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(...)

The Bank of England is watching closely how quickly prices pick up as it tries to gauge the likely impact on spending by consumers

British inflation rose more strongly than expected in December to hit its highest level since mid-2014. The rise is accounted for by the fall in the v(...)

“There’s good PMI news as the composite index rose to its highest level since December of last year, driven by both manufacturing and services.” Photograph: Giuseppe Aresu/Bloomberg News

Business activity in the euro zone has expanded at the fastest pace this year so far in October, as a buoyant Germany offset the impact from firms rai(...)

Bank of England governor Mark Carney: the bank is expected to cut interest rates on Thursday for the first time in seven years

The Bank of England is expected to cut interest rates on Thursday for the first time in seven years following confirmation of the sharpest slowdown in(...)

The PMI for Britain’s services sector fell to 47.4 in July from 52.3 in June, the steepest drop since records began in 1996 and the worst reading since March 2009. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Britain’s economy appears to be shrinking at the fastest rate since the financial crisis in the wake of last month’s Brexit vote, according to a busin(...)

Chairman of eurogroup Jeroen Dijsselbloem speaks during a meeting of the Eurozone finance ministers

The eurozone economy underwent a slowdown in May as new business growth slid to its lowest level since January 2015. The latest figures from Markit’s(...)

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