BRUSSELS - The European Central Bank should start buying government bonds to tackle poor investor confidence and low inflation in the euro zone, governing council member Luc Coene said in an interview published on Saturday.
BERLIN - European Central Bank Vice President Vitor Constancio said in a magazine interview he expected the euro zone inflation rate to turn negative in the coming months but that if this was just a temporary phenomenon, he did not see a risk of deflation.
ZURICH - Switzerland's central bank said it would start charging banks for deposits in francs for the first time since the 1970s, hoping to stem a flight to the safe-haven currency driven by concern over the euro zone and Russia's deepening crisis. | Video
ROME - Italian Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Thursday that possible fallout from Greece's political showdown would not trigger a euro zone debt crisis like the one that pushed Italy close to default three years ago.
FRANKFURT/PARIS - European Central Bank policymakers are discussing how best to act to revive the euro zone economy rather than whether to do so, ECB board member Benoit Coeure said, as France pressed for a "more suitable" monetary policy for the common currency area.
PARIS - French President Francois Hollande will call for a "more suitable" euro zone monetary policy at a summit of EU leaders this week, Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron told lawmakers on Wednesday.
BRUSSELS - Falling prices of fuel and heating oil as well as telecommunications kept euro zone inflation low in November, the European Union's statistics office said on Wednesday, confirming its earlier flash estimate.
LONDON - Greece's future in the euro zone may hang in the balance once more, but investors believe the market fallout from any current political turbulence can be insulated, unlike during the region's sovereign debt crisis of 2012.
FRANKFURT - Weaker oil prices could lead prices to contract over the next months in the euro zone's largest economy, but that would not justify broad-based
BRUSSELS - The euro zone's unadjusted trade surplus rose more than expected in October, data showed on Tuesday, thanks to a strong rise in exports and flat imports.
FRANKFURT - Siemens has no plans to float its healthcare business next year following the legal separation of the unit in countries including Germany, Chief Executive Joe Kaeser told the weekly publication Wirtschafts Woche.
SEATTLE - Boeing Co faced a potentially larger gap in production of its 777 jetliner after Air France-KLM said on Thursday that it plans to defer delivery of 10 Boeing 777s following its third profit warning in six months.
ROME - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi won a confidence vote to get his tax-cutting 2015 budget through the Senate on Saturday and it is expected to be definitively approved by the lower house of parliament next week.