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Bundesbank to ECB: Don't overstepupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 21:03:00

The head of Germany's Bundesbank has warned the European Central Bank against straying beyond its remit, as the bloc's central bankers gathered on Wednesday night to discuss a possible plan to re-start intervention in government bond markets.

CNNMoney: Spain on the brinkupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 15:26:00

Spain has come under heavy pressure in the bond market this week as investors grow increasingly convinced that the government will need a bailout.

CNNMoney: Spain struggles to fund itselfupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 06:45:00

Spain appears to have crossed a red line in the bond market, where investors are increasingly convinced that the government will need to be bailed out.

CNNMoney: ECB cuts rates to all-time lowupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 10:20:00

The European Central Bank lowered interest rates Thursday to all-time lows but did not introduce any unconventional moves to stimulate economic activity.

IMF challenges Berlin's crisis responseupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 08:19:00

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday challenged Berlin's game plan for pulling the eurozone out of its crisis by advocating a series of short-term fixes that the German government has resisted.

Lagarde: Merkel under great pressureupdated: Fri Jun 22 2012 08:19:00

The IMF managing director on whether German Chancellor Angela Merkel has gotten unfair push back because she is a woman.

CNNMoney: G-20 pledges to support global economyupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 06:01:00

Global leaders promised Tuesday to support economic growth and create jobs as the financial turmoil in Europe continues to undermine confidence around the world.

More trouble for Spain's economy?updated: Tue Jun 19 2012 06:19:00

CNN's Al Goodman explains what Spain's credit rating downgrade means for the country's economic future.

CNNMoney: Greece: What's at stake in the electionupdated: Sun Jun 17 2012 07:34:00

Greek voters will have a second chance Sunday to elect a government that can hopefully pull the nation back from the brink.

Osborne's £100bn plan for UK economyupdated: Thu Jun 14 2012 23:03:00

George Osborne on Thursday night announced plans for a £100bn support programme for the British economy, as he battened down the hatches for a worsening "eurozone debt storm".

Spanish banks 'need ?40 billion' as eurozone ministers prepare for talksupdated: Sat Jun 09 2012 10:42:00

Eurozone finance ministers will hold a conference call Saturday as concerns grow over the state of Spain's ailing banking sector.

CNNMoney: ECB stands ready to act, but not yetupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 11:55:00

European Central Bank officials voted Wednesday to hold interest rates steady, even as the debt crisis in the euro area intensifies.

'Spanic,' 'Grexit' and Europe's flying moneyupdated: Tue Jun 05 2012 19:59:00

Will the future of the eurozone be decided at thousands of ATMs across the continent? That may be a stretch, but Spaniards and Greeks are withdrawing billions of euros from their bank accounts and sending them somewhere "safer."

Could Germany save eurozone by leaving it?updated: Wed May 30 2012 19:50:00

With Greece probably heading for an exit from the euro, the European and global economies may be facing disaster. However, there is still time for European leaders to reverse this destructive dynamic with one simple, outside-the-box solution: Instead of pushing Greece out of the eurozone, Germany should voluntarily withdraw and reissue its beloved deutsche mark.

IMF calls on Bank of England to cut ratesupdated: Tue May 22 2012 09:51:00

The International Monetary Fund has called on the Bank of England to cut interest rates and resume printing money to boost demand in the economy. It has also asked the UK government to prepare a Plan B for deficit reduction if these measures do not work.

CNNMoney: ECB leaves rates steady but hints at future cutupdated: Thu May 03 2012 14:45:00

European Central Bank officials voted Thursday to hold interest rates steady, even as the euro area economy slides towards recession. But ECB president Mario Draghi appeared to hint that there could be rate cuts in the future.

EU calls for IMF to boost its war chestupdated: Sat Mar 31 2012 22:35:00

European leaders said they believed the ?200bn increase in their fiscal rescue fund agreed on Friday would be enough to persuade non-eurozone countries that Europeans had "done our homework" and lead them to supplement eurozone efforts by building their own global firewall against contagion.

Euro success in Estonia?updated: Thu Mar 29 2012 13:12:00

Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip says the country has benefited since adopting the euro just over a year ago.

World feels effects of eurozone crisisupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 05:07:00

CNN's John Defterios explains how emerging markets are countering Europe's debt crisis.

