Spain Could Follow Greece Down Anti-Austerity Trail
As Greece dukes it out with the E.U. over ending the bailout and its attendant austerity measures, Spain is no doubt watching very carefully.
Lithuania’s Euro Adoption Strengthens Western Ties
Lithuania adopted the euro on Jan. 1, becoming the third Baltic state to do so, at a critical time considering E.U. sanctions against Russia.
Swiss Franc Cap Lift Sends Currencies Tumbling
Switzerland threw the financial world into chaos when, on Jan. 15, its central bank lifted the cap on its currency.
New Italian Prime Minister Creates Uncertainty for Investors
Italy could be in for a bit of a rough ride thanks to the resignation of its longest-serving president, Giorgio Napolitano.
China Casino Crackdown Rattles Gambling Investors
Hong Kong officials launched the New Year with a freeze in assets of Cheung Chi-tai, a major player among casino junket operators.
Is Greece Teetering on the Brink of Financial Disaster Again?
Snap elections on Jan. 25 could have a profound impact on the Greek economy, and, more broadly, on the EU.
Proposed South African Bank Amendment Could Challenge Investors
Investors looking for opportunity have flocked to South Africa with the country drawing the most foreign direct investment (FDI) of sub-Saharan African nations, according to Ernst & Young’s “Attractiveness 2014” survey.
Investors Beware: Catalan Independence Could Upset Spain's Economy
Catalonia is moving toward independence from Spain. The result could mean trouble for the Spanish economy and investors need to be aware.
Danish Bonds Endangered by Foreign Investors?
The influx of foreign investors buying Danish covered mortgage bonds has introduced an element of risk that wasn’t present before.
Closing Irish Tax Loophole May Spook Corporations but Not Economy
The Celtic Tiger is baring its claws in a different way these days.