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# euro - Friday 15 June, 2012

Column: We need to be more than passengers on the Eurozone Express

Let’s think seriously about what we want from the EU – before the thinking is done for us, writes Fine Gael TD Eoghan Murphy.

Explainer: What would a Greek eurozone exit look like?

Here’s a look at how the ripples of a Greek exit could spread across the global financial system.

The 5 at 5: Friday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Greek election: Will the country stay in the euro, or crash out?

Voters are set to head to the polls this weekend in an election that could determine the future of the eurozone.

# euro - Thursday 14 June, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Spanish borrowing costs hit record level

Moody’s downgraded Spanish debt to within one notch of ‘junk’ status yesterday.

# euro - Wednesday 13 June, 2012

Spanish bailout: what we know so far

An essential round-up of the details to date of the Spanish bailout, from interest rates to lending conditions.

Fears grow as Greeks flee banks

Up to €700m believed to have been taken out of banks as contagion sets in after disastrous Italian bond auction.

Italy is relaxed despite 'crucial' time for the eurozone, says Mario Monti

“We are relaxed over Italy’s standing on the international stage and on the markets,” the Italian Prime Minister told his cabinet.

# euro - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

'Banking union' plan to shift cost of bank losses from taxpayers

European Commission says new framework will be primarily based on preventing and preparing for banking problems.

EU set to unveil new plan to protect taxpayers from bank losses

New proposals aim to ensure that losses are borne by shareholders and creditors.

# euro - Tuesday 5 June, 2012

Portugal 'on track' with bailout programme, says IMF

After latest review, IMF says Portugal is making progress on reforms but needs to take urgent action to tackle unemployment.

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The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Every morning, brings you the nine things you need to know as you start your day.

# euro - Thursday 31 May, 2012

Poll: Do you intend to vote today in the referendum? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you intend to vote today in the referendum?

Voting turnout for referendums is traditionally lower than for general elections. Do you plan to cast a vote today?

# euro - Wednesday 30 May, 2012

Referendum roundup: Your last-minute information station

Campaigning on the ‘Yes’ and ‘No’ side shut down at 2pm today. As you get your voting card ready for tomorrow’s poll, pushes aside the political point-scoring…

Euro falls amid concerns over Spanish debt and falling economic sentiment

Euro trading lower against US dollar.

YOUR Fiscal Compact questions: We have the information.

We asked’s users to put forward their questions about what the Fiscal Compact actually MEANS and we would get straightforward answers. Here’s how we got on.

# euro - Sunday 27 May, 2012

French government attacks Lagarde's comments playing down Greek crisis IMF

French government attacks Lagarde's comments playing down Greek crisis

The government of Francois Hollande doesn’t have much loyalty to its predecessor’s former finance minister…

# euro - Saturday 26 May, 2012

IMF chief Lagarde shows little sympathy for Greece

“I think more of the little kids from a school in a little village in Niger…sharing one chair for three of them,” said Christine Lagarde.

# euro - Wednesday 23 May, 2012

EU summit: Merkel rejects eurobonds as Britain rules out financial transaction tax

Conflicting ideas on how to generate growth in the debt-stricken eurozone.

# euro - Tuesday 22 May, 2012

Poll shows support for pooling EU debt

Latest Eurobarometer poll gauged attitudes to EU debt – and measures to tackle it.

# euro - Monday 21 May, 2012

Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter?

Your quick guide to current proposals for a commmon euro-area bond.

# euro - Sunday 20 May, 2012

"I'm trying to stop contagion" - Noonan on 'feta cheese' remark

The finance minister says his comment about buying feta cheese was meant to illustrate Ireland’s economic distance from Greece.

# euro - Saturday 19 May, 2012

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone G8 This post contains videos

G8 leaders 'affirm interest' in Greece staying in the eurozone

Leaders also spoke of ensuring high standards of the ‘protection and enforcement’ of intellectual property rights.

# euro - Thursday 17 May, 2012

Scary Newspaper Front Page of the Day

The situation in Greece has led some to predict just how much any eurozone exit for the country might cost the rest of us. And it’s not cheap.

# euro - Wednesday 16 May, 2012

Italy's economy 'on the right track' - IMF

IMF official says Italy has made notable progress since Mario Monti took office.

Dozens of businesses trade in Irish punt in Monaghan town Old Money This post contains videos

Dozens of businesses trade in Irish punt in Monaghan town

Though the old punt is no longer legal tender in Ireland there is nothing wrong with what shopkeepers, publicans and business owners are doing in Clones.

# euro - Tuesday 15 May, 2012

Greece to hold second election after coalition talks are abandoned

Talks to try and form a techocrat government are abandoned after a two-hour meeting of the five main leaders.

EU chief: suggestion of Greek exit is 'nonsense' and 'propaganda'

Meanwhile, more coalition talks.

# euro - Monday 14 May, 2012

Greek crisis: Syriza out of talks, second election likely

The leader of the far left party will not take part in coalition talks today.

# euro - Saturday 12 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Saturday

In the Fix: Latest referendum poll, what’s going on in Greece, and surviving a robot uprising (video).

Bundesbank chief: Greece risks losing financial aid if it breaches loan agreements

Greek political leaders are to meet tomorrow for a final attempt at forming a coalition.

# euro - Thursday 10 May, 2012

Greece: Uncertainty continues as power-sharing talks enter third round

If the latest efforts to form a coalition fail, the country could face fresh elections in early June.

# euro - Wednesday 9 May, 2012

Greece faces second General Election as coalition hopes fade

As angry voters divided the spoils between a number of parties with hugely different ideologies, forming a government has proved impossible.

# euro - Monday 7 May, 2012

Merkel: Fiscal Treaty will not be renegotiated

The German Chancellor has said she is looking forward to working with Francois Hollande – but that renegotiating the Fiscal Compact is not an option.

Euro dips following French and Greek election results

Investors are concerned political upheaval could derail government austerity measures and worsen the bloc’s debt problems.

# euro - Sunday 6 May, 2012

Could Ireland ever abandon the 1c and 2c coins? Loose Change This post contains a poll

Could Ireland ever abandon the 1c and 2c coins?

Most of us hate carrying them – and some of us don’t even pick them up if we drop them. So could we just phase them out?

# euro - Thursday 3 May, 2012

Report: Hard times for self-employed

A new report says that more and more self-employed people are having difficulties in accessing credit and paying their mortgage and loan payments.

# euro - Tuesday 1 May, 2012

Looking for a licence to print money?

Here’s where to apply…

# euro - Monday 23 April, 2012

Iceland ex-PM convicted on 1 of 5 bank charges

Geir Haarde has been found guilty of one of the charges against him – however he will face no punishment and the state will pay his expenses in defending the case.