Paul Taylor

IMF in exploratory talks with Italy on support -sources

By Paul Taylor
November 29, 2011

WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS, Nov 29 (Reuters) – Italy has had
preliminary discussions with the International Monetary Fund
about financial support to cope with the euro zone’s debt
crisis, possibly co-funded by national European central banks,
but no decision has been taken, several sources close to the
situation said.

Insight: Euro zone staring into the abyss, waiting for ECB

By Paul Taylor
November 28, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The euro zone is staring into the abyss.

Unless European leaders agree on a political remedy for their sovereign debt crisis at a December 9 summit, and the European Central Bank then intervenes massively to support government bonds and European banks, the euro may start to unravel.

Euro zone staring into the abyss, waiting for ECB

By Paul Taylor
November 28, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The euro zone is staring into the abyss.

Unless European leaders agree on a political remedy for their sovereign debt crisis at a Dec. 9 summit, and the European Central Bank then intervenes massively to support government bonds and European banks, the euro may start to unravel.

Think-tank proposes short-term euro zone bond fix

By Paul Taylor
November 27, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Euro zone states should pool their short-term borrowing via a joint fund to enable countries pursuing EU-approved policies, but unable to borrow at normal rates, to access affordable funding, a European think-tank panel proposed on Monday.

Some German red lines may not be so red

By Paul Taylor
November 21, 2011

BERLIN (Reuters) – At first sight, Germany appears to have blocked all exits from the euro zone’s blazing sovereign debt inferno. On closer inspection, some German “red lines” may be less red than others.

Analysis – Some German red lines may not be so red

By Paul Taylor
November 18, 2011

BERLIN (Reuters) – At first sight, Germany appears to have blocked all exits from the euro zone’s blazing sovereign debt inferno. On closer inspection, some German “red lines” may be less red than others.

Four weeks countdown to rescue euro zone

By Paul Taylor
November 15, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Europe’s leaders have less than a month to strike another grand bargain to rescue the euro zone from a worsening sovereign debt crisis. Contagion in financial markets may have to get still worse to concentrate their minds.

Analysis: Four week countdown to rescue euro zone

By Paul Taylor
November 15, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Europe’s leaders have less than a month to strike another grand bargain to rescue the euro zone from a worsening sovereign debt crisis. Contagion in financial markets may have to get still worse to concentrate their minds.

Euro zone treads obstacle course to crisis exit

By Paul Taylor
November 14, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – The euro zone has to tread a narrow path sown with landmines in the next few weeks to survive perhaps the most dangerous phase of its sovereign debt crisis, policymakers and bankers say.

Analysis: Euro zone treads obstacle course to crisis exit

By Paul Taylor
November 14, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – The euro zone has to tread a narrow path sown with landmines in the next few weeks to survive perhaps the most dangerous phase of its sovereign debt crisis, policymakers and bankers say.