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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 debts.

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 reforms.

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.