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Lip Service From the ECB

The European Central Bank has gotten itself so gnarled and twisty-tied over the communication of its new “forward guidance” policy that it evidently felt inspired to give lessons in the art of communicating. In a paper titled “Loose Lips Sinking...

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Photograph by Adam Berry/Bloomberg

A Trillion Tax Euros Fall Between the Cracks

What was Europe’s debt problem is starting to look like Europe’s taxation problem. Words emerging from a one-day European Union summit in Brussels show EU leaders aren’t focused just on spending and deficits: they announced an investigation into “aggressive” use...

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Photograph by Juanma Domínguez/Getty Images

Most Euro Members Close Window on Old Money

Nine out of 17 euro members’ central banks planned to continue exchanging their pre-euro currency for euros indefinitely — anyone who walked in with a pocketful of notes could change them for euros at a fixed rate. Now Spain may...

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Photographer: Dimas Ardian/Bloomberg

Merkel’s Back, But Will This Be a Euro-Crisis Watershed?

The holiday is over. Angela Merkel yesterday returned to the fray at the end of a two-day trip to Canada, saying Germany and the European Central Bank are aligned in their approach to the euro crisis. For those expecting a...

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Photograph by Uli Deck/DPA/Getty Images

Can the EU Get Tough on Its Own Spending?

European Union funds destined for the island of Sicily have been blocked until further notice, Corriere della Sera reported. The suspension of the funds, that are usually destined for economic, structural and social reform projects, comes after controls over how...

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Photograph by Balint Porneczi/Bloomberg

Is French Debt Worth More Than Its Face Value?

France sold treasury bills at so-called negative yields yesterday, the first time that has happened since at least 1999, when Bloomberg started gathering this data. The sale of three-month and six-month bills that will cost investors more than their face...

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Photograph by Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

How 10M Greeks Vote on Future of 500M Europeans

European newspapers reflect how the attention of the whole region is focused on the Greek general election. In other words, a population of just over 500 million in the European Union is watching with varying degrees of concern as fewer...

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