Economy & Finance

Analysis: Uneasy role for IMF in euro zone crisis

Published 02/10/2012

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The euro zone debt crisis is pushing the International Monetary Fund into new, and at times, uncomfortable territory. The global lender is [more…]

Japan factory output hits 15-month low, raises risk of recession

Japan factory output hits 15-month low, raises risk of recession

Published 28/09/2012

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output fell to a 15-month low in August, hit by sagging sales in its top export market China and confidence-sapping [more…]

EU seeks $12 billion trade sanctions on U.S. in Boeing row

Published 27/09/2012

GENEVA (Reuters) - The European Union on Thursday asked the World Trade Organization for the right to impose trade sanctions worth up to $12 billion [more…]

Exclusive: EU regulators to suspend ICE, bank CDS probe – source

Published 26/09/2012

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU regulators are set to suspend indefinitely an antitrust investigation into credit default swaps deals offered by clearing house ICE Clear Europe [more…]

French carmakers say European slump to take toll

Published 26/09/2012

PARIS (Reuters) - The heads of France's main automakers issued grim warnings on the prolonged European market slump and its consequences as industry executives gathered [more…]

Jobs cull as Europe’s banks step up costs battle

Published 26/09/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - European banks have admitted they have a cost problem, and must now show skeptical investors they are doing all they can to [more…]

French coalition rift widens over EU budget pact

French coalition rift widens over EU budget pact

Published 24/09/2012

PARIS (Reuters) - President Francois Hollande's government demanded on Monday its Green allies fall into line over European Union policy after the ecologist party said [more…]

Euro zone to boost bailout fund firepower to 2 trillion euros: report

Published 24/09/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - Euro zone states are preparing to allow the bloc's permanent bailout fund to leverage its capital in the same way as its [more…]

EU’s Barnier seeks compromise with Germany on banks

Published 20/09/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - European Commissioner Michel Barnier is seeking a compromise with Germany on banking union plans that would allow local regulators to carry on [more…]

Euro zone enters dangerous week buoyed by ECB

Euro zone enters dangerous week buoyed by ECB

Published 09/09/2012

PARIS (Reuters) - The euro zone enters a dangerous week, strewn with potential landmines, in a somewhat more optimistic mood after investors welcomed a European [more…]