Eurozone

ECB`s bond-buying programme: Five things to know

ECB`s bond-buying programme: Five things to know

European Central Bank governors meet in Frankfurt on Thursday as expectations grow that they will soon announce an end to their "quantitative easing" bond-buying programme.

Sep 05, 2017, 12:07 PM IST
IMF keeps global growth forecasts; China, eurozone revised higher

IMF keeps global growth forecasts; China, eurozone revised higher

In its updated World Economic Outlook, the IMF said global gross domestic product would be 3.5 percent in 2017 and 3.6 percent in 2018.

Jul 24, 2017, 11:09 AM IST

IMF demands more from eurozone on Greek debt relief

After more than eight hours of talks in Brussels overnight, eurozone finance ministers and the IMF failed to settle their deep differences on the thorny debt question.

May 23, 2017, 15:48 PM IST
Eurozone unemployment falls to more than 7-year low

Eurozone unemployment falls to more than 7-year low

The eurozone jobless rate in February fell to its lowest level since May 2009 as a resurgent hiring spree took hold despite uncertainty over Brexit, EU data showed Monday.

Apr 03, 2017, 15:46 PM IST
Five reasons the Greek debt crisis is back

Five reasons the Greek debt crisis is back

Greece, the eurozone and IMF are in a three-way Mexican stand-off over a review of the country`s 86 billion bailout agreed in July 2015, its third since 2010.

Feb 15, 2017, 16:42 PM IST
Eurozone, IMF agree on a common stance on Greece: Official

Eurozone, IMF agree on a common stance on Greece: Official

Eurozone lenders and the International Monetary Fund have reached agreed between themselves to present a common stance to Greece later on Friday in talks on reforms and the fiscal path Athens must take, Eurozone officials said.

Feb 10, 2017, 17:57 PM IST
ECB holds key interest rates at record lows as calls grow for stimulus exit

ECB holds key interest rates at record lows as calls grow for stimulus exit

The European Central Bank left key interest rates and its mass bond-buying programme unchanged Thursday, at its first meeting of a year when the Frankfurt institution could become a political punching bag.

Jan 19, 2017, 21:45 PM IST
Eurozone inflation jumps to 1.1%, highest since 2013

Eurozone inflation jumps to 1.1%, highest since 2013

Inflation in the eurozone jumped in December to the highest level in more than three years on the back of surging oil prices, official EU figures showed on Wednesday.

Jan 04, 2017, 19:23 PM IST
Eurozone unemployment falls below 10% for first time since April 2011

Eurozone unemployment falls below 10% for first time since April 2011

Unemployment in the eurozone has fallen below the symbolic mark of 10 percent for the first time since April 2011, EU data showed on Thursday.

Dec 01, 2016, 22:22 PM IST
Eurozone inflation at highest level since April 2014

Eurozone inflation at highest level since April 2014

Eurozone inflation rose to a two-and-a-half-year high in November as Europe inched away from very low consumer prices that have threatened an already fragile economic recovery.

Nov 30, 2016, 18:13 PM IST
Business growth in Eurozone rises to highest rate this year

Business growth in Eurozone rises to highest rate this year

Eurozone business activity expanded the most in nearly a year in November on strong manufacturing and buoyant services growth in Germany, stirring some optimism that economic momentum is picking up again. 

Nov 23, 2016, 17:26 PM IST
ECB seeks to lend out more bonds to avert market freeze: Sources

ECB seeks to lend out more bonds to avert market freeze: Sources

The European Central Bank is looking for ways to lend out more of its huge pile of government debt to avert a freeze in the 5.5 trillion euro short-term funding market that underpins the financial system, central bank sources told Reuters.

Nov 23, 2016, 17:00 PM IST
Eurozone chief rules out 'impossible' UK Brexit demands

Eurozone chief rules out 'impossible' UK Brexit demands

Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem has dismissed as "intellectually impossible" the notion that Britain could retain unfettered access to the European single market while also cutting down on EU immigration.

Nov 16, 2016, 17:12 PM IST
ECB should tail off bond purchases: German experts

ECB should tail off bond purchases: German experts

The European Central Bank`s easy-money policy has let eurozone governments delay key reforms, a German expert panel said Wednesday, urging the Frankfurt institution to ease off the massive stimulus spending.

Nov 02, 2016, 17:26 PM IST
Eurozone Q3 GDP growth steady at 0.3%; inflation rises to 27-month high

Eurozone Q3 GDP growth steady at 0.3%; inflation rises to 27-month high

Economic growth in the eurozone remained low but stable in the third quarter as inflation rose to a 27-month high amid fears over Brexit and major elections in France and Germany.

Oct 31, 2016, 18:49 PM IST
Eurozone inflation hits two-year high

Eurozone inflation hits two-year high

 Eurozone consumer prices rose to a near two-year high of 0.4 percent in September, data showed Friday, offering hope that a disputed programme by the ECB to stimulate the economy may be delivering.

Sep 30, 2016, 15:08 PM IST
Eurozone August business growth slowest since start of 2015

Eurozone August business growth slowest since start of 2015

Eurozone business growth in August was at its weakest since the start of last year, suggesting the bloc`s struggling economy is losing what little momentum it had, a private sector survey showed on Monday.

Sep 05, 2016, 16:37 PM IST

Eurozone inflation stable in August, against expectations of rise

Eurozone unemployment meanwhile was unchanged at 10.1 percent in July, the Eurostat statistics agency.

Aug 31, 2016, 14:49 PM IST
French PM Manuel Valls praises economy, says growth target in reach

French PM Manuel Valls praises economy, says growth target in reach

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Thursday said growth in Eurozone`s second largest power was getting stronger with unemployment falling while maintaining this year`s growth target.

Aug 25, 2016, 20:49 PM IST
Eurozone business activity strong despite Brexit: Survey

Eurozone business activity strong despite Brexit: Survey

 Eurozone economic activity edged higher in August with few signs that Brexit-linked dangers were yet hurting the European economy, a closely watched survey showed today.

Aug 23, 2016, 16:12 PM IST