Euro Zone

Italy confirms long-lost Klimt painting hidden in wall is authentic

Italy confirms long-lost Klimt painting hidden in wall is authentic

Published 18/01/2020

ROME (Reuters) - Authorities in the Italian town of Piacenza on Friday confirmed a painting found hidden in a wall of the local art gallery [more…]

China’s yuan leads rally ahead of U.S. trade deal

China’s yuan leads rally ahead of U.S. trade deal

Published 13/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - China’s yuan led a rally in trade-sensitive currencies on Monday and the Australian dollar recovered some recent losses as the imminent signing [more…]

Safe-haven currencies give back gains as U.S.-Iran situation eases

Safe-haven currencies give back gains as U.S.-Iran situation eases

Published 09/01/2020

LONDON (Reuters) - Safe-haven currencies such as the Japanese yen retreated on Thursday as the United States and Iran backed away from further conflict, with [more…]

Paris Opera ballerinas, who retire at 42, kick up a fuss over Macron pension plans

Paris Opera ballerinas, who retire at 42, kick up a fuss over Macron pension plans

Published 24/12/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - Ballerinas in white tutus danced scenes from Swan Lake on the forecourt of the Paris Opera on Tuesday to protest against President [more…]

ECB’s Knot says low rate policy risks becoming counterproductive

ECB’s Knot says low rate policy risks becoming counterproductive

Published 23/12/2019

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Interest rates in the euro zone could remain historically low for years, but the European Central Bank’s (ECB) ultra-loose monetary policy risks [more…]

French CGT union threatens more protests over pensions plan

French CGT union threatens more protests over pensions plan

Published 15/12/2019

PARIS (Reuters) - Four branches of France’s hardline CGT union, including railway and transport workers, threatened on Sunday to step up protests unless the government [more…]

ECB keeps policy unchanged with door still open to more stimulus

ECB keeps policy unchanged with door still open to more stimulus

Published 12/12/2019

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The European Central Bank left policy unchanged at new ECB President Christine Lagarde’s first meeting on Thursday, keeping money taps wide open [more…]

Highlights: EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss climate, budget, Brexit

Highlights: EU leaders meet in Brussels to discuss climate, budget, Brexit

Published 12/12/2019

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders are meeting in Brussels on Thursday and Friday for talk on climate, the EU’s long-term budget, Brexit, the euro [more…]

Italy PM defends reform of euro zone bailout fund but seeks concessions

Italy PM defends reform of euro zone bailout fund but seeks concessions

Published 02/12/2019

ROME (Reuters) - Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte told parliament on Monday a contested reform of the euro zone’s bailout fund was in Italy’s national interest, [more…]