BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT - Euro zone inflation dropped to a fresh five-year low in August, data showed on Friday, something likely to concern the European Central Bank but not force it into immediate policy action.
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ALPBACH Austria - European Central Bank policymaker Ewald Nowotny is worried about the euro zone economy, which he said was showing signs of clouding over.
BRUSSELS/FRANKFURT - If euro zone inflation falls deeper into the 'danger zone' as expected on Friday, it will at the very least complicate the European Central Bank's plans to wait and see whether its recent policy move to ignite the euro zone economy will work.
PARIS - German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Thursday backed French President Francois Hollande's calls for greater investment to boost growth in Europe, hours after Hollande called for a euro zone summit to coordinate pro-growth measures.
BERLIN - After ramming austerity medicine down the throats of smaller euro zone countries for the past four years, Germany is showing clemency towards its closest ally, France. | Video
LONDON - A ratcheting up of tension in Ukraine took its toll on Britain's top share index on Thursday, knocking it back from its highest closing level in nearly two months.
MADRID - The Spanish economy grew between April and June at its fastest quarterly rate since before the financial crisis, outpacing the bulk of the euro zone as falling prices help drive a rebound in domestic demand.
BRUSSELS - Economic sentiment in the euro zone fell to its lowest level in eight months in August, deteriorating across a broad front as the impact of the crisis in Ukraine began to weigh heavily, the European Commission said on Thursday.
FRANKFURT - A fall in lending to euro zone households and companies slowed further in July and money supply grew, but not enough to douse expectations that the European Central Bank will ultimately provide further stimulus.
PRAGUE - Germany will decide on Sunday what specific military aid it will send to Kurdish forces in Iraq to help them fight Islamic State insurgents, with Chancellor Angela Merkel arguing Berlin had to act because hundreds of Germans had joined the insurgents.
WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund's board on Friday stood behind the global lender's leader Christine Lagarde, who is facing a criminal investigation in France tied to a political corruption probe dating from 2008.
ROME - Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday presented a plan to quicken the pace of Italian justice and break down bureaucratic obstacles to investment as fresh data pointed to a further deterioration in Italy's recession bound economy.