Euro Zone as a Whole

French finance minister breaks out of Eurogroup meeting for urgent…

French finance minister breaks out of Eurogroup meeting for urgent…

Published 03/12/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire broke out of a meeting on Monday in Brussels with his euro zone counterparts to return [more…]

Exclusive: EU delays euro zone budget, deposit insurance plans – draft

Exclusive: EU delays euro zone budget, deposit insurance plans – draft

Published 02/12/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU finance ministers will agree on Monday to give the euro zone bailout fund new responsibilities, but they will delay decisions on [more…]

EU ministers to finalize watered-down euro zone reform plans

EU ministers to finalize watered-down euro zone reform plans

Published 30/11/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union finance ministers will seek final agreement on Monday on deeper euro zone integration which, after a year of negotiations, is [more…]

Greece’s Varoufakis to run in European election – in Germany

Greece’s Varoufakis to run in European election – in Germany

Published 27/11/2018

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, who was outspoken in his criticism of the austerity policies championed by Berlin at the height [more…]

Germany, France must break taboos to advance on European reforms:…

Germany, France must break taboos to advance on European reforms:…

Published 18/11/2018

BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on Sunday for Germany and France to dig deeper as allies in their bid to spearhead a [more…]

EU says banks could have more time to build buffers after Brexit

EU says banks could have more time to build buffers after Brexit

Published 15/11/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone banks which issued large amounts of loss-absorbing debt under English law could have more time to meet requirements after Britain [more…]

Euro extends gains as Italian concerns take back seat

Euro extends gains as Italian concerns take back seat

Published 15/11/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro strengthened on Thursday as investors cautiously welcomed Britain’s draft Brexit deal with the European Union and concerns about the Italian [more…]

Ireland says UK cannot unilaterally scrap border backstop

Ireland says UK cannot unilaterally scrap border backstop

Published 05/11/2018

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Neither Ireland nor the European Union would ever sign up to a backstop agreement to keep the Irish border open after Brexit [more…]

Euro zone to discuss Italy budget, despite Rome’s objection – sources

Euro zone to discuss Italy budget, despite Rome’s objection – sources

Published 26/10/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers will discuss Italy’s 2019 draft budget at their next meeting, on Nov. 5, despite Italian requests to postpone [more…]

Almost two-thirds of world stocks in bear territory but $8.5…

Almost two-thirds of world stocks in bear territory but $8.5…

Published 26/10/2018

LONDON (Reuters) - With 63 percent of MSCI’s global index now in a “bear” market, world stocks look oversold but global equity funds nevertheless attracted [more…]