LONDON - - Euro zone business activity expanded at its fastest pace in four years last month as the European Central Bank's stimulus package more than offset fears Greece could crash out of the currency union, surveys showed. | Video
BRUSSELS - Euro zone countries tried in vain to stop the IMF publishing a gloomy analysis of Greece's debt burden which the leftist government says vindicates its call to voters to reject bailout terms, sources familiar with the situation said on Friday.
ATHENS, - A new opinion poll in Greece put voters in favour of a proposed aid deal marginally ahead on 44.1 percent to 43.7 percent against before a Sunday referendum that may decide the country's future in the euro zone.
AMSTERDAM - The chair of the council of euro zone finance ministers dismissed as "completely false" the assertion by Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis that Greece was not far off reaching a deal with its creditors.
BRUSSELS - The euro zone's rescue fund, Greece's largest creditor, said on Friday it reserved the right to call in 130.9 billion euros in debt ahead of schedule after Athens defaulted this week on an International Monetary Fund loan.
LONDON - A top euro zone share index was set for its biggest weekly fall this year on Friday, with many investors focussing on a crucial vote in Greece over its debt negotiations at the weekend.
LONDON - European bonds and stocks traded cautiously on Friday before a Greek referendum on EU-prescribed reforms that could determine the country's future in the euro zone and which polls suggest could go either way. | Video
BRUSSELS - Worries about any potential impact on Sunday's Greek bailout referendum led the European Commission to postpone the publication of a technical report on the euro zone on Thursday.
LONDON - A key indicator of euro zone market inflation expectations rose to its highest in almost eight months on Thursday in a further sign the European Central Bank's trillion-euro bond-buying programme may be working.
THE HAGUE - Greece was likely to "have no place in the euro zone" if it voted "no" in Sunday's referendum on whether to accept the terms of continued international aid, the chair of the council of euro zone finance ministers warned on Thursday.
BERLIN/WASHINGTON - Germany is taking seriously the latest reports about U.S. spying on senior government ministers and they are putting strains on vital security cooperation between the two countries, Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman said on Thursday.
Aix-en-Provence, France - Greece's debt crisis risks is clouding the outlook for stock market listings after a flurry of flotations in the first half of the year, the head of Paris' stock market Anthony Attia said in an interview on Friday.
ROME - The Italian government on Friday moved to keep open two major industrial plants which courts had ordered to be closed because of safety and environmental concerns.