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# eurozone - Tuesday 16 July, 2013

NTMA to sell €500m of T-Bills this week
# Bills Bills Bills
# Bills Bills Bills

NTMA to sell €500m of T-Bills this week

Jul 16th 2013, 10:18 AM 2,674 Views 5 Comments

The National Treasury Management Agency (NTMA) will undertake the seventh Treasury Bill sale of 2013 on Thursday.

Greece readies itself for another general strike
# Greek Protests
# Greek Protests

Greece readies itself for another general strike

Jul 16th 2013, 9:36 AM 2,575 Views 10 Comments

Unions have called for a one-day national mobilisation against the axing re-deployment of thousands of civil servants.

# eurozone - Tuesday 9 July, 2013

IMF tells eurozone to fix the banks and sort out unemployment
# IMF
# IMF

IMF tells eurozone to fix the banks and sort out unemployment

Jul 9th 2013, 10:25 AM 4,036 Views 20 Comments

The IMF has given four tasks for the eurozone to complete to ensure recovery.

# eurozone - Monday 8 July, 2013

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money
# POCKET MONEY
# POCKET MONEY

Eurozone ministers to decide if Greece should get bailout money

Jul 8th 2013, 8:20 AM 3,036 Views 14 Comments

Minister Michael Noonan is in Brussels today for the talks.

# eurozone - Monday 1 July, 2013

Food, alcohol and tobacco prices drive up cost of living
# Inflation
# Inflation

Food, alcohol and tobacco prices drive up cost of living

Jul 1st 2013, 3:36 PM 5,798 Views 22 Comments

Inflation in the eurozone is expected to be 1.6 per cent for last month, up 0.2 per cent from May.

Over 26 million people in the EU were unemployed last month
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Over 26 million people in the EU were unemployed last month

Jul 1st 2013, 2:29 PM 3,290 Views 20 Comments

Compared with May last year, the rate of unemployment has increased in 17 member states and fallen in ten.

# eurozone - Monday 24 June, 2013

Debt deals mean we're borrowing €20bn less in next decade - Noonan
# Every Little Helps
# Every Little Helps

Debt deals mean we're borrowing €20bn less in next decade - Noonan

Jun 24th 2013, 8:32 PM 4,553 Views 32 Comments

The finance minister gives his formal tip-of-the-hat to the news that the two European bailout funds are delaying repayments.

Bank bondholders would be forced to take losses under Noonan plan
# Five Years Later
# Five Years Later

Bank bondholders would be forced to take losses under Noonan plan

Jun 24th 2013, 6:22 PM 6,022 Views 18 Comments

The Financial Times has obtained a proposal circulated by Noonan on how Eurozone banks should deal with problems in future.

Eurozone bailout fund gives Ireland seven more years to repay loans
# Bailout Loans
# Bailout Loans

Eurozone bailout fund gives Ireland seven more years to repay loans

Jun 24th 2013, 10:47 AM 4,908 Views 40 Comments

Good news for Michael Noonan this morning…

# eurozone - Saturday 22 June, 2013

EU finance ministers fail to agree on who should pay for bank bailouts
# Bank Bailout
# Bank Bailout

EU finance ministers fail to agree on who should pay for bank bailouts

Jun 22nd 2013, 10:26 AM 5,076 Views 43 Comments

The 27 EU ministers will meet again Wednesday to try and finalise a decision.

# eurozone - Friday 21 June, 2013

Noonan: Taxpayers put lots of money into BOI and AIB, now we could get some back
# Retrospective Recapitalisation
# Retrospective Recapitalisation

Noonan: Taxpayers put lots of money into BOI and AIB, now we could get some back

Jun 21st 2013, 9:14 AM 8,004 Views 68 Comments

Michael Noonan has explained the significance of last night’s agreement between eurozone finance ministers about the potential retrospective recapitalisation of Ireland’s banks.

Euro finance ministers agree direct help for banks
# Bailout
# Bailout

Euro finance ministers agree direct help for banks

Jun 21st 2013, 7:55 AM 2,841 Views 33 Comments

The 17 eurozone ministers are joined today by their 10 non-euro colleagues to discuss these issues in a Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive.

# eurozone - Thursday 20 June, 2013

Noonan: Ireland will escape bailout, even if we can't recover bank costs
# Debt Deal
# Debt Deal

Noonan: Ireland will escape bailout, even if we can't recover bank costs

Jun 20th 2013, 6:58 PM 6,447 Views 53 Comments

The finance minister says the world recognises that Ireland’s debts are sustainable, but he won’t give up on help.

