Posts tagged ‘Eurozone’

  • Students display a banner outside the EU Commission headquarters ahead of an European Union summit in Brussels Forum Article

    Should the Eurozone drop the fiscal compact?

    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls and his Italian counterpart, Matteo Renzi, have declared – or at… more

  • People wave an European Union flag in front of the Palace of Culture during a EU parade in Warsaw. Forum Article

    Three lessons from Europe’s last decade

    Over the past ten years, the European Union has endured a series of unprecedented crises, the likes… more

  • Flags of European Union member states fly in front of the European Parliament building in Strasbourg Forum Article

    How reliable are Eurozone budgets?

    Bond markets are notoriously fickle, often driven by sentiment rather than rigorous macroeconomic analysis… more

  • A Scottish Saltire flag and British Union flag fly together with the London Eye behind in London Forum Article

    Why devolution shouldn’t include fiscal powers

    The Scots have spoken. A solid majority voted against independence in their historic referendum last… more

  • Newly introduced 10 Euro banknote are pictured under ultraviolet light during news conference at the headquarters of Bundesbank in Frankfurt Forum Article

    Why QE could backfire in Europe

    With inflation in the eurozone stubbornly remaining on a downward trajectory, pressure on the European… more

  • The Euro currency sign is seen in front of the European Central Bank headquarters in Frankfurt Forum Article

    What is driving ECB monetary policy?

    The European Central Bank is in the middle of a big, risky experiment. Key interest rates have remained… more

  • A huge euro logo is pictured past next to headquarters of ECB in Frankfurt Forum Article

    Will quantitative easing restart the eurozone?

    The 4 September announcement by Chairman Mario Draghi that the European Central Bank intends to buy… more

  • Pigeons perch near a banner showing a Euro coin on the facade of the European Commission headquarters in Brussels Forum Article

    Should the EU have the power to set taxes?

    Central bankers are often proud to be boring. Not Mario Draghi. Two years ago, in July 2012, Draghi… more

  • File photo of trader Mario Picone working on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Forum Article

    Why the great recession is now a depression

    First it was the 2007 financial crisis. Then it became the 2008 financial crisis. Next it was the… more

  • File photo of a sign for Bank Street and high rise offices in the financial district Canary Wharf in London Forum Article

    The challenge of regulating Europe’s banks

    The well-publicized troubles of Portugal’s Banco Espírito Santo this summer have reminded us that the… more

  • A huge euro logo is pictured past next to headquarters of ECB in Frankfurt Forum Article

    Is Europe heading for a lost decade?

    Europe is in a difficult predicament. Inflation has fallen to 0.4%, and economic growth has been… more

  • AN ITALIAN FLAG WAVES ON THE TOP OF THE MONUMENT TO VICTOR EMMANUELII IN ROME. Forum Article

    What caused Italy’s triple-dip recession?

    Italy is now in a triple-dip recession. But it didn’t get there by itself. Yes, the economy’s long… more

  • Women look at shoes in the newly-opened Riga Plaza shopping center in Riga Forum Article

    Did joining the euro raise Latvia’s prices?

    What happens to prices when a country joins a currency union? And do prices behave differently in pegged… more

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    How sanctions can cause financial crisis

    With the crisis in Ukraine intensifying, the United States and the European Union are locked in a… more

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    How can Europe tackle its investment gap?

    Economic growth in Europe remains disappointing. Virtually all European Union members are expected to… more

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    Could Germany’s surplus damage the eurozone?

    While the rest of the world recovers from the great recession, Europe is stagnating. Eurozone… more

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    Three ways Europe can restore growth

    Many Europeans have come to believe that they have weathered the economic and financial storm. In the… more

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    Why has the US recovered more quickly than Europe?

    The global financial crisis that erupted in full force in 2008 affected Europe and the United States in a… more