Archive for September 19th, 2011

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Euro Was Nearly Aborted Nineteen Years Ago Tomorrow

September 19, 2011

The Maastricht Treaty of December 1991 that laid out a process for a common European currency as early as 1997 and no later than 1999 required that all members of the European Community (EC) ratify the document within a year for it to be valid.  The goal of European economic and monetary union (EMU) was […] More

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Anxiety Attack over Greek Debt Slams Equities

September 19, 2011

Weekend developments from Europe were worrisome. More street protests in Athens. Euro leaders still haggling over terms of their July 21 aid agreement to Greece. Greek PM Papandreou cancels planned trip to United States and U.N. Teleconference scheduled today for EU troika and Greek finance minister. Next tranche of Greek aid from IMF and EU […] More