Postcards from Europe's Financial Bust


SLOWDOWN: In Reykjavík, a customer withdraws cash from one of Iceland's troubled banks

Dublin, Ireland
Inside a black-and-white half-timbered building in central Dublin late last month, some 9,000 people — from plumbers to bankers — gathered with a common purpose: finding a new job. Almost all "were skilled, professional people," says Stephen McLarnon, who runs the firm that put on the event, and they were "looking to make a committed move." And a long-distance one. At the Down Under Expo, a forum for recruitment agencies and immigration officials, the prize for job hunters was a new start, not in Ireland, but in Australia or New Zealand.

Irish emigration is nothing...

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