Euro Zone as a Whole

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…]

‘Never give up!’ Draghi tells Lagarde as he leaves ECB

‘Never give up!’ Draghi tells Lagarde as he leaves ECB

Published 24/10/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - European Central Bank President Mario Draghi told his successor on Thursday to “never give up” on propping up the euro zone economy [more…]

Irish PM’s popularity surges as Brexit takes centre stage: poll

Irish PM’s popularity surges as Brexit takes centre stage: poll

Published 15/10/2019

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar’s approval rating has jumped sharply as voters back his government’s approach on Brexit ahead of a parliamentary [more…]

Brexit extension, election still most likely, says UBS

Brexit extension, election still most likely, says UBS

Published 11/10/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - UBS Wealth Management said on Friday it still expects the UK government to ask for an extension to the deadline for exiting [more…]

Brexit: Deutsche Bank still sees 50% chance of no-deal by year-end

Brexit: Deutsche Bank still sees 50% chance of no-deal by year-end

Published 02/10/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank said on Wednesday it still sees a 50% chance that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal by [more…]

EU ready to act alone on digital tax if no global deal in 2020

EU ready to act alone on digital tax if no global deal in 2020

Published 27/09/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union commissioners-designate said the bloc should agree on a digital tax if no deal on the matter was reached at a [more…]

Governments must ensure ECB is not overburdened, Merkel says

Governments must ensure ECB is not overburdened, Merkel says

Published 26/09/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Euro zone governments must reform their economies and use appropriate fiscal policies to ensure that the European Central Bank is not overburdened, [more…]

In break with past, Rome lets charity ship head to Italian port

In break with past, Rome lets charity ship head to Italian port

Published 16/09/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Italy’s new government allowed a French charity ship to bring ashore 82 migrants on Saturday in an apparent reversal of the uncompromising, [more…]

France, Germany blast Facebook’s Libra, back public cryptocurrency

France, Germany blast Facebook’s Libra, back public cryptocurrency

Published 13/09/2019

HELSINKI (Reuters) - France and Germany said on Friday that Facebook Inc’s (FB.O) Libra currency posed risks to the financial sector that could block its [more…]

Factbox: Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra

Factbox: Facebook’s cryptocurrency Libra and digital wallet Calibra

Published 13/09/2019

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc (FB.O) revealed lofty plans to establish a cryptocurrency called Libra in June, but the project quickly ran into [more…]