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#Eurozone

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Ireland the only eurozone country to see manufacturing increase in October
# Manufacturing
# Manufacturing

Ireland the only eurozone country to see manufacturing increase in October

Nov 7th 2012, 9:59 PM 95 Views 0 Comments

Of the 17 Eurozone members, only one country saw an increase in manufacturing output in October… and it was us.

Spanish PM plays down bailout prospect - for this year at least
# Bailout
# Bailout

Spanish PM plays down bailout prospect - for this year at least

Nov 6th 2012, 12:19 PM 1,897 Views 6 Comments

Mariano Rajoy ruled out seeking a bailout in 2012 – but vowed to do it if faced with persistent, high borrowing costs.

French minister with Irish links says Hollande supports bank debt deal
# Franco-irish
# Franco-irish

French minister with Irish links says Hollande supports bank debt deal

Nov 3rd 2012, 8:30 AM 7,774 Views 19 Comments

Hélène Conway-Mouret, who lived in Ireland for 30 years, says that the actions of French president Francois Hollande have helped softened Germany’s view on Ireland’s legacy bank debt.

Eurozone economic confidence falls in October
# Confidence
# Confidence

Eurozone economic confidence falls in October

Oct 30th 2012, 1:20 PM 3,297 Views 8 Comments

Figures from the European Commission also show customers’ unemployment expectations worsened this month.

German finance minister 'very impressed' with 'special case' Ireland
# Special Case
# Special Case

German finance minister 'very impressed' with 'special case' Ireland

Oct 29th 2012, 1:56 PM 10,018 Views 151 Comments

Wolfgang Schauble said he was confident Ireland would not need a second bailout following a meeting with Ministers Michael Noonan and Brendan Howlin today.

Cyprus close to deal on becoming fourth bailed-out Eurozone country
# Cyprus
# Cyprus

Cyprus close to deal on becoming fourth bailed-out Eurozone country

Oct 28th 2012, 3:02 PM 3,965 Views 13 Comments

The finance minister of Cyprus says the last few difference on a Troika bailout are “bridgeable”.

Saorview, sales and Shakhtar Donetsk: The week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Saorview, sales and Shakhtar Donetsk: The week in numbers

Oct 27th 2012, 7:30 PM 6,373 Views 0 Comments

Plus – what’s the monetary value of virginity? And what was Ireland’s best-performing sales sector in September?

Junior Minister: Bank debt deal negotiations best done in private
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Junior Minister: Bank debt deal negotiations best done in private

Oct 23rd 2012, 11:30 AM 3,920 Views 91 Comments

Brian Hayes said that outlining Ireland’s negotiating position in public would not be “very clever from the country’s perspective.

If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules
# Deficit Sinners
# Deficit Sinners

If the EU were one country, it would be breaking its own budget rules

Oct 22nd 2012, 9:07 PM 5,839 Views 17 Comments

New Eurostat figures show the EU as a whole ran a budget deficit of 4.7pc of its GDP – €180 billion above its limit.

Poll: Do you believe Ireland will get a deal to reduce the cost of its bank debt?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you believe Ireland will get a deal to reduce the cost of its bank debt?

Oct 22nd 2012, 9:36 AM 9,436 Views 147 Comments

The government’s campaign for a reduction in the cost of bailing out the banks has been given new hope after a joint statement from Enda Kenny and Angela Merkel, but what do you think?

Rabbitte slams 'orgy of negativity' over bank debt deal
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Rabbitte slams 'orgy of negativity' over bank debt deal

Oct 21st 2012, 2:28 PM 5,905 Views 48 Comments

Pat Rabbitte siad that he would have preferred if Angela Merkel had not made the remarks she made but insisted that an agreement to deal with Ireland’s bank debt still stands.

Spain goes to polls in two crucial local elections
# Spain
# Spain

Spain goes to polls in two crucial local elections

Oct 21st 2012, 12:36 PM 2,455 Views 1 Comment

Elections are taking place in the Basque Country – the first since ETA renounced violence – and Mariano Rajoy’s home area of Galicia.

