French cafés and restaurants have begun to reopen after the coronavirus lockdown, helping boost business activity. Photograph: Philippe Lopez/AFP

The downturn in European business activity slowed markedly in June as restrictions to contain the coronavirus crisis were eased, according to a closel(...)

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Euro zone business activity collapsed last month as attempts to contain the coronavirus pandemic pushed governments across the continent to shut down (...)

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Euro zone manufacturing activity collapsed last month as breaks in global supply chains caused by measures to curb the coronavirus pandemic crushed ou(...)

A deserted Brandenburg  Gate in Berlin.

Euro zone business activity has crumbled in March as the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across Europe and the world wreaks havoc and shops, restaurants(...)

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The euro area’s manufacturing downturn deepened in December despite renewed monetary stimulus and an easing of trade tensions, damping hopes that the (...)

Overall services industry activity stuttered. Its PMI dipped to 51.9 from 52.2, although edging above a 51.5 flash reading

Euro zone business activity stayed near stall speed last month, with manufacturing seemingly continuing to act as a drag on its dominant services indu(...)

Germany, the euro region’s largest economy, faces the risk of falling into a recession should output contract again in the three months through September. Photograph: iStock

Activity in the euro area’s private sector unexpectedly picked up, though a meaningful rebound remains out of sight. IHS Markit’s composite Purchasin(...)

Forward-looking indicators did not point to a bounce back and business expectations for the year ahead dropped, a survey showed

Euro-zone business activity picked up slightly last month but remained weak as a modest upturn in the services sector offset a continued deep downturn(...)

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UK services growth was subdued last month, indicating stagnation in the economy ahead of Britain’s exit from the European Union. IHS Markit’s Purcha(...)

Labour MP Chris Williamson: suspended from the party pending an investigation. Photograph:  HO/PRU/AFP

The British Labour Party’s deputy leader, Tom Watson, has sought a meeting with Jeremy Corbyn to discuss making tackling anti-Semitism “the number-one(...)

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