CNNMoney: ECB: Gloomy on economy, upbeat on euroupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 13:31:00

The European Central Bank offered a slightly more pessimistic outlook for the eurozone economy Thursday and said it expects inflation to rise this year on higher oil prices.

German industrial orders fall sharplyupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 22:38:00

Germany's economic rebound, which has helped counter gloom created by Europe's debt crisis, was set back in January by an unexpectedly sharp fall in industrial orders, especially from beyond the eurozone.

CNNMoney: ECB loans out €529.5 billion to European banksupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 08:15:00

The European Central Bank announced Wednesday that banks borrowed €529.5 billion, or $712.4 billion, under a highly-anticipated lending program aimed at preventing a credit crunch in Europe.

CNNMoney: European banks to soak up more ECB moneyupdated: Tue Feb 28 2012 14:46:00

After unleashing a wave of liquidity earlier this year, the European Central Bank is set to offer European banks another chance to soak up billions of euros in cheap loans.

CNNMoney: G20 chiefs: Europe needs a bigger financial firewallupdated: Mon Feb 27 2012 07:13:00

European leaders have taken "substantial" steps to contain the eurozone debt crisis, but they need to build a stronger financial firewall to ensure the safety of the global economy, top finance officials said Sunday.

Eurozone approves new $173B bailout for Greeceupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 15:59:00

Eurozone finance ministers sealed a deal Tuesday morning for a second bailout for Greece, including ?130 billion ($173 billion) in new financing.

Europe changes under a new Greek bailoutupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 15:59:00

With the second bailout for Greece, the European Union has changed forever. CNN's Jim Boulden explains.

CNNMoney: Greece's fate uncertain as bailout talks drag onupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 17:51:00

Eurozone finance officials remained behind closed doors late Monday as a crucial round of talks over a second bailout for Greece looked set to run late into the night.

CNNMoney: Euro slides to one-month low as optimism wanesupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 10:51:00

The euro slid to a one-month low Thursday, after Moody's put a number of European financial firms up for review.

CNNMoney: Greek bailout decision postponedupdated: Wed Feb 15 2012 15:53:00

European finance ministers expect to make a decision on a second bailout for Greece early next week, a top eurozone official said Wednesday.

Violence erupts as Greece ponders tough terms for new bailoutupdated: Fri Feb 10 2012 09:11:00

Hooded youths tossed stones and police fired stun grenades Friday in front of the Greek Parliament as lawmakers faced tough new conditions they must meet before euro zone finance ministers will give them billions of desperately needed euros to bail out the debt-ridden country.

Eurozone dismisses Greek budget dealupdated: Thu Feb 09 2012 20:29:00

Eurozone finance ministers dismissed as incomplete a reputed ?3.3bn package of Greek budget cuts presented to them in the hope of securing a new ?130bn bail-out and sent the country's finance minister back to Athens with a fresh set of demands and an urgent deadline.

CNNMoney: Europe's debt crisis: Where things standupdated: Wed Feb 01 2012 07:21:00

After wreaking havoc in global financial markets last year, the debt crisis in Europe has entered a complicated new phase in 2012.

Solving the Eurozone crisis with Trichetupdated: Mon Jan 30 2012 07:50:00

Richard Quest talks to Jean-Claude Trichet, fmr. pres. of the European Central Bank, about solving the Eurozone crisis.

CNNMoney: IMF cuts growth forecast for all but U.S.updated: Tue Jan 24 2012 11:07:00

The International Monetary Fund lowered its outlook for the world economy on Tuesday, and warned that the global financial system faces growing risks from the debt crisis in Europe.

CNNMoney: Greek debt deal hinges on interest rate impasseupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 08:38:00

Greece and its creditors in the private sector are grappling over a key detail of a deal aimed at reducing the nation's overwhelming debt load, according to a top eurozone official.

CNNMoney: IMF calls for larger 'firewall' in Europeupdated: Mon Jan 23 2012 12:18:00

The director of the International Monetary Fund said Monday that Europe needs a stronger financial firewall to stop the spread of debt contagion in the eurozone.

Eurozone's new world order: Germany versus the restupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 11:50:00

It has now been certified officially: Germany is special, at least in the eyes of ratings agency Standard & Poor's.

Germany, Italian heads meet amid crisisupdated: Tue Jan 17 2012 11:50:00

German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets Italian PM Mario Monti as the euro debt crisis threatens to escalate.

