Through the past, darkly

Today’s economic situation in Europe has parallels with the 1930s and Hitler’s speedy recovery

Economic Outlook

Fed chair’s report to Senate is standout event

Is politics driving financial markets?

Central banks are under pressure to mitigate geopolitical risk, says Nicholas Spiro

The benefits of scrapping cash

Drug dealers and terrorists do not in general favour bank accounts or mobile payments

Portugal’s budget provokes Brussels clash

Government’s spending plan runs foul of EU’s budgetary rules

Irish comeback is no thanks to Brussels

Export-led revival has had little to do with ‘internal devaluation’

ECB will not ‘surrender’ to low inflation

Draghi reinforces his case for action next month

Border checks could hit growth, EU warns

Forecasts show eurozone economy weathering China market turmoil

De Guindos warns of threat to recovery

Spanish minister says a leftwing government could undermine reforms

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Bring our elites closer to the people

One cause of disquiet is the sense that those at the top are corrupt, complacent and incompetent

Draghi puts case for another easing

Central bank president says lacklustre wage growth justifies more action

Tech groups face data transfer scrutiny

EU looks at methods devised after ECJ struck down ‘safe harbour’

Athens and Rome expose EU faultlines

Italy’s sustainability in the eurozone is as uncertain as Greece’s

We are the QE generation

Unconventional monetary policy loosening may be with us for life, warns David Oakley

EU, US tack towards web data ‘safe harbour’

Two sides scramble to reach transfer deal before deadline

Japan, unbounded

Central bank ends self-imposed timidity it inspired in others

France grew by 1.1% and Spain by 3.2% in 2015

Cheap energy and low rates help both economies grow but high unemployment persists

Europe sets out tax avoidance curbs

Brussels seeks to close loopholes estimated to cost €70bn a year

Zimbabwe pushes for rapprochement

Discussions reflect worries over future when Mugabe goes

Carney warns of Brexit instability

Bank of England governor enters EU debate by highlighting risks of UK exit


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