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Francesco Guarascio

Euro zone economic morale plunges offering ammunition to ECB stimulus

11:33am BST

BRUSSELS Euro zone economic sentiment sank to its lowest point in nearly three years in June, with industry in particular hit by global trade tensions, European Commission data showed on Thursday.

No breakthrough in Swiss-EU battle of the bourses

26 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS/ZURICH The European Commission and Switzerland both refused to blink on Wednesday in a standoff over a stalled partnership treaty that threatens to trigger stock trading curbs across Europe from Monday.

Facebook crypto plans turn up heat on EU banks over real-time payments

26 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS The euro zone could have an instant payments system shared by all banks in the bloc by the end of 2020, finance industry officials said, as lenders face more competition from the likes of Facebook and other tech firms.

Italy may have until January to address debt woes if EU action launched - minutes

24 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS The European Commission could give Italy until January to make fiscal policy changes under an EU debt procedure, minutes of an EU meeting show, setting a relatively long deadline to help avert fines and any backlash from Rome's eurosceptics.

Italy could be given six months to address debt woes -Commission minutes

24 Jun 2019

* If procedure starts, Rome must adopt fast measures or face fines

Asylum applications in EU rise as more Venezuelans seek refuge

24 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS The number of people seeking political asylum in the European Union is rising again, driven up by Latin American refugees, but flows are expected to remain well below the high levels seen during Europe's 2015 migration crisis, a report said on Monday.

Swiss-EU bourse battle breaks out over stalled treaty

21 Jun 2019

BRUSSELS/ZURICH Investors in the European Union and Switzerland will lose direct access to each others' stock exchanges from July 1 in an escalating row over a stalled partnership treaty.

Italy's Salvini threatens to resign in budget row with EU

21 Jun 2019

ROME/BRUSSELS Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini raised the stakes in a budget tussle with Brussels on Friday by threatening to resign and bring down the government unless he can push through at least 10 billion euros ($11 billion) of tax cuts.

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