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ECOFIN meet in Luxembourg

EU finance ministers are meeting in Luxembourg.It comes as talks on a debt-deal for Greece and the euro remain deadlocked. Thursday’s meeting of

EU finance ministers are meeting in Luxembourg.It comes as talks on a debt-deal for Greece and the euro remain deadlocked. Thursday’s meeting of

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EU finance ministers seek climate of investment

European Union finance ministers have brainstomed new ways of stimulating growth of Europe’s sluggish economy at an meeting in Milan. Since the

European Union finance ministers have brainstomed new ways of stimulating growth of Europe’s sluggish economy at an meeting in Milan. Since the

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EU closes loophole to prevent corporate tax avoidance

The European Union has acted to close a loophole, which allows multinational companies to reduce tax bills by exploiting differences in the tax laws

The European Union has acted to close a loophole, which allows multinational companies to reduce tax bills by exploiting differences in the tax laws

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Eurozone banking union close, but still stuck on details

Eurozone finance ministers say they have created a framework for a banking union for the single currency bloc and reached a political understanding

Eurozone finance ministers say they have created a framework for a banking union for the single currency bloc and reached a political understanding

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EU ministers close to political deal on closing bad banks

European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels are on track to agree the creation of a banking union before the end of the year. Such a union

European Union finance ministers meeting in Brussels are on track to agree the creation of a banking union before the end of the year. Such a union

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EU ministers unable to agree on who bails out banks

European finance ministers have so far failed to reach an agreement on who should pay up when banks collapse. An 18 hour meeting in Luxembourg

European finance ministers have so far failed to reach an agreement on who should pay up when banks collapse. An 18 hour meeting in Luxembourg

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Hungary finally released from EU budget scrutiny

Way back in 2004, when most of Europe was not worried about budget deficits, Hungary was in trouble. As it joined the EU, Brussels decreed

Way back in 2004, when most of Europe was not worried about budget deficits, Hungary was in trouble. As it joined the EU, Brussels decreed

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Cyprus banking reforms praised by EU ministers

Efforts by cash-strapped Cyprus to restructure its banking systems have been praised at a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers in Brussels. The

Efforts by cash-strapped Cyprus to restructure its banking systems have been praised at a meeting of Eurozone finance ministers in Brussels. The

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Ireland, Portugal seek delay on loan repayments

Eurozone ministers have met in Brussels to discuss how Portugal and Ireland can return swiftly to borrowing from the capital markets. Both bailout

Eurozone ministers have met in Brussels to discuss how Portugal and Ireland can return swiftly to borrowing from the capital markets. Both bailout

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Cyprus bailout tops Eurogroup agenda

Eurozone finance ministers are set for fresh talks on a bailout for Cyprus. They will start on Monday at a Eurogroup meeting and a senior eurozone

Eurozone finance ministers are set for fresh talks on a bailout for Cyprus. They will start on Monday at a Eurogroup meeting and a senior eurozone

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EU Brussels finance meeting leaves unanswered questions on Greece

On the agenda for Ecofin’s roundtable meeting in Brussels – EU banking union and the next chapter in the story of the Greek debt crisis. But

On the agenda for Ecofin’s roundtable meeting in Brussels – EU banking union and the next chapter in the story of the Greek debt crisis. But

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EU to push ahead with Tobin Tax plans

Finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg have backed controversial plans for a European financial transaction tax, despite strong UK opposition. In

Finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg have backed controversial plans for a European financial transaction tax, despite strong UK opposition. In

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Time for Greece, bailout for Spain?

Greece may be given more time to get its finances in order and Spain seems to inching closer to making a formal request for a bailout – those were

Greece may be given more time to get its finances in order and Spain seems to inching closer to making a formal request for a bailout – those were

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EU finance chiefs agree tougher bank rules

EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed tougher capital rules for banks, resolving years of sparring between Britain and the rest of the

EU finance ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed tougher capital rules for banks, resolving years of sparring between Britain and the rest of the

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EU finance ministers seek deal on bank buffers

European finance ministers have met in Brussels to try to strike a deal on so-called bank capital cushions. EU states continue to remain deeply

