Angela Merkel, Germany’s chancellor, reacts as she addresses the Indo-German business summit at the Hanover industrial fair in Hanover . Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

German investor confidence unexpectedly fell for the first time in six months, signaling that the uncertainty induced by Greece’s debt crisis may be w(...)

The annual rate of inflation in the 19-nation bloc climbed to minus 0.1 per cent from minus 0.3 per cent in February. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

A slump in euro-area consumer prices eased in March, offering respite to the European Central Bank after it ramped up stimulus to fend off a deflation(...)

New data on Monday showed that prices in Europe’s largest economy rose 0.1 per cent in March from a year earlier. (Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg)

Germany’s inflation rate turned positive for the first time in three months as the country’s economy strengthened and the European Central Bank’s bon(...)

Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank, gestures as he speaks at the Suddeutsche Zeitung economic summit in Berlin. Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

The head of Germany’s Bundesbank has said that he is opposed to more emergency funding for Greece, accusing Athens of gambling away “a lot of trust”.S(...)

The European Central Bank is to start buying euro-area government bonds as it takes the first step of its expanded quantitative-easing plan. Photo: Bloomberg 1:44

Ireland’s borrowing costs have fallen to another new record as the European Central Bank began the first stage of its €1 trillion quantitative easing (...)

German chancellor Angela Merkel: underlined the link between further solidarity for Greece with Athens ‘continuing to show responsibility for itself’. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

In November 2011 an ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel raised hackles for claiming Europe, having swallowed Berlin’s crisis remedy, “now speaks Germa(...)

Anti-austerity Syriza supporters celebrate  in Athens as the party  heads for a clear victory in Greece’s election. Photograph:  LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

Greece‘s leftwing Syriza appeared on course to trounce the ruling conservatives in Sunday‘s snap election and could win the absolute majority it want(...)

A German flag flies in front of the Bundesbank headquarters in Frankfurt. Photographer: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg

While Saudi Arabia lamented the passing of King Abdullah yesterday, Germany was busy burying its last illusions about the European Central Bank. Afte(...)

Walk on by: Snowmen representing countries worldwide during an exhibition from the NGO, action/2015, on the sideline of the 45th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Photograph: EPA

The European Central Bank is expected to announce today that it will spend billions buying the debt of euro zone member states in order to kickstart t(...)

Axel Weber, chairman of UBS and former head of the Bundesbank, has cast doubts on the viability of the euro.

The former head of the Bundesbank has cast doubt on the future viability of the euro if countries do not follow Germany in imposing structural reforms(...)