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Euro zone consumer confidence unchanged in July

Jul 23 2018 | 20 mins ago

Euro zone consumer confidence was unchanged in July from June, indicating economic growth may be stabilizing going into the third quarter, figures released on Monday showed.

US, euro zone growth readings to tell story of divergence

Jul 20 2018

The U.S. and euro zone economies remain a world apart and growth data due in the coming days will only highlight the widening gap, suggesting that monetary policy will continue to move in opposing directions on the two sides of the Atlantic.

Stocks hit one-month high, dollar puts squeeze on gold

Jul 18 2018

World stocks hit a one-month high on Wednesday as a bullish outlook from the head of the U.S. central bank and rising company earnings buoyed the mood, lifted the dollar and sent safe-haven gold to a one-year trough.

Euro zone inflation confirmed at 2.0 percent in June

Jul 18 2018

Annual inflation in the 19 countries sharing the euro currency rose to 2.0 percent in June, European Union statistics office Eurostat said on Wednesday, confirming an earlier flash estimate.

Bundesbank chief warned German cabinet of economic risks: Paper

Jul 15 2018

The chief of Germany’s central bank, Jens Weidmann, warned the government of increasing risks of the economy cooling when he spoke at a July 6 cabinet meeting, business newspaper Handelsblatt reported, citing government sources.

Global stocks rally before earnings, trade war jolt boosts dollar

Jul 13 2018

World stocks rose for a second consecutive week on Friday as investors prepared for an expected run of strong earnings in the United States, although fears about the U.S.-China trade conflict kept gains in check and pushed the dollar higher.

EU court grants French banks capital reprieve against ECB decision

Jul 13 2018

European Union’s top court granted six French banks an exemption from holding capital against deposits parked with a state-owned fund, overturning a decision by the European Central Bank.

ECB sees rates at record low levels for as long as needed: Minutes

Jul 12 2018

Euro zone interest rates will remain at their current level for as long as needed to raise inflation and the European Central Bank’s guidance should be seen as “open-ended”, ECB policymakers concluded in June according to minutes of their meeting published on Thursday.

ECB defends stimulus scheme from German court challenge

Jul 10 2018

ECB defended its 2.6 trillion-euro bond-buying program before EU’s top court from accusations it was bankrolling govts and endangering taxpayer money.

Euro members consider more super-long borrowing as ECB mulls bond 'twist'

Jul 09 2018

Belgium hopes to sell bonds with super long maturities soon, while bankers say several other euro zone governments and state-linked bodies may follow suit as the European Central Bank mulls pushing long term borrowing rates even lower.

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