Paul Taylor

Analysis – Europe fiddles on bond rollover while Athens burns

By Paul Taylor
July 11, 2011

POROS, Greece (Reuters) – Seen from Greece, there is something faintly surreal about watching European authorities and banks trying and failing to work out how to involve private sector bondholders in another rescue of Athens.

Portugal downgrade darkens euro zone rescue hopes

By Paul Taylor
July 6, 2011

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – The downgrading of freshly bailed-out Portugal’s credit rating to “junk” shocked financial markets on Wednesday and cast new doubt on European efforts to rescue distressed euro zone states without debt restructuring.

Banks meet to thrash out Greece aid plan

By Paul Taylor
July 5, 2011

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) – International banks and insurers will meet on Wednesday to thrash out a plan for the private sector to contribute to Greece’s bailout effort as fears grow that the proposal will be derailed.

Mixed feelings on DSK in home of “caviar left”

By Paul Taylor
July 1, 2011

SAINT-REMY-DE-PROVENCE, France (Reuters) – In the heart of France’s “caviar left,” there were mixed feelings on Friday about news that U.S. sexual assault charges against former Socialist presidential frontrunner Dominique Strauss-Kahn may collapse.

Analysis – Euro’s fate is Merkel’s dilemma

By Paul Taylor
June 27, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – On a rainy Friday night in Berlin, sometime in the next 18 months, Angela Merkel receives a telephone call from the president of the European Central Bank.

Euro’s fate is Merkel’s dilemma

By Paul Taylor
June 27, 2011

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – On a rainy Friday night in Berlin, sometime in the next 18 months, Angela Merkel receives a telephone call from the president of the European Central Bank.

Greece in deal with EU/IMF on austerity plan

By Paul Taylor
June 23, 2011

ATHENS/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Greece won the consent of international lenders on Thursday for a five-year austerity plan intended to avoid looming bankruptcy and its prime minister pledged to push radical economic reforms through parliament.

Greece in deal with EU/IMF on austerity plan-sources

By Paul Taylor
June 23, 2011

ATHENS/BRUSSELS, June 23 (Reuters) – Greece won the consent
of international lenders on Thursday for a five-year austerity
plan intended to avoid looming bankruptcy and its prime minister
pledged to push radical economic reforms through parliament.

Europe muddles towards perma-crisis on Greece

By Paul Taylor
June 13, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – “When will the euro zone debt crisis end and how will we know it?”

Analysis: Europe muddles towards perma-crisis on Greece

By Paul Taylor
June 13, 2011

PARIS (Reuters) – “When will the euro zone debt crisis end and how will we know it?”