Economy & Finance

Global stocks slip, euro wavers on ECB comment

Published 20/08/2012

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Global shares and the euro closed almost flat on Monday after the European Central Bank sought to squash speculation about a [more…]

Small states squabble over euro zone’s future

Published 17/08/2012

VIENNA/HELSINKI (Reuters) - Smaller euro zone countries that have retained top credit ratings through the region's crisis squabbled on Friday over whether struggling nations like [more…]

Eurozone shuttle diplomacy to pick up pace before critical month

Eurozone shuttle diplomacy to pick up pace before critical month

Published 16/08/2012

BERLIN/ATHENS (Reuters) - After a brief summer lull, euro zone leaders are gearing up for a round of shuttle diplomacy in the run-up to what [more…]

China data signals economy may need urgent policy action

Published 10/08/2012

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese data dealt policymakers fresh blows on Friday as trade and new bank lending suggested pro-growth policies have been slow to gain [more…]

Analysis: Monti takes off gloves in euro zone fight

Published 08/08/2012

ROME (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti has taken the gloves off in his fight to save Italy from disaster in the euro zone [more…]

Bank of England in no rush to act despite bleak economy

Published 08/08/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England slashed its outlook for British economic growth to zero for this year, as euro zone "storm clouds" cast [more…]

Don’t let euro zone debate turn nasty: German foreign min

Published 06/08/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Monday warned politicians to rein in the language they use about the euro zone debt crisis [more…]

Shell looks to pull some cash from Europe due to crisis: report

Published 06/08/2012

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L ) is pulling some of its funds out of European banks over fears stirred by the euro zone's [more…]

Italy doesn’t need German cash, Monti tells Germans

Published 05/08/2012

BERLIN (Reuters) - Italy needs moral support from Germany but not its cash, Prime Minister Mario Monti said in an interview published on Sunday as [more…]

Greece eyes T-bills to cover funding squeeze: minister

Published 04/08/2012

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece is leaning towards issuing T-bills to plug a cash squeeze this month as resumption of its bailout funding hinges on a [more…]