German 10-year Bund yields, which set the standard for euro zone borrowing costs, fell to a new record low of 0.199 per cent on Monday. Most other euro zone bond yields were at or close to record lows.

Euro zone bond yields kept falling on Wednesday as the European Central Bank hoovered up government debt across the currency union at a rate matching (...)

Sinking prices combined with stubbornly high unemployment led the European Central Bank president Mario Draghi to announce a €1.1 trillion stimulus plan last week that centered on government-bond purchases. (Photograph: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg)

Consumer prices fell more than economists forecast in January, underlining the challenges Mario Draghi faces as he seeks to stave off a deflationary (...)

Germany’s  minister for finance, Wolfgang Schäuble: “Nobody is forcing anything on Greece. Our attitude to debt. . . remains unchanged.”

German finance minister Wolfgang Schäuble has ruled out a further debt cut for Greece, but said a further extension of existing European Union-Interna(...)

Speaking as the Eurogroup of finance ministers met in Brussels, Dutch finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said: “We all have to realise and the Greek people have to realise that the major problems in the Greek economy have not disappeared and haven’t even changed overnight because of the simple fact that an election took place”. Photograph: Olivier Hoslet/EPA.

The European Union showed a willingness on Monday to give Athens more time to pay its debts, but said it would not yield to a new Greek government’s d(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: gave strong hints that the Bank of England could increase interest rates from their record lows sooner than expected. Photograph: Laurent Gillieron/EPA

The ECB has done its part – now it’s up for countries to implement structural reforms. That was the message from Benoît Cœuré, a senior ECB figure,(...)

Bundesbank chief Jens Weidmann: not expected to vote in favour of an ECB quantative easing programme. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

European Central Bank governors meet on Thursday as expectations intensify that the bank will initiate a big bond-buying campaign to avert deflatio(...)

Benoit Coeuré: Ireland must avoid spending money it does not have

A senior European Central Bank policymaker has urged the Irish authorities to avoid spending money in future budgets “that is not yet there”.Benoit Co(...)

Banana distributor Fyffes was one of the main movers of the day, with the stock up 4.25 per cent at €1.03. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

European stocks fell following their longest streak of weekly losses in more than a year, as worse-than-estimated financial results added to concerns(...)

In Dublin, Aer Lingus shares rose 3.4 per cent, marking  a reversal of recent sentiment towards airline stocks in the wake of the Ebola scare. Photograph: Alan Betson

European stocks rose yesterday, ending the longest rout in 11 years, while Italian and Greek bonds gained on prospects for more stimulus. Ten-year It(...)

Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), speaks during a news conference at the bank’s headquarters in Frankfurt. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

European markets cautiously set aside warnings that Russia’s conflict with Ukraine was sliding out of control today, as investors focused on the Europ(...)