EUROZONE

Euro zone banking at risk of dangerous fragmentation, ECB warns

Euro zone banking at risk of dangerous fragmentation, ECB warns

Published 16/05/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Euro zone banks are turning away from cross-border activity, putting at risk the bloc’s banking union and raising the risk of dangerous [more…]

Greece to strike deal this weekend to repay IMF early: official

Greece to strike deal this weekend to repay IMF early: official

Published 12/04/2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Greece is looking to strike a deal this weekend to repay early about half of the loans it received from the International [more…]

Valid or voodoo? Monetary theory may appeal in Europe’s ‘age of rage’

Valid or voodoo? Monetary theory may appeal in Europe’s ‘age of rage’

Published 18/03/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Having spent three years and more than 2.6 trillion euros ($3 trillion) trying to boost economic growth across the euro zone, the [more…]

Slowdown to showdown: Five questions for the ECB

Slowdown to showdown: Five questions for the ECB

Published 04/03/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Two months after ending its massive stimulus scheme, the European Central Bank faces growing pressure to address how it will protect the [more…]

Euro zone’s triple-A bond drought persists after ECB steps away

Euro zone’s triple-A bond drought persists after ECB steps away

Published 01/03/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - High-grade euro zone debt remains scarce even though the European Central Bank has stopped its huge purchases of new bonds, intensifying concerns [more…]

Euro zone core inflation edges higher in Jan

Euro zone core inflation edges higher in Jan

Published 22/02/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone headline consumer inflation slowed slightly in January because of a sharp deceleration of energy price growth, but core inflation watched [more…]

Key ECB supervision role to go unfilled in board-room impasse

Key ECB supervision role to go unfilled in board-room impasse

Published 08/02/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A key euro zone banking supervision role is set to go unfilled for an indefinite time after ECB chief Mario Draghi failed [more…]

France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests could shake up euro zone bond markets

France’s ‘yellow vest’ protests could shake up euro zone bond markets

Published 11/01/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - France’s response to “yellow vest” protests could be a turning point for euro zone bond markets if it kicks off an era [more…]

Euro zone unemployment unexpectedly falls to 10-year low

Euro zone unemployment unexpectedly falls to 10-year low

Published 09/01/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Unemployment in the euro zone unexpectedly fell in November to its lowest rate in more than ten years, official estimates released on [more…]

Euro zone takes step to deeper integration, key issues unresolved

Euro zone takes step to deeper integration, key issues unresolved

Published 14/12/2018

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders took a step toward deeper euro zone integration on Friday to help prevent future crises, but deep disagreement left [more…]