Euro Zone as a Whole

Italy’s 5-star leader Di Maio says Rome must delay approval of ESM reform

Italy’s 5-star leader Di Maio says Rome must delay approval of ESM reform

Published 30/11/2019

MILAN (Reuters) - The head of Italy’s ruling 5-Star Movement said on Saturday the government should not sign off on a reform of the euro [more…]

Euro zone inflation rises quicker than expected in November

Euro zone inflation rises quicker than expected in November

Published 29/11/2019

BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation accelerated faster than expected in November on a rise in food and services prices, likely comforting European Central Bank [more…]

From euro to ESM, Italy’s Salvini re-trains his eurosceptic fire

From euro to ESM, Italy’s Salvini re-trains his eurosceptic fire

Published 25/11/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Salvini has recently dropped threats to take Italy out of the euro zone but the hard-right leader is now alarming European [more…]

Italy could use ESM talks to push Italian candidate to head fund: Panetta

Italy could use ESM talks to push Italian candidate to head fund: Panetta

Published 23/11/2019

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy should use ongoing talks over the reform of the euro zone bailout fund, the ESM, to secure something for itself such [more…]

Furor erupts in Italy over euro zone bailout fund reform

Furor erupts in Italy over euro zone bailout fund reform

Published 19/11/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Proposals to reform the euro zone’s bailout fund are creating a political storm in Italy, where parties and institutions are battling over [more…]

Euro sees sigh of relief as dollar weakens on US-China trade deal hopes

Euro sees sigh of relief as dollar weakens on US-China trade deal hopes

Published 18/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro enjoyed a small respite on Monday, jumping to an 11-day high versus the U.S. dollar, on expectations that Washington and [more…]

Some banks slow in implementing Brexit plans: ECB’s Enria

Some banks slow in implementing Brexit plans: ECB’s Enria

Published 11/11/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Union banks have put in place all the plans for Brexit but execution is lagging as lenders await the outcome of [more…]

Euro dips before Lagarde speaks but hopes for tariff reprieve lend support

Euro dips before Lagarde speaks but hopes for tariff reprieve lend support

Published 04/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro edged down on Monday as investors awaited Christine Lagarde’s first speech as European Central Bank president, but hopes that the [more…]

Italy’s Salvini triumphs in regional elections in Umbria

Italy’s Salvini triumphs in regional elections in Umbria

Published 28/10/2019

ROME (Reuters) - A right-wing coalition scored a net victory in a local election in the central Italian region of Umbria, official data from the [more…]

Lagarde will take ECB out of ivory tower: De Guindos in El Pais

Lagarde will take ECB out of ivory tower: De Guindos in El Pais

Published 26/10/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Christine Lagarde will ensure European Central Bank policymakers climb down from their “ivory tower” and face the political realities of the euro [more…]