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ANALYSIS-Whatever happened to the euro zone crisis?

By Reuters Staff
August 9, 2010

By Paul Taylor

PARIS, Aug 9 (Reuters) – What a difference a few weeks make.

In early June, doomsayers were predicting the demise of the euro after a 110 billion euro ($145.2 billion) bailout for Greece and a $1 trillion financial safety net for the rest of the 16-nation single currency area failed to calm market panic.

ANALYSIS-Gloom starts to lift in euro zone crisis

By Reuters Staff
July 9, 2010

By Timothy Heritage

BRUSSELS, July 9 (Reuters) – Gloom over the future of the euro zone is starting to lift after months of crisis, with policy makers sounding increasingly confident that the worst is over.

ANALYSIS-Next phase of financial crisis may be the hardest

By Reuters Staff
May 24, 2010

By Emily Kaiser

WASHINGTON, May 21 (Reuters) – It took $5 trillion and an unprecedented global coalition of G20 countries to stabilize the economy after investment bank Lehman Brothers collapsed in 2008. Quelling the next phase of the financial crisis may be even harder.

ANALYSIS-EU faces battle over closer economic union

By Reuters Staff
May 21, 2010

By Timothy Heritage

BRUSSELS, May 21 (Reuters) – Agreeing on a $1 trillion safety net may prove the easy part of saving the euro now the European Union’s leaders are turning to the divisive issue of tightening economic policy coordination.

Euro rescue could help banks in regulatory battle

By Reuters Staff
May 10, 2010

By Lionel Laurent and Huw Jones

PARIS/LONDON, May 10 (Reuters) – A $1 trillion rescue package to stabilise the euro could bolster European banks’ negotiating power as they attempt to fight stricter regulatory capital requirements they expect will hurt economic growth.

FACTBOX – Coming events in euro zone debt crisis

By Reuters Staff
April 12, 2010

April 12 (Reuters) – Following are upcoming events in the

euro zone debt crisis:

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EU’s Barnier pledges to tackle speculators

By Reuters Staff
March 17, 2010

By John O’Donnell

BRUSSELS, March 17 (Reuters) – The European Commission plans to propose controls on certain government debt derivatives as soon as June in an effort to crack down on speculation blamed for aggravating Greece’s borrowing problems.

EU to discuss credit default swap speculation, watchdog frets

By Reuters Staff
March 8, 2010

By Huw Jones and Krista Hughes

LONDON/BASEL, Switzerland, March 8 (Reuters) – European Union finance ministers will discuss next week how to dampen speculation on sovereign credit default swap markets, sources said, as central bankers worry some selling practices pose wider risks.

ANALYSIS – Icesave row, Greece feed anti-EU fire in Iceland

By Reuters Staff
March 8, 2010

By Wojciech Moskwa

REYKJAVIK, March 8 (Reuters) – In the eyes of Icelanders, it seems Brussels can do no right. When it comes to fish, European Union bureaucrats intervene too much. When it comes to debt crises like Icesave or Greece, EU leaders simply don’t do enough.

Meeting on CDS market helps shape EU derivatives law – regulator

By Reuters Staff
March 5, 2010

BRUSSELS, March 5 (Reuters) – The European Union’s executive body said a meeting on Friday with supervisors and investment industry officials has helped shape a planned law on derivatives due later in the year.