Govt insists agreement to address bank debt stands, FF says it's in denial
# Bank Debt
# Bank Debt

Govt insists agreement to address bank debt stands, FF says it's in denial

Oct 20th 2012, 3:31 PM 3,907 Views 40 Comments

The government has continued to insist a deal on Ireland’s debt still stands despite comments from the German chancellor yesterday.

The Evening Fix... now with added Shane Ross haircut
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix... now with added Shane Ross haircut

Oct 19th 2012, 7:59 PM 12,030 Views 4 Comments

Here are the things we learned, loved and shared today.

Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

Slideshow: The EU summit in Brussels

Oct 18th 2012, 7:36 PM 5,649 Views 32 Comments

Greater European Union control of national budgets, oh and what the heads of state will be dining on tonight.

EU summit: Merkel backs EU budget control
# EU Summit
# EU Summit

EU summit: Merkel backs EU budget control

Oct 18th 2012, 11:50 AM 2,227 Views 33 Comments

While not originally on the agenda, there is speculation Spain may ask for a limited bailout in Brussels.

Production in construction up by 0.7 per cent in eurozone – Eurostat
# Construction
# Construction

Production in construction up by 0.7 per cent in eurozone – Eurostat

Oct 18th 2012, 6:50 AM 2,047 Views 8 Comments

New figures from the European Union’s statistical office show that production rose by 0.7 per cent in the euro area in August.

Kenny did not call leaders following bank debt deal statement
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny did not call leaders following bank debt deal statement

Oct 16th 2012, 5:13 PM 6,468 Views 37 Comments

The Taoiseach conceded that he did not contact the leaders of Finland, the Netherlands and Germany after their finance ministers issued a statement on the bank debt deal.

Van Rompuy: Ireland could get deal on bank debts before new watchdog
# Bank Deal
# Bank Deal

Van Rompuy: Ireland could get deal on bank debts before new watchdog

Oct 12th 2012, 3:53 PM 4,210 Views 18 Comments

The President of the European Council says the European banking supervisor doesn’t need to be finalised for the ESM to invest in banks.

S&P downgrades Spain two notches
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

S&P downgrades Spain two notches

Oct 11th 2012, 7:54 AM 2,871 Views 23 Comments

Spain’s sovereign debt rating has been cut to just one level above “junk” grade debt – which could see Madrid’s borrowing costs skyrocketing to untenable levels.

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses
# Tobin Tax
# Tobin Tax

Noonan rejects Tobin tax over fear of jobs losses

Oct 10th 2012, 8:39 AM 5,135 Views 32 Comments

The Finance Minister said Ireland would not adopt the tax unless Britain also did – over fears Irish jobs could be lost to London.

Mario Draghi and his VP caught joking on mic
# Busted
# Busted

Mario Draghi and his VP caught joking on mic

Oct 9th 2012, 11:20 AM 7,721 Views 18 Comments

They won’t move the markets with their words, it seems.

Scary Graph of the Day: euro vs dollar
# Currency
# Currency

Scary Graph of the Day: euro vs dollar

Oct 9th 2012, 10:36 AM 11,460 Views 31 Comments

Warring Greek creditors and higher Spanish yields might both play a part in this large drop.

IMF: Irish economy to grow but unemployment will remain high in 2013
# IMF
# IMF

IMF: Irish economy to grow but unemployment will remain high in 2013

Oct 9th 2012, 7:54 AM 6,501 Views 50 Comments

The International Monetary Fund has warned of a global economic slowdown in its latest World Economic Outlook which notes our own “bumpy recovery”.

Moody's give new ESM an AAA rating - but outlook is negative
# Already?
# Already?

