Stress tests no guarantee of banks’ survival (Mar 2014)

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Source: CNA – Stress tests no guarantee of banks’ survival

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Just because a European bank passes the upcoming stress tests by European regulators does not mean it has the necessary mettle to continue to survive, the German banking federation said on Monday.

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Fed up with euro, France flirts with coupon money (Jan 2014)

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Source: RT – Fed up with euro, France flirts with coupon money

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Whether buying bread, filling a pharmacy prescription, getting a haircut or going to the doctor, some residents of Montreuil, France, are rejecting the euro in favor of ‘La Peche’, a local community currency.

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US urges Germany to spur consumption amid booming trade surplus (Jan 2014)

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Source: CNA – US urges Germany to spur consumption amid booming trade surplus

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US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew called Wednesday on export powerhouse Germany to spur consumption and investment at home to help revive European growth as Berlin reported a rise in its trade surplus.

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