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Merkel Wins as Need for Austerity in Europe Fades

Angela Merkel won a third term as Germany's chancellor. Her Christian Democratic Union and a smaller ally took more than 41% of the vote. If Merkel can create a closely knit coalition, ...
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Germany

Merkel Re-election: Victory for Austerity

Angela Merkel is likely to be elected to a third term as Chancellor of Germany, an office she has held since 2005. If she does win, the nation's leverage in ...
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Germany

German Chancellor Merkel Calls for Patience

In a new year's message, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned the country that its economic climate will be “more difficult” in 2013. Her warning seems to contradict that of ...
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France, Germany Fight Over Eurozone Budget Power

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande met briefly today before a summit meeting of eurozone leaders to discuss the role of the banking supervisor that is to ...
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German Judge to Decide the Fate of the Euro

The possibilities of a broad set of bailout programs for Europe's weak nations rests in part with the top Germany court -- the Constitutional Court. On Wednesday it will announce whether ...
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Confidence in Germany Continues to Slide

Those watching for just one piece of good news about economies in the European Union have been disappointed again. The Ifo Business Climate Index for industry and trade in Germany fell to 102.3 from ...
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Merkel Wants Greece to Stay in Eurozone

U.S. equity markets jumped sharply about half an hour ago following a report in The New York Times that German chancellor Angela Merkel said: I want Greece to stay in ...
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France and Germany Still Press for Greek Austerity

The relationship between Germany and France on the one hand and Greece on the other spins from accommodation to exasperation in an almost regular cycle. Despite support of the euro, in concept, ...
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Miners and Banks Boost European Stocks

European stocks are up today on the possibility of further monetary stimulus in China boosted investor confidence, and investors await reports that may show the U.S. economy is improving. Prime ...
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U.S. Markets Set to Open Lower Despite Rallies Overseas

While European stocks rose to a four-month high and most Asian markets advanced, U.S. stock-index futures are lower this morning. No major U.S. economic reports are set for release today. ...
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Germany Presses For EU Financial Integration

Several news sources report that Angela Merkel may not want to face a collapse of the EU because efforts for a coordinated financial rescue have failed. Part of the reason for ...
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The Emerging Markets Slowdown Trifecta

Anyone who bet that India, Brazil and China would slow down in an exact order was a winner. Actually, it is hard to say where the drop-off began and when. ...
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European Leaders Change Summer Vacation Plans

Austerity programs for the region’s weakest economies firmly in place, IMF chief Christine LaGarde and Germany leader Angela Merkel should have been able to spend their summers on vacation. Europe’s financial reputation had ...
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What’s Important in the Financial World (12/2/2011) Chrysler Victory, Google Chrome Surge

The sovereign debt problem in Europe gets more complex by the hour. The European Central Bank said it may intervene to buy paper issued by nations that are economically weak. ...
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EU Wants to Ban Sovereign Debt Ratings

It may be an affront to free speech, or just a plan that is totally unrealistic, but the EU wants to ban credit ratings of the sovereign debt of its ...
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