Posts Tagged ‘euro zone’

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    Doing Business in Greece

    Feb 18, 12 • 258 Views • No Comments

    Sometimes getting 100 is not the best grade. In the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Index, 183 nations are ranked in terms of the friendliness of their regulatory environment. Greece is #100. One feta cheese maker complained to The Economist last...  [read more]

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    Greek Austerity Facts

    Feb 10, 12 • 406 Views • No Comments

    With a March 20 deadline approaching, new European bailout negotiations continue to emphasize austerity. Curious about what austerity specifically meant, I looked at a Greek newspaper. In the sports section, they discussed the plight of Greece and the...  [read more]

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    Greek (Debt) Myths

    Jan 26, 12 • 315 Views • No Comments

    Maybe sell some islands and an ancient ruin or two? In Boomerang, Blind Side author Michael Lewis repeats what German politicians were suggesting in 2009 when they heard that the Greek debt was much larger than previous estimates. How much bigger? No one was...  [read more]

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    Heed the Herd

    Jan 25, 12 • 301 Views • No Comments

    By Mira Korber, guest blogger. Just the other day, I walked outside to find all six of my horses facing the exact same direction, muscles tensed, ears pricked, nostrils flared…Clearly their horsey intuition was picking up on some obscure, equine-eating...  [read more]

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    The Eurozone and You

    Jan 15, 12 • 250 Views • No Comments

    If you… like crumbly cheese, forget to pay your income taxes, nap daily, avoid grocery shopping and planning menus, then, a 10 question Marketplace.org quiz could conclude that you are Greece. On the other hand, you might be Germany if you… save...  [read more]