Paul Taylor

French credit review threatens euro zone rescues

By Paul Taylor
October 18, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Moody’s decision to review France’s triple-A credit rating cast new doubt on Tuesday on Europe’s hopes of drawing a line under its sovereign debt crisis, five days before a crucial EU summit.

Euro zone eyes yet another “comprehensive strategy”

By Paul Taylor
October 17, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A cloud of gloom hangs over Brussels ahead of yet another summit to thrash out yet another “comprehensive strategy” to tackle a sovereign debt crisis that Europe has failed for two years to stem, and that now threatens the world economy.

Analysis: Euro zone eyes yet another “comprehensive strategy”

By Paul Taylor
October 17, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – A cloud of gloom hangs over Brussels ahead of yet another summit to thrash out yet another “comprehensive strategy” to tackle a sovereign debt crisis that Europe has failed for two years to stem, and that now threatens the world economy.

Germany, France split on bank aid before summit

By Paul Taylor
October 7, 2011

BERLIN/PARIS, Oct 7 (Reuters) – Germany and France are split
ahead of crucial summit talks on Sunday over how to strengthen
shaky European banks and fight financial market contagion to
prepare for a possible Greek default, diplomats said on Friday.

Politics drives Europe’s schizophrenia on banks

By Paul Taylor
October 5, 2011

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – It may look schizophrenic, but European governments are simultaneously contemplating making banks take a bigger write-down on Greek debt, taxing their financial transactions and boosting their capital base.

Analysis: Politics drives Europe’s schizophrenia on banks

By Paul Taylor
October 5, 2011

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – It may look schizophrenic, but European governments are simultaneously contemplating making banks take a bigger write-down on Greek debt, taxing their financial transactions and boosting their capital base.

Europe’s leaders weakened when bold action needed

By Paul Taylor
October 3, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Just when Europe needs strong leadership to overcome its sovereign debt crisis, its pivotal leaders, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, have both been weakened at home.

Analysis: Europe’s leaders weakened when bold action needed

By Paul Taylor
October 3, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – Just when Europe needs strong leadership to overcome its sovereign debt crisis, its pivotal leaders, Angela Merkel and Nicolas Sarkozy, have both been weakened at home.

Analysis – Europe’s state of disunion hinges on sovereignty

By Paul Taylor
September 28, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – When European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso began his annual State of the Union address by declaring that “we are facing the greatest challenge in the history of our union,” it was an understatement rather than hyperbole.

Analysis – Chinese demand could hasten euro zone bonds

By Paul Taylor
September 19, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – While European politicians battle over whether to issue common euro zone bonds to help resolve the currency area’s sovereign debt crisis, China could influence the outcome.