Europe’s economy

Can Mario Draghi save the eurozone all over again?

Mario Draghi’s policy of doing “whatever it takes” is credited with ending the eurozone’s economic panic in summer 2012. Now, Europe is facing the spectre of deflation. Can Draghi pull it off again?

Money Minute, Wednesday 4 September: eurozone retail data and Canadian inflation

In Wednesday’s Money Minute, we preview July’s retail sales data for the eurozone and Canada’s latest decision on interest rates.

Money Minute, Tuesday 3 September: US and European manufacturing figures

Welcome to Tuesday’s Money Minute, in which we preview the big stories of the day in just 60 seconds. Today, we get the latest manufacturing figures from the eurozone and the USA.

Money Minute, Wednesday 28 August: German consumer confidence

Welcome to today’s Money Minute, your 60-second preview of the day’s most important economic issues. One data release to watch for today is German consumer confidence.

Germany on the brink

GDP in Europe’s largest economy fell 0.1% in the second quarter and early signs for this quarter are ominous. Alex Rankine reports.

Why German exports are falling

Project Fear failed to move us Brits, but it should really have put the wind up the Germans, says Matthew Lynn.

Will the ECB start buying equities?

Larry Fink, the chief executive of asset manager BlackRock, has called on the ECB to buy European stocks with newly created cash.

A tough road ahead for new EU president

The new president of the European Commission, Germany’s Ursula von der Leyen, has her work cut out.

Chart of the week: French wage inflation gathers pace

Unemployment in France is at a ten-year low, which is creating production bottlenecks and boosting the annual rate of wage inflation.

Lend to Germany at 0%? We’ve seen even stranger things in the bond market

If you want to lend money to the German government, you won’t be getting any interest. In fact, you may have to pay. John Stepek explains what’s going on in the upside-down bond market.

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