EU faces talks on bank sector reform and who should pay for future bailouts
# Bailouts
# Bailouts

EU faces talks on bank sector reform and who should pay for future bailouts

Jun 20th 2013, 7:40 AM 2,197 Views 7 Comments

Finance ministers are also expected to formally approve a 7-year extension on Ireland’s and Portugal’s bailout loans.

# eurozone - Friday 14 June, 2013

Cost of living rises in the eurozone but not so much in Ireland
# Inflation
# Inflation

Cost of living rises in the eurozone but not so much in Ireland

Jun 14th 2013, 5:33 PM 6,876 Views 20 Comments

Comparing April and May figures, annual inflation rose in 16 member states, remained stable in six and fell in four.

# eurozone - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

Latvia gets the green light to join the euro next year
# You're Here Forever
# You're Here Forever

Latvia gets the green light to join the euro next year

Jun 5th 2013, 12:57 PM 5,573 Views 36 Comments

Latvia will become the second Baltic country, and the 18th overall, to join the EU’s single currency.

# eurozone - Tuesday 21 May, 2013

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion hearings, new grocery rules and leaving the euro
# Leinster House
# Leinster House

Oireachtas agenda: Abortion hearings, new grocery rules and leaving the euro

May 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 5,442 Views 13 Comments

The third day of abortion hearings takes place today, while the Dáil debates calls for new rules on leaving the eurozone.

# eurozone - Saturday 18 May, 2013

Aaron McKenna: Money, Money, Must Be Funny In A Eurocrat's World
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: Money, Money, Must Be Funny In A Eurocrat's World

May 18th 2013, 8:00 AM 42 Views 24 Comments

Bailed-out Ireland is to contribute an additional €90 million to the European Union to help plug a shortfall in its 2013 budget. Ludicrous? Yes – but it’s hardly a blip on the radar of incongruity that is the EU’s funny money parade, writes Aaron McKenna.

# eurozone - Thursday 16 May, 2013

Eurogroup chief says Eurozone is much 'calmer' now than last year
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Eurogroup chief says Eurozone is much 'calmer' now than last year

May 16th 2013, 3:51 PM 2,996 Views 13 Comments

Jean-Claude Juncker was comparing the Eurozone now to a year ago in Brussels.

# eurozone - Wednesday 15 May, 2013

France enters recession in first quarter
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

France enters recession in first quarter

May 15th 2013, 8:17 AM 4,327 Views 19 Comments

French economic growth has been sluggish lately as a result of record unemployment and falling household demand – the key driver of the economy.

# eurozone - Tuesday 14 May, 2013

It might be time to say goodbye to those tiny cent coins
# Your Two Cents
# Your Two Cents

It might be time to say goodbye to those tiny cent coins

May 14th 2013, 2:18 PM 11,164 Views 36 Comments

The European Commission is looking at replacing one and two cent coins or getting rid of them entirely due to the costs involved in making them.

# eurozone - Saturday 4 May, 2013

Portugal: 30,000 jobs cuts, working hours increased and pension age rises
# Portugal
# Portugal

Portugal: 30,000 jobs cuts, working hours increased and pension age rises

May 4th 2013, 2:03 PM 9,694 Views 102 Comments

The cuts should save an estimated €4.8 billion by 2015.

# eurozone - Tuesday 30 April, 2013

After two months, Italy's finally getting a new government
# Italy
# Italy

After two months, Italy's finally getting a new government

Apr 30th 2013, 4:10 PM 2,530 Views 5 Comments

The Chamber of Deputies has passed a motion of confidence in the broad coalition led by new premier Enrico Letta.

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Eurozone inflation hits new low, raising prospect of ECB rate cut

Apr 30th 2013, 11:14 AM 4,499 Views 22 Comments

The governing council of the European Central Bank meets on Thursday where it could provide a fresh boost to mortgage holders.

Record breaker: Eurozone unemployment now at 12.1 per cent
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Record breaker: Eurozone unemployment now at 12.1 per cent

Apr 30th 2013, 10:35 AM 4,110 Views 26 Comments

Over 19 million people are unemployed in the eurozone but Ireland has recorded one of the largest year-on-year decreases in unemployment rates.

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators
# Oireachtas
# Oireachtas

Central Bank governor Honohan to face TDs and senators

Apr 30th 2013, 6:30 AM 3,968 Views 19 Comments

Patrick Honohan will discuss economic and monetary union with TDs and senators on the Oireachtas EU Affairs Committee this afternoon.

# eurozone - Saturday 27 April, 2013

It's taken two months, but Italy has (finally) unveiled its new government
# No Rush
# No Rush

It's taken two months, but Italy has (finally) unveiled its new government

Apr 27th 2013, 6:15 PM 4,473 Views 10 Comments

These things take time.

