G-20 http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20111/all en Europe starts the week in limbo http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/europe-starts-the-week-limbo <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> French-German summit ends with nothing more than a pledge to have a plan in place before G-20 summit next month. Can the markets wait that long for a resolution to Greek debt situation and possible spread of contagion to Spain and Italy? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> <strong>Start The Week</strong></p> <p> The weekend is supposed to offer a bit of breathing space and down time ... it normally allows problems to be put in perspective so they can be dealt with more effectivey when the new week starts.</p> <p> Well, having rested up it seems like Europe&#39;s leadership and punditocracy have used their two days off to get even more nervous about the economic prospects of Europa.</p> <p> The main reason is the lack of anything substantial out of a meeting between French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German chancellor Angela Merkel. Sarkozy assured the press after the meeting, &quot;We are very conscious that France and Germany have a particular responsibility for stabilising the euro.&quot;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/europe-starts-the-week-limbo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BeNeLux Cameron D:ream Dexia G-20 Greece Home Merkel Sarkozy France Europe Germany Italy Spain United Kingdom Europa Mon, 10 Oct 2011 06:02:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5677404 at http://www.globalpost.com G-20 summit: who's in charge? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/g-20-summit-whos-charge Elected leaders of 20 largest economies meet in Cannes and are confronted by a simple reality: there is very little they can do to sort Europe's mess while Greece is in political meltdown. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/g-20-summit-whos-charge" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel David Cameron ECB euro zone crisis G-20 Greece Home IMF Italy Lehman Brothers Mario Draghi Nicolas Sarkozy Nouriel Roubini Silivo Berlusconi Twitter France Europe Germany Italy United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Fri, 04 Nov 2011 11:04:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5680277 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe: can anyone save it from itself? http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/europe-can-anyone-save-it <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> As Italian bond yields reach unsustainable highs and world markets begin to fall, Europe faces the worst crisis of leadership since August 1914. And we all know how that turned out. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> <br /> A snapshot of a moment in history:</p> <p> November 10, 2011.&nbsp; Global stock markets are falling. The yield on Italian bonds continues to rise.</p> <p> A <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/BT-CO-20111109-717471.html">German newspaper</a> reports that Chancellor Angela Merkel is going to float the idea of re-writing the rules governing the euro zone at her Christian Democratic Union party meeting next week. At present there is no mechanism for countries inside the euro to leave.</p> <p> Merkel reportedly wants a new treaty provision that defines the ways in which a nation can leave - or be asked to leave - if it doesn&#39;t meet the basic conditions of euro zone membership. You want to know the basic conditions?: an annual budget deficit no higher than 3 percent of GDP and a national debt lower than 60 percent of GDP.&nbsp; Italy&#39;s debt is currently 120% of GDP. Got the picture?</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/europe-can-anyone-save-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel August 1914 China Davos EFSF euro zone crisis France G-20 Germany Greece Home IMF Italy Nicolas Sarkozy Silvio Berlusconi France Europe Germany Italy United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 10 Nov 2011 10:47:00 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5680875 at http://www.globalpost.com Why this week's Bank of Japan meeting matters http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130213/boj-meeting-Japan-global-economy-world-leaders-G-20 <p>February&#39;s Bank of Japan (BOJ) meeting should be less action-packed than January&#39;s, which saw unprecedented steps to revive a weak economy. Still, the meeting is important, especially as the central bank prepares to usher in a change in its top policy makers, analysts say.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/japan/130213/boj-meeting-Japan-global-economy-world-leaders-G-20" target="_blank">read more</a></p> G-20 World Leaders Yen watch Debt Crisis Want to Know Global Economy Political Risk Japan Wed, 13 Feb 2013 21:29:18 +0000 Katie Holliday, CNBC 5754704 at http://www.globalpost.com