The December euro zone final manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) was 60.6, matching an earlier preliminary reading, the highest since the survey began in June 1997

Euro zone factories ended 2017 growing at their fastest pace in more than two decades while performance in Asia was more uneven, with its third-larges(...)

Governor of the Bank of England Mark Carney. Photograph: Epa/Armando Babani

There was some good news for Bank of England governor Mark Carney on Tuesday, as the UK’s inflation rate unexpectedly stuck at its five-year peak of 3(...)

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn  was a long-time admirer of Venezuela under its late socialist leader Hugo Chavez.  Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA

Jeremy Corbyn has condemned the “violence done by all sides” in the Venezuela conflict but stopped short of criticising its socialist president, Nicol(...)

Average prices charged for goods and services increased at the weakest pace in five months in June. Photograph: iStock

The euro-area economy recorded its fastest expansion in six years in the second quarter even as momentum eased in June due to weakening services activ(...)

Jeremy Corbyn  in Blythe, northeast England, on Monday: “He’s a genuine principled man who means what he says and says what he means,” says Labour’s Chris Williamson. Photograph: Scott Heppell/AFP/Getty Images

Under a sycamore tree in the corner of a car park in Derby, Jeremy Parkin was surrounded by about 100 people as he gave them a crash course in “persu(...)

The euro climbed as high as $1.12680 to beat the previous day’s high by a whisker. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

The euro set a new six-month month high against the US dollar on Tuesday and the region’s shares made gains as the latest economic data made for some(...)

The strength of the German and French composite PMIs compared with a static euro zone reading suggesting growth has slowed in other countries across the region. Photograph: iStockPhoto

Businesses across the euro zone maintained April’s blistering growth rate this month as firms struggled to meet growing demand, suggesting the bloc’s (...)

Euro zone price pressures remained elevated, with both input prices and those charged for goods and services holding close to their six-year highs. Photograph: The Irish Times

Euro-area economic momentum accelerated to its fastest pace in six years in April, signalling a strong start to the second quarter amid buoyant demand(...)

Mario Draghi: his statements  last year that a recovery was on the way were widely dismissed as wishful thinking

The recovery in the euro zone economy is now a key theme for 2017. Pretty much everyone missed the start of this. The euro zone economy has been in th(...)

 The ECB governing council will convene in Frankfurt on March 8th-9th. Photograph: Armando  Babani/EPA

Euro area output rose to the highest level in almost six years in February as growth in the region’s top four economies accelerated. A composite Pur(...)

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