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Euro sags to 11-1/2-year low, bonds rise after ECB


NEW YORK - The euro fell to an 11-1/2-year low against the dollar on Thursday as U.S. and euro zone bond prices rose, after the European Central Bank spelled out its 1 trillion-euro stimulus plan that begins next Monday.


Upbeat ECB ready to start printing money next week 5:48pm GMT

NICOSIA/FRANKFURT - The European Central Bank said it will start printing money to buy bonds next Monday and delivered a robust economic outlook that will make it hard to extend the plan beyond its envisaged Sept. 2016 end-date. | Video

ECB will 'gradually' lend back government bonds it buys 4:52pm GMT

LONDON - The European Central Bank will "gradually" start lending out euro zone government bonds it buys in its 1 trillion-euro (722 billion pounds) purchase programme, the ECB said on Thursday.


Germany says third Greek aid package not on Eurogroup agenda 04 Mar 2015

BERLIN - Euro zone finance ministers have no plans to discuss a possible third rescue package for Greece when they meet on Monday, a German finance ministry spokesman said on Wednesday after a Spanish minister revived the possibility of more aid for Athens.

Merkel says euro zone has hands full with existing Greek bailout programme 04 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday refused to speculate if Greece could count on a third aid package from its euro zone partners after Athens had completed its existing bailout programme.

Premature to talk about third Greek bailout - EU's Juncker 04 Mar 2015

BRUSSELS - It is too early to discuss a third bailout package for Greece, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday, stressing the focus of talks with Athens was implementing measures already agreed with the euro zone.


Analysis - For first time in years, euro economy starts surprising on upside 04 Mar 2015

LONDON - The euro zone economy is sprouting more green shoots than anticipated just as the European Central Bank fires up a money printing programme worth more than 1 trillion euros.


Mixed messages on third Greek bailout talks 03 Mar 2015

MADRID/ATHENS - Euro zone countries are discussing a third bailout for Greece worth 30 billion to 50 billion euros, Spain's economy minister said on Monday, but EU officials said there were no such talks.

Imminent EU court ruling has implications for London and beyond 03 Mar 2015

LONDON - A top European court hands down a ruling on Wednesday that could have implications way beyond the obscure financial activities to which it directly relates, potentially ushering in a two-track EU with Britain and other non-euro zone countries out on a limb.


Grexit risk rising despite cash lifeline - investor survey 03 Mar 2015

LONDON - Chances of Greece leaving the euro zone in the next 12 months are the highest since late 2012 even though Athens's financial lifeline has been extended, a survey of investors based mainly in Germany showed on Tuesday.


Euro zone rebuffs Spanish talk of new Greek bailout

BARCELONA/BRUSSELS - Germany and the European Commission slapped down talk of a third financial rescue for Greece as premature, after Spain once again suggested on Wednesday that a new aid package for Athens was almost inevitable. | Video

French court rules UBS bullied ex-employee

PARIS - UBS France bullied a former worker who said she had refused to destroy documents that might have been of interest to tax evasion investigators, a Paris labour tribunal ruled on Thursday.


Italy's Renzi lays flowers on Moscow bridge where Nemtsov killed

MOSCOW - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, in Moscow on Thursday for talks with President Vladimir Putin, laid flowers on the bridge where Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov was murdered last week.

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