Tag Archive for Euro Zone

Spain suffers as sentiment sours post-Greek election | Reuters

(Reuters) – Spanish bond yields hit a new euro-era high above seven percent and Italian yields jumped on Monday as initial relief after a pro-bailout victory in Greek elections gave way to pessimism about the huge problems still facing the currency bloc. The swift reversal in sentiment saw German Bund futures rise, quickly erasing early…

Consumer Sentiment Stinks – WSJ

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan consumer sentiment index fell sharply to 74.1 in early June from its final-May reading of 79.3 and an early-May reading of 77.8, according to an economist who has seen the report. The end-May index was the highest sentiment level since October 2007. The drop in early June may reflect consumers…

Business – Matthew O’Brien – This Might Be the Dumbest Thing Europe Has Done Yet – The Atlantic

Rather impressively, the botched bailout of Spain’s banks wasn’t even the most incompetent thing Europe’s officials did on Monday. That honor goes to the guys who admitted that they have talked about instituting capital controls if Greece actually does exit the euro zone. Meaning: Europe will prevent people from moving their money across national borders…