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25 eurozone banks fail ECB health check: report 25 October 2014, 14:00 CET
Some 25 eurozone banks have failed a health check by the European Central Bank, reports claimed Saturday, citing leaked documents.

ECB to unveil results of eurozone bank health check 24 October 2014, 17:11 CET
The European Central Bank on Sunday releases the results of an unprecedented health check of eurozone banks before assuming the role of the region's banking supervisor next month.

Eurozone business activity picks up, worries remain 23 October 2014, 23:29 CET
Business activity in the 18-nation eurozone strengthened slightly in October, a key survey showed Thursday, but overall the economy remained weak with new orders low and pressure on prices.

Corporate bond-buying scheme 'an option' for ECB: analysts 22 October 2014, 16:42 CET
Corporate bond purchases would be one option for the European Central Bank to pump cash into the eurozone's flagging economy, analysts said on Wednesday, even as the bank said it had no such plans at present.

ECB hasn't seriously discussed stimulus 'Plan B': council member 22 October 2014, 12:17 CET
The European Central Bank has not "seriously" discussed a purchase of corporate bonds as another way of pumping cash into the stalling eurozone economy, a member of the bank's decision-making body said on Wednesday.

Juncker pledges investment package by year-end 22 October 2014, 11:20 CET
The EU's incoming chief Jean-Claude Juncker vowed on Wednesday to unveil a huge growth investment package before Christmas but also promised to enforce budget rules as Euro-MPs prepared to vote on his new team.

EU hits big banks for bailout war chest 21 October 2014, 17:23 CET
Small European banks, including Germany's powerful regional lenders, will contribute considerably less to a new eurozone rescue fund than the big banking groups that dominate the industry, European Commission plans showed on Tuesday.

ECB to begin asset purchases 'within days': board member 17 October 2014, 18:12 CET
The ECB expects to begin buying private-sector debt instruments within days as part of its drive to beef up the bank's assets and channel money into the economy, a senior bank official said Friday.

Debt crisis demons rattle eurozone markets 17 October 2014, 18:05 CET
Wild gyrations on the markets this week and the stalling European economy are stark reminders that the spectre of the eurozone debt crisis still looms over the global recovery.

European car sales accelerate 6.4% in September 17 October 2014, 15:15 CET
New car sales in Europe accelerated by 6.4 per cent in September, the thirteenth month running of increases as a recovery in the market spreads across the continent, data released on Friday showed.

Eurozone exports fall for third month: Eurostat 16 October 2014, 20:08 CET
Eurozone exports fell for the third month running in August, official data showed on Thursday, in a further sign of the lacklustre state of European economy.

Italy lifts out of recession thanks to hookers, drugs 15 October 2014, 15:51 CET
Italy learnt it was no longer in a recession on Wednesday thanks to a change in data calculations across the European Union which includes illegal economic activities such as prostitution and drugs in the GDP measure.

Eurozone industrial production falls sharply in August 14 October 2014, 11:54 CET
Industrial output in the eurozone fell by 1.8 per cent in August, official data showed on Tuesday, a steep drop and another sign that recession in the 18-nation currency bloc could return.

Bad news for eurozone puts Germany, ECB in hot seat 13 October 2014, 17:34 CET
A raft of grim eurozone data this week alarmed financial markets and placed both Germany's doctrine of budgetary rigour and European Central Bank's monetary policy in the hot seat.

Uneven recovery in E Europe over euro risks: IMF 07 October 2014, 16:28 CET
Economic recovery is expected to remain uneven in eastern Europe this year and next, with risks mainly coming from the eurozone, the International Monetary Fund said on Tuesday.

Eurozone manufacturing in doldrums: Markit index 01 October 2014, 11:58 CET
The eurozone's manufacturing sector reported lacklustre activity in September, set back by a fall in production by powerhouse Germany, a survey showed on Wednesday, adding to clouds over the single currency zone.

Crisis-hit France eyes gradual deficit reduction 01 October 2014, 17:02 CET
France's finance minister on Wednesday forecast that the country's budget deficit would scrape below the European Union ceiling by 2017, as he unveiled his annual budget.

Eurozone inflation hits 5-yr low in challenge to ECB 30 September 2014, 22:12 CET
Eurozone inflation dropped to the lowest level since the worst of the global financial crisis, EU figures show, heaping pressure on the European Central Bank to go even further to avert the threat of deflation.

Weak eurozone inflation data raises pressure on ECB 29 September 2014, 18:55 CET
Inflation remains stubbornly low in several eurozone states, national data showed on Monday, keeping pressure on the ECB to unveil new steps to stoke the region's moribund economy this week.

Euro entry to boost Lithuania's security: Katainen 25 September 2014, 18:49 CET
Lithuania, increasingly jittery over Russia's foreign policy, can look forward to a security boost when it joins the eurozone next year, Economic Affairs Commissioner Katainen said Thursday.

ECB launches new 10-euro banknotes 23 September 2014, 20:06 CET
The European Central Bank announced that the new 10-euro banknote will start circulating from Tuesday. The ECB is gradually phasing in new banknotes to replace those in circulation since the euro became a physical currency in January 2002.

Eurozone business activity slows further in September: PMI survey 23 September 2014, 11:14 CET
Business activity in the 18-nation eurozone slowed further in September, a key survey showed Tuesday, adding to concerns that a timid economic recovery could be close to stalling.

Draghi says new ECB loans programme on track 22 September 2014, 18:02 CET
European Central Bank chief Mario Draghi Monday dismissed market disappointment about demand from banks for a new lending programme launched last week, saying it had been within the expected range.

Cash-strapped Europe looks to investment 'sleeping beauty' 22 September 2014, 17:07 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.