MADRID— Spain's economy grew by a better-than-expected 0.6 percent in the second quarter compared with the previous three months, the fastest rate since 2007 and more evidence of the country's recovery from recession.» Read More
BRUSSELS, June 4- A slowdown in the euro zone's economic recovery in the first quarter was confirmed on Wednesday, likely reinforcing calls for bold action by the European Central Bank this week to fight low inflation and high unemployment.
*Too early for UK to raise rates but getting closer. *India central banks meets for first time since Modi election. LONDON, June 1- The European Central Bank will eclipse all else in economic terms this week, following heavy hints that monetary policy will be loosened in a variety of ways.
MADRID/ ROME, May 30- Annual consumer inflation slowed in Italy and Spain in May, heightening concerns about deflation risk in the euro zone as the bloc's central bank gears up for an expected growth-boosting shift in monetary policy next week.
MADRID- Bank of Spain Governor Luis Maria Linde to open economist conference in Madrid- 0800 GMT. CLEVELAND, United States- Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland President Sandra Pianalto speaks before the Inflation, Monetary Policy, and the Public conference hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland- 1230 GMT.
*Economic sentiment in Greece at highest in nearly 6 years. BRUSSELS, May 28- Euro zone economic sentiment improved more than expected in May and inflation expectations among consumers and companies rose for the first time since December, European Commission data showed on Wednesday.
ATHENS, May 26- Greece's ruling coalition will find it harder to push through unpopular reforms demanded under an EU/IMF bailout after a clear EU election victory by the radical leftist Syriza party.
LISBON, May 16- As Portugal's government toasts its exit from an international bailout that imposed years of austerity on its citizens, small business owner Alexandra Capelo is in no mood to join the celebrations.
Lisbon and Milan stock markets hit by weak economic data. LONDON, May 15- News that the Portuguese and Italian economies contracted in the first quarter hit shares in Lisbon and Milan on Thursday, knocking back European stock markets from multi-year highs.
*France flatlines, government forecasts threatened. BRUSSELS/ BERLIN May 15- The euro zone economy grew much less than expected at the start of the year and inflation remained locked in the' danger zone' below 1 percent, increasing pressure on the European Central Bank to ease monetary policy at its next meeting in June.
LONDON, May 14- Sterling and top-rated government bond yields fell on Wednesday after the Bank of England said it was in no rush to raise interest rates, cooling market expectations that the first rate hike by a major central bank could come later this year.
LONDON, May 14- European shares eased back from multi-year highs on Wednesday and the euro licked its wounds after slumping to a five-week low as the focus shifted to an economic outlook from the Bank of England for clues on when UK interest rates will rise.
LONDON, May 9- Lower-rated euro zone bond yields fell to fresh record lows and the common currency slid further on Friday as investors positioned for more monetary stimulus from the European Central Bank.
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LONDON, May 5- Portuguese bond yields fell on Monday after Lisbon said it would exit its international bailout programme later this month without a back-up loan, a bold step for a country that two years ago was thought to be at risk of defaulting on its debts.
LISBON, April 30- Portugal's government expects to have room to start reversing public sector salary cuts from 2015 while maintaining its budget deficit reduction targets after the end of its international bailout next month.
*China's yuan on track for fourth monthly loss. LONDON, April 30- The euro recovered and the currency bloc's government bonds retreated on Wednesday after euro zone inflation stayed just about strong enough to suggest the European Central Bank will take no action when it meets next week.
*China's yuan on track for fourth monthly loss. LONDON, April 30- The euro and the currency bloc's government bonds yields inched lower on Wednesday as investors waited on euro zone inflation data that, if weak, would increase pressure on the European Central Bank to act when it meets next week.
LONDON- Bank of England will release the minutes of April Monetary Policy Committee meeting- 0830 GMT. HELSINKI- Finnish Prime Minister Jyrki Katainen, Finance Minister Jutta Urpilainen and The Finns Party leader Timo Soini participate in a election debate- 1300 GMT.
April 16- The world economy can expect steady growth at best over the coming year, but any rapid slowdown in China as it tries to rebalance its economy could upset the still-unsteady progress, Reuters polls showed.
MILAN, April 14- Italy won orders worth 6.72 billion euros for an inflation-linked bond on the first day of sale on Monday, confirming small investors' appetite for a security that often raises record amounts.