# eurozone - Tuesday 16 April, 2013

Column: Who’s next in line to be consumed by the European crisis?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Who’s next in line to be consumed by the European crisis?

Apr 16th 2013, 7:00 AM 22 Views 38 Comments

While other countries are showing signs of difficulty, it’s Spain’s deterioration which could bring the euro crisis to its most dangerous point, writes Tom McDonnell, who asks where Europe goes from here?

# eurozone - Friday 12 April, 2013

Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans
# Eurogroup
# Eurogroup

Updated: EU finance ministers agree to delay repayment of Irish bailout loans

Apr 12th 2013, 5:10 PM 11,957 Views 159 Comments

All 27 EU finance ministers have now given a green light to extending the maturity of Ireland’s bailout loans by seven years.

Cyprus eases controls on stricken banks - but keeps €300 withdrawal limit
# Bailout
# Bailout

Cyprus eases controls on stricken banks - but keeps €300 withdrawal limit

Apr 12th 2013, 8:33 AM 3,552 Views 6 Comments

The restrictions were imposed to prevent a run on the banks during the dramatic Cyprus bailout.

EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin
# Bailout
# Bailout

EU and Eurozone finance ministers begin two-day summit in Dublin

Apr 12th 2013, 7:32 AM 3,119 Views 25 Comments

Ministers will discuss extending the repayment dates of Ireland’s loans, and the aftermath of the Cyprus bailout catastrophe.

# eurozone - Wednesday 10 April, 2013

Troika recommends 'giving Ireland seven more years to repay loans'
# Bailout
# Bailout

Troika recommends 'giving Ireland seven more years to repay loans'

Apr 10th 2013, 11:07 AM 13,739 Views 156 Comments

Proposals seen by Reuters, to be put to ministers in Dublin this weekend, would see extra time given for Ireland and Portugal to repay.

# eurozone - Saturday 6 April, 2013

Aaron McKenna: While the Eurozone is floundering, the US is seeing growth - but why?
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: While the Eurozone is floundering, the US is seeing growth - but why?

Apr 6th 2013, 8:00 AM 27 Views 96 Comments

The EU needs to either get on with integration, proper banking and political union or separate into amicable trading partners and neighbours, writes Aaron McKenna.

# eurozone - Thursday 4 April, 2013

ECB chief Draghi admits initial Cyprus bailout plan was 'not smart'
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

ECB chief Draghi admits initial Cyprus bailout plan was 'not smart'

Apr 4th 2013, 9:03 PM 7,418 Views 42 Comments

The head of the European Central Bank was speaking as the eurozone’s central bank left interest rates unchanged at 0.75 per cent today.

# eurozone - Tuesday 2 April, 2013

Unemployed number in Eurozone highest since records here began
# Unemployment
# Unemployment

Unemployed number in Eurozone highest since records here began

Apr 2nd 2013, 2:45 PM 5,894 Views 70 Comments

There is a total of 19.071 million people unemployed in the eurozone.

Irish economy starting to wilt again
# Contraction
# Contraction

Irish economy starting to wilt again

Apr 2nd 2013, 10:32 AM 15,266 Views 63 Comments

Manufacturing indexes across Europe paint a stark picture this morning.

# eurozone - Monday 1 April, 2013

Declan Ganley says need for a new political party is 'obvious'
# Political Party
# Political Party

Declan Ganley says need for a new political party is 'obvious'

Apr 1st 2013, 8:15 AM 10,181 Views 120 Comments

The Libertas founder has confirmed that he is considering establishing a new political party in Ireland.

# eurozone - Saturday 30 March, 2013

Bank of Cyprus customers could lose up to 60 per cent of savings
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Bank of Cyprus customers could lose up to 60 per cent of savings

Mar 30th 2013, 5:33 PM 9,576 Views 103 Comments

Senior Bank of Cyprus official Mario Skandalis confirmed the figures, although he said they had not been finalised and a final announcement was expected by Monday.

# eurozone - Friday 29 March, 2013

Cyprus president: Crisis is 'contained' and we won't leave eurozone
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Cyprus president: Crisis is 'contained' and we won't leave eurozone

Mar 29th 2013, 2:50 PM 3,894 Views 23 Comments

Nicos Anastasiades has also thanked the Cypriot public for their “maturity and collectedness” as the banks reopened.

# eurozone - Thursday 28 March, 2013

With limits on cash withdrawals, Cypriot banks reopen calmly
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

With limits on cash withdrawals, Cypriot banks reopen calmly

Mar 28th 2013, 8:22 PM 4,174 Views 29 Comments

The restrictions on withdrawals, cashing of cheques and taking money abroad will be lifted within a month, the country’s foreign minister said today.