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Eurozone business activity disappoints in April: Markit 23 April 2015, 11:16 CET
Eurozone business activity slowed in April after hitting an 11-month high in March, denting hopes that a massive European Central Bank stimulus programme would give the economy a quick boost, a key survey showed Thursday.

Eurozone recovery 'is there' says ECB board member 23 April 2015, 23:00 CET
Economic recovery has arrived in the 19 countries that share the euro, but it is up to governments to ensure it endures, European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure said on Thursday.

US piles pressure on Athens as Greek crisis roils markets 18 April 2015, 00:27 CET
The United States piled pressure on Greece Friday to agree to key reforms to obtain new EU financing, but equity markets sank in fear that Athens is headed for default.

US: Greek deal failure would spur economic uncertainty 17 April 2015, 23:27 CET
US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Friday that the European and global economies could face uncertainty if European Union negotiations on more financing for Greece fail.

EU not laying ground for Greek exit: Moscovici 16 April 2015, 23:37 CET
The European Union is not laying the groundwork for a Greek exit from the eurozone, Economic Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici insisted Thursday.

Cheap oil, weak euro powering German recovery: institutes 16 April 2015, 15:10 CET
The German economy, Europe's biggest, is enjoying a robust recovery, fuelled by cheap oil, the weak euro and a boom in consumer spending, the country's top economic institutes said Thursday, sharply upgrading their growth forecast for this year.

ECB Survey of Professional Forecasters 16 April 2015, 12:37 CET
The Survey of Professional Forecasters (SPF) from the European Central Bank is a quarterly survey of expectations for the rates of inflation, real GDP growth and unemployment in the euro area for several horizons, together with a quantitative assessment of the uncertainty surrounding them.

Eurozone growth, inflation outlook brighter: ECB survey 16 April 2015, 19:46 CET
The economic skies above Europe are brightening, with both growth and inflation seen moving higher, not least as a result of the European Central Bank's policy measures, an ECB survey showed on Thursday.

Protester rushes ECB's Draghi at news conference 15 April 2015, 23:44 CET
A news conference by European Central Bank president Mario Draghi was briefly interrupted Wednesday when a young woman charged at him calling for an "end to the ECB dictatorship".

ECB says QE programme already boosting recovery 03 April 2015, 10:01 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday it is increasingly confident that its controversial bond purchase programme is helping boost the eurozone's economic recovery, even as a top official expressed doubts about its effectiveness.

Top ECB official sceptical about bond purchases: report 02 April 2015, 10:57 CET
One of the members of the European Central Bank's executive board, Sabine Lautenschlaeger, expressed doubt Thursday that the ECB's controversial bond purchase programme will have the desired effect.

ECB raises Greek banks' emergency funding by EUR 700m 02 April 2015, 00:17 CET
The European Central Bank on Wednesday further increased the maximum Emergency Liquidity Assistance that Greek banks can obtain by 700 million euros, a banking source said.

Germany's overall debt ratio fell in 2014: Bundesbank 01 April 2015, 10:32 CET
Germany's total debt increased slightly in 2014, but because the economy grew, its proportion of overall output fell, the country's central bank or Bundesbank said Wednesday.

EU banking watchdog mulls cap on sovereign debt exposure 01 April 2015, 16:08 CET
Europe's new banking supervisory chief, Daniele Nouy, suggested Wednesday that banks should limit their exposure to sovereign debt which she said can no longer be regarded as risk-free.

EU banking supervisor calls for quick solution on Greece 31 March 2015, 20:41 CET
The head of Europe's banking supervisory authority, Daniele Nouy, called Tuesday for a rapid solution to Greece's debt problems in order to reduce the uncertainty for the banking sector.

Eurozone deflation eases, unemployment drops 01 April 2015, 16:08 CET
Deflation in the eurozone eased in March, official data showed Tuesday, reducing concerns that the European economy faces a dangerous spiral after four straight months of falling consumer prices.

Bundesbank opposes more emergency funding for Greece: report 27 March 2015, 13:59 CET
Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann says he is opposed to giving Greece more emergency loans, charging the new government in Athens with frittering away a lot of trust.

ECB tells Greek banks not to buy any more Greek government debt 25 March 2015, 13:02 CET
The European Central Bank has written to Greek banks urging them not to increase their exposure to Greek sovereign debt to avoid endangering the solidity of their finances, a source told AFP on Wednesday.

Eurozone business activity highest for four years 25 March 2015, 11:38 CET
Eurozone business activity hit a near four-year high in March as the 19-country currency area's modest economic activity continued despite concerns over the Greek debt crisis, a key survey said Tuesday.

Draghi says ECB bond purchases on target in first month 23 March 2015, 21:45 CET
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi said Monday that the bank was "on track" to reach its declared goal for a controversial programme of bond purchases launched earlier this month.

ECB says it bought EUR 26.3 bn of bonds in 10 days 23 March 2015, 17:13 CET
The European Central Bank said Monday it has bought 26.3 billion euros ($28.7 billion) worth of bonds under its controversial quantitative easing programme within the first 10 days.

German businessmen challenge ECB's bond purchase programme 23 March 2015, 21:45 CET
Three German businessmen are seeking to block the European Central Bank's controversial bond purchase programme, arguing it oversteps the bank's mandate, according to their legal expert on Monday.

Bundesbank sees 'strong' German growth in first half of 2015 23 March 2015, 14:01 CET
The German economy, Europe's biggest, will notch up "strong" growth in the first half of 2015, driven by robust exports and buoyant consumer spending, the German central bank or Bundesbank said Monday.

Bank borrowing in ECB loan programme beats expectations 19 March 2015, 13:06 CET
The European Central Bank pumped more than twice the expected liquidity into the financial system Thursday via private-sector loans, under the third round of a lending programme to boost the eurozone economy.

Scores injured in anti-austerity riots against ECB's new HQ 19 March 2015, 11:17 CET
Violent clashes between anti-capitalist protesters and German police left dozens injured and a trail of destruction in Germany's financial capital as the European Central Bank opened its new headquarters .