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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.

Business

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.

Business

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.

Business

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.

Business

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.

Business

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…

Business

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

Business

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.

Business

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.

Europe

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.

Business

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.

Business

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

Business

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.