CNNMoney: 9 eurozone nations downgraded by S&Pupdated: Fri Jan 13 2012 18:35:00

Standard & Poor's said Friday that it has downgraded the credit ratings of nine euro area governments, including AAA-rated France and Austria.

Germany's economic recovery stallsupdated: Wed Jan 11 2012 10:42:00

Germany's economic recovery went into reverse at the end of last year but the country still notched up 3 per cent growth in 2011 -- twice as fast as in the US and the rest of the eurozone.

CNNMoney: Italian yields drift back above 7%updated: Fri Dec 23 2011 11:26:00

Italian bond yields rose above 7% on Friday as worries about the government's debt problems resurfaced.

CNNMoney: ECB's Draghi: Euro breakup is 'morbid speculation'updated: Mon Dec 19 2011 14:28:00

European Central Bank President Mario Draghi dismissed the idea that the euro currency could break up, even as the ECB issued a report about the rising contagion risks posed by the sovereign debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Europe debt saga far from overupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 15:36:00

Early Friday morning, a group of European politicians issued a statement, and knees jerked in financial markets around the world.

CNNMoney: Like it or not, the euro is doomedupdated: Fri Dec 09 2011 11:40:00

As European leaders unveil their latest plan to solve the debt crisis, economists and market experts aren't convinced they'll actually be successful.

CNNMoney: ECB willing to help banks, not governmentsupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 18:10:00

The European Central Bank took steps Thursday to revive the ailing European economy and ease credit conditions for troubled eurozone banks.

CNNMoney: European banks get a reality checkupdated: Thu Dec 08 2011 15:24:00

Banking regulators said Thursday that European banks need to raise nearly €115 billion by June as pressure mounts for political leaders to come up with a workable plan to resolve the debt crisis.

CNNMoney: S&P puts 15 eurozone governments on noticeupdated: Tue Dec 06 2011 08:15:00

Standard & Poor's said Monday that it placed 15 members of the euro currency union on review for a possible downgrade as the debt crisis in the eurozone continues to worsen.

CNNMoney: ECB president Draghi hints at further actionupdated: Thu Dec 01 2011 11:09:00

The head of the European Central Bank offered hints Thursday about the No. 1 question in Europe: Will the bank step up and do more to calm the bond markets?

CNNMoney: Europe leans on IMF as crisis plan falls shortupdated: Wed Nov 30 2011 14:43:00

In the increasingly desperate search for the proverbial big "bazooka," European policy makers are now exploring ways for the International Monetary Fund to help contain the eurozone debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Europe eyes new pact as debt crisis ragesupdated: Mon Nov 28 2011 16:53:00

Under pressure to avert a financial meltdown, European leaders are working on a new plan to ensure fiscal discipline across the euro area.

CNNMoney: Eurozone teeters on edge of recessionupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 11:49:00

European economic growth was once again virtually nonexistent in the third quarter, further raising the risk that the continent could soon fall into a new recession.

Are we headed toward a two-speed Europe?updated: Tue Nov 15 2011 05:40:00

French PM's prediction raises questions over eurozone's future. CNN's John Defterios reports.

German and French economies reboundupdated: Tue Nov 15 2011 05:40:00

German and French economic growth rebounded in the third quarter of this year, putting the countries in slightly better shape to withstand a looming eurozone recession.

CNNMoney: European markets end higher on ECB rate cutupdated: Thu Nov 03 2011 12:57:00

The uncertainty over Greece's continuing role in the eurozone weighed heavily on Asian markets Thursday, but European markets ended higher in reaction to the European Central Bank's decision to cut interest rates.

Timeline: Greece's financial crisisupdated: Tue Nov 01 2011 12:09:00

Greece's economy has been in a mostly downward spiral since the country joined the euro in 2001.

CNNMoney: S&P downgrades Italian banksupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 18:02:00

Standard & Poor's Ratings Services downgraded 24 Italian financial institutions on Tuesday, including seven of its major banks.

CNNMoney: Europe: Time is running outupdated: Tue Oct 18 2011 08:13:00

The clock is ticking for Europe.

CNNMoney: S&P hits Spanish banksupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 14:26:00

In the latest blow to the European banking sector, Standard & Poor's on Tuesday announced negative rating actions on 15 Spanish banks.

CNNMoney: Greece: One step closer to more bailout fundsupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 12:26:00

International monitors in Greece completed a review of the nation's finances, and said the latest installment of Greece's €110 billion bailout could be disbursed in early November.

