Portuguese left nears coalition deal

Socialist leader says left coalition would respect euro rules

McDonnell advisers back deficit U-turn

Economists always opposed budget rules pledging surpluses

Ireland sets out €1.5bn budget giveaway

Recovery allows for tax cuts and spending pledges

Renzi hatches cash plan to spur growth

Critics say raising €1,000 limit in shops will aid tax evasion

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Solid growth is harder than blowing bubbles

Now it is not just America — the world economy also catches a cold when China sneezes

Brussels warns Spain on deficit targets

Commission criticises budget but praises reforms

Ireland set for splurge ahead of election

Extra government spending criticised for exacerbating bottlenecks

Poland and Baltics to build gas pipeline

Move is part of effort to curb reliance on Russia for energy

Germany risks wasting refugee benefits

The irresistible force of the migrants is hitting the immovable object of a high minimum wage

An aerial view of Canary Wharf business district in London
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Europe needs homegrown bulge bracket banks

Formidable competition from US institutions demands a response, writes Frédéric Oudéa

Ex-Anglo Irish chief to face US court

David Drumm is wanted on charges linked to the biggest ever Irish corporate collapse

Central bank policy divergence to widen

As Fed prepares for lift-off the ECB may yet extend QE

Youth employment threatened by slowdown

ILO urges governments to redouble efforts to support young people

Eurozone jobseeker confidence boosts Hays

Recruiter reports 8% rise in net fee income thanks to recovery

EM slowdown hits German exports

Data show sharpest monthly fall since financial crisis

Slowdowns, slowdowns everywhere

The global economy is becoming stuck in the mud again

Spain defends economic record ahead of polls

European Commission’s Moscovici tells Madrid it might need extra measures to keep deficit below 3%

The student who sunk EU data-sharing deal

Four year campaign was inspired by Austrian’s spell in Silicon Valley

EU targets sweetheart tax deals

Move to increase transparency in wake of Luxleaks scandal

Fall in industrial orders hits Germany

Sharpest decline in work from outside eurozone amid EM slowdown