• lagarde
    April 9, 2015  

    Europe is climbing out of a recession, but not all countries are recovering at the same pace. France and Greece lag behind countries like Germany and the United Kingdom. According to the International Monetary Fund, the global economy may be stuck in a long period of low growth and high unemployment. Judy Woodruff reports on what’s on the agenda for upcoming meetings at the IMF. Continue reading

    April 9, 2015  

    Future economic growth has been seriously affected by the scars of the financial crisis, says IMF head Christine Lagarde. But, she says, “the new mediocre” can be avoided with the right steps.Judy Woodruff interviews Lagarde about reforming the Greek economy, how aging countries can tap labor potential and China’s efforts to a create a bank to fund infrastructure in developing countries. Continue reading

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives for a ministerial meeting at the parliament in Athens on Feb. 24. Eurozone finance ministers approved a list of reforms proposed by Greece in return for a bailout extension. Photo by Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty Images
    February 24, 2015   BY Larisa Epatko 

    Eurozone finance ministers on Tuesday accepted reform proposals offered by Greece to extend its bailout program by four more months. Continue reading

  • Greece's Finance Minister Varoufakis gives a news conference after an extraordinary euro zone finance ministers meeting in Brussels
    February 20, 2015  

    Greece received a four-month bailout aid extension deal, easing some worries about the global economy after tense negotiations over austerity measures and giving the Greek economy some temporary breathing room. Judy Woodruff speaks with David Wessel of the Brookings Institution about the terms of the agreement and which side has more leverage. Continue reading

  • greekmoney
    February 17, 2015  

    The European Union has demanded that Greece agree to an extension bailout program by Friday or risk losing assistance altogether. The Greek finance minister called the plan absurd, but did not rule out a deal. Without an agreement, the current bailout will expire at the end of the month. Gwen Ifill reports. Continue reading

  • greekcrisis
    February 17, 2015  

    As bailout talks continue between Greece and other EU members without clear progress, the new Greek government’s election promises seem at odds with economic reality. Gwen Ifill talks to Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and journalist John Psaropoulos about the potential for a rude awakening for Greece and its new leaders. Continue reading

  • 20150205_newswrap
    February 5, 2015  

    In our news wrap Thursday, the new leftist government in Greece said it would not be “blackmailed” into giving up its stance on reversing austerity measures after the European Central Bank imposed new restrictions on lending to Greek banks. Also, a U.N. agency reported that Islamic State militants are systematically torturing and killing children of minority groups in Iraq. Continue reading

  • newswrapimage
    January 30, 2015  

    In our news wrap Friday, the government reported that GDP growth slowed significantly in the last part of 2014, but wages and benefits rose at the best pace in six years. Also, former Gov. Mitt Romney announced he will not run for president again in 2016. Continue reading

  • Critical Election greece monitor
    January 23, 2015  

    The results of upcoming elections in Greece could be critical to all of Europe, potentially setting up a showdown between a leftist Greek government and the German-led E.U. Hari Sreenivasan speaks with former U.S. Ambassador Nicholas Burns about the state of the Greek economy and the potential ramifications for both sides of the Atlantic. Continue reading

  • The Word Euro On A Euro Coin.
    January 5, 2015  

    One reason for the euro’s drop in value is the anticipation that the European Central Bank is going to enact some stimulus effort, along the lines of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing. Jeffrey Brown learns more from Jacob Kirkegaard of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard University. Continue reading

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