CNNMoney: Europe bank rescue is not enoughupdated: Mon Oct 10 2011 17:08:00

The leaders of Europe's two largest economies have said they've agreed on a "comprehensive package" of measures to address the eurozone sovereign debt and banking crisis, but they did not give any details.

CNNMoney: Stock rally: Three for threeupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 16:23:00

U.S. stocks rallied for a third straight day Thursday, as investors turned optimistic, following the European Central Bank's latest policy measures aimed at boosting liquidity in the European banking system.

CNNMoney: Merkel stokes bank rescue speculationupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 14:51:00

European stock markets rallied for a third day Thursday as talk of government support for troubled banks grew louder.

CNNMoney: ECB moves to boost bank liquidityupdated: Thu Oct 06 2011 12:11:00

The European Central Bank announced a series of "non-standard" policy measures Thursday, aimed at increasing liquidity in the European banking system. But the central bank stopped short of lowering interest rates.

CNNMoney: Greek budget woes hit world stocksupdated: Mon Oct 03 2011 12:55:00

Asian and European stocks tumbled Monday on fresh worries about the eurozone debt crisis and the dim outlook for global economic growth.

Europe thinks the unthinkable to solve crisisupdated: Tue Sep 27 2011 06:08:00

The window for resolving the eurozone's sovereign debt crisis is closing more quickly than policymakers anticipated.

CNNMoney: Moody's downgrades Greek banksupdated: Fri Sep 23 2011 08:19:00

As if the European markets needed more bad news, Moody's Investors Service downgraded eight Greek banks on Friday.

UBS reports $2 billion trading lossupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 12:55:00

UBS says an "unauthorized trade" has caused a $2 billion loss. CNN's Nina Dos Santos reports.

Rogue trader costs UBS $2 billionupdated: Mon Sep 19 2011 12:55:00

A rogue trader has cost UBS an estimated $2 billion, the Swiss banking giant announced Thursday, revealing what could be the third-largest loss of its kind in banking history.

CNNMoney: European banks: Not out of the woods yetupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:48:00

A coordinated move by five major central banks Thursday helped calm fears in global financial markets about the shaky European banking system.

CNNMoney: Euro debt crisis: 'No solution in sight'updated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:35:00

European leaders are under intense pressure to come up with a long-term solution to the debt problems straining the European Union to its breaking point.

CNNMoney: Finland's deal won't stop Greek bailoutupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:32:00

Amid worries that the latest bailout for Greece could unravel, Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker said Monday that Finland's objections will not derail the rescue effort.

CNNMoney: Is the euro doomed?updated: Fri Sep 16 2011 15:30:00

After a summer fraught with uncertainty, investors in Europe returned this week from holiday to find the eurozone sovereign debt crisis may actually be getting worse.

CNNMoney: UBS trader charged with fraudupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 10:18:00

Police in London charged Kwaku Adoboli -- the suspected rogue trader who may have cost Swiss bank UBS $2 billion -- with fraud by abuse of position and false accounting Friday.

Geithner huddles with EU ministers seeking way out of debt crisisupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 09:13:00

With the eurozone's financial health hanging in the balance, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner huddled with European finance ministers in Poland Friday in search of a way out of a debt crisis that is imperiling economies worldwide.

Greek crisis engulfs Poland talksupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 09:13:00

Europe's leaders and U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner are meeting in Poland amid a deepening debt crisis.

CNNMoney: Geithner in Europe for debt talksupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 09:02:00

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner is attending a meeting of finance ministers in Poland on Friday amid growing concern over the worsening debt crisis in the eurozone.

Police question $2B UBS alleged rogue traderupdated: Fri Sep 16 2011 07:26:00

Police in London were on Friday questioning a suspected rogue trader arrested after Swiss banking giant UBS discovered an estimated $2 billion worth of unauthorised deals.

Focus on the eurozoneupdated: Tue Aug 16 2011 11:05:00

French and German leaders will meet in Paris to discuss the eurozone debt crisis. CNN's Nina Dos Santos reports.

CNNMoney: Throw 3 coins in the fountain. Italy needs themupdated: Wed Aug 03 2011 13:17:00

If you think the markets have been ugly in the United States for the past eight days, you obviously haven't looked at Italy.

CNNMoney: Moody's downgrades Greece againupdated: Mon Jul 25 2011 10:39:00

Moody's Investors Service downgraded Greece again Monday, to one class above default, following a new bailout package from its European neighbors.

