BRUSSELS - Euro zone retail sales were unchanged in August from July as consumers filled up their cars with more gasoline and diesel, but spent less on non-food products such as clothing, books and electrical goods.
- Euro zone business activity weakened last month as new orders came in at a slower pace than first reported and fewer jobs were created, even as services firms raised prices for the first time in four years, surveys showed on Monday.
BRUSSELS - Greece is likely to qualify for recapitalisation funds for its banks by a Nov. 15 deadline because the payment depends mainly on financial sector reforms that it can implement by then, euro zone officials said on Friday.
BENGALURU/LONDON - World economic growth lost momentum in September, with China's factory output shrinking again, euro zone manufacturing growth slowing, and U.S. activity steady.
- Euro zone manufacturing growth weakened slightly last month on the back of a slower pace of new orders and output, even as factories started cutting their prices again to drum up business, a survey showed.
NEW YORK - Global equities ended their worst quarter since the 2011 euro zone crisis on an upbeat note with a rally on Wednesday on hopes that Wall Street had bottomed and the commodities rout was over, while the dollar also rose.
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT - Euro zone inflation turned negative again in September as oil prices tumbled, raising pressure on the European Central Bank to beef up its asset purchases to kick start anaemic price growth. | Video
BRUSSELS - Euro zone economic sentiment hit a new 4-year high in September, European Commission data showed on Tuesday, mainly thanks to more optimism in industry, and the retail and services sectors.
BERLIN - Euro zone countries should have a joint finance minister within the European Commission who would control any money available to the single currency area, the European Union's Economic Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Monday.
MILAN - It is too soon for the European Central Bank to discuss expanding its asset-purchase programme because the euro zone economy is still expected to recover modestly, an ECB executive board member said on Monday.
NEW DELHI - India and Germany pledged on Monday to revive efforts to reach an Indo-European free trade pact after talks were derailed by a ban on Indian generic drugs, and struck deals to promote clean energy and make it easier to do business.
ROISSY, France - Air France managers fled a meeting on Monday about mass job cuts after angry staff waving banners and flags stormed the room, according to Reuters journalists at the scene. | Video
ROME - Rosario Murdica and Gianni Finocchietti always wanted to get married in Italy, but after 30 years together they lost hope of ever tying the knot in their home country and instead said their vows in Portugal.