Lisbon debt sale lifts eurozone spirits

Bond auction paves way for exit from bailout programme

Eurozone PMI close to three-year high

Business activity grows but falling inflation haunts currency bloc

BUDGET 2014 Chancellor George Osborne steps out of number 11 Downing street to deliver his budget speech. Credit: David Parry/ FT
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Deficit reduction is back on track

Net borrowing in line with Budget forecasts at £107.7bn

France to slow deficit reduction plan

Softer target of 3% of GDP is in line with EU’s upper limit

Creditors to begin Greek debt talks

Athens reports first primary budget surplus since crisis

Portugal bond sale opens way to bailout exit

Yields tumble in remarkable turnround in country’s fortunes

French ‘time-bomb’ can be safely defused

Look elsewhere for systemic threat to euro area

BNY Mellon considers euro deposit charges

Lender looks at potential move if ECB cuts interest rates below zero

Cuts put Portugal welfare system on rack

More than 10,000 waiting for places in old people’s homes

KfW lobbies for unit to come off ECB list

KfW Ipex is undergoing ECB asset quality review and stress tests

Eurozone peripheral interest bills climb

Big deficits mean servicing debt remains costly

Close watch of China manufacturing index

To give first guidance to growth prospects for the second quarter

US jobless claims near lowest since 2007

Brazil unemployment declines and inflation lower than forecast

Spain welcomes return of tourist euros

Strong bookings help boost jobs and wider economy

Portuguese yields drop on ECB QE hopes

Ten-year bond yields reach lowest since late 2009

Time is not on Renzi’s side for reforms

International investors give Italy three months to back up revamps

France set to freeze welfare payments

Pressure on ECB as inflation falls

Sharp drop in March stokes eurozone deflation fears

Renzi overhaul signals Italian business shake-up

Companies had to improve governance to attract foreign capital

Super Tuesday for EU bank regulation

Biggest set of financial rules passed since single market