German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble said he’s not worried about Deutsche Bank after the shares and bonds of Germany’s biggest lender took a battering over investor concern about capital and funding levels.

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schauble said he’s not worried about Deutsche Bank after the shares and bonds of Germany’s biggest lender took a batt(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi. The ECB has raised the prospect of further easing as soon as March

The risk of acting too late on ultra-low inflation is greater than that of acting too early, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said on Thu(...)

A robot holds a newspaper during a demonstration during the World Economic Forum (WEF) annual meeting in Davos.  As machines become more and more advanced, many workers will lose their jobs and others will see their wages fall, putting downward pressure on inflation. (Photograph:  FABRICE COFFRINIFABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

If robots rise, interest rates will fall. That was the assumption of delegates at the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, as(...)

Sales in Berlin. Spending and employment has driven German economic growth. Photographer: Bloomberg

The German economy expanded about a quarter of a percent in the final three months of 2015, with record employment and expansionary monetary policy fu(...)

 British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher with US president Ronald Reagan    at the White House in 1981. When Thatcher took power in Britain in 1979, one of her first decisions as prime minister was to scrap capital controls, thus beginning a new era. Photograph: AP

When Margaret Thatcher took power in Britain in 1979, one of her first decisions as prime minister was to scrap capital controls. It was the beginnin(...)

Jens Weidmann, president of the Deutsche Bundesbank: “The upswing in the euro area may even pick up slightly.” Photograph:   Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Germans are heading into the Christmas holidays with a spring in their step and a jingle in the pockets thanks to low inflation, record pay rises and(...)

Low inflation has put European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi back to where he was a year ago:  considering once again if he needs to do more to pump up price growth. (Photograph: MOURAD BALTI TOUATI/EPA)

Mario Draghi can’t catch a break. After overcoming a recession, Greece’s debt crisis and a damaged financial system, the European Central B(...)

 Despite the rise in unemployment, the Bundesbank said in its July monthly bulletin that “strong” increases in factory orders during April and May suggest acceleration in the economy in coming months. (Photograph: Ralph Orlowski/Bloomberg)

German unemployment unexpectedly rose for a second month in July, signaling that uncertainty surrounding Greece and the future of the euro risks damp(...)

 Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras addresses the  Greek Parliament on July 22nd, prior to its approval of  tough new conditions set by European creditors. Photograph: EPA/Yannis Kolesidis

What does the future hold for the euro zone after the abyss of a “Grexit”? Many have predicted the euro “experiment” will end and the era of national (...)

An employee welds the frame of a driver’s cabin for a snow groomer on the production line at the Pistenbully factory in Laupheim, Germany.  Industrial output was unchanged  in May, data from the Economy Ministry showed. Photographer: Martin Leissl/Bloomberg

German industrial output stagnated in May, data from the Economy Ministry showed on Tuesday, with increases in consumer and capital goods helping to o(...)