PARIS - Thousands of French "notaires" held what they said were their first-ever street protests in Paris and Marseille on Wednesday to challenge plans by President Francois Hollande to deregulate their activities.
PARIS - French Prime Minister Manuel Valls on Wednesday welcomed European Central Bank efforts to shore up flagging economic growth in the euro zone but said far more needed to be done.
BRUSSELS - An increase in rents and car-repair prices lifted euro zone inflation in August slightly higher than a first estimate, a small piece of good news for the European Central Bank but not one that radically changes the economic outlook.
FRANKFURT - The co-head of Deutsche Bank has backed the German government in a debate over how to jump-start the stalled euro zone economy, telling Reuters that structural reforms, rather than looser fiscal policy, are what is needed to boost growth.
LONDON - Some euro zone banks have insufficient liquidity and several will continue to require support from the European Central Bank after long-term funding help runs out at the start of next year, credit ratings agency S&P said.
FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank invited banks on Tuesday to bid for a fresh round of long-term loans it hopes will stimulate lending to businesses and reinvigorate the euro zone economy but which may see only modest take-up.
PARIS - AXA Investment Managers has upgraded its short-term recommendation on global and euro zone equities to "overweight" following the latest measures unveiled by the European Central Bank to support the region's economy.
BRUSSELS - The rise in euro zone labour costs accelerated in the second quarter compared to the first three months despite a stalling economy, the European Union's Statistics Office said on Tuesday.
HELSINKI - The European Central Bank is committed to using additional unconventional instruments if necessary to fend off deflation in the euro zone, governing council member Erkki Liikanen said on Tuesday.
SANTANDER Spain - Ana Botin, the new chairwoman of Santander , told shareholders on Monday she would defend the legacy of her father at the helm of the euro zone's biggest bank and her priorities include maintaining its generous dividend policy. | Video
BERLIN - Qatar's ruler Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani assured the West on Wednesday that it was not aiding Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, telling Germany that his own country's security was jeopardised by the militants.
PARIS - Fraud in France's indebted welfare system costs the country between 20-25 billion euros (15.89 billion pounds to 19.86 billion pounds) per year and only a tiny fraction of that amount is ever recovered, an estimate by the French national auditor showed on Wednesday.
PARIS - An emergency summit on employment that EU leaders were slated to hold in early October has been postponed, a French government spokesman said on Wednesday, although Italian officials said they expected the meeting to go ahead.