Nigel Farage (left), Britain’s UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader and European Commission President Jean Claude Juncker (right) take part in a plenary session at the European Parliament on the outcome of the “Brexit” summit, in Brussels last month. Photograph: Yves Herman/ Reuters

Global business growth slowed last month as services from Asia to Europe reported waning demand and little or no inflationary pressure, suggesting mor(...)

An electronic screen displays Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), as he speaks during a panel session at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland. Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg

Private-sector growth in the euro area slowed to the weakest in almost a year as volatility in financial markets highlighted risks to economic growth,(...)

A Purchasing Managers’ Index for manufacturing and services unexpectedly rose to 54.3 in December from 54.2 in November. Photo: PA Wire

The euro area has entered a year of solid economic growth that may see companies expanding capacity to meet increasing demand, Markit Economics said. (...)

A man works at the assembly line in the truck production plant of truck and bus-maker MAN AG in Munich, Germany

Euro zone business growth accelerated slightly in November, but with firms cutting prices again the improvement will do little to alter expectations o(...)

Growth in Germany’s private sector accelerated in November, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting Europe’s biggest economy is defying worries over a slowdown in China and the emissions scandal at car maker Volkswagen. Photo: Bloomberg

Growth in Germany’s private sector accelerated in November, a survey showed on Monday, suggesting Europe’s biggest economy is defying worries over a s(...)

Worryingly for ECB policymakers, who target an inflation rate of just below 2 per cent, the survey showed firms returned to price cutting last month

Euro zone business growth remained tepid last month, with the European Central Bank’s massive stimulus programme having little apparent impact on econ(...)

Manufacturing in the euro area unexpectedly accelerated in October as German companies fared better than initially reported, according to Markit Econo(...)

Employees of French carmaker Renault work on the Clio RS assembly line at Renault factory in Dieppe

Euro zone business activity picked up more than expected in October as new work for services companies flooded in at the fastest rate since April, but(...)

Domestic demand has driven Germay’s private sector. Photograph: Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg

The rate of growth in Germany’s business activity slowed in September, a new survey showed, suggesting GDP growth of 0.4 per cent in the third quarter(...)

Bright readings for the euro zone were complimented by surveys out of Germany and France, the region’s two largest economies, which showed both factories and services firms grew much more quickly than expected.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Euro zone private businesses expanded at their fastest pace in four years this month, a survey showed on Tuesday, providing the clearest signs yet of (...)