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Francesco Guarascio

EU lists Cayman Islands, Panama as tax havens, spares Turkey

18 Feb 2020

BRUSSELS European Union finance ministers added Panama, the Seychelles, the Cayman Islands and Palau to the EU's blacklist of tax havens, while giving Turkey more time to avoid being listed, an EU document said on Tuesday.

In change of tack, euro zone and Germany back fiscal boost to tackle downturns

18 Feb 2020

BRUSSELS The euro zone should be ready to spend more if a downturn hits its economy, Germany's finance minister and his counterparts in the bloc said on Tuesday, in a first cautious hint at stepping up public investment.

Euro zone ministers discuss fiscal boost options as virus worries weigh

17 Feb 2020

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers discussed ways to pursue a more growth-friendly fiscal policy mix on Monday, in a potential nudge to Germany and the Netherlands to spend more as fears of a downturn grow in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.

Euro zone getting ready to spend more to boost flagging economy - sources

07 Feb 2020

BRUSSELS Euro zone finance ministers are set to agree this month a more growth-friendly fiscal policy, three EU officials said on Friday, a change from current targets that would pave the way for more spending in Germany amid fears of a downturn.

EU says financial relations with UK will be linked to trade deal

03 Feb 2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON Access to the European Union market for Britain-based financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday. | Video

EU says financial relations with UK will be linked to trade deal

03 Feb 2020

BRUSSELS/LONDON Access to the European Union market for Britain-based financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday. | Video

UPDATE 1-EU says financial relations with UK will be linked to trade deal

03 Feb 2020

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EU says financial relations with UK will be linked to trade deal

03 Feb 2020

BRUSSELS, Feb 3 Access to the European Union market for Britain-based financial firms will be linked to the overall results of trade talks with London, EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier said on Monday.

Euro zone business starts year upbeat, coronavirus may sour mood

30 Jan 2020

BRUSSELS Euro zone economic sentiment jumped as confidence among manufacturers rose while unemployment was at its lowest level in more than a decade, data showed on Thursday, but the mood may quickly turn sour as fears over the coronavirus epidemic mount.

EU to add vetting of climate results to fiscal monitoring

20 Jan 2020

BRUSSELS The European Commission will this year begin to assess the green transition of EU states as part of its monitoring of national budgets, a top official said, in a new sign of the bloc's commitment to meet ambitious climate goals.

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