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

The Bank of England

Interest rates held again

The Bank of England kept interest rates on hold today despite growing pressure for more emergency support to aid the UK's faltering economy.

Interest rates up following Spain bond auction

Spain successfully sold 3.1 billion euros in medium-and long-term bonds today but at a sharply higher cost, another sign that the country is struggling to convince sceptical investors that it won't need a bailout.

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German investor confidence drops

Investor confidence has fallen unexpectedly in Germany according to a new survey, in another negative sign for the eurozone economy.

OECD paints weaker picture

The world's largest economies are faltering, a series of indicators from the OECD showed yesterday.

David Blanchflower: What took central banks so long to do more stimulus?

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Central banks cut rates as next round of QE looms

Central banks responded to intensifying economic storms yesterday as the Bank of England announced it will recommence its money-printing programme and the European Central Bank (ECB) cut its interest rates to a historic low.

QE and rate cut as central banks play stimulus card

Bank of England to print £50bn as ECB interest rates hit historic low

The cut in the refinancing rate could mean lower borrowing costs for banks, businesses and consumers.

European Central Bank cuts key rate to record low

The European Central Bank has cut its key interest rate by a quarter of a percentage point to a record low of 0.75 per cent to boost a eurozone economy weighed down by the government debt crisis.

Ben Chu: Germany is not bailing out Europe, it is rescuing itself

Huge transfers are still required. Without more honesty from Germany this crisis will not end well

France faces £8bn budget shortfall

France's new Socialist government will need to find between €7 billion (£5.6 billion) and €10 billion (£8.1 billion) for the 2012 budget to meet its deficit-cutting goals, the country's finance minister said today.

Antonis Samaras has been advised not to fly following surgery

Greek PM Antonis Samaras joins his finance minister Vassilios Rapanos in hospital

Greece is heading into the most important European summit of recent times without its new prime minister, who will remain in Athens to recover from eye surgery. The sense of a leadership vacuum has been compounded by the collapse of the new finance minister who was taken to hospital before he could be sworn into office.

Eurozone row over monetary policy heats up

The Bundesbank yesterday condemned a decision by the European Central Bank (ECB) to loosen its collateral rules in a sign of rising tension over the conduct of European liquidity operations.

Bond yields surge as old fears come flooding back

Spanish and Italian bond yields shot up yesterday as market fears over the future of the eurozone came flooding back, swamping early relief over the weekend's election result in Greece.

Fear grips markets despite Greek reprieve

Spanish borrowing costs hit record high as early confidence drains away
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