LONDON - Britain still looks on track to outpace other advanced economies this year after rapid growth eased only slightly in the three months to September, but a euro zone slowdown could hamper the recovery in the run-up to next May's election.
BRUSSELS - Germany's potential for economic growth is far too low and the country must invest more, the EU's top economic official said on Friday, joining a growing chorus of leaders who want Europe's biggest economy to spend more to avoid euro zone stagnation.
LONDON/FRANKFURT - The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on Thursday after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector. | Video
BRUSSELS - Germany and France both called for economic growth to be at the heart of the euro zone's budget strategy on Thursday but German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned against returning to the pre-crisis days of high spending to try to revive the economy.
LONDON/FRANKFURT - The euro zone's 130 biggest banks received the European Central Bank's final verdict on their finances on Thursday after a review aimed at drawing a line under persistent doubts about the health of the region's banking sector.
LONDON/BEIJING - Euro zone businesses performed much better than forecasters expected this month and China's vast factory sector grew a shade faster but there were worrying signs that the upturn could be short-lived.
BRUSSELS - Euro zone consumer confidence defied market expectations of a fifth straight month of decline and rose slightly in October, a flash estimate from the European Commission showed on Thursday.
DUBLIN/FRANKFURT - If the European Central Bank really wants to kick-start the euro zone economy, it should ensure the bloc's banks are up to the task of lending.
LONDON - German government bond yields edged higher on Thursday after an unexpected uptick in euro zone business surveys staved off fears the bloc could be headed for a triple-dip recession.
BERLIN/FRANKFURT/PARIS - In early October, European Central Bank board member Benoit Coeure paid a discreet visit to the Chancellery in Berlin to express concerns about rising criticism of the bank from German politicians.
PARIS - France could make more budget savings next year than planned, but should concentrate on achieving those already in the works, the central bank governor said on Friday.
BRUSSELS/LONDON - British Prime Minister David Cameron challenged a demand from the European Union for an additional 2.1-billion-euro payment into this year's EU budget after a revision of economic statistics showed his country was better off.