A brief round-up of European news dominating Wednesday’s headlines and some thoughts on how to potentially frame the latest developments.
The housing market’s been hard-hit the last couple years—and odd as it may seem, the Supreme Court recently passed up a chance to incrementally help it out.
Various trade tiffs featured in headlines recently. Here’s a brief roundup of the main storylines.
Government policy towards solar energy firms seems to be guiding them straight into the dark.
In the rush to pile on a hyped IPO, there are some serious lessons.
What does the EU parliament’s passage of a financial transaction tax really mean?
Keeping with recent tradition, EU leaders’ latest summit didn’t amount to much.
Markets were jittery again Wednesday tied likely to Greek news—even though it wasn’t particularly new news.
A decade after SarbOx became law, a look back seems apt.
Seems some supra-national bodies were busy handing out (unsolicited) advice Tuesday.
Alexis Tsipras is stirring the debate in Greece … and apparently playing chicken with EU leaders.
Rising yields and mounting banking problems aren’t great for Spain, but a few key facts should help mitigate their impact.
Surprisingly positive global economic news supports ongoing growth.
Tuesday marked the beginning of a new era in US–Colombia trade relations—one that likely benefits both sides.
The eurozone avoided recession (by one traditional definition) in Q1, giving leaders plenty to ponder as they weigh a new EU growth pact.
In the wake of last week’s parliamentary election, Greek politics are getting a bit more bizarre.
While many ponder the best ways government can aid economic growth, we have a not-so-small suggestion.
Thinking globally and examining history can reveal the flaws in books forecasting economic doom.
The common media chorus has been “austerity” is dooming Europe to its fiscal woes, whereas if they’d only adopt “growth” measures, they’d recover sooner. But taking that at face value requires a number of assumptions less commonly discussed.
Spanish woes are nothing new, but announcements Thursday could help alleviate uncertainty around its banks.
Germany’s quietly notched some solid economic data lately—possibly hinting some at the eurozone’s and Europe’s likely course ahead.
Tuesday’s news roundup includes a US earnings update sandwiched between a couple European updates. Bon appétit!
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European officials continue to bicker over Basel 3 implementation, adding to political intrigue.
European carmakers recently balked at heightened competition from their South Korean counterparts. Though possibly uncomfortable in the interim, the economic benefits that ultimately result from the competition are worthwhile.
Politicians worldwide played politics as usual Tuesday—here’s a brief sampling.
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As Spain officially re-enters recession, EU leaders debate how to stoke growth.
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