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Annibale Marsili

Benzinga Staff Writer

May 09, 2012 2:52 PM
With the glory days of Spain's rapid economic boom of the mid-nineties long since passed, the new prime-minister Mariano Rajoy, in office since Decemb ...
April 20, 2012 3:23 PM
Recent scandals have exposed the problems of public financing going on with Italian political parties. In 1974, the “Piccoli Law,” named after it ...
March 15, 2012 3:03 PM
In recent weeks, chatter in Europe has increasingly turned to the so-called "Tobin Tax". Named after Nobel award winning economist James Tobin who fi ...
March 02, 2012 1:13 PM
Wednesday, the European Central Bank loaned the European banks 529 billion euros. It is the second long-term refinancing option (LTRO) the ECB has off ...
February 23, 2012 12:59 PM
New positive signals have been coming from London as of late. While the euro zone struggles with a potential Greek bankruptcy and signs of a recessio ...
February 17, 2012 3:06 PM
For months now, experts from the Swiss investment bank UBS have been arguing that bankruptcy is an inevitability for Greece, indicating March of this ...
February 14, 2012 12:26 PM
The Bank of England decided last Thursday to continue its monetary policy based on quantitative easing. Partially due to the weakness of the Eurozone ...
February 07, 2012 1:35 PM
The German economy stands in sharp contrast to the rest of Europe. For example, unemployment, which has been troublesome for many of the other economi ...
February 03, 2012 3:19 PM
In Britain, they do not joke around. The former chief executive officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Fred Goodwin, was stripped of his knighthood by ...
January 09, 2012 5:05 PM
Within the last few months, from an economic standpoint, it seems that a "two-speed" world is emerging. On the one hand, there are the euro zone coun ...
January 06, 2012 12:08 PM
On January 9th, Unicredit—Italy's largest banking unit—will see its share capital increased. The total maximum amount will be up to € 7500 bil ...
January 05, 2012 2:15 PM
Amid the great abundance of negative news coming from the Eurozone, it now appears that some hope can be seen; that the recession could be lighter tha ...
January 03, 2012 8:21 AM
The Eurozone turmoil has dramatically intensified the sovereign debt problem of the so-called “less virtuous” countries, made clear by the attack ...
January 03, 2012 8:12 AM
An old tension between Britain and Argentina has returned over the disputed Falkland Islands. The issue arose over a discussion among the Mercosur ...