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Italy's referendum: economic background and possible consequences.

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi faces a high-risk referendum vote on Sunday, asking Italians to approve constitutional changes he says will reduce political instability. If voters reject his plan, he has said

Italy's PM Matteo Renzi faces a high-risk referendum vote on Sunday, asking Italians to approve constitutional changes he says will reduce political instability. If voters reject his plan, he has said

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Eurozone inflation continues to rise

The eurozone has added another 0.1% of inflation to its year-on-year figures for the third month in a row.

The eurozone has added another 0.1% of inflation to its year-on-year figures for the third month in a row.

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Euro zone consumer confidence rises in November

Euro zone consumer confidence rose much more than expected by economists in November, according to the European Commission on Tuesday showed.

Euro zone consumer confidence rose much more than expected by economists in November, according to the European Commission on Tuesday showed.

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EU warns eight countries on spending

The EU has warned eight eurozone countries that their spending plans for next year risk breaking the bloc’s spending rules.

The EU has warned eight eurozone countries that their spending plans for next year risk breaking the bloc’s spending rules.

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Eurozone unemployment eases to 10 percent

Unemployment in the eurozone remains high but eased in September to the lowest level in five years at 10 percent of the workforce.

Unemployment in the eurozone remains high but eased in September to the lowest level in five years at 10 percent of the workforce.

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Eurozone business activity improves in October

Business activity in the eurozone expanded in October at the fastest pace so far this year with Germany again the star.

Business activity in the eurozone expanded in October at the fastest pace so far this year with Germany again the star.

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Greek unions protest against labour reforms

Thousands of Greek workers protest at further labour reforms as government launches fresh talks with lenders

Thousands of Greek workers protest at further labour reforms as government launches fresh talks with lenders

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Eurozone inflation rises in September

Eurozone inflation got a caffeine and nicotine fuelled boost in September as people paid more in restaurants and cafes. Cigarette prices also rose.

Eurozone inflation got a caffeine and nicotine fuelled boost in September as people paid more in restaurants and cafes. Cigarette prices also rose.

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Austerity obsession is pushing EU into crisis warns Stiglitz

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a titan of world economics, the fourth most-cited, and extensively published and translated. The Nobel prizewinner holds positions in several of the world's leading universities,

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a titan of world economics, the fourth most-cited, and extensively published and translated. The Nobel prizewinner holds positions in several of the world's leading universities,

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Euro zone business growth loses momentum

Eurozone business growth fell in September to the weakest in 21 months, with companies concerned about the economic outlook and political uncertainty.

Eurozone business growth fell in September to the weakest in 21 months, with companies concerned about the economic outlook and political uncertainty.

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Eurozone manufacturing improves, but still very uneven

Manufacturing in the eurozone picked up in September but the upturn was very uneven and centred on Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.

Manufacturing in the eurozone picked up in September but the upturn was very uneven and centred on Germany, the Netherlands and Austria.

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Eurozone resilient despite Brexit vote says ECB's Draghi

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy is coping well with global uncertainty, including Britain's vote to leave the EU.

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says the eurozone economy is coping well with global uncertainty, including Britain's vote to leave the EU.

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ECB mostly upbeat on eurozone employment

Eurozone employment is rising faster than expected according the European Central Bank's latest economic bulletin, fueled by an increase in part-time work and the service sector growing.

Eurozone employment is rising faster than expected according the European Central Bank's latest economic bulletin, fueled by an increase in part-time work and the service sector growing.

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Eurozone Q2 growth weakens

There was only weak growth again for the eurozone economy between April and June - up by just 0.3 percent from the previous quarter with exports the biggest contributor.

There was only weak growth again for the eurozone economy between April and June - up by just 0.3 percent from the previous quarter with exports the biggest contributor.

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Eurozone August business growth weaker

Business growth in the eurozone was weak in August - the most lacklustre it has been since the start of last year, according to surveys of thousands of companies.

Business growth in the eurozone was weak in August - the most lacklustre it has been since the start of last year, according to surveys of thousands of companies.

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Eurozone shoppers not scared by Brexit vote

Euro zone retail sales rose more than expected in July, posting the largest monthly increase of the year despite the British vote in June to leave the European Union.

Euro zone retail sales rose more than expected in July, posting the largest monthly increase of the year despite the British vote in June to leave the European Union.

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Italian economy stagnated in Q2

It has been confirmed Italy's economy stagnated in the period from April to June not growing at all from the first three months of the year.

It has been confirmed Italy's economy stagnated in the period from April to June not growing at all from the first three months of the year.

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Eurozone manufacturing 'wavering', British manufacturing rebounds

Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed in August partly due to the effect of the Brexit vote. The weaker pound boosting exports help UK manufacturing rebound.

Manufacturing growth in the eurozone slowed in August partly due to the effect of the Brexit vote. The weaker pound boosting exports help UK manufacturing rebound.

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No Brexit vote effect on stable eurozone business activity

Business activity in the eurozone in August shows no signs of being hit by Britain's vote to leave the European Union and France enjoyed surprisingly strong growth.

Business activity in the eurozone in August shows no signs of being hit by Britain's vote to leave the European Union and France enjoyed surprisingly strong growth.

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Eurozone business activity still muted in July, retail sales flat

Business activity in the eurozone was slightly better than predicted in July but growth remained muted and what there was came mostly from a surge in Germany.

Business activity in the eurozone was slightly better than predicted in July but growth remained muted and what there was came mostly from a surge in Germany.

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Eurozone GDP growth slows in Q2, French economy stalls

The eurozone's economic growth slowed between April and June. It was 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter, half of the 0.6 percent growth recorded in the first three months of 2016.

The eurozone's economic growth slowed between April and June. It was 0.3 percent quarter-on-quarter, half of the 0.6 percent growth recorded in the first three months of 2016.

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Eurozone business growth weakens

Economic activity in the eurozone fell less than expected in July, but was still at its lowest since the start of 2015. The Brexit effect was not as bad as economists had feared.

Economic activity in the eurozone fell less than expected in July, but was still at its lowest since the start of 2015. The Brexit effect was not as bad as economists had feared.