European Central Bank http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/20487/all en Euro summit: something to kill time with while waiting for the fate of the world to be decided http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/euro-summit-something-kill-time-while-waiting-the-fate-the-world- <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Which country is the greatest credit risk? The one S &amp; P is thinking of downgrading from AAA or the one whose interest rates are low and whose AAA seems to be copper fastened? </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> IN the next 24 hours, while the leaders of the EU, have dinner and decide the fate of the global economy and the coming epoch in history. (Hyperbole always precedes reality.) You could do worse than peruse Euromoney Country Risk published by Euromoney magazine.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/euro-summit-something-kill-time-while-waiting-the-fate-the-world-" target="_blank">read more</a></p> AAA rating credit risk euro zone crisis European Central Bank Great Britain Home interest rates Standard & Poor's Europe United Kingdom Europa GlobalPost Blogs Thu, 08 Dec 2011 16:23:27 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5683715 at http://www.globalpost.com Italian prime minister calls for German help http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/italian-prime-minister-calls-german-help <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Mario Monti urges German government to do more to help lower Italy's borrowing costs </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> The new Italian Prime Minister told the <a href="http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/4385a59e-4061-11e1-8fcd-00144feab49a.html#axzz1jhXUUqf5">Financial Times</a> that it was in Germany&#39;s &quot;own enlightened self-interest&quot; to help Italy and the other heavily indebted countries of the euro zone periphery to lower their borrowing costs.</p> <p> Monti, a technocrat appointed to replace Silvio Berlusconi, praised Germany&#39;s &quot;culture of stability&quot; as &quot;a precious German product [that] has been marvelously exported.&rdquo;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/europa/italian-prime-minister-calls-german-help" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Angela Merkel ECB euro zone debt crisis European Central Bank Home Mario Monti Regions Business Debt Crisis Europe Germany Ireland Italy Spain Europa GlobalPost Blogs Tue, 17 Jan 2012 08:57:41 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5687676 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany rejects European Central Bank write-down of Greek debt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120203/germany-rejects-ecb-write-down-greek-debt Berlin — Berlin is refusing to allow the ECB get involved in Greece’s debt restructuring.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/germany/120203/germany-rejects-ecb-write-down-greek-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> ECB European Central Bank Germany Greece Debt Crisis Germany Fri, 03 Feb 2012 18:36:53 +0000 Siobhan Dowling 5690282 at http://www.globalpost.com In a major reversal, European Central Bank could help ease Greek debt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120208/european-central-bank-could-help-ease-greek-debt Berlin — A deal on the Greek rescue is still in sight, as ECB considers helping with debt burden.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/120208/european-central-bank-could-help-ease-greek-debt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> euro zone crisis European Central Bank Greece IMF Debt Crisis Europe Germany Wed, 08 Feb 2012 17:08:00 +0000 Siobhan Dowling 5690899 at http://www.globalpost.com Business Insider: European Central Bank report causes market rebound http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/debt-crisis/120612/business-insider-european-central-bank-report-market-rebound At least one euro-zone watcher thinks Europe's end-of-day market rebound may have been caused by the European Central Bank's recent financial stability report.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/debt-crisis/120612/business-insider-european-central-bank-report-market-rebound" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Debt Crisis European Central Bank stock markets Debt Crisis Europe Tue, 12 Jun 2012 18:04:00 +0000 Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider 5707644 at http://www.globalpost.com Europe is setting itself up for massive disappointment http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/debt-crisis/120730/european-central-bank-statements-investors-hopes-disappointment-bond-buying-program Headlines generated by some promising statements from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi late last week have stirred investor belief that European leaders — and in particular the ECB — are about to announce some game-changing crisis-averting measures. But investors shouldn't get ahead of themselves just yet. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/debt-crisis/120730/european-central-bank-statements-investors-hopes-disappointment-bond-buying-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Debt Crisis European Central Bank World Leaders Business Debt Crisis France Europe Germany Politics Italy Spain United Kingdom Mon, 30 Jul 2012 16:40:00 +0000 Simone Foxman, Business Insider 5714166 at http://www.globalpost.com Euro crisis endgame: 9 steps to wrapping up this mess http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/debt-crisis/120806/euro-crisis-endgame-9-steps-solve Last week, European Central Bank President Mario Draghi laid out the framework for the next developments he wants to see in Europe. Considering how important the ECB has been in slowing the crisis, it is likely that the ECB will get what most of what it wants. Here are the next steps to look for.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/debt-crisis/120806/euro-crisis-endgame-9-steps-solve" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Euro crisis European Central Bank European Union Business Debt Crisis Europe Politics Mon, 06 Aug 2012 20:58:00 +0000 Simone Foxman, Business Insider 5715124 at http://www.globalpost.com Italy's Monti blasts democracy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/120806/italys-monti-blasts-democracy Italian PM Mario Monti is the only leader of a huge, developed "democracy" who didn't get into their position by winning an election. Now he's apparently infuriated the rest of Europe by criticizing a key tenet of a democratic system.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/italy/120806/italys-monti-blasts-democracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Debt Crisis European Central Bank Mario Monti World Leaders Business Debt Crisis Diplomacy Europe Politics Italy Mon, 06 Aug 2012 21:00:00 +0000 Joe Weisenthal, Business Insider 5715174 at http://www.globalpost.com JPMorgan: Expect long-term damage in Spain http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/130206/Spain-JPMorgan-corruption-debt-crisis-global-economy <p>The current scandal surrounding Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will not disappear any time soon and investors should expect ongoing volatility, according to the European research team at one of the world&#39;s largest banks.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/europe/spain/130206/Spain-JPMorgan-corruption-debt-crisis-global-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> El Pais euro zone crisis European Central Bank JP Morgan Chase & Co. Outright Monetary Transactions Debt Crisis Want to Know Spain Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:34:27 +0000 Matt Clinch, CNBC 5747680 at http://www.globalpost.com