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Cash-strapped Europe looks to investment 'sleeping beauty' 21 September 2014, 05:37 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.

ECB to help Montenegro central bank meet EU standards 09 September 2014, 14:32 CET
The European Central Bank said Tuesday it will help the Central Bank of Montenegro meet European central banking standards, as a part of the western Balkan state's ambitions to join the EU.

Eurozone economy stagnates as ECB leaps in to action 05 September 2014, 23:28 CET
The eurozone economy stagnated in the second quarter, official figures show, in line with the poor outlook which pushed the European Central Bank into radical action on Thursday.

ECB cuts 2014, 2015 economic growth forecasts 04 September 2014, 16:44 CET
The European Central Bank cut its forecasts for growth in the 18-country euro area this year and next, and also lowered its outlook for area-wide inflation, at a policy meeting on Thursday.

Draghi 'supports' France's call to boost European demand 01 September 2014, 21:17 CET
French President Francois Hollande and Mario Draghi the head of the European Central Bank (ECB) have agreed that European demand must be lifted to head off a risk of deflation, French officials said.

Eurozone manufacturing slows further in August 01 September 2014, 16:34 CET
Manufacturing in the eurozone slumped in August to a 13-month low, a closely watched survey showed on Monday, in a further sign that recovery is faltering and that tensions with Russia are taking their toll.

Eurozone inflation falls to 0.3%, as deflation knocks 31 August 2014, 21:41 CET
Eurozone inflation fell to 0.3 per cent in August, raising the dangers of deflation and also pressure on the European Central Bank to open up the cash floodgates, data showed on Friday.

Germany announces steps against EU benefit cheats 29 August 2014, 16:25 CET
Germany on Wednesday announced new measures to stop EU citizens from abusing its social welfare system, reacting to what some politicians have labelled "poverty migration".

ECB comments 'over-interpreted': Schaeuble 27 August 2014, 19:20 CET
Markets have misinterpreted recent remarks by ECB chief Mario Draghi as hinting at new measures to stave off deflation, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Wednesday.

Germany signals will continue EU austerity drive 25 August 2014, 21:01 CET
Germany strongly signalled Monday it will continue to push for fiscal austerity in Europe alongside Spain, even as France was thrown into political turmoil over its economic policy.

Newcomer Lithuania to get first euros from Germany 22 August 2014, 21:39 CET
Lithuania will receive its first euro banknotes from Germany when the Baltic state becomes the 19th member of the eurozone on January 1, the central bank said on Thursday.

Eurozone economy holds onto timid recovery 25 August 2014, 11:27 CET
A timid economic recovery in the eurozone is still holding, a closely-watched survey showed on Thursday, but at a pace that promises only negligible growth for the year.

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.