Economics Europe

Mapping Europe’s Door-Ajar Refugee Policy

November 23, 2015

BY REBECCA SPONG, BLOOMBERG BRIEF EDITOR The bloody, multi-faction war in Syria and northern Iraq has driven record numbers of refugees and economic migrants to seek safety in EU countries. Yet the terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 and the investigation into whether one of the killers slipped into

Greek Banks Reopen Bound by Cash Limits

July 20, 2015

Greek banks reopen today, after being shut three weeks, in an attempt to bolster customer confidence. While Greeks will regain access to some basic bank services, they will continue to face restrictions on cash withdrawals. The daily limit of 60 euros will be replaced by a cumulative maximum of 420 euros a week.

Greeks Reject Austerity, Setting Up Showdown on Euro

July 6, 2015

Greece voted against yielding to further austerity demanded by creditors, leaving Europe’s leaders to determine if the renegade nation can remain in the euro. Sixty-one percent of voters backed Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s rejection of further spending cuts and tax increases in an unprecedented referendum that’s also taken the country to the brink

Global Growth: How Strong Is the Engine?

June 25, 2015

This special report from Bloomberg Brief and Bloomberg Intelligence assesses the strength of the global economy and the risks of a slower expansion.Featuring commentaries on global interest rates, the U.S., Brazil, the euro area, the U.K., Africa, China, Japan, India and more. Click here to view the full supplement.   

Erdogan Has Some Repair Work to Do

June 5, 2015

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has long faced pressure to revive the gangbuster economic growth that propelled Turkey during his 11-year tenure as prime minister. The lure for Erdogan, who was elected president in August, to consider potential fiddling with central-bank independence has therefore been strong. Now, with the electoral cycle coming to an end, the incentives might be changing. Erdogan

Exclusive Interview with Stephanie Flanders- JPMorgan Asset Management Chief Market Strategist

April 29, 2015

JPMorgan Asset Management Chief Market Strategist Stephanie Flanders speaks with Bloomberg’s Tom Keene, Olivia Sterns and Brendan Greeley about European markets, U.S. inflation and the bull market run. Click here to read the full interview in Keene’s Corner.

U.K. Election Special

April 15, 2015

Britain’s two-party system is being eroded by an unprecedented surge of support for smaller parties. This report examines the implications of the most uncertain general election in a generation. Click here to view the full special.

No Podemos, Syriza Won’t Translate Too Well in Spanish

January 30, 2015

After the Syriza victory in Greece, investors are nervously looking at Spain where the anti-austerity party Podemos tops some polls. While the two parties are similar, the political and economic contexts in which they operate are radically different. Click here to read Bloomberg Economist Maxime Sbaihi’s full report.

2014 With Boris

January 13, 2015

A special supplement on Boris Johnson taking highlights from the Boris Watch Column throughout 2014. Click here to read.

Who Hurts Most If Greece Defaults?

January 9, 2015

Should the anti-austerity party Syriza win the upcoming Greek elections and choose default, Germany, the advocate-in-chief for tighter spending, will be on the hook for some of the losses. Still German taxpayers are far less exposed to Greek public debt relative to what smaller, less vociferous euro-area members can afford. Those countries may have good reason to keep