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Eurozone inflation returns to five-year low 28 November 2014, 15:38 CET
Inflation in the eurozone returned to a five-year low, official data showed on Friday, raising pressure on the European Central Bank to unveil even more steps to fight the threat of deflation.

Weak growth potential threat to financial stability: ECB 27 November 2014, 14:38 CET
Tensions within the eurozone's financial system have subsided in recent months, but weak growth could pose a potential risk to stability further down the line, the European Central Bank cautioned on Thursday.

Eurozone growth at 16-month slow point 20 November 2014, 23:11 CET
Growth in the eurozone has slowed to its slowest pace in 16 months as new orders dipped, survey company Markit said Thursday, raising pressure on policy-makers to crank up measures to support the economy.

In new recovery sign, EU car sales surge 18 November 2014, 15:53 CET
The EU car market saw a 6.5 per cent surge in new registrations in October, boosted by sales booms in Spain and Italy where the industry was hit hard by the financial crisis.

Eurozone exports rebound in September: Eurostat 17 November 2014, 12:23 CET
The eurozone trade surplus widened in September, official data showed Monday, with a rise in exports offering rare good news for an embattled European economy that is worrying the world.

Improvement in eurozone as Germany, France skirt recession 14 November 2014, 19:46 CET
The economic clouds over Europe appeared to lift slightly in the third quarter as its two biggest economies both narrowly escaped a new recession, official data showed on Friday.

German 'wise men' say investment not unduly weak 12 November 2014, 16:38 CET
Germany's so-called "Five Wise Men", a panel of independent economic advisors, said Wednesday that the German economy -- Europe's biggest -- is not suffering from an undue weakness in investment.

Eurozone retail sales suffer sharp drop in September 05 November 2014, 13:01 CET
Retail sales across the 18 countries of the eurozone sank 1.3 per cent in September, data showed Wednesday, in another sign that slumping demand is hurting the European economy.

Greek economy to bounce back from years of recession: EU 04 November 2014, 17:22 CET
The crisis-hit Greek economy will end six years of recession in 2014, the European Commission said on Tuesday with sky high unemployment finally falling slightly.

EU hails Britain's 'robust' growth as eurozone stalls 04 November 2014, 17:42 CET
The EU praised Britain on Tuesday as it predicted further "robust growth" and low unemployment for the nation, while cutting its economic forecasts for the already sluggish eurozone.

ECB takes up eurozone banking watchdog role 04 November 2014, 17:42 CET
The European Central Bank assumed its role Tuesday as Europe's banking watchdog under a new system aimed at shoring up the financial system to ward off another euro-threatening crisis.

Autumn forecast 2014: Slow recovery with very low inflation 04 November 2014, 13:28 CET
The European Commission's autumn forecast projects weak economic growth for the rest of this year in both the EU and the euro area. In the course of 2015, a gradual strengthening of economic activity is expected and growth is projected to rise further in 2016. All EU countries are set to register positive growth in 2015 and 2016. This is also when the lagged impact of already implemented reforms should be felt more strongly.

EU 2014, 2015, 2016 economic forecasts 04 November 2014, 13:30 CET
The European Commission issued its latest economic forecasts for the 18-nation eurozone and the wider 28-member European Union on Tuesday.

Eurozone growth outlook slashed in new blow to recovery 05 November 2014, 13:16 CET
The EU sharply cut its growth forecasts for the eurozone on Tuesday, warning that France and Italy remain huge problems for the sluggish European economy that is becoming a worry worldwide.

Eurozone inflation up, unemployment steady 01 November 2014, 11:11 CET
Eurozone inflation edged up to 0.4 per cent from multi-year lows while unemployment was little changed, official data showed Friday, providing only limited reassurance that a modest economic recovery remains on track.

ECB dons new hat as eurozone banking supervisor 01 November 2014, 11:07 CET
The European Central Bank takes over as Europe's banking watchdog on Tuesday in a historic shake-up of the financial system aimed at preventing a repeat of the crisis that nearly led to the collapse of the euro.

Four in five eurozone banks pass ECB health test 27 October 2014, 18:47 CET
A large majority of eurozone banks were given a clean bill of health Sunday by the European Central Bank, fuelling hopes that a major cause of economic uncertainty could soon be eliminated.

25 banks that failed the ECB financial health test 26 October 2014, 16:50 CET
Twenty-five banks from 11 eurozone countries failed the European Central Bank (ECB) financial health check.

One in five eurozone banks flunks ECB financial health test 26 October 2014, 16:49 CET
Nearly one in five eurozone banks is still on shaky financial foundations, the ECB said Sunday after a crunch audit aimed at preventing a repeat of the crisis that nearly led to the euro's collapse.

Fifth of eurozone banks fail ECB health check: report 25 October 2014, 17:44 CET
Some 25 eurozone banks have failed a health check by the European Central Bank, reports claimed Saturday, citing leaked documents.

ECB to unveil results of eurozone bank health check 24 October 2014, 17:11 CET
The European Central Bank on Sunday releases the results of an unprecedented health check of eurozone banks before assuming the role of the region's banking supervisor next month.

Eurozone business activity picks up, worries remain 23 October 2014, 23:29 CET
Business activity in the 18-nation eurozone strengthened slightly in October, a key survey showed Thursday, but overall the economy remained weak with new orders low and pressure on prices.

Corporate bond-buying scheme 'an option' for ECB: analysts 22 October 2014, 16:42 CET
Corporate bond purchases would be one option for the European Central Bank to pump cash into the eurozone's flagging economy, analysts said on Wednesday, even as the bank said it had no such plans at present.

ECB hasn't seriously discussed stimulus 'Plan B': council member 22 October 2014, 12:17 CET
The European Central Bank has not "seriously" discussed a purchase of corporate bonds as another way of pumping cash into the stalling eurozone economy, a member of the bank's decision-making body said on Wednesday.

Juncker pledges investment package by year-end 22 October 2014, 11:20 CET
The EU's incoming chief Jean-Claude Juncker vowed on Wednesday to unveil a huge growth investment package before Christmas but also promised to enforce budget rules as Euro-MPs prepared to vote on his new team.