Risk-shy banks, firms keep eurozone credit on tight leash

2015-03-27 21:30

The eurozone credit cycle is a whisker away from turning positive but don't expect a rapid recovery and bank lending to the private sector fell 0.1% in February.

Euro set to continue slide

2015-03-13 11:12

Experts believe the euro could lose another 22% and hit 85 eurocents against the dollar, and that the eurozone may experience the biggest capital flight in its history.

Greece gets half-billion euro lifeline

2015-03-11 09:09

After turning the screws on Athens for a week, the European Stability Mechanism has thrown Greece's radical new government a €555m lifeline.

Greek tragedy

2015-03-02 07:31

Athens' relations with the EU was an accident waiting to happen, says Leopold Scholtz.

Greece: the turning tide

2015-02-02 07:37

It is always the poor who pay the price for political stupidity, says Mandi Smallhorne.

New leader to form anti-austerity Greek govt

2015-01-26 08:56

Greek leftwing leader Alexis Tsipras will move to build a stable government that can take on international lenders and reverse years of painful austerity.

Greece on a knife-edge

2015-01-22 07:25

Voters' choice for or against a Grexit may be crucial for Europe, says Leopold Scholtz.

Greece exit from eurozone OK - Germany

2015-01-04 12:25

Germany says it believes that the eurozone will now be able to cope with a Greece exit if that proved to be necessary.

Farmers, unions defy EU-US trade talks

2014-12-19 20:00

Farmers and trade unionists are protesting against a EU and US plan to set up a trans-Atlantic free trade zone.

World set to end year in brittle economic state

2014-12-17 07:39

The global economy is ending the year in a fragile state with factory activity shrinking in China, weak eurozone business growth and Russia in a currency crisis.


Europe has a long way to go

2015-03-19 07:51

The European economy still needs much work to reach full recovery, says Leopold Scholtz.

Greece, creditors commence bailout talks

2015-03-12 11:52

Greece and its international creditors have held a new round of negotiations on which kind of reforms are necessary in return for further bailout aid.

Greece warned to step up pace of reform

2015-03-10 08:37

Eurozone finance ministers have urged Greece to act faster on reforms, warning that no bailout funds will flow until it starts implementing new measures.

Greece is no Germany

2015-02-12 07:27

Greece just can't expect the same concessions as Germany in 1953, says Leopold Scholtz.

Greece set for first debt reduction talks

2015-01-30 11:15

Greece's new anti-austerity government is set to hold its first talks with its eurozone partners about a reduction in the massive debts linked to its €240bn bailout.

Greek leftist leader vows end to austerity

2015-01-26 07:42

Greek leftist leader Alexis Tsipras has promised that five years of austerity imposed by international creditors were over after his Syriza party swept to victory.

Merkel now resigned to Greece euro exit

2015-01-05 16:30

The German government has basically accepted that Greece may soon abandon the euro and reclaim its traditional currency, the drachma.

European stocks drop at start of new year

2015-01-02 17:00

European stock markets fell on the first trading day of the year, hit by poorly-received manufacturing data from across the region, while the euro slid to four-year lows.

Modest recovery for France on the cards

2014-12-19 16:14

The euro has fallen, oil prices have tumbled and borrowing rates are at record lows and this may help France to kick-start its long-awaited recovery.

National transport strike hits Belgium

2014-12-15 12:15

A national strike is crippling Belgium, with flights grounded, trains at a standstill and businesses across the country blocked by picket lines.

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