Euro-area inflation stayed below 1 percent for a second month, less than half the European Central Bank’s ceiling, underscoring the weakness in parts of the euro region’s economy.
The European Central Bank is considering a smaller-than-normal cut in the deposit rate if officials decide to take it negative for the first time, according to two people with knowledge of the debate.
Germany’s economy lost momentum in the third quarter while France and Italy contracted, adding to evidence that the euro region’s recovery is flagging.
The euro area’s recovery came close to a halt in the third quarter as German growth slowed, France’s economy unexpectedly shrank and Italy extended its record-long recession.
Mario Draghi is showing that when he pledges action, he means it.
Bank of England Governor Mark Carney may have to curb investors’ enthusiasm about the strength of the economy if he wants to keep the recovery on track.
The biggest European rally in 19 months is leaving virtually no stock behind, pushing up equity prices from Frankfurt to Athens as investors plow money into the region at the fastest rate since 2002.
Mario Draghi is facing down a deflation threat with few options left to fight it.
Mario Draghi has asked a European Central Bank panel to study options for new bank funding measures, as policy makers try to figure out how to deal with any future liquidity shortages, two euro-region central bank officials said.
The euro area is turning into more of a help than a hindrance for the world economy.
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