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# euro - Saturday 26 May, 2012

From Business ETC IMF chief Lagarde shows little sympathy for Greece Christine Lagarde

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

From Business ETC EU summit: Merkel rejects eurobonds as Britain rules out financial transaction tax Eurozone

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

From Business ETC Poll shows support for pooling EU debt Debt

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

From Business ETC Explainer: What are Eurobonds and why do they matter? Eurobonds

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

From Business ETC “I’m trying to stop contagion” – Noonan on ‘feta cheese’ remark Feta Cheese

“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

From Business ETC 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

From Business ETC Italy’s economy ‘on the right track’ – IMF Italy

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).

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

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

From Business ETC Merkel: Fiscal Treaty will not be renegotiated Fiscal Compact

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.

From Business ETC Euro dips following French and Greek election results Euro

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.

# euro - Sunday 22 April, 2012

Teachers sought increase in breastfeeding time allowance

INTO conference motion from Enniscorthy district sought to double teachers’ breastfeeding time entitlements.

# euro - Saturday 21 April, 2012

24 AIB employees continue to earn basic salaries over €250k

The Finance Minister has confirmed that 24 staff at the institution, which is 99.8 per cent owned by the State, are continuing to receive salaries in excess of €250,000.

From Business ETC £283m of punts still in circulation Punters

£283m of punts still in circulation

While £2m of punts were exchanged between mid-February and mid-March, over 7.5 per cent of all old Irish currency is still out there…

# euro - Thursday 19 April, 2012

From Business ETC Bank of Ireland introduces new mortgage options Bank Of Ireland

Bank of Ireland introduces new mortgage options

The bank has launched two new options – Trade Up Negative Equity and Trade Down Negative Equity – that will allow greater numbers of customers in negative equity to move home.

From Business ETC Rates up but Spanish bond sale passes off Spain

Rates up but Spanish bond sale passes off

Spain sold €2.5 billion in debt successfully this morning, with higher interest from investors than expected.

# euro - Tuesday 17 April, 2012

The 5 at 5: Tuesday

5 stories, 5 minutes, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken Spain

Spanish debt sales cause Euro to weaken

Spain’s 10 year bond yields have traded above six per cent for a second day as the country prepares for bond auctions on 12- and 18-month bills.

# euro - Monday 16 April, 2012

From Business ETC Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark Spain

Spanish bond yields pass 6 per cent mark

Concerns build that Spain will follow Greece, Portugal and Ireland in needing a bailout.

# euro - Sunday 15 April, 2012

Gilmore says fiscal stability treaty is ‘critical’ for future of the euro

The Tánaiste has said that passing of the upcoming fiscal compact referendum was essential to attracting investment to Ireland.

# euro - Friday 13 April, 2012

Two down, 23 to go: Portugal second country to ratify Fiscal Compact

Portugal’s parliament ratifies the treaty with a huge majority, following Greece in signing up to the new treaty.

# euro - Wednesday 4 April, 2012

From Business ETC ECB to keep interest rates at 1 per cent ECB

ECB to keep interest rates at 1 per cent

The European Central Bank is set to keep interest rates at the record low of 1 per cent later today.

# euro - Monday 2 April, 2012

From Business ETC Eurozone unemployment hits 10.8 per cent Unemployment

Eurozone unemployment hits 10.8 per cent

Eurozone unemployment in February hit the highest level since the introduction of the single currency, according to newly released figures.

# euro - Monday 19 March, 2012

Translated: The Fiscal Compact rewritten in layman’s terms Exclusive

We’ve translated the treaty, sentence by sentence, to try and make the document easier to read for the general public.

# euro - Thursday 15 March, 2012

Column: Referendum or no, the fiscal treaty should go to the Supreme Court

This treaty will solidify EU control over Ireland, while most of our politicians are effectively silenced. We need a proper legal hearing, writes Dr John O’Brennan.

# euro - Saturday 10 March, 2012

Labour plays down Nessa Childers comments on fiscal compact

Childers told a newspaper that the treaty was “designed to satisfy the Germans”, and would have been voted down by MEPs.

# euro - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Column: Fiscal compact? Time to send Merkozy back to Economics 101

The EU fiscal treaty shows a level of economic illiteracy that would embarrass most college students, writes Ronan Lyons.

From Business ETC Eurozone growth revised downwards to 1.4% in 2011 Eurozone

Eurozone growth revised downwards to 1.4% in 2011

Eurozone GDP contracted by 0.3 per cent in the final quarter of 2011 – in comparison to a 0.7 per cent rise during the same period last year.

# euro - Monday 5 March, 2012

Dutch politician calls for country to exit eurozone

Populist right-winger Geert Wilders has said the Netherlands should leave the euro – despite its triple-A credit rating.