Categories: currencies

Banking Crisis in Europe Averted... At Least for a Year

Posted by: Linda Yueh on February 03

That's the view of the Bank of England's Adam Posen, who sits on the rate-setting MPC. Posen says that ECB's loans to big European banks are a "game changer,"...

Is Europe Listening to Italy's Two Marios?

Posted by: David Tweed on January 23

Euro zone finance ministers meet in Brussels today and it looks as though they're certainly listening to one of Italy's two Marios. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi suggested...

Can an IMF Firewall Stem the Euro Crisis?

Posted by: Linda Yueh on January 18

The IMF has asked for as much as $500 billion, including approximately $200 billion from euro countries, to address an estimated $1 trillion funding need in the next few...

The ECB's Wall Against Contagion

Posted by: Ben Vickers on November 22

The European Central Bank added another layer to the wall it's building to stem contagion from the euro debt crisis. The bank added to its purchases of government bonds...

Italy's Turn to Spook the World

Posted by: Andy Reinhardt on November 09

The news late on Nov. 8 that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi intends to step down after lawmakers vote through a fiscal austerity package this month might have reassured...

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Financial markets are on the edge as investors await a solution to the European debt crisis. This blog examines the banks that hold billions of euros worth of Greek, Italian, and other sovereign debt; the governments that must pay off or refinance that debt; and the implications for the worldwide financial system if they can't.

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