Eurozone

ECB chief signals pause in interest rate hikes

The head of the European Central Bank says there is less risk of inflation in the months ahead, a signal to the markets that the interest rate increases will probably... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2011

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German court upholds bailouts

Germany's high court on Wednesday upheld the country's participation in last year's bailout of Greece and the eurozone rescue fund, but ruled that a budget committee... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2011

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Portugal pays more for $1.2BN loan amid debt fears

Portugal paid a higher interest rate to borrow €854 million ($1.2 billion) in a debt auction Wednesday that reflected continuing market nervousness about the... Read more »

Sept. 7, 2011

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ECB expected to confirm hikes are done

The European Central Bank is expected to make it clear Thursday that its key interest rate will stay firmly on hold at 1.5 percent as inflation fears ease and eurozone... Read more »

Sept. 6, 2011

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Next ECB head calls for integration as yields rise

The eurozone needs a "quantum" leap toward economic integration, the incoming chief of the European Central Bank said Monday, as the bond yields of countries with... Read more »

Sept. 5, 2011

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German state election deals new setback to Merkel

Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition suffered a new setback and Germany's main opposition parties celebrated gains in a state election Sunday that came as Merkel's... Read more »

Sept. 4, 2011

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