The Great Debate UK

from The Great Debate:

Embrace reality, not fight speculation

March 2, 2010

Stock up on canned goods, the authorities appear to be opening a new front in the War Against Speculation; this time taking aim at the people who might profit from Greece and its European partners' woes.

from Global News Journal:

Does Greece really deserve such a market pummelling?

February 3, 2010

So there's no question Greece has work to do to improve its bookkeeping.

Not only must it get spending in check,  but it needs to be a bit more honest about where its finances stand in the first place. After all, it's not often an EU country says one month that its budget deficit is a little over three percent of GDP and admits a few weeks later that, oh dear, it's actually nearer 13 percent.

Thomson Reuters Newsmaker: Ireland and the Lisbon Treaty

By Reuters Staff
September 7, 2009

Political leaders gathered in Dublin to debate both sides of the controversial Lisbon Treaty and the implications it could have on the future of Europe.

Reining in Lloyds

By Paul Taylor
July 1, 2009

paul-taylor– Peter Thal Larsen and Paul Taylor are Reuters columnists. The views expressed are their own –

from Events:

Paris Air Show: Europe, when will you reach the stars?

June 17, 2009

-Maria Sheahan is a Reuters senior correspondent in Frankfurt.-

So far, Europe has left it up to the United States, Russia and China to send people into space. But almost 50 years after Russia's Yuri Gagarin made his first orbit around the earth, it's about time that Europe finally enter the playing field, some say.

Europe votes conservative in crisis

By Paul Taylor
June 8, 2009

paul-taylor– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own –

Short-time work cushions Europe in crisis

By Paul Taylor
June 3, 2009

paul-taylor– Paul Taylor is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. –

Bonds steal thunder from loans in Europe

By Alexander Smith
May 19, 2009

alex-smith- Alexander Smith is a Reuters columnist. The opinions expressed are his own. -

When the going got tough, banks were quick to bring down the shutters and cut off loans to European companies, forcing them to seek other sources of funding. The result — a dramatic shift to the bond markets, where corporates borrow directly from investors.