Eurozone inflation edges up in October

Figure remains well below the ECB’s policy target

Russia and Ukraine reach gas deal

Agreement forestalls potential winter energy crisis for Europe

US real GDP growth

GDP takeaways: It could be as good as it gets

Takeaways from the strong US growth figures

Russia and Ukraine close to gas deal

EU-brokered agreement would end months-long standoff

Spanish recovery lays bare social crisis

Concern over the fate of Spain’s long-term unemployed

A view of central Stockholm from Strandvägen, a waterfront street in the upmarket Östermalm district
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Tactic of ‘lean against the wind’ has failed Sweden

The Riksbank erred when it tightened policy to fight a housing bubble

Largest economies must fix the eurozone

Only peer pressure, opprobrium and fear will shake leaders up, write Olli Rehn and Jean Arthuis

Swedes cut rates to zero in deflation battle

Unexpected decision comes after prices fall in 16 of the past 24 months

James Ferguson illustration

Europe’s banks too feeble to spur growth

One doubts whether the capital in eurozone institutions is enough to drive the economy forward

Google case casts shadow over Almunia’s exit

Battle may define legacy of Europe’s antitrust enforcer

Brussels clears France and Italy’s budgets

Move comes after Paris and Rome agree to additional fiscal tightening

Corporate cash hoarding has to end

Spending must be on fixed investment not just share buybacks

Why Germany needs to start spending

Huge excess of savings over investment will drag Europe into deflation spiral, says Lorenzo Bini Smaghi

Stress tests fail to tackle deflation spectre

ECB check soothes some concerns over eurozone lenders but problems still loom large

France bows to EU pressure on deficit

Paris to cut an additional €3.6bn in effort to avoid budget fight

Better check on health of Europe’s banks

Harsh light of the ECB’s asset quality review should be sustained

Stress tests will not cure the eurozone

A dysfunctional banking system should no longer be fatal for growth

Forecasts sap hopes for German economy

Sixth consecutive monthly fall in Ifo index

MPS shares tumble 20% after failing test

Capital holes under adverse scenario for 25 lenders

Hungary struggles with ‘Orbanomics’

Critics warn radical economic measures have hit investor confidence

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