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ECB’s ‘Whatever It Takes’ Questioned by Top German Court

ECB’s ‘Whatever It Takes’ Questioned by Top German Court | Eurozone | Scoop.it
The European Central Bank’s bond- buying plan will be reviewed by the European Union’s highest court as German judges put aside their own doubts on the legality of the program credited with quelling the region’s debt crisis.
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EU investment plan ready to take shape

EU investment plan ready to take shape | Eurozone | Scoop.it
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Jean-Claude Juncker will unveil a much anticipated 300-billion-euro ($370 billion) investment plan on Wednesday that is meant to trigger economic growth in the European Union.With
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Draghi Urgency for ECB Action Receives Final Reality Check

Draghi Urgency for ECB Action Receives Final Reality Check | Eurozone | Scoop.it
Mario Draghi is about to find out just how urgent his call for action has become.
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Luxembourg Leaks: French Companies' Tax Agreement Exposed

Luxembourg Leaks: French Companies' Tax Agreement Exposed | Eurozone | Scoop.it


Capping a six-month investigation, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) and its media partners are publishing a secret cache of leaked tax documents that show how multinational corporations throughout the globe routed profits through tiny and wealthy Luxembourg to reduce their taxes.

Pepsi, IKEA, FedEx and 340 other international companies have secured secret deals from the landlocked European duchy, that has been called a “magical fairyland” for brand-name corporations seeking to drastically reduce tax bills.

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Italy slips back into recession

Italy slips back into recession | Eurozone | Scoop.it
IT’S the economy, stupid. Had Matteo Renzi, a keen student of American politics, paid more attention to the slogan invented for Bill Clinton’s successful...
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Finland opposes new sanctions against Russia

Finland opposes new sanctions against Russia | Eurozone | Scoop.it
At an EU summit in Brussels Prime Minister Stubb has spoken out against suspending the EU’s cross-border programme with Russia in response to the Ukraine crisis. The project encourages closer trade and education ties between Finland and its eastern neighbour.
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ECB will reveal unprecedented amount of data after bank stress tests

ECB will reveal unprecedented amount of data after bank stress tests | Eurozone | Scoop.it
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday laid out plans to publish a trove of data on individual banks - ranging from measures of their leverage to a standard level of non-performing
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Portugal banking crisis sends tremors through Europe - Telegraph

Portugal banking crisis sends tremors through Europe - Telegraph | Eurozone | Scoop.it
Portugal’s regulator suspends trading of Banco Espirito Santo after its share price crashes 17pc, reviving worries about the health of Europe’s banks
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ECB Plans to Limit Stress-Test Inputs in Bank Checks

The European Central Bank plans to limit the amount of data it carries over from its asset review into a subsequent stress test as it tries to manage the burden from an unprecedented health check of euro-area lenders.
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Bundestag committee claims Ireland has no plan for growth

Bundestag committee claims Ireland has no plan for growth | Eurozone | Scoop.it
German MPs emphasise troubling lack of concern over Dublin's ‘shadow bank’ sector
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France Puts Euro Zone Recovery at Risk, Economists Warn

France Puts Euro Zone Recovery at Risk, Economists Warn | Eurozone | Scoop.it
The country has been hovering too long near stagnation and risks derailing a wider euro zone recovery, a group of economists said at a conference in Aix-en-Provence.
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France places Sarkozy under investigation

France places Sarkozy under investigation | Eurozone | Scoop.it
Former president to be formally investigated for corruption after being quizzed for 15 hours.
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French leader wants ECB to start asset purchases

French leader wants ECB to start asset purchases | Eurozone | Scoop.it
PARIS--France's prime minister Manuel Valls said he wished the European Central Bank would carry out asset purchases to support the euro zone's economies and to bring down the value of the euro on currency markets.
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Savers hit as ECB vows to keep record-low interest rates for years

Savers hit as ECB vows to keep record-low interest rates for years | Eurozone | Scoop.it
SAVERS are facing a fresh attack on the interest they earn on their money deposited in banks.
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Portugal’s Former Prime Minister Socrates Detained by Police

Portugal’s Former Prime Minister Socrates Detained by Police | Eurozone | Scoop.it
Portugal’s former prime minister, José Sócrates, spent a second night in detention after a criminal court judge questioned him in an investigation of suspected tax fraud, corruption and money-laundering.
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Eurozone chokes as the German economy begins to weaken

Eurozone chokes as the German economy begins to weaken | Eurozone | Scoop.it
Closely-watched indicators of the Eurozone's economic health have dashed hopes for an imminent recovery in the area, showing that expansion in the Eurozone slowed down in November.
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Ebola concerns hit home in France

Ebola concerns hit home in France | Eurozone | Scoop.it
With the World Health Organization now calling the Ebola outbreak a global emergency, the virus is no longer seen as a distant problem. That message is hitting home in France, a major hub for West African air traffic.
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Back From the Brink, Portugal Still Has Far to Go

Back From the Brink, Portugal Still Has Far to Go | Eurozone | Scoop.it
The financial problems of a powerful family have given investors a reminder of the difficulties that Portugal still faces.
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Bank for International Settlements (BIS) chief fears fresh Lehman from worldwide debt surge

Bank for International Settlements (BIS) chief fears fresh Lehman from worldwide debt surge | Eurozone | Scoop.it

The world economy is just as vulnerable to a financial crisis as it was in 2007, with the added danger that debt ratios are now far higher and emerging markets have been drawn into the fire as well, the Bank for International Settlements has warned.

Jaime Caruana, head of the Swiss-based financial watchdog, said investors were ignoring the risk of monetary tightening in their voracious hunt for yield.

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IMF praises Spain’s handling of economy but warns on joblessness

IMF praises Spain’s handling of economy but warns on joblessness | Eurozone | Scoop.it
The Spanish economy has “turned the corner” but Madrid must do more to reduce unemployment and lower its debt burden, the International Monetary Fund says in its latest country report. “The recovery is clearly under way and, critically, labour
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Slovenia Puts Privatization on Hold Ahead of July 13th General Elections

Slovenia Puts Privatization on Hold Ahead of July 13th General Elections | Eurozone | Scoop.it
The outgoing center-left Slovenian government Thursday said it was halting all ongoing sales of state-owned companies until a new cabinet is formed after the parliamentary election in a week from Sunday. Calls for halting or scaling down privatization are dominating the ongoing election campaign.
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For sale: Italian alpine village for £195,000

For sale: Italian alpine village for £195,000 | Eurozone | Scoop.it
A mountain village in Italy is offered for sale on eBay, with the few remaining inhabitants hoping that it can be saved from neglect by a wealthy investor
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Maybe not so sound and profound but definitely an interesting proposition. I mean, really, who wouldn't want an Italian Village for $333k? 

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ECB's Draghi faces questions over guidance on rates

ECB's Draghi faces questions over guidance on rates | Eurozone | Scoop.it
FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi faces a grilling after Thursday's policy meeting over forward guidance on interest rates after he hinted at a stronger message last week
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Don't expect the stress among European bankers to end any time soon.

Don't expect the stress among European bankers to end any time soon. | Eurozone | Scoop.it
Silvio Angius and Giorgio Bonomo of McKinsey & Co. write in The Wall Street Journal Europe that European banks face one of the biggest structural changes in their regulatory environment in 30 years.
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