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ECB to begin asset purchases 'within days': board member 17 October 2014, 18:12 CET
The ECB expects to begin buying private-sector debt instruments within days as part of its drive to beef up the bank's assets and channel money into the economy, a senior bank official said Friday.

Debt crisis demons rattle eurozone markets 17 October 2014, 18:05 CET
Wild gyrations on the markets this week and the stalling European economy are stark reminders that the spectre of the eurozone debt crisis still looms over the global recovery.

European car sales accelerate 6.4% in September 17 October 2014, 15:15 CET
New car sales in Europe accelerated by 6.4 per cent in September, the thirteenth month running of increases as a recovery in the market spreads across the continent, data released on Friday showed.

Eurozone exports fall for third month: Eurostat 16 October 2014, 20:08 CET
Eurozone exports fell for the third month running in August, official data showed on Thursday, in a further sign of the lacklustre state of European economy.

Italy lifts out of recession thanks to hookers, drugs 15 October 2014, 15:51 CET
Italy learnt it was no longer in a recession on Wednesday thanks to a change in data calculations across the European Union which includes illegal economic activities such as prostitution and drugs in the GDP measure.

Eurozone industrial production falls sharply in August 14 October 2014, 11:54 CET
Industrial output in the eurozone fell by 1.8 per cent in August, official data showed on Tuesday, a steep drop and another sign that recession in the 18-nation currency bloc could return.

Bad news for eurozone puts Germany, ECB in hot seat 13 October 2014, 17:34 CET
A raft of grim eurozone data this week alarmed financial markets and placed both Germany's doctrine of budgetary rigour and European Central Bank's monetary policy in the hot seat.

Uneven recovery in E Europe over euro risks: IMF 07 October 2014, 16:28 CET
Economic recovery is expected to remain uneven in eastern Europe this year and next, with risks mainly coming from the eurozone, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Eurozone manufacturing in doldrums: Markit index 01 October 2014, 11:58 CET
The eurozone's manufacturing sector reported lacklustre activity in September, set back by a fall in production by powerhouse Germany, a survey showed on Wednesday, adding to clouds over the single currency zone.

Crisis-hit France eyes gradual deficit reduction 01 October 2014, 17:02 CET
France's finance minister on Wednesday forecast that the country's budget deficit would scrape below the European Union ceiling by 2017, as he unveiled his annual budget.

Eurozone inflation hits 5-yr low in challenge to ECB 30 September 2014, 22:12 CET
Eurozone inflation dropped to the lowest level since the worst of the global financial crisis, EU figures show, heaping pressure on the European Central Bank to go even further to avert the threat of deflation.

Weak eurozone inflation data raises pressure on ECB 29 September 2014, 18:55 CET
Inflation remains stubbornly low in several eurozone states, national data showed on Monday, keeping pressure on the ECB to unveil new steps to stoke the region's moribund economy this week.

Euro entry to boost Lithuania's security: Katainen 25 September 2014, 18:49 CET
Lithuania, increasingly jittery over Russia's foreign policy, can look forward to a security boost when it joins the eurozone next year, Economic Affairs Commissioner Katainen said Thursday.

ECB launches new 10-euro banknotes 23 September 2014, 20:06 CET
The European Central Bank announced that the new 10-euro banknote will start circulating from Tuesday. The ECB is gradually phasing in new banknotes to replace those in circulation since the euro became a physical currency in January 2002.

Eurozone business activity slows further in September: PMI survey 23 September 2014, 11:14 CET
Business activity in the 18-nation eurozone slowed further in September, a key survey showed Tuesday, adding to concerns that a timid economic recovery could be close to stalling.

Draghi says new ECB loans programme on track 22 September 2014, 18:02 CET
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi Monday dismissed market disappointment about demand from banks for a new lending programme launched last week, saying it had been within the expected range.

Cash-strapped Europe looks to investment 'sleeping beauty' 22 September 2014, 17:07 CET
With the eurozone's moribund economy once more sparking global fears, the region's cash-strapped leaders are now hoping the EU's investment bank can pull the bloc out of the doldrums.

Bank borrowing in new ECB loans programme disappoints 18 September 2014, 22:09 CET
The European Central Bank pumped more liquidity into the financial system Thursday in a bid to boost the economy via private-sector loans but analysts said uptake by banks was disappointing.

Eurozone August inflation revised to still-low 0.4%: Eurostat 17 September 2014, 11:31 CET
Eurozone inflation stood at 0.4 per cent in August, official data showed on Wednesday, slightly higher than an original estimate which had pushed the European Central Bank to open up the cash floodgates.

EU car sales up again in July and August 17 September 2014, 16:58 CET
New car registrations in the European Union showed further recovery in July and August, industry data showed on Wednesday, with strong figures even in countries struggling to maintain growth.

Airbus to restructure defence division, sell off units 16 September 2014, 11:39 CET
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus said Tuesday that it would sell off several subsidiaries at its defence division to focus on its core businesses of space activities, military planes and missiles.

Eurozone exports fall for second month 15 September 2014, 23:29 CET
Eurozone exports fell for the second month running in July, official data showed on Monday, signalling that foreign trade is not showing the way to recovery in the stagnating single-currency bloc.

Eurozone ministers seek 'balancing act' to boost growth 12 September 2014, 22:38 CET
European ministers struggled to strike a balance on Friday between turning around a moribund eurozone economy with more spending and cutting bloated national budgets burdened with debt.

Eurozone industrial production recovers in July 12 September 2014, 12:44 CET
Industrial output in the eurozone rose one percent in July, official data showed on Friday, offering a rare glimmer of positive news to a single-currency economy struggling with stagnating growth and low inflation.

Bundesbank sees smooth switch to new 10-euro banknotes 11 September 2014, 16:05 CET
The German central bank said on Thursday the upcoming launch of new 10-euro banknotes will not be be hit by the same hiccups as those experienced with five-euro notes in 2013.