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All eyes turn to ECB as eurozone recovery stalls 14 August 2014, 16:27 CET
With data on Thursday showing that the eurozone's tentative economic recovery is already stalling, eyes are once again back on the European Central Bank to come to the region's rescue.

Eurozone economy stalls on setback in Germany 16 August 2014, 19:34 CET
Growth in the 18-country eurozone ground to a halt in the second quarter, official data showed Thursday, dragged down by France and Germany and casting a cloud over the crisis-hit region.

Gloom for eurozone as industrial production falls unexpectedly 13 August 2014, 17:33 CET
Industrial production in the eurozone fell by 0.3 per cent in June, official data showed Wednesday, in another blow to an already tepid recovery that might have already reached its peak.

France's trade deficit widens amid fears of stalling growth 07 August 2014, 22:48 CET
France's trade deficit widened in June, bringing the first-half total to nearly 30 billion euros and adding to concerns about stalling growth in the eurozone's second-largest economy.

ECB says to ensure Russian banks don't bypass sanctions 07 August 2014, 22:30 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday it will continue to provide liquidity to the eurozone subsidiaries of Russian banks, but will ensure they do not circumvent EU economic sanctions.

Eurozone growth momentum has slowed in recent months: ECB 07 August 2014, 22:49 CET
The eurozone recovery could be faltering already, with downside risks arising from the latest geopolitical developments, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said on Thursday.

Hungary forint plunges to 30-month-low against euro 05 August 2014, 23:04 CET
Hungary's national currency sank to a 30-month-low on Tuesday, a drop analysts said was due to traders selling up after central bank moves to tighten the secondary bond market.

Bailed out Cyprus vows to tackle bad debt 31 July 2014, 11:59 CET
Bailed out Cyprus has pledged to tackle its mountain of bad debt after the cabinet approved proposals to reform legislation on foreclosures as instructed by international lenders.

Eurozone unemployment, inflation data paint mixed picture 03 August 2014, 23:40 CET
Eurozone unemployment and inflation data painted a mixed economic picture Thursday, with the jobless rate edging down while softer prices raised question marks over consumer demand, clouding the outlook.

Eurozone economic confidence flat in July 31 July 2014, 11:54 CET
Business and consumer confidence in the economic outlook for the eurozone was little changed in July, suggesting a modest recovery may be near peaking out, official figures showed on Wednesday.

Eurozone banks ease loan conditions for businesses 31 July 2014, 11:43 CET
Banks in the eurozone eased credit standards for loans to businesses in the second quarter for the first time since 2007, the European Central Bank said Wednesday.

Oil diverges ahead of US crude inventory report 29 July 2014, 23:20 CET
Oil prices in New York fell Tuesday on a weak US crude demand outlook, while European oil prices rose on concerns about Libya and new European Union sanctions on Russia.

Clock ticks on Lithuania 2015 euro move as others eye security 28 July 2014, 16:28 CET
Lithuania won the EU's final green light this week to join the eurozone in 2015, completing a Baltic embrace of Europe's checkered single currency as security concerns over Russia nudge other reluctant eastern candidates towards adoption.

Lenders up pressure on Cyprus to call in bad loans 25 July 2014, 17:38 CET
International lenders put new pressure on Cyprus politicians Friday to agree delayed legislation on foreclosure procedures for bad loans in the latest review of compliance over a multi-billion debt bailout.

Eurozone economy rebounds, but France lags: survey 24 July 2014, 15:41 CET
The eurozone economy showed signs of a rebound in July after several months of sluggish activity, but France stood out as a laggard, a closely watched survey showed on Thursday.

ECB says blackmailed after contact data stolen 24 July 2014, 11:02 CET
The European Central Bank has received a blackmail letter after its public website was hacked and contact data stolen, the bank said on Thursday.

Eurozone debt rises sharply: Eurostat 22 July 2014, 14:36 CET
European public debt -- the accumulated total of government budget deficits and borrowing -- rose sharply earlier this year, reversing a downtrend when the economic crisis eased, official figures showed on Tuesday.

IMF raises Germany growth forecasts 22 July 2014, 11:38 CET
The International Monetary Fund raised its forecast for Germany's growth on Monday, shrugging off concerns of a slowdown in the eurozone's largest economy.

Schaeuble warns ECB on asset bubbles 21 July 2014, 18:02 CET
German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble warned the European Central Bank on Sunday that a loose monetary policy runs the risk of causing asset bubbles.

European car market recovers, Peugeot picks up speed 17 July 2014, 10:44 CET
The number of new cars registered in Europe grew for the 10th consecutive month in June, according to industry data published Thursday, adding to evidence the embattled sector is recovering.

Polish MEP's 'n-word' remark sparks anger 16 July 2014, 22:59 CET
A far-right Polish MEP outraged Euro-MPs gathered in the European Parliament on Wednesday by comparing the continent's unemployed youth to "niggers" in the US South.

IMF cuts eurozone 2014 growth forecast 15 July 2014, 10:26 CET
The IMF cut its 2014 growth forecast for the eurozone on Monday, warning that the recovery in the single currency bloc was "neither robust nor sufficiently strong."

Eurozone industrial production falls in May 14 July 2014, 13:39 CET
Industrial production in the eurozone fell by 1.1 per cent in May, official Eurostat data showed on Monday, erasing a rise a month earlier.

Number of EU banks down in 2013: ECB 11 July 2014, 16:56 CET
The number of domestic banks and credit institutions in Europe and the eurozone declined in 2013, confirming a down-trend seen for a number of years, new data showed on Friday.

Migration helps boost EU population to 507.4 million 10 July 2014, 16:23 CET
The population of the European Union stood at 507.4 million people on January 1, official EU data showed Thursday, with a significant boost from immigration.