European finance ministers have met in Brussels to try to strike a deal on so-called bank capital cushions. EU states continue to remain deeply

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Bailout 'helps stabilise Greece and Europe'

In Brussels, the mood was one of congratulation that the marathon to agree Greece’s second major rescue – in principle – was finally at an end. Much

In Brussels, the mood was one of congratulation that the marathon to agree Greece’s second major rescue – in principle – was finally at an end. Much

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Brinkmanship over Greek debt deal continues

European finance ministers — meeting in Brussels —have been pushing investors holding Greek government bonds to accept lower amounts as part of a

European finance ministers — meeting in Brussels —have been pushing investors holding Greek government bonds to accept lower amounts as part of a

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Global markets slide as finance ministers hold talks

Europe’s money men say they have reached a deal on two fronts to help fight the bloc’s chronic debt crisis. The second day of talks in Luxembourg

Europe’s money men say they have reached a deal on two fronts to help fight the bloc’s chronic debt crisis. The second day of talks in Luxembourg

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Greece and EFSF dominate Luxembourg talks

Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg have given Greece five out of ten for attempts to cut their budget deficit while saying they could

Eurozone finance ministers meeting in Luxembourg have given Greece five out of ten for attempts to cut their budget deficit while saying they could

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No decision on Greek aid at euro fin-min meeting

The euro zone’s top money men have been meeting in Luxembourg with no hope of releasing a vital block of financial aid for Greece. The gathering of

The euro zone’s top money men have been meeting in Luxembourg with no hope of releasing a vital block of financial aid for Greece. The gathering of

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Euro zone ministers mull Greek aid payment

As Greece slips nearer to the abyss of sovereign default, euro zone finance ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss whether the country has

As Greece slips nearer to the abyss of sovereign default, euro zone finance ministers are meeting in Luxembourg to discuss whether the country has

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Geithner snubbed at Ecofin crisis summit

The irony will not have been lost on Timothy Geithner. Despite economic problems of his own back home, the US Treasury Secretary was personally

The irony will not have been lost on Timothy Geithner. Despite economic problems of his own back home, the US Treasury Secretary was personally

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Geithner urges swifter EU action on debt crisis

EU finance ministers have rejected a call from Timothy Geithner, the US Treasury Secretary, to stump up more cash to bail out the bloc’s troubled

EU finance ministers have rejected a call from Timothy Geithner, the US Treasury Secretary, to stump up more cash to bail out the bloc’s troubled

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Ecofin meet on Euro debt hopes

The economic and financial affairs council, Ecofin met in Wroclow in Poland amidst mounting concern over a Greek default, when to release the next

The economic and financial affairs council, Ecofin met in Wroclow in Poland amidst mounting concern over a Greek default, when to release the next

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Geithner in Poland for Ecofin crisis summit

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has arrived in Poland for talks with Europe’s finance ministers. They are hoping to find a way forward through

US Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has arrived in Poland for talks with Europe’s finance ministers. They are hoping to find a way forward through

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Crunch time for the Euro at Poland FinMin meeting

Today sees the EU’s finance ministers meet in Poland for an extraordinary crisis meeting on the euro, and Greece. The key summit sees Europe joined

Today sees the EU’s finance ministers meet in Poland for an extraordinary crisis meeting on the euro, and Greece. The key summit sees Europe joined

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Contagion fever raises temperature in euro debt crisis

Fears that the euro-zone debt crisis is spreading have put the brakes on any stock market recovery. Ireland’s credit-worthiness was slashed to

Fears that the euro-zone debt crisis is spreading have put the brakes on any stock market recovery. Ireland’s credit-worthiness was slashed to

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Ireland is cut to junk status as markets remain volatile

Fears are growing that euro zone debts are in serious danger of spreading. Anxieties were heightened after Moody’s cut Ireland’s credit rating to

Fears are growing that euro zone debts are in serious danger of spreading. Anxieties were heightened after Moody’s cut Ireland’s credit rating to

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EU ministers stress common need for euro stability

Portugal has won praise for working to put its economy on a stable footing after becoming the third euro zone nation to receive a bailout. Despite

Portugal has won praise for working to put its economy on a stable footing after becoming the third euro zone nation to receive a bailout. Despite