Statistics of the EU
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- Eurozone business activity hits seven-month high — 20 February 2015, 12:30 CET
Eurozone business activity hit a seven-month high in February, extending gains despite concerns over the Greek debt crisis as the economy recovers from a soft patch, the key Markit survey showed Friday.
- ECB minutes reveal differences over QE tool — 19 February 2015, 17:04 CET
The European Central Bank revealed Thursday that there were divisions on its policy-setting governing council over the use of its new anti-deflation tool, but a "large majority" had voted for it as previous measures were insufficient.
- ECB says profits down in 2014 — 19 February 2015, 16:26 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday that its net profit declined in
2014, due to lower interest income and higher operating expenses related to its new role as banking supervisor.
- Eurozone economy grows as cheap oil takes hold — 13 February 2015, 13:13 CET
Economic activity in the eurozone picked up slightly in fourth quarter,
official EU data showed Friday, in a sign that the benefits of cheap oil
and stimulus by the European Central Bank are taking effect.
- Debt relief for Greece 'won't change much': Bundesbank — 12 February 2015, 17:23 CET
Additional debt relief will not help pull Greece out its current crisis,
the head of the German central bank or Bundesbank, Jens Weidmann, said on Thursday.
- ECB lifts amount of emergency lending available to Greek banks — 12 February 2015, 22:06 CET
The European Central Bank has increased the volume of emergency
liquidity available to Greek banks to 65 billion euros ($74 billion),
bank sources said on Thursday.
- ECB green lights emergency funds for Greek banks: source — 05 February 2015, 17:05 CET
The European Central Bank has given the green light to make up to 60
billion euros ($68.5 billion) in emergency liquidity available to Greek
banks, a source close to a national central bank told AFP on Thursday.
- ECB draws line in sand over Greece — 05 February 2015, 13:03 CET
By taking a tough line on Greece, the European Central Bank is sending a signal that while it has repeatedly charged to the eurozone's rescue in
the past, it is no longer willing to do governments' work for them, analysts said Thursday.
- EU raises eurozone outlook, confirms deflation — 06 February 2015, 13:17 CET
The EU raised its growth forecast for the eurozone on the back of cheap oil and a weak euro, but warned that with deflation taking hold the bloc's struggling economies must keep up their reforms.
- Greece pins hopes on ECB for financial lifeline — 02 February 2015, 17:03 CET
Greece is counting on the European Central Bank to continue to supply
its banks with cash while Athens battles with its European partners and
creditors over the terms of its bailout.
- Eurozone deflation accelerates to record low — 02 February 2015, 16:20 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
- 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
- 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.