European Crisis

Bank of Italy calls for sustained public investment in eurozone

Visco says more flexibility needed on EU interpretation of fiscal rules.

German, French retail sales slump in September

Data points to anemic eurozone growth in the third quarter.

Eurozone inflation lifts slightly in October

by Dow
Annual rate marks thirteenth straight month at less than half of ECB's target rate.

French consumer spending falls in September

Data shows weak end to third quarter for critical household sector.

China’s shadow banking third largest in the world: FSB

Shadow banking grows to $US75 trillion industry, nears pre-crisis peak.

ECB plans asset purchase program

by AAP
Central bank will start buying asset-backed securities in November to help free up credit.

German inflation stuck at 0.8%

by AAP
Inflation in Europe's biggest economy remains at ultra-low levels.

Greek stocks fall on bank stress test worries

by AFP
Banking index plunges 7.3 per cent, broader market loses 3.6 per cent as capitalisation fears weigh.

Eurozone confidence revives in October

Business, consumer sentiment lifts unexpectedly; rise spread across all sectors.

German jobless rate falls sharply in October

Print surprises expectations for a rise as economic uncertainty fails to weigh.

Italy sees market solution for banks' capital shortfall

Economy Minister says market will enable two banks to fill ECB requirements.

Spanish GDP lifts 0.5% in Q3

by AP
Figure marks fifth consecutive quarter of growth for eurozone's fourth-largest economy.

EU could take action on national deficits

Commissioner says enforcement efforts still possible, more information on France needed.

UK mortgage market dips again as prices plateau

BoE data shows lending at lowest level since January, eases bubble fears.

EU banks continue to ease lending standards

Third-quarter data shows potential greater willingness to facilitate lending to business, households.

French consumer confidence stagnates in October

Data shows sentiment unchanged, well below long-term average.

EU won't reject French, Italian budgets

EU authorities appear set to diffuse standoff over next year's French and Italian budgets.

Italian manufacturing confidence lifts in October

Sector sees first sentiment boost since April as climate outlook improves.

'Nothing ruled out' on EU growth measures: ECB's Praet

Central bank's chief economist says loss of momentum should be taken seriously.

'Hard' to delay UK's €2.1bn payment: EU

EU budget chief says any deal would require legislative change, agreement from member states.

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