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Eurozone deflation accelerates to record low in January 30 January 2015, 16:18 CET
Eurozone consumer prices fell by a record 0.6 per cent in January, EU data showed Friday, confirming deflation could be taking hold and putting pressure on a historic bond-buying plan by the ECB to deliver.

Greek euro membership depends on complying with agreements: Dijsselbloem 26 January 2015, 13:02 CET
Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem warned Greece Monday that its euro membership depended on Athens sticking to prior agreements, after the radical left Syriza party won elections with a vow to renegotiate its debts.

Finland opposes Greece debt relief but open to 'discussing' terms 26 January 2015, 10:42 CET
Finland's Prime Minister Alexander Stubb said Monday he opposed debt relief for Greece but said Helsinki was prepared to discuss terms and a possible extension of the loan period.

Eurozone economy picks up in January: survey 25 January 2015, 12:35 CET
Eurozone business activity picked up to a five-month high in January, a key survey showed Friday, just the day after the European Central Bank announced a 1.0-trillion-euro economic stimulus package.

Reforms 'essential' after ECB stimulus: IMF's Lagarde 22 January 2015, 17:02 CET
International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday hailed the European Central Bank's decision to launch a massive stimulus program, but urged eurozone authorities to undertake needed economic reforms.

ECB pulls QE trigger on deflation 22 January 2015, 16:00 CET
The European Central Bank on Thursday unveiled plans for a massive programme of bond purchases to avert the threat of deflation in the euro area.

Spain jobless rate falls in 2014 for second straight year 22 January 2015, 12:41 CET
Spain's unemployment rate fell for the second straight year in 2014 to 23.7 per cent as an economic recovery gained pace, but remains at one of the highest levels in the European Union, official data showed Thursday.

ECB could purchase 50 bn euros of bonds per month: report 21 January 2015, 17:00 CET
The European Central Bank's executive board has drawn up proposals to buy 50 billion euros of sovereign bonds per month until the end of 2016, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

Deflation fears 'exaggerated': ECB's ex-chief economist 21 January 2015, 14:20 CET
Deflation fears in the eurozone are "totally exaggerated" and being used as a pretext to push through new controversial measures, the ECB's former chief economist said in a newspaper interview Wednesday.

ECB compromises with Germany over QE programme: FT 19 January 2015, 10:48 CET
The European Central Bank (ECB) will next week announce plans to directly buy government bonds, creating new money to fight off possible deflation despite German objections, according to Saturday's FT.

ECB devises 'German-friendly' QE programme: report 16 January 2015, 19:54 CET
The European Central Bank has devised a bond-buying programme that will be acceptable to Germany, which has voiced deep reservations about the measure, the weekly news magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday.

Merkel says she wants Greece to stay in eurozone 15 January 2015, 21:08 CET
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday she wants Greece to stay in the eurozone, 10 days before a snap Greek election likely to be won by an anti-austerity party.

Eurozone exports rise in November: Eurostat 15 January 2015, 21:10 CET
The eurozone trade surplus narrowed slightly in November, official data showed Thursday, though a slight rise in exports offered a glimmer of hope for more solid growth in the struggling single currency bloc.

Eurozone industrial production up 0.2% in November 14 January 2015, 16:10 CET
Industrial output in the eurozone rose 0.2 per cent in November, official data showed on Wednesday, a modest sign of more solid economic growth despite looming deflation.

ECB primes markets for imminent QE 14 January 2015, 13:38 CET
The European Central Bank on Wednesday prepared financial markets for an imminent programme of sovereign bond purchases, with president Mario Draghi saying the bank had few other options at its disposal to counter the risk of deflation.

Top EU lawyer clears ECB bond-buying 14 January 2015, 16:05 CET
A senior advisor to the EU's top court found Wednesday that a hugely controversial bond-buying programme by the European Central Bank is legal, clearing the way for the ECB to begin buying government debt.

ECB Draghi denies ambitions to become Italian president 14 January 2015, 10:52 CET
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi rejected speculation Wednesday that he had his eye on the Italian presidency.

ECB has few options left aside from QE, says Draghi 14 January 2015, 11:00 CET
The European Central Bank does not have many options left apart from sovereign bond purchases to ward off deflation in the euro area, its president Mario Draghi said on Wednesday.

ECB ready to decide on QE by January meeting 13 January 2015, 20:53 CET
The European Central Bank is not divided over the issue of sovereign bond purchases and will be in a position to reach a decision this month, ECB board member Benoit Coeure has told Die Welt in an interview.

ECB examines different bond purchases models: report 10 January 2015, 13:19 CET
European Central Bank staff have presented its governing council with various models for a new asset purchase programme to ward off deflation in the euro area, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

Eurozone retail sales offer economic bright spot 08 January 2015, 14:40 CET
Retail sales in the eurozone rose slightly in November, EU data showed on Thursday, offering a rare glimmer of good news in a currency bloc that has freshly slipped into deflation.

Eurozone in deflation territory as prices plunge 08 January 2015, 11:41 CET
The eurozone slipped into deflationary territory for the first time since 2009 after prices dropped in December, official figures showed Wednesday, challenging the ECB to take action to avert a new economic crisis in Europe.

Germany voices confidence Greece will stand by EU commitments 04 January 2015, 13:22 CET
Germany is confident that Greece will stand by its commitments to the EU bailout programme, a government spokesman said on Sunday.

ECB says awaits views from Greek authorities on bailout 29 December 2014, 23:33 CET
The European Central Bank said Monday it would seek views from Greek authorities on how to proceed with a review of the country's bailout after lawmakers failed to elect a new president, triggering a snap election.

Daimler makes EUR 600m provision for EU antitrust probe 18 December 2014, 17:54 CET
German auto giant Daimler, which makes Mercedes-Benz vehicles, said Thursday that it was setting aside an additional 600 million euros to cover a potential European Union antitrust fine.