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    Euro resilience facing severe tests

    Are we finally, finally, going to see some sustained euro weakness versus the buck? The single currency started the week...

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    Eurozone needs quantitative easing

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  1. July 20, 2014

    Publication of ECB minutes will end a decade of silence

    A quiet revolution is under way to make the European Central Bank’s voice a little louder. Since last summer, the central...

  2. July 18, 2014

    Investing against the grain in Europe

    How stable is the eurozone? This is a question investment managers have to keep asking themselves. Memories of the euro...

  3. beyondbrics

    July 18, 2014

    Bulgaria turns to ECB to stave off banking crisis

    Bulgaria’s under-fire central bank has turned to the European Central Bank to oversee the country’s financial system days...

  4. FT Alphaville

    July 17, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan notes a bump for Fiat after manager magazin reports that VW might be interested in...

  5. July 17, 2014

    ECB to give two-week deadline for banks to plan for shortfalls

    Eurozone banks that are told they have holes in their balance sheets will have just two weeks this autumn to come up with...

  6. The World

    July 16, 2014

    France's tough battle for the euro

    By Delphine Strauss in London and Claire Jones in Frankfurt If France’s government is serious about promoting use of the...

  7. July 16, 2014

    European ABS market continues to stutter

    The volume of “slice and diced” loans in Europe sold to investors has fallen in spite of increasingly loud calls to revive...

  8. Money Supply

    July 14, 2014

    ECB caught up in economists' spat

    The European Central Bank has found itself caught in the crossfire of a battle raging between the world’s leading...

  9. July 11, 2014

    The tests posed by Espirito Santo

    The prospect that Portugal’s biggest bank could fail has spooked the markets, reigniting concerns about the broader eurozone...

  10. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2014

    Temper tantrum, tempest, or teapot?

    Banco Espirito Santo, the Portugese lender which had a few problems earlier this week to do with its complicated corporate...

  11. FT Alphaville

    July 11, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: The meteoric rise of Cynk Technology, a former penny stock which appears to boast one employee and no reported...

  12. July 10, 2014

    Mario Draghi coaxes politicians to lead in next set of reforms

    Ever since he took the helm of the European Central Bank nearly three years ago, Mario Draghi has called for eurozone...

  13. July 10, 2014

    Banco Popular pulls €750m coco bond sale

    Banco Popular’s decision to pull a planned €750m contingent convertible sale citing poor market conditions on Thursday has...

  14. July 10, 2014

    Credit crisis far from over for Europe’s small businesses

    For governments and large companies, the worst days of the eurozone crisis are a distant memory. Fragmentation of eurozone...

  15. July 10, 2014

    French and Italian industrial output falls in May

    Industrial production in France, Italy and the Netherlands contracted in May, raising fresh concerns about the solidity of...

  16. FT Alphaville

    July 10, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Dan spots some work from the ECB on pessimism in forecasts for recovery. NEWS...

  17. FT Alphaville

    July 10, 2014

    Too many professional pessimists?

    Some 231 pages of macroeconomic goodness has landed from the ECB. Click for the full July bulletin. We turned straight to...

  18. July 10, 2014

    Euro strength defies Draghi’s loosening plans

    The eurozone economy has failed to spring into life. The danger is of a damaging deflationary slump. Official interest rates...

  19. The A-List

    July 10, 2014

    The folly of central banks tightening to keep governments on the leash

    The Bundesbank is right to remind us that the unprecedented monetary accommodation in the eurozone has produced undesirable...

  20. July 9, 2014

    Mario Draghi seeks new Brussels powers to enforce economic reform

    Mario Draghi has called for Brussels to be handed sweeping new powers to enforce eurozone countries’ promises to take tough...

  21. July 9, 2014

    Banco Espirito Santo woes fail to fuel crisis fears

    The holy spirit moves in mysterious ways. Or not so mysterious, in the case of Portugal’s Banco Espirito Santo. Its shares...

  22. July 9, 2014

    UK and ECB set to clash in court over clearing houses

    Britain will step up its legal battle with its EU partners on Wednesday as it challenges rules that it fears would damage...

  23. FT Alphaville

    July 8, 2014

    The 6am London Cut

    Creditors offer Argentina breathing room in debt restructuring dispute: Holdout investors who rejected Argentina’s debt...

  24. July 8, 2014

    EU to rate lenders in effort for regulatory unity

    A regulatory scoring system will be deployed for banks across the EU to limit inconsistencies between the practices of...

  25. July 7, 2014

    ECB under pressure to tackle ‘crazy’ euro

    Pressure is mounting on the European Central Bank to take action against a persistently strong euro with a leading...

  26. July 7, 2014

    EU money market funds shrug off ECB negative rates

    European money market funds have so far survived the European Central Bank’s unprecedented move to impose negative interest...

  27. July 5, 2014

    Credit expansion and loan quality are priorities for Greek banks

    Greece’s economy is stabilising after six years of recession and will need credit expansion to achieve a sustained revival...

  28. July 4, 2014

    Rate cut dents Scandinavian currencies

    The biggest movers this week were Sweden’s krona and Norway’s krone after a rate cut by the Riksbank. With the aim of...

  29. July 3, 2014

    Odds are improving for bets on the dollar

    Betting on the dollar has been a mug’s game for years. Against its trading partners the greenback stands almost exactly...

  30. Money Supply

    July 3, 2014

    TLTRO: how well has the ECB targeted its loans?

    The European Central Bank has revealed the details of arguably the most important element of the package of extraordinary...

  31. July 3, 2014

    Scandinavian policy makers in test of resolve

    Easing by the European Central Bank may have done little to curb the euro’s strength – but it seems to have sparked a race...

  32. July 3, 2014

    Woes of Espírito Santo’s biggest shareholder imperil bank

    Among listed Portuguese banks, Banco Espírito Santo had seemed the most resilient to the financial crisis. The only one of...

  33. July 3, 2014

    European banks raise capital ahead of stress tests

    Bankers call it the “announcement effect”. As one European bank raises capital, the focus shifts to rivals with weaker...

  34. Money Supply

    July 3, 2014

    Live blog: Mario Draghi's monthly ECB press conference

    Despite inflation remaining extremely low across the eurozone and signs that the recovery is weaking in the single currency...

  35. July 3, 2014

    Mario Draghi shakes up ECB deliberations

    The European Central Bank is to shake up the way it conducts monetary policy, moving its monthly meetings to a six-week...

  36. July 3, 2014

    Eurozone’s economic recovery stutters, PMI data show

    A slowdown in the eurozone’s recovery was confirmed on Thursday, after the final reading of a poll of purchasing managers...

  37. July 3, 2014

    Indonesia becomes latest EM to tap eurobond market

    Indonesia has become the latest emerging economy country to tap the euro debt market, as it looks to diversify its funding...

  38. beyondbrics

    July 2, 2014

    New York morning espresso

    ** FT News ** * Macau passes Switzerland in wealth tables | Chinese gamblers have helped catapult Macau past the central...

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