Europe

The EU’s Naked Derivatives Ambitions

French and German officials lauded the near-completion of rules limiting “naked” CDS positions, where the buyer does not own the ...

Cyprus’ Daunting Greek Debt Divides

The Cyprus stock exchange and external bonds shuddered as Euro-zone authorities scrambled to salvage Greece’s unraveling rescue package agreed a ...

Poland’s Omitted Error-Prone Preening

Polish securities were upended by Hungarian ones as Central Europe favorites as Prime Minister Tusk’s Civic Platform seeks another term ...

Belarus’ Devalued Dogma Dash

Belarus’ just-issued $800 million Eurobond after a debut last year reeled on an 8 percent formal devaluation of the currency, ...

Europe’s Frontier Fashion Fringe

Frontier Europe topped the MSCI pack in Q1 with 20-30 percent gains from surprise sources like Bulgaria and Serbia with ...

Latvia’s Fading Fiscal Fatigue Remedy

Latvia prepared to sell $2 billion in Eurobonds as it entered the final stretch of the 2008 EUR 7.5 billion ...

The EU’s Supranational Solution Snub

As EU members gathered to chart new regimes for the fiscal convergence Stability and Growth Pact and post-EFSF sovereign debt ...

Greece’s Stumbling Troika Steps

Greek officials rounded on the EU-ECB-IMF troika after they asserted that deficit reduction was short of “critical mass” and an ...

The CIS’ Harried Harvest Haul

Food prices, which are half the CIS region consumer basket, after an almost 10 percent jump in 2010 on fire ...

Turkey’s Unorthodox Doctrine Dismissal

Turkish financial assets were whipsawed by a mélange of the European debt and Egyptian political crises and skepticism over monetary ...

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