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ECB raises Greek banks' emergency funding by EUR 700m 02 April 2015, 00:17 CET
The European Central Bank on Wednesday further increased the maximum Emergency Liquidity Assistance that Greek banks can obtain by 700 million euros, a banking source said.

Germany's overall debt ratio fell in 2014: Bundesbank 01 April 2015, 10:32 CET
Germany's total debt increased slightly in 2014, but because the economy grew, its proportion of overall output fell, the country's central bank or Bundesbank said Wednesday.

EU banking watchdog mulls cap on sovereign debt exposure 01 April 2015, 16:08 CET
Europe's new banking supervisory chief, Daniele Nouy, suggested Wednesday that banks should limit their exposure to sovereign debt which she said can no longer be regarded as risk-free.

EU banking supervisor calls for quick solution on Greece 31 March 2015, 20:41 CET
The head of Europe's banking supervisory authority, Daniele Nouy, called Tuesday for a rapid solution to Greece's debt problems in order to reduce the uncertainty for the banking sector.

Eurozone deflation eases, unemployment drops 01 April 2015, 16:08 CET
Deflation in the eurozone eased in March, official data showed Tuesday, reducing concerns that the European economy faces a dangerous spiral after four straight months of falling consumer prices.

Bundesbank opposes more emergency funding for Greece: report 27 March 2015, 13:59 CET
Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann says he is opposed to giving Greece more emergency loans, charging the new government in Athens with frittering away a lot of trust.

ECB tells Greek banks not to buy any more Greek government debt 25 March 2015, 13:02 CET
The European Central Bank has written to Greek banks urging them not to increase their exposure to Greek sovereign debt to avoid endangering the solidity of their finances, a source told AFP on Wednesday.

Eurozone business activity highest for four years 25 March 2015, 11:38 CET
Eurozone business activity hit a near four-year high in March as the 19-country currency area's modest economic activity continued despite concerns over the Greek debt crisis, a key survey said Tuesday.

Draghi says ECB bond purchases on target in first month 23 March 2015, 21:45 CET
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said Monday that the bank was "on track" to reach its declared goal for a controversial programme of bond purchases launched earlier this month.

ECB says it bought EUR 26.3 bn of bonds in 10 days 23 March 2015, 17:13 CET
The European Central Bank said Monday it has bought 26.3 billion euros ($28.7 billion) worth of bonds under its controversial quantitative easing programme within the first 10 days.

German businessmen challenge ECB's bond purchase programme 23 March 2015, 21:45 CET
Three German businessmen are seeking to block the European Central Bank's controversial bond purchase programme, arguing it oversteps the bank's mandate, according to their legal expert on Monday.

Bundesbank sees 'strong' German growth in first half of 2015 23 March 2015, 14:01 CET
The German economy, Europe's biggest, will notch up "strong" growth in the first half of 2015, driven by robust exports and buoyant consumer spending, the German central bank or Bundesbank said Monday.

Bank borrowing in ECB loan programme beats expectations 19 March 2015, 13:06 CET
The European Central Bank pumped more than twice the expected liquidity into the financial system Thursday via private-sector loans, under the third round of a lending programme to boost the eurozone economy.

Scores injured in anti-austerity riots against ECB's new HQ 19 March 2015, 11:17 CET
Violent clashes between anti-capitalist protesters and German police left dozens injured and a trail of destruction in Germany's financial capital as the European Central Bank opened its new headquarters .

Draghi says criticism of ECB is 'unfair' 18 March 2015, 12:49 CET
European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said Wednesday it was "not fair" to label the ECB as the main perpetrator of unpopular austerity in Europe as protestors clashed with police outside.

Injuries, arrests as anti-ECB rally turns violent 18 March 2015, 11:27 CET
Demonstrators clashed with German police in Frankfurt Wednesday, with cars set ablaze and stones thrown ahead of a huge protest rally against the opening of the European Central Bank's new headquarters.

ECB opens new HQ under heavy police presence 18 March 2015, 11:05 CET
The European Central Bank officially inaugurates its new 1.3-billion euro headquarters in Frankfurt on Wednesday, under tight security with more than 10,000 anti-austerity demonstrators planning a protest rally.

EU banking supervisor calls for more harmonisation 17 March 2015, 16:56 CET
The head of Europe's new single banking authority said Tuesday that while much progress has been made in harmonising eurozone banking rules, there was still room for improvement.

Frankfurt braces for anti-austerity demos as ECB opens new HQ 17 March 2015, 11:52 CET
When the European Central Bank officially inaugurates its new headquarters in Frankfurt on Wednesday, as many as 10,000 people from around Europe are expected to show up to join an anti-austerity demonstration.

Draghi calls for greater ties between eurozone institutions 17 March 2015, 02:22 CET
The president of the European Central Bank has called for a "quantum leap" in links between eurozone institutions, warning the region must not rest on its laurels even as he welcomed signs of a recovery.

Irish economy surges at fastest rate in Europe 12 March 2015, 17:04 CET
Ireland's economy grew at the fastest rate in the European Union last year, data showed Thursday as the eurozone nation added it would repay more IMF bailout loans early.

Eurozone factory output falls in January 12 March 2015, 12:40 CET
Industrial output in the eurozone fell slightly in January, official data showed on Thursday, though longer term data offered reassuring signs of improvement in the struggling European economy.

Bond purchases will boost benefits from reforms: ECB 12 March 2015, 11:49 CET
The European Central Bank's massive bond purchase programme will not reduce incentive on eurozone governments to reform as it will magnify the benefits of measures undertaken, ECB president Mario Draghi said Wednesday.

ECB's 'QE' on track with day one purchases at EUR 3.2 bn 11 March 2015, 10:54 CET
The European Central Bank's massive bond purchase programme, known as quantitative easing, or QE, got off to a good start with purchases at 3.2 billion euros on the first day, a top ECB official said Tuesday.

Greece emergency funding on ECB agenda this week: source 10 March 2015, 16:38 CET
The European Central Bank will again examine whether to extend emergency funding to Greek banks at a meeting this week, a source familiar with the ECB's thinking on the matter said on Tuesday.