European Crisis

RBS admits error in stress test data

Bank overstated its top-quality equity in figures submitted to European regulators.

ECB stands ready to boost stimulus

Mario Draghi hints central bank will expand asset-purchase programs to raise inflation.

European stocks boosted by Draghi's stimulus comments

European stocks and bonds surge after ECB's Draghi says bank stands ready to expand stimulus.

Why Europe is not Japan

Europe's problems are tiny in comparison to those of Japan. The region is not about to enter a 'lost decade'.

Commerzbank to charge big depositers

by AFP
Germany's second-biggest lender says fees to apply for high level of deposits.

Eurozone private activity hits 16-month low

Survey shows businesses again cutting prices again in face of weak demand.

EU banker bonus cap valid: court adviser

Opinion a blow to UK efforts to overturn EU regulations.

UK retail sales surge in October

Sales boosted by steepest fall in store prices since December 2002.

German producer prices fall in October

Monthly print declines more than expected as energy costs weigh.

BoE minutes hint at fresh divisions

Some officials appear increasingly concerned about overshooting inflation target.

Eurozone's current account surplus widens in September

ECB data shows goods and services surplus increase on the month.

German confidence shows signs of turnaround

Key measure beats expectations, improves for first time in nearly a year.

UK inflation remains well below BoE target

Annual inflation rate lifts slightly in October, is forecast to cool in months ahead.

France wants stronger Australian ties: Hollande

by AAP
French President says countries should deepen economic, security relations.

Draghi hints at further ECB easing

ECB president tells European Parliament new measures likely if low inflation persists.

Bundesbank sees limp Q4, reiterates opposition to stimulus

German central bank says deteriorating sentiment, stagnating new orders point to ongoing sluggish growth.

ECB plays down talk of imminent sovereign bond purchases

Mersch says bank will 'wait and see'; gold, EFT, stock purchases also technically possible.

Fewer German businesses to lift investment in 2015

Survey shows increasing number plan to scale back investment, deals blow to Merkel's corporate spending hopes.

Eurozone exports jump in September

Weakening euro boosts offshore demand, trade surplus widens.

Financial reform a work in progress: Carney

BoE, FSB head says global financial system needs further revision to serve to its full potential.

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