Can the Eurozone be saved?
Even Europe’s stronger economies are now suffering from stagnation in the region.
France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel proposed that euro-zone leaders gather more often to better co-ordinate the troubled euro area. Electing European Council president Herman Van Rompuy as euro-zone chief.
The proposals were immediately criticised by global investors.
US stocks initially rose as investors saw signs of broader co-operation in the euro zone, but fell after Mr Sarkozy said increasing the euro-zone bailout fund wasn’t on the agenda.
Demand for US Treasuries surged and the price of gold also rose, as did the cost of insuring euro-zone sovereign debt against default.
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