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Greek Sovereign Debt Downgraded at S&P

Ratings service Standard & Poor’s has downgraded its long-term and short-term sovereign credit ratings on Greece from B-/B to CCC+/C. The ratings have been removed from CreditWatch, but the outlook ...
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Greece Wants 279 Billion Euros From Germany for WWII Reparations

Greece means to pay its debts in any way possible. At least that could be the conclusion of Greeks pushing for €279 billion in reparations from Germany for actions during ...
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Overseas Companies With High Exposure in the US

Both the European and Japanese central banks have embarked on quantitative easing programs that have significantly weakened their currency versus the U.S. dollar. A weaker currency can make the goods ...
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Can You Trust the New Higher Growth Forecasts in Europe?

What does a massive round of quantitative easing in Europe, an environment of deflationary pressures and a testing of negative interest rates tell you? It spells an economy in trouble. ...
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Euro Area Economy Expected to Grow 1.3% in 2015

The European Commission (EC) has gone out on a limb. Its Winter Economic Forecast has put improvement of gross domestic product (GDP) at 1.3% for the euro area in 2015 and 1.9% ...
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Bad News and Good News on Greek Exit

The January 25 elections in Greece are raising concerns that if the current leader in the political polls wins the election, the country may threaten to leave the euro monetary ...
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The Greek Conundrum Takes Its Toll

With the woes of Europe dominating the headlines for the start of 2015, the concerns about the future of Greece in the eurozone are upon us yet again. National Bank ...
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Italy Downgraded on Deflation, Debt Concerns by S&P

Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s on Friday lowered its real and nominal growth projections for Italian GDP and, as a result, cut the country’s long- and short-term debt ratings in ...
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Mario Draghi Loosely Outlines ECB Quantitative Easing for 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to follow the Bank of England by not cutting interest rates. Still, ECB President Mario Draghi has talked up the scenario for additional ...
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What to Expect From European Central Bank and Draghi on Quantitative Easing

Thursday is expected to bring word of expanded economic stimulus at the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting, with the likely timing being early 2015. Mario Draghi has already gone as ...
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Draghi Talks More About Coming Quantitative Easing

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), spoke on Monday to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. While there are many comments in the prepared notes ...
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ECB and UK Maintain Low Rates, Late Word on Quantitative Easing (Updated)

With deflation in the air in Europe, some form of additional easing measures might have been hoped for. That hope has faded, and the reality is that European Central Bank ...
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Why WisdomTree Is Back!

WisdomTree Investments Inc. (NASDAQ: WETF) may seem like an unusual bull market barometer, considering how many investment management firms there are, but Wisdom Tree is back. The company may be ...
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Is Mario Draghi Out Of Bullets?

The European Central Bank recently left interest rates unchanged at its most recent rate policy communication. This was on the heels of the prior cut in rates where Europe is ...
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European Central Bank Sits on Its Hands

The European Central Bank (ECB) may have found that it has its back up against the wall when it comes to monetary policy and interest rates, versus a declining economy ...
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