EUROZONE

Euro zone ministers discuss fiscal boost options as virus worries weigh

Euro zone ministers discuss fiscal boost options as virus worries weigh

Published 17/02/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers discussed ways to pursue a more growth-friendly fiscal policy mix on Monday, in a potential nudge to Germany [more…]

Euro zone to cautiously pave the way for more fiscal stimulus

Euro zone to cautiously pave the way for more fiscal stimulus

Published 17/02/2020

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone finance ministers are set to discuss on Monday a document that calls for a more growth-friendly fiscal policy, a move [more…]

The Yankees are coming! U.S. firms rush to euro debt markets

The Yankees are coming! U.S. firms rush to euro debt markets

Published 23/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - From Harley Davidson to Colgate-Palmolive, U.S. companies are flocking to borrow in euros and their record issuance is breathing life into a [more…]

Euro zone factory activity shrank in November but worst may be over: PMI

Euro zone factory activity shrank in November but worst may be over: PMI

Published 02/12/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Euro zone manufacturing activity contracted for a 10th straight month in November although the bloc’s battered factories may have turned a corner [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…]

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…]

A quiet exit for Draghi? Five questions for the ECB

A quiet exit for Draghi? Five questions for the ECB

Published 21/10/2019

LONDON, (Reuters) - Mario Draghi’s last meeting as European Central Bank chief this Thursday may prove a lively gathering given a deep rift among policymakers [more…]

Euro zone bond yields off lows, German fiscal plans in focus

Euro zone bond yields off lows, German fiscal plans in focus

Published 19/08/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Bond yields in the euro zone were off record low levels on Monday, as a calmer tone settled in world markets and [more…]