Worryingly for ECB policymakers, who target an inflation rate of just below 2 per cent, the survey showed firms returned to price cutting last month

Euro zone business growth remained tepid last month, with the European Central Bank’s massive stimulus programme having little apparent impact on econ(...)

Manufacturing in the euro area unexpectedly accelerated in October as German companies fared better than initially reported, according to Markit Econo(...)

Employees of French carmaker Renault work on the Clio RS assembly line at Renault factory in Dieppe

Euro zone business activity picked up more than expected in October as new work for services companies flooded in at the fastest rate since April, but(...)

Domestic demand has driven Germay’s private sector. Photograph: Paulo Fridman/Bloomberg

The rate of growth in Germany’s business activity slowed in September, a new survey showed, suggesting GDP growth of 0.4 per cent in the third quarter(...)

Bright readings for the euro zone were complimented by surveys out of Germany and France, the region’s two largest economies, which showed both factories and services firms grew much more quickly than expected.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

Euro zone private businesses expanded at their fastest pace in four years this month, a survey showed on Tuesday, providing the clearest signs yet of (...)

March saw the sharpest increase in new export orders in manufacturing since April 2014. Photograph: Susana Gonzalez/Bloomberg

Manufacturing activity across the euro zone accelerated faster than previously thought last month, adding to signs the region’s economy is recovering,(...)

Worker assembles new Porsche 911 sports car at the Porsche factory in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

Euro-area business activity expanded faster than economists forecast this month, signaling that a fragile recovery in the 19-nation region is becoming(...)

Markit said the surveys pointed to first quarter GDP growth of 0.3 percent, the same as at the tail-end of 2014

Price cutting and a weaker currency helped euro zone business activity accelerate in February, according to surveys published just before the European(...)

An employee packages vinyl albums as another pushes a dolly holding a pallet full of completed and packaged records, ready for shipment, at the Optimal record plant   in Roebel, Germany. Photoraph: Adam Berry/Getty Images)

The euro zone private sector has expanded at the fastest pace in seven months this month led by rising new orders, surveys showed on Friday, but firms(...)

The global economy is ending the year in a fragile state with factory activity shrinking in China, euro zone business growth remaining weak, and emerg(...)

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