Paul Taylor

For euro zone, breaking up is just too hard to do

By Paul Taylor
November 29, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Unlike true love, the euro really is forever.

That may seem a reckless notion to advance just as Ireland becomes the second highly indebted member of the 16-nation single currency area to require a bailout, following Greece, and as bond markets close in on Portugal and Spain.

Elephant and gazelle: Axel Weber woos the French

By Paul Taylor
November 25, 2010

PARIS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – It was like watching an elephant
trying to woo a gazelle.

No risk of euro zone breakup in Irish crisis: EU

By Paul Taylor
November 25, 2010

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) – Senior euro zone officials dismissed any risk of the single currency area breaking up after financial markets, alarmed by Ireland’s debt crisis, forced the borrowing costs of Portugal and Spain to record highs.

Euro will survive -ECB’s Weber

By Paul Taylor
November 24, 2010

PARIS, Nov 24 (Reuters) – European Central Bank Governing
Council member Axel Weber said on Wednesday he was convinced
the euro would survive and that a financial safety net created
by euro zone governments would be enough to withstandspeculators.

Ireland’s corporate tax in dispute in EU rescue

By Paul Taylor
November 19, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Ireland’s ultra-low corporation tax rate, a magnet for foreign investment over the last decade, is at the centre of a tug-of-war between Dublin and its European partners over an expected financial rescue.

Analysis: Ireland’s corporate tax in dispute in EU rescue

By Paul Taylor
November 19, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Ireland’s ultra-low corporation tax rate, a magnet for foreign investment over the last decade, is at the center of a tug-of-war between Dublin and its European partners over an expected financial rescue.

Euro zone seems at a loss to stop the rot

By Paul Taylor
November 17, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Despite public assurances of unity and determination, it’s not clear that euro zone finance ministers know how to stop the rot gnawing away at the 16-nation European currency area.

Analysis: Euro zone seems at a loss to stop the rot

By Paul Taylor
November 17, 2010

PARIS (Reuters) – Despite public assurances of unity and determination, it’s not clear that euro zone finance ministers know how to stop the rot gnawing away at the 16-nation European currency area.

Agendas clash in Irish rescue ballet

By Paul Taylor
November 15, 2010

PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) – In the murky ballet over a financial rescue for Ireland, the agendas of the key players in Europe are often at odds, clouding the message to markets and deepening the sense of crisis in the euro zone.

Analysis: Agendas clash in Irish rescue ballet

By Paul Taylor
November 15, 2010

PARIS/BERLIN (Reuters) – In the murky ballet over a financial rescue for Ireland, the agendas of the key players in Europe are often at odds, clouding the message to markets and deepening the sense of crisis in the euro zone.