Jens Weidmann: The return of inflation to Germany may allow the Bundesbank president to push for a reduction in the ESB’s bond-buying programme. Photograph: Susann Prautsch/AFP/Getty Images

German inflation probably picked up in February, surpassing the European Central Bank’s target of a rate just under 2 per cent for the first time in m(...)

EU-wide economic sentiment has hit a near six-year high and the 19 member states of the euro zone are doing better than many expected

The euro zone economy has kicked off the year robustly, data showed on Monday, presenting the European Central Bank with evidence that its massive cas(...)

European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi and Vice President Vitor Constancio (left) leave after addressing an ECB news conference in Frankfurt. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

Businesses across Asia and Europe have slashed prices at the start of the year to drum up trade, surveys showed on Friday, a day after the European Ce(...)

Annual inflation in Germany fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in November.  Photo: Bloomberg

Annual inflation in Europe’s largest economy fell to its lowest level in nearly five years in November, suggesting the risk of deflation in the wider (...)

New figures also show a decline in exports in September in the euro zone

Deflation hit five peripheral euro zone countries in September as inflation slipped to its lowest for five years and exports faltered, data on Thursda(...)

A financial chart showing a rising market

German business confidence rose to the highest level in 16 months in August, beating forecasts and indicating the recovery in Europe’s largest economy(...)

German business morale edged up for a third straight month in July in a sign Europe’s largest economy is picking up steam and should post modest growt(...)