In the abandoned building that once housed the Athens Stock Exchange, artist Teo is shuffling between the Fool, the Magician and the Devil in a Tarot card reading to divine the fate of the crippled Greek nation.
European government bonds rose as Federal Reserve chairman nominee Janet Yellen signaled she will carry on the central bank’s stimulus until the U.S. economy improves, boosting demand for fixed-income assets.
Six years after its banks collapsed under a ton of toxic mortgages, and three years after receiving a $93 billion international bailout, Ireland is about to make history: On Dec. 15, it will be the first euro-area country to emerge from its rescue program.
Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny is bracing for the biggest revolt within his Fine Gael party since forming a coalition government in March 2011 as lawmakers vote today on proposed abortion legislation.
Labros Chatzis, a plastic surgeon from Athens, settled in Dublin 11 years ago because he found the Irish similar to the Greeks. Now it’s their differences that are keeping him there as his homeland sinks deeper into crisis.