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Wednesday 31 May 2023 Dublin: 14°C

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# Eurozone
Whatever it takes: Stocks rise as leaders make eurozone pledge
There is speculation that the eurozone bailout fund and the ECB could buy-up Spanish bonds in a bid to alleviate fears about the single currency.
# bank debt
Eurozone: Irish bank debt will be re-examined by autumn
European ministers have also rubber-stamped an initial €30billion bailout for Spain.
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This is Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker at summit of EU leaders in Brussels. Maybe he knows something we don’t…
# Crunchzeit
Noonan to continue promissory note campaign at Eurozone ministers' meeting
The minister for finance will meet his Eurozone counterparts this evening, and be joined by the non-euro ministers tomorrow.
# Drachmail
Report: EU preparing 'worst case scenario' measures if Greece quits euro
Reuters says officials have discussed limits on ATM withdrawals, border checks and capital controls if Greece goes.
# Spain
Noonan welcomes Spanish request for banking bailout
But will Ireland have to contribute to the bailout?
# Spain
Spain will make a formal request for bank bailout of up to €100 billion
Spain is braced to become the fourth eurozone country to ask for assistance – but its bailout will not come with a programme for austerity.
# Grexit
Eurozone countries 'warned to plan for Greek exit' - report
A group of EU finance advisors agreed to issue the instruction on Monday, according to Reuters.
# Eurozone
Ireland, Portugal hit out at Greece for breaking promises
Both Michael Noonan and Vitor Gaspar were tough on their Greek counterpart last week over Athens’s failure to follow its bailout programme.
# Greece
Noonan urges Greek parties to form government and stay in the euro
Attending a summit in Brussels, Michael Noonan says it is “very important that the eurozone stays intact”.
# Eurogroup
Eurogroup head not seeking new term 'due to French and German influence'
Jean-Claude Juncker says he wasn’t impressed by France and Germany acting “as if they are the only members of the group”.
# Debt Crisis
Juncker hails "unique opportunity" as Greece gets new bailout funds
Eurozone members have agreed to release the first €39.4 billion of funds under Greece’s second bailout programme.
# Eurozone
Spain wins budget concessions from Eurogroup - but more austerity will follow
A meeting of Eurozone finance ministers sees Spain encouraged to frontload budget cuts in order to achieve EU deficit targets.
# Uh-Oh
Fitch: 'Highly likely' that Greece will default soon
The ratings agency has downgraded Greece just one day after EU leaders agreed on a €130 billion bailout deal for the country.
# Greece
Doubts remain over approval of Greece's second bailout
A meeting of eurozone finance ministers due today has been put back until Monday, due to concerns over “political assurances”.
# Greece
Greece leaders reach deal on more austerity and cuts
The Greek Prime Minister said that there was “broad agreement” on all points of the new programme -with one exception.
# Hungary
Hungary could lose EU funding over failure to sort domestic budget
Although the Budget deficit for 2012 will be within EU limits of 3 per cent of GDP, it’s only because of one-off windfalls.
# Greek economy
IMF 'may delay Greek bailout loans' over political opposition to cutbacks
The Greek opposition have refused to sanction new austerity moves – and now the IMF is threatening to hold up on payments.
# Eurogroup
Eurozone ministers still deadlocked over bailout expansion
There’s no deal from Brussels over whether to add more money to the bailout pot, but support is growing.
# E-Bonds
Finance ministers to discuss prospect of common Eurozone bonds
So-called ‘E-bonds’ would help to prompt renewed confidence in the currency and make it easier to borrow, claim ministers.
# Bailout Republic?
Debt crisis team on way to Dublin
Lenihan maintains Ireland had been “the point of attack” on the state of the euro in recent weeks – but commentators believe ECB, IMF and EC officials coming here to lay groundwork for bailout.