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

Part of plan to cut public spending by €50bn

Pressure on ECB as inflation falls

Sharp drop in March stokes eurozone deflation fears

Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi

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

Six ways to mend Europe’s financial sector

A legislative ‘Super Tuesday’ passes seven files of regulation

Bundled debt will quicken recovery

Draghi and Carney make case for asset-backed securities

France backtracks over EU deficit target

WTO raises global trade forecasts

Upturn in US and Europe likely to lead to stronger-than-expected growth

US retail sales exceed expectations

Italy’s inflation remains subdued

Self-fulfilling prophecy of the doomsayers

Warnings about outright deflation in eurozone are misguided

ECB policy makers plot QE road map

Central bank could buy broad range of assets

This could be when Greece defaults

It not in recession nor is it recovering. It has collapsed. But there is another story – that of the bond salesman

UK hopes for welcome news with data sets

Insight on inflation numbers and earnings growth expected

Draghi steers ECB towards negative rates

Policy makers look to make it less attractive to hold euros

Economic frailty will force Putin’s hand

Russia will try to replace western customers by tapping Asian demand

Portugal open to radical action by ECB