Inflation across the single currency bloc fell to 0.7% in January moving closer to deflationary territory
European Central Bank
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Saturday 16 June 2012
Europe offers banks a blank cheque should election trigger withdrawal from the euro
Tuesday 12 June 2012
Bond markets fall back after initial euphoria and European Central Bank gets tough on clearing up huge property debt
Thursday 07 June 2012
The eurozone sovereign debt emergency showed no signs of abating yesterday as the Spanish government haggled over the terms of its expected bailout and the European Central Bank refused to ease monetary policy for the currency bloc, despite signs of stricken European economies sinking deeper into recession.
Wednesday 06 June 2012
Hopes that Spain will be given a cash injection to stabilise its wobbling banking sector helped world markets rally today.
Monday 04 June 2012
Alarmed countrymen hear former premier urging ECB to begin printing money to beat debt crisis
Sunday 03 June 2012
Turmoil in Spain and Greece fuels calls for another round of quantitative easing for UK economy
Friday 01 June 2012
ECB chief launches broadside at indecisive government as panic takes hold in Madrid and Rome
Wednesday 30 May 2012
Such is the herd mentality among investors that it needs only the merest hint of trouble and they are falling over each other in a rush to so-called "safe havens". It really is like so many sheep clustered together at the corner of a field. Russia? Sub-Saharan Africa? Pfah. You can keep your gaudy yields and your fancy returns on capital. Even some more developed "emerging" markets – parts of Asia for example – can expect short shrift. It's German Bunds and US Treasuries for us. Right on cue the former hit a record low yield yesterday morning. Baaaaa!
Sunday 27 May 2012
Thursday 24 May 2012
By Andrew Grice
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Voters in Greece and France have voted against austerity. Voters elsewhere in Europe will probably follow suit in time. Despite summits and communiqués, politicians and policy makers cannot miraculously create growth overnight. The only likely action in the short run will probably come from the European Central Bank (“ECB”).
Thursday 10 May 2012
François Hollande’s first act as French president next week will be to fly to Berlin to try to convince Chancellor Angela Merkel to abandon her all-stick-and-no-carrot approach to the European economic crisis.
Thursday 10 May 2012
“Breathe Hellenes, breathe,” the morning show host implored. Greece was waking up to the election results and Real FM was telling its listeners what had happened.
Saturday 05 May 2012
Greece had to be bailed out by the European Union and the International Monetary Fund two years ago because it had lost the confidence of the private financial markets.
Friday 04 May 2012
Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), risked the wrath of protesters in Spain yesterday with his backing for the austerity programme which has plunged the nation into a double-dip recession.
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