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    1. February 5, 2016

      Portuguese budget narrowly avoids rejection by Brussels

      Portugal narrowly avoided becoming the first eurozone country to have its budget rejected by Brussels after it made an...

    2. January 14, 2016

      EU and US close in on derivatives oversight agreement

      The EU and US are closing in on a deal to close a gap in financial markets regulation that traders have warned could...

    1. January 12, 2016

      Discrimination at Portuguese bank Novo Banco sets a dangerous precedent

      Just over a year since the European Central Bank took over as the regulator for Europe’s systemically important banks,...

    2. January 7, 2016

      Eurozone unemployment rate falls to lowest since October 2011

      An improvement in the eurozone’s jobs market provided some respite from the gloom of global stock markets on Thursday,...

    3. December 3, 2015

      Draghi errs on the side of caution

      Mario Draghi has understood his media training: when queried by the press, ignore questions you do not like and answer...

    4. November 29, 2015

      Twin emergencies spur collective opening of the EU’s public purse

      It took terrorists and refugees to do what scores of unemployed could not manage. After years of collective...

    5. November 17, 2015

      France slams European Commission on budget deficit warning

      The EU’s annual scolding of eurozone governments for budget overruns was eclipsed by France’s shift to a war footing on...

    6. November 11, 2015

      Italy’s finance minister defends Rome against budget criticism

      Pier Carlo Padoan, Italy’s finance minister, defended his government against criticism that its 2016 budget is too...

    7. November 5, 2015

      Brussels sounds alarm on Spain and France budget deficits

      Spain will miss its budget deficit target by an even wider margin than previously thought, the European Commission...

    8. November 4, 2015

      Eurozone needs independent fiscal oversight, says Dijsselbloem

      The eurozone needs an independent committee to ensure members stick to its fiscal rules, the head of the bloc’s finance...

    9. November 3, 2015

      The eurozone’s fiscally lax nations are at it again

      It is Groundhog Day in the eurozone. Some governments are displaying the same artful disregard for budget rules that...

    10. October 5, 2015

      Spain faces Brussels rebuke over 2016 budget

      Spain’s 2016 budget proposal falls short of the EU’s tough new spending rules and must include additional cuts if it is...

    11. September 28, 2015

      Commodity rout chills earnings estimates

      Tumbling commodity prices can help wider earnings growth, as companies outside the sector benefit from lower costs. But...

    12. September 10, 2015

      Berlin fights Brussels push for deeper financial integration

      Germany is determined to halt plans for the eurozone to pool more financial risk, in a challenge to a Brussels-led push...

    13. July 28, 2015

      European equities break losing streak

      European stocks snapped a five-day losing streak on Tuesday, with positive earnings news and deal activity buoying...

    14. July 6, 2015

      EBRD in talks to buy minority stake in Ukraine bank

      Ukraine’s crisis-stricken banking system is set to receive a boost from the European Bank for Reconstruction and...

    15. June 9, 2015

      De Guindos fights for eurogroup job, with Spanish pride at stake

      Spain’s economy minister is set to formally declare his candidacy for the presidency of the powerful eurogroup, setting...

    16. June 2, 2015

      British Land joins rush to tap demand for convertible bonds

      British Land tapped strong investor demand for convertible bonds with a £350m deal on Tuesday, underscoring the...

    17. June 1, 2015

      Plan for pan-European tax system dismissed

      A Treasury minister has dismissed Brussels’ latest move to combat tax avoidance as “an answer still looking for a...

    18. May 29, 2015

      IMF criticises EU debt and deficit rules

      The EU’s system for monitoring the fiscal health of its members has become too complex and its budget and debt targets...

    19. April 15, 2015

      France risks Brussels ire with reduced structural budget cuts

      France has targeted lower structural budget cuts than those requested by Brussels, at the risk of reigniting tensions...

    20. March 10, 2015

      France wins two-year reprieve from EU budget rules

      The French government won two more years to bring its budget deficit under the EU ceiling of 3 per cent of economic...

    21. March 9, 2015

      Coeuré calls for respect for EU budget rules

      Since the outset of the eurozone debt crisis five years ago, there has been one institution more than any other...

    22. March 8, 2015

      Olli Rehn slams EU successors for failing to punish France

      The chief architect of the EU’s tough budget rules has slammed his successors in the European Commission for failing to...

    23. March 3, 2015

      World’s biggest banks still €300bn short of safe assets, says regulator

      The world’s biggest banks are still short of €300bn worth of safe assets to comply with new rules designed to reduce...

    24. February 27, 2015

      MPs dismiss chancellor’s claim over cut in UK’s Brussels bill

      George Osborne’s claim that he had “halved” a £1.7bn surcharge presented to Britain by Brussels has been dismissed by...

    25. February 25, 2015

      France and Italy granted reprieve for breaching budget limits

      Brussels has granted a reprieve to France and Italy after they broke EU budget rules, underlining the bloc’s readiness...

    26. February 25, 2015

      Axa chief Henri de Castries takes aim at regulators

      Henri de Castries is a devout Catholic and “believes in miracles”, but the chief executive of Axa says it is not the...

    27. February 22, 2015

      The skirmish is over — let the Greek debt battle begin

      If this was meant to be the challenge to German economic orthodoxy, it failed. The compromise reached in Brussels on...

    28. February 8, 2015

      US scrutiny of Barclays and UBS widens forex trading probe

      The US Department of Justice is scrutinising currency-linked investments marketed by Barclays and UBS in an indication...

    29. February 5, 2015

      EU push on dealing commissions meets resistance

      New European rules on dealing commissions aim to cut prices and improve transparency for investors, but brokers are...

    30. February 2, 2015

      Spain feels the nervous ripples over Greece

      Spain is feeling ripples, if not shockwaves, from the formation of an anti-austerity government in Greece. Its stock...

    31. January 29, 2015

      ECB targets bonuses and share options in bankers’ pay probe

      The European Central Bank has signalled a tougher approach on bankers’ pay, announcing that it will launch an...

    32. January 28, 2015

      Basel Committee overhauls banks’ disclosure model

      The way banks disclose risks they hold on their balance sheets has been overhauled by the world’s top banking...

    33. January 26, 2015

      S&P reports leap in Europe direct lending

      Alternative lending markets in Europe have progressed by leaps and bounds in the past year, according to Standard &...

    34. January 23, 2015

      Bank supervisor to review sovereign debt rules

      The Basel Committee for Banking Supervision is to examine whether it should rewrite rules governing how sovereign debt...

    35. January 22, 2015

      France seeks to revive European financial transactions tax

      France tried to revive Europe’s floundering financial transaction tax initiative on Thursday, urging 11 eurozone...

    36. January 14, 2015

      Eurozone’s slide into deflation need not be a negative thing

      The Cassandras have finally been proved right. After months of predictions to that effect, the eurozone has finally...

    37. January 13, 2015

      Brussels signals more flexibility on French and Italian budgets

      The European Commission signalled it may show leniency towards Italian and French spending plans by unveiling new...

    38. December 14, 2014

      A topsy-turvy EU world of power, money and politics

      One of the more peculiar characteristics of the EU is an inverse relationship between political power and control over...

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