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New 50 euro banknote to fight forgery, reaffirm ECB's commitment to cash

The European Central Bank has unveiled the design and high-tech security features for the 50 euro banknote - the most widely counterfeited bill - before it goes into circulation next April.

The European Central Bank has unveiled the design and high-tech security features for the 50 euro banknote - the most widely counterfeited bill - before it goes into circulation next April.

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Euromillions win lights up Irish bus drivers eyes

A few regular bus routes may be late on Monday morning in Dublin after a group of drivers won Friday’s euromillion jackpot of nearly 24-million euros.

A few regular bus routes may be late on Monday morning in Dublin after a group of drivers won Friday’s euromillion jackpot of nearly 24-million euros.

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Eurozone finance ministers mull Greek debt relief

Eurozone officials are discussing whether to pay another chunk of aid to Greece amid talk about granting the country some debt relief. The Greek

Eurozone officials are discussing whether to pay another chunk of aid to Greece amid talk about granting the country some debt relief. The Greek

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Tussle over 500 euro notes ends with slow phasing out

The European Central Bank will stop issuing 500 euro notes on concerns over use by terrorists and criminals, but they will be phased out only from 2018 due to resistance from Germany.

The European Central Bank will stop issuing 500 euro notes on concerns over use by terrorists and criminals, but they will be phased out only from 2018 due to resistance from Germany.

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EU banks on deeper economic union - but at what cost?

This edition of The Real Economy turns the spotlight on the hotly debated issue of deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). What does it

This edition of The Real Economy turns the spotlight on the hotly debated issue of deepening Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). What does it

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Empowered or Not: Plan for Deepening EMU

Maithreyi Seetharaman, euronews: Are you hearing any criticism of the fiscal board not having enough teeth, the Competition Board not making sense

Maithreyi Seetharaman, euronews: Are you hearing any criticism of the fiscal board not having enough teeth, the Competition Board not making sense

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Eurozone inflation remains negative in March

Eurozone inflation stayed in negative territory but core figures, which strip out volatile food and energy prices, gained traction.

Eurozone inflation stayed in negative territory but core figures, which strip out volatile food and energy prices, gained traction.

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Bangladesh cyber bank heist blame game underway

The blame game is underway in Bangladesh after computer hackers stole the equivalent of 73 million euros from the central bank and nearly got away with 10 times as much

The blame game is underway in Bangladesh after computer hackers stole the equivalent of 73 million euros from the central bank and nearly got away with 10 times as much

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Eurozone economic sentiment downbeat for February

Eurozone economic sentiment deteriorated in February, pulled down by more pessimism in industry, the service and retail sector and among consumers and financial services.

Eurozone economic sentiment deteriorated in February, pulled down by more pessimism in industry, the service and retail sector and among consumers and financial services.

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The 500 euro note - could its days be numbered?

Finance ministers are calling on the European Central Bank (ECB) to look at ways of tightening access to 500 euro notes, in a bid to cut terror

Finance ministers are calling on the European Central Bank (ECB) to look at ways of tightening access to 500 euro notes, in a bid to cut terror

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Greece recalls its Czech ambassador after Eurozone comments

Greece on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to the Czech Republic back to Athens for consultations following a sharp increase in tension with

Greece on Tuesday recalled its ambassador to the Czech Republic back to Athens for consultations following a sharp increase in tension with

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Oil and currency gloom brings Christmas cheer... cheaper trees!

Amid the dark talk of debt crises, the huge oil surplus, growth slowdowns and currency problems there is some light and seasonal cheer – at least in

Amid the dark talk of debt crises, the huge oil surplus, growth slowdowns and currency problems there is some light and seasonal cheer – at least in

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Reading Draghi's mind: markets await crucial ECB decisions

A crucial monetary policy meeting of the European Central Bank this week could have a profound effect on the markets and particularly on the value of

A crucial monetary policy meeting of the European Central Bank this week could have a profound effect on the markets and particularly on the value of

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New 20 euro notes come into play on Wednesday

The new 20 euro notes come into circulation on Wednesday, incorporating new technological developments that are said to make forgery harder. They

The new 20 euro notes come into circulation on Wednesday, incorporating new technological developments that are said to make forgery harder. They

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Shares steady as markets shrug off impact of Paris attacks

Worldwide tributes to the victims of the Paris terror attacks extended to Wall Street, where investors saw little long-term economic impact. Shares

Worldwide tributes to the victims of the Paris terror attacks extended to Wall Street, where investors saw little long-term economic impact. Shares

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Slow Greek reforms cost Athens latest two billion euro aid package

The EU has withheld the latest two billion euro tranche of aid to Greece, destined to pay civil service salaries, because allegedly Athens has fallen

The EU has withheld the latest two billion euro tranche of aid to Greece, destined to pay civil service salaries, because allegedly Athens has fallen

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Greek parliament approves reform bill

The Greek parliament has approved reforms needed to unlock two billion euros of bailout aid. However several measures still have to be agreed with

The Greek parliament has approved reforms needed to unlock two billion euros of bailout aid. However several measures still have to be agreed with

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ECB meeting repercussions and Abu Dhabi's new challenge

Welcome to Business Middle East. This week we look at repercussions of the European Central Bank meeting, and Abu Dhabi starts a new challenge

Welcome to Business Middle East. This week we look at repercussions of the European Central Bank meeting, and Abu Dhabi starts a new challenge

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Ireland latest eurozone country to ditch one and two cent coins

Ireland has become the latest eurozone country to phase out one and two-cent coins from circulation. It joins six other European nations to move away

Ireland has become the latest eurozone country to phase out one and two-cent coins from circulation. It joins six other European nations to move away

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ECB to prepare fresh hit of QE for Eurozone?

The word is out that bearing in mind the shaky state of the Eurozone economy the ECB may be thinking about opening the money taps wider. Analysts

The word is out that bearing in mind the shaky state of the Eurozone economy the ECB may be thinking about opening the money taps wider. Analysts

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Markets react to potential Greek bailout

EU President Donald Tusk’s tweet – “all ready to go” set the financial markets on a surge. European shares rose in early trading. The eurozone’s

EU President Donald Tusk’s tweet – “all ready to go” set the financial markets on a surge. European shares rose in early trading. The eurozone’s