to such bond buying .... Struggling economies such as France and Italy face a tough choice: Take additional austerity measures to shrink budget deficits, inflicting more pain on their economies, or attempt to flaunt the EU’s budget rules
* Ireland to end tax regime that saved multinationals billions
WASHINGTON, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Most European countries have already made efforts to consolidate public finances so a discussion on austerity policies in Europe is largely over, the European Central...
ATHENS, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Sausage, the ginger mongrel who became famous for appearing at anti- austerity protests and barking at riot police at the height of Greece's debt crisis, has died of a heart attack, local officials said on Thursday.
to six years of crisis: Germany’s insistence on budget austerity as a precondition to healthy growth. The disagreement looms over European ..... threaten its partners and turned up warnings that Germany’s austerity prescription might threaten political instability by stoking
DUBLIN, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Irish consumer sentiment hit a new seven year high in September as the economy continued its sharp recovery and the government promised its first budget with no major new austerity measures in six years.
LONDON (Reuters) - World policymakers gather in Washington later this week to ponder how to sustain economic recovery at a time when the United States is about to turn off its money taps.
30% . DJ Transports -0.03% , DJ Utilities -1.38% . NYSE Mkt Comp -2.76% Pg M6, Europe: After being hurt by austerity and budget cuts, the European defense sector appears to be ready for rebound as the European governments try to shore up
* France postpones deficit reduction by a further two years
(Corrects in para 21 to say France borrows at historically low rates)