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Inflation across the single currency bloc fell to 0.7% in January moving closer to deflationary territory

Former rate-setter Adam Posen warns of danger of Help to Buy property bubble

Bank needs to dampen impact of Chancellor’s scheme ,

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Serco to run Boris bikes in London

Sales on Oxford Street in the run-up to Christmas reveal retailers' worries

Shop inflation hits record low after Christmas discounts

Shop prices fell at their fastest rate on record in December, in a sign of intense competition on the high street over the crucial Christmas trading period.

Eurozone inflation drop prompts fears of deflation

The threat of deflation in the eurozone was back on the radar of the European Central Bank after figures showed a surprise slowdown in the cost of living to 0.8 per cent in December.

In Brief: Confidence at a high; Jets fly with 3-D printer parts; Britain hosts intellectual property fights; Bank likely to hold rates low

Confidence at highest level for 20 years

Metal components created through 3D printing have been flown on Tornado fighter jets for the first time. The move paves the way for the defence contractor BAE Systems to use 3D printed parts in other military kit, which could end up saving the Royal Air Force more than £1.2m to 2017.

Europe welcomes 'unprecedented' banking union agreement

The European Commission hailed the overnight agreement by finance ministers for a new system to deal with failing banks as an "unprecedented" achievement.

Satyajit Das: Each stage of the eurozone debt crisis has increased the risks Germany faces

Das Capital: The German-led strategy shows little progress and is unlikely to resolve the crisis

Enda Kenny thanks Ireland as country exits its bailout programme

Ireland set to return to the money markets as the first euro zone nation to have completed a strict bailout programme

Eurozone told to turn on money presses or dice with deflation

The eurozone must follow the examples of the UK, US and Japan by turning to the printing presses to avoid the threat of damaging deflation, according to an assessment by a leading economic think-tank.

Investment Insider: Get ready for world currency games

Exchange rates make investing abroad a risky business

Satyajit Das: The weakness of the European Central Bank’s policies will be revealed all too soon

Economic View: An IMF member thinks Greece’s forecasts for its debt and economic growth are ‘delusional’

Market Report: Halfords gained from a UK surge in cycling and cost cutting at the group

There were at least some punters who could tear themselves away from Twitter's initial public offering long enough to pump up cycling and car parts retailer Halfords' share price yesterday.

Shock as ECB cuts interest rates to a record low of 0.25 per cent

Stronger euro and fears of deflation thought to be behind surprise move

IMF gives backing to Bank of England Governor Mark Carney over forward guidance

Mark Carney's flagship forward guidance policy was backed by the International Monetary Fund today as the Bank of England Governor marked 100 days at the helm in Threadneedle Street.

Greece’s talk of 2014 recovery pulls investors

The billionaire US hedge fund manager John Paulson has fixed his sights on Greece ahead of an expected recovery next year in one of the eurozone’s hardest-hit countries.

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