All posts tagged euro zone

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March 27, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The total deposits in Greek banks dropped to 140.5 billion euro in February, according to figures released Thursday by the Bank of Greece. Depositors withdrew funds totalling 7.6 billion euro […]

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Falling euro may help European economic growth

March 16, 2015, by VOANews

The surging dollar and plunging euro are making problems for U.S. exporters and bargains for American tourists and shoppers. Some top economists say t ...

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Euro falls to near 12-year low against US dollar

March 10, 2015, by VOANews

Europe’s euro currency tumbled again Tuesday, falling close to a 12-year low against the dollar. The single currency used in the 19-nation euroz ...

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German MPs approve Greek bail-out extension

February 27, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

The Bundestag voted overwhelmingly in favour of the four-month extension of the Greek bailout on February 27, achieving the biggest majority for any v ...

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    JP Morgan: Outflows from Greek banks at 3 BN euro
    February 24, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

    The outflow of deposits from Greek banks last week amounted to about three billion euro, according to estimates by JP Morgan, before the agreement reached Friday at the Eurogroup meeting between […]

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    Greece working on reforms to extend bailout
    February 23, 2015, by VOANews

    Greek leaders worked Sunday on a package of economic reforms to present to their European creditors as part of the agreement to extend the Athens bailout for four months. The […]

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    Greece faces February 23 deadline on reform proposals
    February 22, 2015, by VOANews

    Top Greek officials face a Monday evening deadline to come up with proposed economic reforms in a deal with European leaders to continue a financial bailout for the economically troubled […]

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    Greece and euro zone agree on draft accord
    February 21, 2015, by Deutsche Welle

    An agreement between Athens and the 19 euro zone finance ministers was confirmed on Friday evening in Brussels, the third round of such talks in a week. Few details were […]

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    Greece, EU reach agreement over bailout plan
    February 21, 2015, by VOANews

    Eurozone finance ministers agreed Friday to extend Greece’s bailout loan program for four months, overcoming a Greece-Germany stand-off. Greek officials are expected to present a list of comprehensive reforms on […]

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    Germany rejects Greece’s extension proposal
    February 19, 2015, by VOANews

    Greece formally asked its European creditors on Thursday for a six-month extension of the debt-ridden country’s bailout package, according to a euro zone official. Jeroen Dijsselbloem, who heads the Eurogroup […]