The headquarters buildings of Deutsche Bank: prosecutors are examining the role played by individuals connected with Deutsche Bank’s involvement in the Libor rate-rigging scandal. Photograph:  Daniel Roland/AFP/Getty Images

Frankfurt prosecutors are examining the role played by individuals connected with Deutsche Bank’s involvement in the Libor rate-rigging scandal – pote(...)

European Central Bank president Mario Draghi: the ECB fire brigade was late arriving to do “whatever it takes” in 2012 and, again, to take action to move the rate of inflation back towards its target of 2 per cent. Nonetheless, the ECB did take action. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

When the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) was set up, a lot of work went into specifying the governance and objectives of the European Central Bank ((...)

The IMF announcement that it was leaving came as the European Union told leftist Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras bluntly to stop gambling with his cash-strapped country’s future and take crucial decisions needed to avert a devastating default. Photograph: Stephanie Lecocq/EPA

The International Monetary Fund has dramatically raised the stakes in Greece’s stalled debt talks, announcing that its delegation had broken off negot(...)

Demand for consumer goods soared by 4.5 per cent on the month while demand for capital goods increased by 2.3 per cent

German industrial orders rose more sharply than expected in April with strong demand from euro zone peers outweighing a slip in domestic demand, data(...)

Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has suggested a debt swap to push back debt payments to the ECB Photograph: EPA

Greece on Thursday offered a concession to its international lenders by pushing ahead with the sale of its biggest port, Piraeus. Greece has as(...)

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 (...)