12 Comments

It came in with a bang – will it end with a whimper?

# euro-crisis - Monday 12 December, 2011

20 banks that are praying Europe doesn't go bust
# Stressed
# Stressed

20 banks that are praying Europe doesn't go bust

Dec 12th 2011, 8:30 AM 5,080 Views 10 Comments

AIB and Bank of Ireland are in this list from Business Insider which ranks them the first and seventh most exposed banks in Europe.

# euro-crisis - Friday 9 December, 2011

The picture that sums up the situation in Europe right now?
# EU
From The Daily Edge
# EU

The picture that sums up the situation in Europe right now?

Dec 9th 2011, 12:51 PM 2,808 Views 7 Comments

We’re sure this image from outside the ECB Occupy Frankfurt was not an omen…

# euro-crisis - Thursday 8 December, 2011

“We are not printing punts” – Central Bank responds to WSJ ‘printing press’ report
# Punt Nua?
# Punt Nua?

“We are not printing punts” – Central Bank responds to WSJ ‘printing press’ report

Dec 8th 2011, 9:14 AM 10,090 Views 86 Comments

The Wall Street Journal’s people-in-the-know say the Central Bank of Ireland is evaluating whether it needs new printing presses.

# euro-crisis - Saturday 26 November, 2011

Poll: Do you think the euro will collapse?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the euro will collapse?

Nov 26th 2011, 1:54 PM 12,024 Views 128 Comments

After another turbulent week for the single currency we’re asking the big question today as to whether or not you think the euro can survive?

# euro-crisis - Thursday 17 November, 2011

Martin says there's weeks to save the euro amid reports of French-German split
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Martin says there's weeks to save the euro amid reports of French-German split

Nov 17th 2011, 8:57 AM 2,179 Views 47 Comments

Micheál Martin has been critical of France and Germany’s role in the eurozone amid reports the region’s two largest economies are split on the role of the European Central Bank.

# euro-crisis - Saturday 5 November, 2011

Papandreou struggles to end political deadlock
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Papandreou struggles to end political deadlock

Nov 5th 2011, 4:49 PM 287 Views 14 Comments

The Greek Prime Minister struggled to form a temporary coalition government today – saying that move is vital for demonstrating the country’s commitment to remaining in the eurozone.

# euro-crisis - Thursday 27 October, 2011

EU leaders strike 'comprehensive' debt deal after hours of talks
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

EU leaders strike 'comprehensive' debt deal after hours of talks

Oct 27th 2011, 8:06 AM 830 Views 29 Comments

Greek debt will be written down by 50 per cent, with the EU bailout fund boosted to around €1trillion.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 27 September, 2011

Is Alessio Rastani actually one of The Yes Men? [Update: They say he's not]
# Yes Man?
From The Daily Edge
# Yes Man?

Is Alessio Rastani actually one of The Yes Men? [Update: They say he's not]

Sep 27th 2011, 3:09 PM 55,168 Views 49 Comments

‘Culture jamming’ group The Yes Men say independent trader Alessio Rastani isn’t a member – and that they think he’s genuine.

WATCH: BBC newsreader stunned as trader predicts wipe-out of savings
# Debt Crisis
# Debt Crisis

WATCH: BBC newsreader stunned as trader predicts wipe-out of savings

Sep 27th 2011, 9:21 AM 6,581 Views 46 Comments

Independent trader Alessio Rastani says he and his colleagues look forward to downward markets. The BBC is stunned.

Obama: Euro crisis is 'scaring the world'
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Obama: Euro crisis is 'scaring the world'

Sep 27th 2011, 8:04 AM 470 Views 10 Comments

The US president says European leaders have not been acting quickly enough to solve the crisis – and that the world is suffering.

# euro-crisis - Monday 26 September, 2011

Merkel warns against Greek default - but says 'firewall' is needed
# Greece
# Greece

Merkel warns against Greek default - but says 'firewall' is needed

Sep 26th 2011, 8:56 AM 545 Views 12 Comments

A ‘firewall’ is needed in order to stop Euro members falling like dominoes, Angela Merkel says – though Greece is sustainable for now.

# euro-crisis - Tuesday 19 July, 2011

German opposition to back Merkel over Greece
# Germany
# Germany

German opposition to back Merkel over Greece

Jul 19th 2011, 6:17 PM 278 Views 3 Comments

The centre-left Social Democratic Party said that it would back German Chancellor Angela Merkel in her plan to impose a “Marshall Plan” for debt-laden Greece.

# euro-crisis - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

Emergency EU meeting amid fears Italy could be next in crisis

Jul 10th 2011, 7:01 PM 893 Views 35 Comments

Herman Van Rompuy has called top officials together for talks as the markets show jitters over Italian government debt.

# euro-crisis - Thursday 2 December, 2010

Euro rallies after Spain offloads new bonds
# Bond Markets
# Bond Markets

Euro rallies after Spain offloads new bonds

Dec 2nd 2010, 11:50 AM 219 Views 0 Comments

Is the Eurozone debt crisis dying? Spain’s bond yields might be up, but the Euro is picking up speed afterward.

ECB expected to announce new debt-crisis measures
# Euro Crisis
# Euro Crisis

ECB expected to announce new debt-crisis measures

Dec 2nd 2010, 9:21 AM 281 Views 0 Comments

Speculation is growing that the European Central Bank may increase its bond-buying programme in an attempt to fortify the eurozone.