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German economic growth seen halved due to crisis

Germany's leading economic research institutes have halved their prediction for the country's growth next year, saying the financial woes of other European nations continue to weigh heavily on the bloc's largest economy.

German forecasters says eurozone crisis is dragging down growth rates

The German economy, the motor of eurozone growth, is grinding to a halt, according to a series of forecasts from leading economic institutions.

Politics means nothing when deficits have to be cut

It's become clear that the world will take longer than expected to recover from this financial crash. Austerity, for now, is a forced hand across the EU.

A pensioner confronts riot police in scuffles over austerity measures near EU offices in Athens yesterday

Greek riot police deploy for Merkel's first post-crisis visit

German Chancellor urged by her party not to increase bailout as Greece struggles to pay debts

Finance chiefs recover from spring gloom

Confidence among Britain's finance chiefs is bouncing back but fears still remain over the UK slumping back into recession in the next two years, leading consultants have warned.

Tesco Bank, which offers insurance, credit cards and savings products, was set to offer a current account this year but the release was put back to allow it to take advantage of new rules making it easier for customers to switch,

Tesco 'on road' to recovery, says CEO Philip Clarke

Tesco insisted its UK business was on the road to recovery today despite the supermarket giant's first drop in profits in two decades.

Messi scored twice to save Barcelona's blushes

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: Lionel Messi should not win Fifa Ballon d'Or award

Zlatan Ibrahimovic, always a player who speaks his mind, does not believe his former Barcelona team-mate Lionel Messi is deserving of the Fifa Ballon d'Or award.

European wide Euro 2020 would be one-off says Michel Platini

UEFA president Michel Platini today stated that his idea of playing the Euro 2020 finals in 12 European cities across the continent would be a one-off for that tournament only.

Eurozone jobless rate stays high

Unemployment across the eurozone remained at its record high of 11.4% in August, renewing concerns that efforts to slash debts have sacrificed jobs.

President Hollande outlined only a relatively modest €10bn cutback in state spending

François Hollande opts to punish French rich with €20bn of new taxes

Socialist government unveils 75 per cent levy on top earners as part of 2013 austerity budget

A molotov cocktail explodes beside riot police officers near Syntagma square during a 24-hour strike in Athens

Anti-cuts riots grip Spain as Europeans fight back against austerity

The Spanish government is introducing a new bunch of austerity measures today. Prime Minister Mario Rajoy has said that he may yet ask for a bigger bailout, and he's getting a pasting from financial journalists pretty much everywhere for his handling of the situation.

Editorial: Europe's Dutch barometer

Even for a country that has long been a bellwether for European public opinion, this week’s general election in the Netherlands is more than usually fraught with implication.

The two leaders are dining together in the German capital ahead of separate meetings with Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras tomorrow

Spain mulls bailout request as Merkel calls time on Greek funding

Spain is negotiating with eurozone partners over conditions for aid to bring down its borrowing costs, though the country has not made a final decision to request a bailout, three euro zone sources said yesterday.

Leading article: Greece's prime minister deserves a fair hearing

For all the glib talk of a 'Grexit', it remains the least attractive outcome

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Greece doesn't want more money, says country's PM Antonis Samaras

Greece's prime minister has insisted ahead of a visit to Germany that Athens does not want more money from creditors, but indicated it would like more time to enact reforms and spending cuts.

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