Paul Taylor

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.

Greek default jitters hammer French banks, euro

By Paul Taylor
September 12, 2011

PARIS, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Growing fears of a Greek default
sent a hurricane through heavily exposed French banks on Monday
and hit the euro as investor confidence in the European currency
area’s ability to surmount a sovereign debt crisis ebbed.

Stark ECB exit hits shaky euro zone at worst time

By Paul Taylor
September 12, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – The resignation of the top German official at the European Central Bank could hardly have come at a worse time for euro zone policymakers as they grope for a way out of the deepest crisis in the single currency’s 12-year history.

Analysis: Stark ECB exit hits shaky euro zone at worst time

By Paul Taylor
September 11, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – The resignation of the top German official at the European Central Bank could hardly have come at a worse time for euro zone policymakers as they grope for a way out of the deepest crisis in the single currency’s 12-year history.

Analysis – Euro zone crisis reaches France, turns existential

By Paul Taylor
August 12, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – It was the week the euro zone debt crisis reached France, one of the twin pillars of the European currency alongside Germany.

Euro zone crisis reaches France, turns existential

By Paul Taylor
August 12, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – It was the week the euro zone debt crisis reached France, one of the twin pillars of the European currency alongside Germany.

Euro zone parliaments seen approving rescue fund powers

By Paul Taylor
August 9, 2011

PARIS, Aug 9 (Reuters) – The euro zone’s financial rescue
fund seems set to win parliamentary approval by mid-October for
expanded powers to help member states in difficulty despite
mounting hostility in northern Europe towards further bailouts.

ECB backs Italy, Spain as policymakers pledge action

By Paul Taylor
August 8, 2011

SYDNEY/PARIS, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank
stepped into bond markets on Monday, backing up a pledge to
support Spain and Italy with the aim of averting financial
meltdown in the euro zone, while the G7 and G20 offered soothing
words to investors shaken by a historic downgrade of the U.S.
debt rating.

Investor fear drowns out ECB, G7 pledges

By Paul Taylor
August 8, 2011

SYDNEY/PARIS, Aug 8 (Reuters) – The European Central Bank
stepped into bond markets on Monday, backing up a pledge to
support Spain and Italy with the aim of averting financial
meltdown in the euro zone, while the G7 and G20 offered soothing
words to investors shaken by a historic downgrade of the U.S.
debt rating.

Analysis: ECB fumbles between fire hose and sprinkler

By Paul Taylor
August 8, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – The European Central Bank waved its big fire hose at blazing bond markets, then turned on a puny sprinkler.