WASHINGTON, Dec 13- The International Monetary Fund disbursed Ireland's last aid tranche on Friday, as the country became the first euro zone member to successfully exit its international bailout.» Read More
FRANKFURT, Nov 7- The European Central Bank cut interest rates to a new record low on Thursday and said it would prime banks with liquidity into 2015 to prevent the euro zone's recovery from stalling as inflation tumbles.
DUBLIN, Nov 7- Three years after going cap in hand to international lenders, Ireland got the green light on Thursday to step out on its own as the first euro zone country to exit its bailout programme.
MILAN, Nov 6- Italy raised a record 22.3 billion euros from the sale of an inflation-linked four-year bond that was wrapped up on Wednesday, with institutional players snapping up paper aimed at small investors. This figure is due to rise, possibly posing a refinancing challenge, as Italy issues three-year bonds next year and two-year paper in 2015..
*Sterling gains on strong UK services data. NEW YORK, Nov 5- The euro slid against the dollar on Tuesday, hurt by speculation the European Central Bank may signal easier monetary policy or even cut interest rates at its policy meeting this week.
*Sterling gains on strong UK services data. NEW YORK, Nov 5- The euro fell against the dollar on Tuesday, hurt by speculation the European Central Bank may signal easier monetary policy or even cut interest rates this week.
*Sterling gains on strong UK services activity data. NEW YORK, Nov 5- The euro fell against the dollar on Tuesday, hurt by speculation the European Central Bank may signal easier monetary policy or even cut interest rates this week. The pound rallied after stronger-than-expected UK services data.
ATHENS, Nov 3- Retail workers protested in Athens against a relaxation of rules restricting the number of Sundays a year when shops can open, a reform demanded by Greece's foreign lenders which aims to make its recession-hit economy more flexible.
LONDON, Oct 28- Spanish yields fell on Monday as expectations the Federal Reserve will keep its monetary stimulus at current levels at a policy meeting this week supported demand for riskier assets. Spain clawed back ground lost last week after below-forecast German sentiment and euro zone business sector surveys raised concern about the bloc's recovery.
DUBLIN, Oct 15- Ireland eased back on its austerity programme on Tuesday, giving voters a modest break from six years of pain as it aims to become the first euro zone country to pull out of an international bailout.
ATHENS, Oct 14- Greece's economy may shrink by up to 4.2 percent this year but is close to stabilising after six years of sharp contractions that have wiped out about a quarter of output, influential think tank IOBE said on Monday.
*Ireland due to complete bailout in December. DUBLIN, Oct 14- Ireland's construction industry grew in September for the first time since 2007, indicating the bailed out economy may be picking up steam, a survey showed on Monday.
WASHINGTON, Oct 11- The European Commission is in discussions with Spain and Ireland on how to ensure a smooth exit from their bailouts in the next months, but both may succeed without any special arrangements, EU Economic and Monetary Affairs Commissioner Olli Rehn said.
ROME, Oct 11- Italy's government drew fire on Friday after stitching together an emergency bailout for Alitalia that critics said should involve less taxpayer money and more long-term strategy, while top shareholder Air France-KLM refused to commit to the plan.
*Germany's DAX to set another record high. LONDON, Oct 9- European shares are poised to add 4 percent to this year's strong rally, with Germany's top index on course for another record high as the economic outlook improves, a Reuters poll showed.
ATHENS, Oct 7- Greece will emerge from six years of recession next year, a draft budget forecast on Monday, signalling the country is past the worst of a crippling debt crisis that nearly broke Europe's single currency.
ATHENS, Oct 7- Greece will emerge from six years of recession next year, its draft 2014 budget projected on Monday, in one of the strongest signs yet that the country has left the worst of its crippling debt crisis behind. Athens is also targeting a primary budget surplus of 1.6 percent of national output next year and is on track to post a small surplus this year.
LONDON, Oct 2- A surprisingly weak U.S. private sector jobs report sapped the dollar and world shares on Wednesday, adding to concerns about the economic impact of the budget standoff in Washington. "If the numbers had come up really, really strong, perhaps people would overlook the problems in Washington.
LONDON, Sept 29- Yet another budget showdown in Washington and yet another government crisis in Italy herald more turbulence for a global economy growing well below trend. Credit Suisse, for instance, is pencilling in 3.8 percent global growth for 2014, up from 3.0 percent this year and surpassing what it sees as the trend rate of 3.5 percent.
SINTRA, Portugal, Sept 27- Disillusion with Portugal's main parties, both battered by association with the country's deep economic crisis and international bailout, is translating into a surge in independent candidates for Sunday's local elections.
LONDON, Sept 19- German bond yields fell to their lowest in a month on Thursday and euro zone bonds rallied across the credit spectrum after the U.S. Riskier assets also rose a day after the Fed opted not to trim its $85 billion a month bond-buying programme, citing strains in the economy from tight fiscal policy.