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7 May 2018 (AFR) - Greek banks face €15.5bn hit to capital ratio under stress tests

(7 May 2018, AFR, p21, by Martin Arnold and Kerin Hope)

‘Greece’s four biggest banks would take a €15.5bn hit to their combined capital ratios in a future economic downturn, according to the results of the European Central Bank’s latest stress test of the country’s main lenders. 48 more words

1.Market Observations

EU warns protectionism 'biggest risk' to eurozone growth

In a poke at the U.S. and Donald Trump’s trade policies, the EU on Thursday laid out a stark warning that a sudden rise in trade protectionism was the biggest threat to growth in Europe, as it confirmed its solid economic projections for 2018 and 2019. 348 more words

Reflections on monetary policy in the euro area - Speaking points by Yves Mersch

Speaking points by Yves Mersch, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB, Eurofi conference, Sofia, 27 April 2018

  • While the recent flow of data points towards some moderation in the on-going economic expansion, growth is still expected to remain solid and broad-based.
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Analysis And News

Warning signs mount that eurozone is facing a new recession — and this one could be terminal

Retail sales are falling sharply. Industrial production is slumping. Construction is sluggish and the government is weak and clueless with little idea of how to respond to falling demand. 971 more words


What Hath Merkel Wrought?

In my fifth month of blogging in November 2011, I wrote a post which I called “The Economic Consequences of Mrs. Merkel.” The title, as I explained, was inspired by J. 1,244 more words


10 Mar 2018 (AFR) - ECB hints at end to bond buy scheme - ECB's Mario Draghi says policymakers unanimous in dropping 'easing bias'

(10 March 2018, AFR, p13, by Balazs Koranyi and Francesco Canepa)

‘​The European Central Bank dropped a long-standing pledge on Thursday to increase its bond buying if needed, taking another small step in weaning the eurozone economy off protracted stimulus. 61 more words

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Euro zone economy hits 'speed bump' in February on rising prices: PMI

The euro zone‘s economic boom paused last month as rising prices took a toll on demand, but the zone remains on course for its best growth in eight years, a survey showed on Monday. 146 more words