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- Weak growth, Greece pose risk to financial stability: ECB — 28 May 2015, 12:47 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday that financial stability has
increased recently in the euro area, but warned that weak growth in the
region and the Greek crisis could pose risks in the future.
- Varoufakis admits recording stormy Riga meeting — 24 May 2015, 15:52 CET
Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis admitted Sunday on his personal
blog that he recorded a reportedly stormy April 24 meeting in Latvia
with his European counterparts, a precaution he often takes.
- Greeks back government's red lines, but want to keep euro — 24 May 2015, 11:07 CET
Cash-strapped Greeks remain supportive of the leftist government's tough
negotiating style, according to a new poll published Sunday, but hope
for a deal with creditors that will keep the euro in their wallets.
- ECB chief calls for government reforms now, delays 'dangerous' — 23 May 2015, 23:15 CET
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on Saturday said it was
time for eurozone governments to launch reforms, warning that growing structural differences were dangerous for the monetary union.
- ECB's Draghi lobs ball back to governments on reforms — 22 May 2015, 16:27 CET
The economic skies above Europe are clearing after the long years of
crisis and it is imperative that governments take advantage of this to
get their economies in order, says European Central Bank president Mario Draghi.
- ECB sees no need to start tapering QE, minutes show — 21 May 2015, 15:46 CET
The European Central Bank revealed Thursday that its governing council believes its contested bond purchase programme is working and there is no talk of scaling it back just yet.
- ECB, under fire, changes rules over publishing speeches — 21 May 2015, 14:31 CET
The European Central Bank announced Thursday that it has changed the way it publishes potentially market-sensitive comments by top officials after it came under fire over the issue earlier this week.
- Eurozone growth falters despite improved employment — 21 May 2015, 11:22 CET
The eurozone economy showed unexpected signs of fragility in May, a key
survey said Thursday, in a blow to hopes of a swift recovery and despite
a welcome increase in employment levels.
- Central bankers, economists to take long view at ECB forum — 21 May 2015, 06:02 CET
Central bankers from across the world gather in Portugal on Thursday to
try to see past pressing issues such as Greece and market turbulence,
and take a longer view of the global economy.
- ECB to ramp up bond purchases in May, June — 19 May 2015, 18:50 CET
The European Central Bank plans to temporarily ramp up its programme of bond purchases in May and June to take into account the usual summer lull on the financial markets, executive board member Benoit Coeure said Tuesday.
- Eurozone growth picks up as France outperforms — 14 May 2015, 16:42 CET
Growth in the eurozone strengthened to 0.4 per cent in the first quarter,
EU data showed Wednesday, helped by a surprisingly strong performance in France which outpaced powerhouse Germany.
- — 05 May 2015, 13:06 CET
Economic growth in the European Union is benefitting from positive economic tailwinds. According to the European Commission's Spring 2015 Economic Forecast, these short-term factors are boosting an otherwise mild cyclical upswing in the EU. Europe’s economies are benefiting from many supporting factors at once. Oil prices remain relatively low, global growth is steady, the euro has continued to depreciate, and economic policies in the EU are supportive.
- EU upgrades outlook but Greece woes deepen — 06 May 2015, 13:00 CET
The EU upgraded its growth outlook for the eurozone Tuesday on the back of cheaper oil and a weak currency, but a sudden worsening of Greece's economic woes cast a pall over the brightening situation.
- Eurozone inflation outlook is brightening: ECB — 30 April 2015, 11:40 CET
The European Central Bank said Thursday that its raft of different
policy measures appears to have banished the spectre of deflation in the
19-country eurozone, where long-term inflation expectations are moving
- Eurozone exits deflation but dangers still loom — 05 May 2015, 11:31 CET
The eurozone exited four months of deflation in April, official data
showed on Thursday, reversing a dangerous bout of declining prices, but problems remain and the recovery is weak.
- 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
- 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.
- — 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.