Greek debt woes worry world marketsupdated: Mon Jul 04 2011 08:03:00

Yonghao Pu, Chief Investment Strategist at UBS, discusses how the Greek debt crisis affects the Asian markets.

French finance minister visits China seeking support for top IMF jobupdated: Fri Jun 10 2011 07:11:00

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde just wrapped up two days in China, her latest stop on her world tour to woo emerging nations to support her candidacy for chief of the International Monetary Fund.

Will Christine Lagarde be next IMF chief?updated: Tue Jun 07 2011 13:04:00

CNN's Jim Bittermann highlights a key female figure in France, as questions abound from the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

CNNMoney: World markets cheer Greek, Japanese newsupdated: Tue May 31 2011 13:02:00

European stocks moved sharply upward Tuesday amid speculation the European Union could provide additional aid for Greece, while Asian stocks rallied on strong manufacturing data from Japan.

French IMF candidate seeks support in Brazilupdated: Tue May 31 2011 10:09:00

French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde paid a visit to Brazil's capital Monday, making overtures toward developing nations to support her bid to become the first female president of the International Monetary Fund.

Cyber attack hit French Finance Ministry, government saysupdated: Mon Mar 07 2011 06:48:00

The French finance ministry came under a large-scale cyber attack in December that targeted G20 documents, France's Budget Minister Francois Baroin told French radio on Monday.

Fortune: How a second euro could save Europeupdated: Wed Feb 02 2011 11:32:00

The European sovereign debt crisis may be off the front pages while all eyes are on Egypt, but that doesn't mean its problems are any closer to being solved.

Portuguese finance minister on bond saleupdated: Thu Jan 13 2011 07:59:00

CNN's Max Foster talks to Portuguese FM Fernando Teixeira Dos Santos about Portugal's moves to avoid an EU bailout.

Estonia joins euro areaupdated: Sat Jan 01 2011 05:59:00

Estonian Prime Minister Andrus Ansip explains the timing of Estonia joining the eurozone.

Economist: Irish bailout right, overdueupdated: Thu Nov 25 2010 09:42:00

Economist Jim Power explains how Ireland got into this financial crisis and says the bailout has been long overdue.

What does the Irish bailout mean?updated: Thu Nov 25 2010 09:42:00

Europe and the International Monetary Fund are in the process of finalizing a rescue package worth up to 100 billion euros to bail out Ireland's banking sector. What are the implications of the bailout for Irish people and the rest of the world?

UK offers Ireland $11 billion loan as bailout talks continueupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 22:55:00

As Europe and the International Monetary Fund hammer out the the final details of an Irish rescue package worth tens of billions, the British government Monday offered a direct loan to Ireland worth $11.3 billion (£7 billion).

Ireland requests billions in euro loans from EUupdated: Mon Nov 22 2010 00:34:00

Ireland has formally requested substantial "financial assistance" from the European Union and International Monetary Fund to buttress the government and bolster its struggling banking sector, Prime Minister Brian Cowen said Sunday night.

CNNMoney: Ireland requests tens of billions in loans from EUupdated: Sun Nov 21 2010 16:23:00

Ireland has formally requested substantial "financial assistance" from the European Union to buttress the government and bolster its struggling banking sector, Prime Minister Brian Cowen said Sunday night.

Explainer: Ireland's economic anguishupdated: Thu Sep 30 2010 22:19:00

Ireland's government and central bank revealed on Thursday that the cost of bailing out the country's crisis-stricken commercial banks could now be as much as €50 billion ($69 billion).

Germany's growth spurtupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 01:56:00

CNN's Frederik Pleitgen asks economist Joerg Rocholl about the reasons behind Germany's second quarter growth spurt.

German economy motoring despite popular pessimismupdated: Sat Aug 14 2010 01:56:00

The Germans are known to be pessimists, so it is probably no wonder that the announcement of record growth in the first quarter of this year didn't excite too many people in one of Berlin's main shopping areas at the Kurfürstendamm.

Ireland's financial overhaulupdated: Tue Mar 30 2010 22:49:00

CNN's Jim Boulden discusses Ireland's plan to set up a "bad bank" where some toxic loans will be transferred.

Greece crisis: French viewupdated: Thu Feb 11 2010 12:19:00

CNN's Jim Bitterman interviews French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde.

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