Lending to small groups must be simpler

European businesses are still struggling to get credit

Bond fund sales on track for record

Investors keen despite imminent interest rate rise

Eurozone slips a step closer to deflation

Pressure mounts on ECB to ease policy next week

Eurozone inflation hits five-year low

Pressure mounts on European Central Bank to ease monetary policy

Renzi reforms begin with justice system

Italy’s prime minister plans to boost infrastructure

New framework for sovereign defaults

Effort to prevent re-run of Argentine and Greek wrangles

Hollande pushes for EU budget flexibility

French president calls for summit to agree new measures

Q&A: The battle over EU fiscal rules

Intense debate expected on eurozone’s tough budget rules

ECB QE: will it happen and what next?

Mario Draghi’s Jackson Hole speech may presage announcement

Russians cool on luxury London homes

Proportion of high-end property bought by foreigners drops 20%

German locomotive becomes liability

Berlin needs to realise it cannot succeed without its neighbours

Rising risk of currency market volatility

FX instability will spread as policy divergence widens

French crisis reflects the euro’s woes

Danger for Hollande is the more rebels he throws out the greater the risk he loses his majority, says Howard Davies

Markets rally after Draghi QE hint

Italy loses enthusiasm for privatisations

Renzi shelves plans over fears of weak demand

Bullard says Fed needs to alter guidance

Debate turns to how to discuss eventual interest rate rise

Russia sanctions take toll on Germany

Industry predicts drop in exports of up to 25%

Draghi steals the show at Jackson Hole

Unexpectedly novel speech broke new ground for an ECB president

Insurrection forces Hollande to act

Merkel backs Guindos as eurogroup chair

Selection would be marked victory for Madrid