LONDON, Nov 26- The euro slipped back towards seven-month lows, bond yields fell and European shares gained on Thursday as talk of aggressive stimulus from the European Central Bank next week grows. European shares rose 0.25 percent in early trade, while MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan rose 0.5 percent. "Ultimately, I think the ECB will...» Read More
As labor movement protests take place across Europe to mark the May Day public holiday, U.K. former prime minister Tony Blair warned that the situation in Europe is "very fragile."
The European Central Bank (ECB) and its board members are gathering in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava for what could be one of the most interesting ECB meetings in some time.
Analysts question whether an ECB rate cut on Thursday will offer any relief to small businesses and households in the euro zone.
Moody's rating agency's double notch downgrade of Slovenia to junk status puts the country firmly in the spotlight again amid rising concerns that the heavily-indebted country may seek a bailout.
Cyprus's parliament voted to back an EU bailout on Tuesday, tying lawmakers to impose substantial losses on bank depositors, and wind down one of the its biggest banks.
Alison Cooper, CEO of Imperial Tobacco, said cigarette and tobacco sales in Germany were "excellent," despite EU weakness.
Billionaire investor George Soros has struck back for distorting his arguments on Germany's role in the euro zone.
The odds of a rate cut by the European Central Bank increased significantly on Tuesday after euro zone inflation eased to a two-year low and unemployment hit a new record high.
Increasingly, people on the financially stricken island of Cyprus are focusing their anger on the European Central Bank, the NYT reports.
Spain's GDP figures were in line with estimates from the Bank of Spain, but the country has now reported seven consecutive quarters of contraction and the government is easing up on austerity measures.
With Spain in the doldrums, many Spaniards are coming to the Americas, where economic indicators point admirably upward, the GlobalPost reports.
European shares closed higher on Monday after Italy's new Prime Minister announced his reform plans in his maiden speech to parliament.
Italy must focus on reviving its economy and it will lobby its European partners to obtain more growth-oriented policies at the EU level, new Prime Minister Enrico Letta said in his maiden speech to parliament on Monday.
There are still good reasons for countries to join the euro zone, despite its difficulties at the moment, European Central Bank Executive Board member Joerg Asmussen said on Monday. Emerging economies in eastern Europe are among potential candidates to join the single currency.
Confidence in the euro zone's economy fell for a second straight month in April and by more than expected, data showed on Monday, strengthening the case for a cut in interest rates this week. Likely of most concern, the pessimism has set in even in Germany, Europe's biggest economy.
Greek lawmakers on Sunday approved a reform law to unlock about 8.8 billion euros of rescue loans from the EU and the IMF. The legislation makes it easier to fire government employees for disciplinary reasons and extends an unpopular property tax.
European shares closed lower after U.S. growth figures missed expectations pointing to a potential slowdown in the world's biggest economy.
Spain will take until 2017 to meet the European Commission's budget deficit target of 3 percent of gross domestic product, the country revealed on Friday.
Economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff revealed they have received "hate-filled" and "threatening" emails since their influential research on austerity was exposed as containing a error last week.
The U.K. government has received a damning indictment from the CEO of the world's biggest advertising group, who said that austerity in the U.K. is a falsehood.