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Archive for month: February, 2017

  • The Eurozone Plans for the Worst

    This year will prove decisive for the eurozone. Between March and September, the Netherlands, France and Germany will hold general elections whose outcomes will help determine the future of Europe’s common currency. Italy, too, may hold a vote by the end of the year. In light of the uncertainty that awaits, the eurozone’s major players...

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  • The Eurozone: On the Edge of Crisis

    The bailout of Banca Monte Dei Paschi di Siena, Italy’s third-largest bank, was the first to take place after the eurozone instituted its “bail-in” rules. But those rules’ apparent failure adds another layer of risk for the currency union. (GIUSEPPE CACACE/AFP/Getty Images) Forecast The eurozone’s underlying economi...

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  • A Storm Is Brewing Over Europe

    Dark clouds over the Reichstag building in Berlin may be a sign of things to come. (JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images) Article Courtesy of Stratfor By Adriano Bosoni Storm clouds are once again gathering above the eurozone. In coming months, its continuity will be threatened by events in Europe and the United States. Germany, the largest ...

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  • Striking a Balance Between Security and Freedom

    This article is reprinted courtesy of Stratfor A map of Syrian refugee flows hangs at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Jan. 18. Throughout history, collective blame and punishment have forced people to flee their homes en masse in search of freedom and safety. (FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images) Editor’s Note: The Global...

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