Draghi prepares for more monetary easing

The ECB should give QE more time and more firepower to work

Socialist leader becomes Portuguese PM

António Costa’s appointment ends weeks of political uncertainty

World trade heads for worst year since 2009

Growth rate of 0.7% in third quarter underlines fragility of economic recovery

Italy squares up to bad loans problem

Bank resolution fund will raise €3.6bn to restructure four lenders

Portugal president urges EU compliance

Costa tasked with producing ‘a credible government solution’

Eurozone economic activity at 4-year high

Purchasing managers’ index hits 54.4, up from 53.9 in October

Italy plans bad bank-style debt clean-up

Move aims to boost weak recovery but risks clash with Brussels

End the folly of a borderless Europe

There are, in principle, two fixes, repair the Schengen area or revert to national systems

Bond issuance in euros hits six-year high

Investment grade companies race to sell debt ahead of any ECB QE2

Ukraine adapts amid trade war with Russia

Exports to EU and China increase while rift with Moscow deepens

Economic outlook

George Osborne is due to set out his spending plans for the next Parliament

Draghi pledge to boost sluggish inflation

Comments seen as preparing markets for souped-up QE next month

Athens passes bill to unlock bailout funds

Coalition cut to two-seat majority but programme stays on track

Paris hit by tourism fall after attacks

City museums eerily quiet but wider economic effects unclear

ECB considered more QE, minutes show

Accounts buoy hopes bank will ramp up stimulus

Not too much of a good thing

The European Cental Bank is right to consider more stimulus

ECB ready to cut negative rates further

Reduction of at least another 10 basis points expected to combat low inflation

Germany’s economic model needs an upgrade

The rest of the eurozone has been reforming. Berlin should follow suit

France slams Brussels on budget warning

Brussels says liberalisation efforts fall short of recommended level

Gold substandard

Enthusiasts and detractors both make too much of money metallism

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