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1 hr ago | Bangkok Post

Eurozone deficits improve but debt...

Eurozone public finances improved in 2013 as the economy finally turned the corner on a record recession but total debt levels remained dangerously high, official data showed on Wednesday.

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5 hrs ago | BBC News

Portugal's return to bond market fuels recovery hopes

The government's successful auction of 750m euros in bonds will almost certainly allow it to exit its bailout within a month.

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7 hrs ago | SETimes news

Greece sees increase in tourism

A wave of tourists visited Greece for the Easter holiday. Also in business news: The European Central Bank launched a Eurosystem co-operation programme with Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia Greek tour operators have seen a wave of tourists in the country for the Easter holiday.

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9 hrs ago | National Public Radio

Europe Recovery Shows Signs Of Strengthening

A closely watched survey has found business activity across the 18-country eurozone running at a three-year high, in perhaps the clearest sign yet that the economic recovery is gaining momentum.

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12 hrs ago | The Hartford Courant

Quantitative easing would be complex for ECB: policymaker Hansson

Quantitative easing, or printing money to buy assets, would be operationally complex for the European Central Bank , ECB policymaker Ardo Hansson said on Wednesday, adding that he saw a lot of questions around how to implement such a program.

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16 hrs ago | Insurance Journal West

Report: Former EU Banker Urges Reactivate Securitization to Enhance Credit

Jacques de Larosiere says he is an isolated and modest man. Yet the 84-year-old former head of the International Monetary Fund is one of the most influential voices in European and global finance.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Reuters

Business-News-Schedule at 0830 GMT / 4.30 Am Et

ZURICH/LONDON - Swiss drugmaker Novartis announces a radical revamp of its business through deals with rivals GlaxoSmithKline and Eli Lilly worth a combined $27 billion, which will simplify its structure and strengthen its cancer business.

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Reuters

ECB's Linde: April, May inflation data key for policy path -MNI

The development of price pressures in the euro zone over the next two months will be key to determining whether the European Central Bank will add more stimulus, an ECB policymaker said.

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Reuters

FOREX-Dollar strength ebbs, threats of ECB action keep euro subdued

Investors trimmed their positions of U.S. dollars on Tuesday after a two-week run higher, unmoved by a U.S. March existing home sales report that beat expectations but showed a modest decline from the prior month.

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MarketWatch

Citi: ECB likely to launch QE in euro zone

Quantitative easing is probably coming to the euro zone in the foreseeable future as the European Central Bank scrambles to deal with low inflation, economists at Citigroup said in a note on Tuesday.

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Reuters

ECB's Coeure says has margin to reduce main interest rate

European Central Bank executive board member Benoit Coeure said there was further margin to reduce the main interest rate below 0.25 percent and that the strength of the euro could be keeping inflation too low.

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Mon Apr 21, 2014

Dear Kitty

Austerity caused thousands of Greek suicides

A Greek couple fearing for their jobs threatened to commit suicide by jumping from the window ledge of their office in Athens.

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Sun Apr 20, 2014

West Australian

Bankers win friends again in Europe with lure of easy money

Jacques de Larosiere says he is an isolated and modest man. Yet the 84-year-old former head of the International Monetary Fund is one of the most influential voices in European and global finance.

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A Fistful Of Euros

Firmly Anchored Expectations, No Postponement of Purchases?

This article from former European Central Bank board member Jurgen Stark has been occasioning a lot of commentary over the last week or so.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

Globe and Mail

As Euro zone emerges from debt crisis, Draghi prepares to fight deflation

It looks as if European Central Bank boss Mario Draghi - Super Mario to his fans - is about to leap to the rescue again.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Bloomberg

Italian Jobless No Obstacle as Bond Yields Hit Lows

The country's debt rallied in the first quarter on expectations the euro area is recovering from the financial crisis, bringing Italy along with it.

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Reuters

Monte Paschi set to approve bigger capital increase

An extraordinary board meeting was called for Friday after the bank said earlier this week it was evaluating how much capital it needs in light of the asset review to be conducted by the European Central Bank and after discussions with the Bank of Italy.

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MarketWatch

Currencies: Dollar falls against euro on monetary-policy outlook

The dollar fell against the euro Thursday as investors weighed the prospects of additional stimulus from the European Central Bank with guesses on when the Federal Reserve could begin raising rates.

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Wall Street Journal

France Presses ECB Over Low Inflation

France stepped up pressure Thursday on the European Central Bank to take measures against low inflation, with economy minister Arnaud Montebourg calling for looser monetary policy in return for governments bringing down their budget deficits.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Daily Policy Digest

United States Must Preempt Deflation

Deflation is a threat that needs to be taken seriously, says John Makin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

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