Women, Money and the Confidence Gap
In recent years, banks, brokerage firms and fund companies have pulled out all the stops to make women more confident about money.
Investors Watching France’s Economy Closely
Skittish investors have been looking at France with a wary eye for some time. The economy is slow but it is moving.
Germany Still Thorn in Side of Eurozone Banking Union
While in general German banks are stronger than others in the eurozone, stress tests could shine a light on a few exceptions.
EU Pushes Ahead With Reforms Despite Opposition
Action is progressing on a number of fronts for the European Union even as opposition from countries such as Germany and the U.K. slows progress.
Sovereign Debt: Emerging Markets and Developed Nations
Optimism may be surfacing in the Eurozone, and many officials may have backed off their original tough stance on austerity, but Greece is still battling its debt demons.
Beyond Stock Gloom
Since the recovery from the worldwide financial meltdown commenced in 2009, global stock markets have closely mirrored international economic fundamentals.
Eurozone Bank Supervision to Start in 2013
A meeting of EU leaders resulted in agreement that the ECB will be at the head of a framework of eurozone bank supervision, and that the structure will be in place by the beginning of 2013.
Merkel Calls for Financial Transaction Tax-Funded Aid Plan
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany raised the prospect of a new European aid fund that would be used to help struggling eurozone countries finance projects to improve their fiscal well-being and make them more competitive.
German Finance Minister Wants to Change EU Treaties
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble is advocating changes that will allow the EU’s monetary affairs commissioner to reject national budgets and prevent non-eurozone countries, like Britain, from nixing eurozone-only measures.
IMF Says Greece Needs More Time, Possible Debt Reduction
Christine Lagarde and Wolfgang Schaeuble are locking horns over Greece.