*Sees further threats from China, emerging markets. FRANKFURT, Sept 3- The European Central Bank cut its growth and inflation forecasts on Thursday, warning of possible further trouble from China and paving the way for an expansion of its already massive 1 trillion-euro plus asset-buying programme. The ECB, which left interest rates unchanged in a widely...» Read More
Italy's fiscal deficit narrowed in the final quarter of 2012 to 1.4 percent of gross domestic product, compared with 2.6 percent in the same period of 2011.
Spain's banking bailout last year is now a distant memory. But according to one strategist, Spain's fragile economy now faces the possibility of tipping over into a renewed credit crunch.
France urged Germany on Thursday to grant it more time to hit its public deficit-cutting target, but denied it was turning into the new "sick man of Europe" even as data pointed to a deepening French downturn.
European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said the central bank would keep monetary policy accommodative "for as long as needed".
European shares closed sharply lower on Thursday after comments made by the Mario Draghi, president of the European Central Bank (ECB), curbed investor sentiment.
The Bank of England opted on Thursday not to pump new money into Britain's stagnant economy, despite a new remit that gives it clearer leeway to disregard above-target inflation.
Has Cyprus extended capital controls by another week? That's the mystery facing the market on Thursday.
Italy's caretaker government announced on Wednesday it was delaying approval of a decree to pay back some 40 billion euros of state debts to private firms.
European shares closed lower on Wednesday, shadowing losses on U.S. bourses after disappointing American data.
Cyprus's troubles offer Mario Draghi an "excellent justification" to cut interest rates at Thursday's European Central Bank meeting, according to a research note by Dutch bank ING.
Online currency bitcoin has surged in value since the Cyprus bailout saga sparked global interest in alternatives.
Spanish protesters seeking to stop a wave of evictions have resorted to embarrassing politicians at their homes over harsh mortgage laws that have multiplied the pain of a property crash in the recession-hit country.
The rate of consumer price inflation in the 17 countries using the euro fell to an annual rate of 1.7 percent in March. It could provide a rationale for an interest rate cut when central bankers meet on Thursday.
The chief executive of upmarket notebook maker Moleskine told CNBC that the company was robust enough to withstand political instability in Italy and the digital age as it launched its initial public offering (IPO) on Wednesday.
Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades has urged judges looking into the country's banking disaster to examine transactions handled by his family law firm as "a priority" in a bid to defuse public anger, the FT reports
European shares closed higher on Tuesday, led by the telecoms sector, which was boosted by new reports that Vodafone, the world's second largest mobile operator, could be bought.
Cyprus's finance minister resigned on Tuesday after concluding a 10 billion euro bailout deal with international lenders in which the country slashed its dominant banking sector and hit depositors with losses.
Italy's center-left leader Pier Luigi Bersani said on Tuesday his bid to form a government after last month's deadlocked election was over, after his failure to gather enough support.
Capital controls have restored a sense of calm in Cyprus. At best, this is a short reprieve if they are not followed by more fundamental decisions, according to Pimco's CEO.
The euro zone jobless rate was stable at 12.0 percent in February, the European Union statistics office Eurostat said on Tuesday, which could add pressure for an interest rate cut by the ECB.