Moody's give new ESM an AAA rating - but outlook is negative

Oct 8th 2012, 10:40 PM 6,063 Views 13 Comments

Moody’s said that a ‘weakening in the political commitment’ among eurozone states towards the ESM would have negative implications.

Portugal criticises tardy European Central Bank
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Portugal criticises tardy European Central Bank

Oct 8th 2012, 12:09 PM 4,785 Views 11 Comments

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

ECB leaves main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent
# Interest Rates
# Interest Rates

ECB leaves main interest rate unchanged at 0.75 per cent

Oct 4th 2012, 12:55 PM 2,833 Views 13 Comments

The benchmark interest rate has been left untouched by the European Central Bank.

Column: Hey Government, that’s not negotiating… THIS is negotiating
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Hey Government, that’s not negotiating… THIS is negotiating

Oct 2nd 2012, 8:45 PM 30 Views 54 Comments

The Government’s method of pressuring EU leaders isn’t working, writes Fergus O’Connell. So here’s a suggestion…

11.4 per cent: Eurozone unemployment reaches another record high
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

11.4 per cent: Eurozone unemployment reaches another record high

Oct 1st 2012, 2:30 PM 2,656 Views 14 Comments

Unemployment throughout the European Union is 10.5 per cent – with 25.5 million people looking for work throughout the bloc.

EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump
# Income
# Income

EU report says Irish homes hit second-hardest by economic slump

Oct 1st 2012, 8:46 AM 5,815 Views 7 Comments

Disposable incomes in Irish households fell by more than in every other EU country between 2009 and 2011 – except for Greece.

Aaron McKenna: How we all missed the week’s biggest story
# Opinion
# Opinion

Aaron McKenna: How we all missed the week’s biggest story

Sep 29th 2012, 8:05 AM 22 Views 57 Comments

Roisin Shortall’s resignation dominated the news this week – which may be a relief for some in Government.

The Evening Fix...now with added iSorry
# Need To Know
# Need To Know

The Evening Fix...now with added iSorry

Sep 28th 2012, 7:50 PM 10,505 Views 6 Comments

Some of the things we learned, loved and shared today.

France introduces 75 per cent income tax rate for millionaires
# Tax The Rich
# Tax The Rich

France introduces 75 per cent income tax rate for millionaires

Sep 28th 2012, 1:19 PM 9,711 Views 80 Comments

France unveiled the toughest package of tax rises and spending cuts ever seen in the country during an economic downturn.

Pics: Petrol bombs thrown at Greek police during anti-austerity protests
# Greece
# Greece

Pics: Petrol bombs thrown at Greek police during anti-austerity protests

Sep 26th 2012, 5:20 PM 5,845 Views 68 Comments

There were scenes of violence on the streets of Athens today.

Shares fall amid protests against austerity in Athens and Madrid
# The Markets
# The Markets

Shares fall amid protests against austerity in Athens and Madrid

Sep 26th 2012, 5:06 PM 3,772 Views 12 Comments

Protests on the streets of Spain and Greece have spooked the markets.

Kenny shrugs off impact of trilateral statement on banking deal
# Leaders' Questions
# Leaders' Questions

Kenny shrugs off impact of trilateral statement on banking deal

Sep 26th 2012, 11:44 AM 3,322 Views 50 Comments

Enda Kenny says last night’s statement from the ministers of Finland, Germany and the Netherlands does not change EU policy.

Greek workers begin another general strike
# Eurozone
# Eurozone

Greek workers begin another general strike

Sep 26th 2012, 8:55 AM 2,188 Views 32 Comments

Protests are also planned against the latest round of austerity measures.

Germany, Finland and the Netherlands deliver blow to Ireland's hopes for bank debt deal
# Debt Deal
# Debt Deal

Germany, Finland and the Netherlands deliver blow to Ireland's hopes for bank debt deal

Sep 26th 2012, 7:04 AM 10,066 Views 116 Comments

The country’s three finance ministers issued a statement last night stating that the EU rescue fund would only deal with future problems.