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Thomas Cook CDS: When Does a Corporate Debt Reorganization Amount to a Bankruptcy Credit Event? (JD Supra)

December 12, 2019

Thomas Cook Group Plc’s (Thomas Cook) recent attempt at a restructuring and its ultimate downfall received numerous headlines. – by Kramer Levin LLP

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Christine Lagarde prepares sweeping review of ECB’s strategy (FT)

December 9, 2019 | File Under: , ,

” Process will put her stamp on the central bank and seek to resolve recent divisions.” – by Martin Arnold

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Congress, Nord Stream II, and Ukraine (The Brookings Institute)

November 25, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“It will prove difficult for Congress to make Europe cut its dependence on Russian gas.” – by Steven Pifer

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Unstoppable Nord Stream-2 (New Europe)

November 11, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“The Nord Stream-2 pipeline, which late last month obtained a permit to construct its planned pipeline system in the Danish Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) southeast of Bornholm, is now ready to complete the final stretch of the Gazprom-led project that will transport Russian gas from Russia to Germany, despite efforts from the United States and […]

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Spain’s Socialists win election, but deadlock continues (Politico)

November 11, 2019

“Another election — Spain’s fourth in as many years — and another inconclusive outcome.”  – by Diego Torres

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Nordea Culls Securities From Markets Unit Amid Negative Rates (Bloomberg)

November 4, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“As long-term negative interest rates reshape life in the Nordic region, its biggest bank is trying to reinvent one of its most important business areas.” – by Frances Schwartzkopff and Rafaela Lindeberg

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Earthquakes Are Jolting the Netherlands. Gas Drilling Is to Blame. (New York Times)

October 24, 2019 | File Under: , , ,

“This slow-motion disaster is forcing the Dutch government to curtail gas production with consequences that are likely to be profound for its economy.” – by Stanley Reed

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Brexit Limbo Strikes Again (Politico)

October 23, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“For the first time in more than three years since the U.K. voted to leave the European Union, a majority of British MPs accepted an exit plan.” – by Emilio Casalicchio and David Herszenhorn

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German banks start merger talks to create €260bn giant (FT)

October 9, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“Deal between Helaba and Deka could spark future consolidation.”- by Olaf Storbeck

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U.S. to Tax European Aircraft, Agriculture and Other Goods (NY Times)

October 3, 2019 | File Under: , , , ,

“The Trump administration said Wednesday that it would impose tariffs on European aircraft, French wine and cheese, Spanish olive oil and other goods starting Oct. 18, after the World Trade Organization granted the United States permission to tax as much as $7.5 billion of European exports annually.” – by Ana Swanson

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