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France's fragile economy is Hollande's unwanted legacy

Outgoing French President Francois Hollande promised to fix the economy five years ago. But despite stablising the public accounts he has failed to get the French back to work as promised.

Outgoing French President Francois Hollande promised to fix the economy five years ago. But despite stablising the public accounts he has failed to get the French back to work as promised.

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Eurozone is still fragile and uninsured against another crisis

The ECB would need to play a different and more distant role than it has. And independent authorities – such as the European Commission or even an entirely new institution – would need to ensure that savings were put to productive use in each country

The ECB would need to play a different and more distant role than it has. And independent authorities – such as the European Commission or even an entirely new institution – would need to ensure that savings were put to productive use in each country

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Greece and the European Union - don't blame me

There were a lot of people who were very skeptical about being in the EU because they thought it was all about politics and not funding projects that actually could help people.

There were a lot of people who were very skeptical about being in the EU because they thought it was all about politics and not funding projects that actually could help people.

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What future for the eurozone: Does the risk of a break-up still exist?

What does the eurozone’s future hold? It depends where you look. Political risks seem to be increasing, despite the improvements in Europe’s economy.

What does the eurozone’s future hold? It depends where you look. Political risks seem to be increasing, despite the improvements in Europe’s economy.

Business

Greek bailout talks restart

Greek ministers have been meeting experts from the EU and IMF discussing the economic reforms Athens must make to keep bailout funds flowing.

Greek ministers have been meeting experts from the EU and IMF discussing the economic reforms Athens must make to keep bailout funds flowing.

Europe

Commission tells Germany to boost public investment

The European Commission says Germany’s sound public finances mean it could put more money into public investment to boost growth.

The European Commission says Germany’s sound public finances mean it could put more money into public investment to boost growth.

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Greeks need "light at the end of austerity tunnel"

Discussions between Greece, its European lenders and the International Monetary Fund on the country’s bailout obligations have dragged on for months as disagreements persist over fiscal issues, labour

Discussions between Greece, its European lenders and the International Monetary Fund on the country’s bailout obligations have dragged on for months as disagreements persist over fiscal issues, labour

Business

Eurozone economic growth revised down for end of 2016

Eurozone economic growth in the final three months of last year was not as good as initially thought - 0.4% rather than the initial 0.5% estimate.

Eurozone economic growth in the final three months of last year was not as good as initially thought - 0.4% rather than the initial 0.5% estimate.

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How can the Eurozone survive the current political turbulence? Is there still a hope?

Today’s political climate limits the possibilities for structural reforms, fiscal pooling, and improved labor mobility. But if European leaders can strengthen the banking union, there is still hope for the eurozone’s future.

Today’s political climate limits the possibilities for structural reforms, fiscal pooling, and improved labor mobility. But if European leaders can strengthen the banking union, there is still hope for the eurozone’s future.

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Eurozone factory activity ramps up

There was a strong start to 2017 for factory activity in the eurozone as surveys showed it increased at the fastest rate in nearly six years.

There was a strong start to 2017 for factory activity in the eurozone as surveys showed it increased at the fastest rate in nearly six years.

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Eurozone industrial output surprisingly strong in November

Just released statistics show industrial output in the eurozone rose by more than expected in November, pointing to an economic spurt in the region.

Just released statistics show industrial output in the eurozone rose by more than expected in November, pointing to an economic spurt in the region.

Business

New year, new highs

Business Line looks at the great expectations for 2017 with the eurozone economy maybe showing some signs of recovery after years of malaise.

Business Line looks at the great expectations for 2017 with the eurozone economy maybe showing some signs of recovery after years of malaise.

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Eurozone unemployment unchanged in November

Unemployment in the eurozone was unchanged in November at 9.8 percent with big disparities across the region and youth unemployment trended up.

Unemployment in the eurozone was unchanged in November at 9.8 percent with big disparities across the region and youth unemployment trended up.

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Eurozone inflation heads up

Eurozone consumer prices rose more than expected in December, up 1.1 percent year-on-year but core inflation rose only slightly.

Eurozone consumer prices rose more than expected in December, up 1.1 percent year-on-year but core inflation rose only slightly.

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Eurozone business booming

Eurozone businesses ended 2016 by ramping up activity at the fastest pace for five-and-a-half years.

Eurozone businesses ended 2016 by ramping up activity at the fastest pace for five-and-a-half years.

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Eurozone manufacturing enjoys year end boost

Eurozone manufacturing in December expanded at the fastest pace in more than five and a half years and orders rose, even as companies raised prices.

Eurozone manufacturing in December expanded at the fastest pace in more than five and a half years and orders rose, even as companies raised prices.

Europe

Tspiras, Merkel differ over Greek Christmas giveaway

Greek PM Alexis Tspiras has met with Angela Merkel in Berlin after his government passed a planned Christmas giveaway for pensions in defiance of its international…

Greek PM Alexis Tspiras has met with Angela Merkel in Berlin after his government passed a planned Christmas giveaway for pensions in defiance of its international…