Germany and France to Launch Working Group

The finance ministries of Germany and France will launch a working group with a view to making joint proposals on euro zone issues like fiscal and banking union, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Monday.

“We will start in the next days and weeks a working group between our ministries to prepare forthcoming decisions in bilateral cooperation,” Schaeuble told reporters after meeting his French counterpart Pierre Moscovici.

Schaeuble said the group would look at preparing joint proposals for the Eurogroup meetings of finance ministers, strengthening the fiscal and currency union and boosting the currency bloc’s growth

It would also coordinate on decisions taken by Chancellor Angela Merkel and French Prime Minister Francois Hollande.

via Reuters

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Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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