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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…]

Shares grind towards record high as China trims key rate

Shares grind towards record high as China trims key rate

Published 18/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares were close to a record high on Monday, after Beijing surprised markets by trimming a key interest rate for the [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…]

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…]

Dutch central bank: banks must hold 3 billion euros extra capital for mortgages

Dutch central bank: banks must hold 3 billion euros extra capital for mortgages

Published 15/10/2019

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Dutch central bank said on Tuesday it would require banks to retain 3 billion euros ($3.31 billion) in additional capital to [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…]