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Economic Regions PIIGS

  • Catalonia is a hub for industry and tourism accounting for a fifth of Spain's economic output, a production base for major multinationals from Volkswagen to Nestle and home to Europe's fastest-growing sea port. The region contributed roughly a quarter of Spain's exports in 2016, with chemicals, auto parts, vehicles and food accounting for about half of...

  • Catalonia is a hub for industry and tourism accounting for a fifth of Spain's economic output, a production base for major multinationals from Volkswagen to Nestle and home to Europe's fastest-growing sea port. The region contributed roughly a quarter of Spain's exports in 2016, with chemicals, auto parts, vehicles and food accounting for about half of...

  • Catalonia is a hub for industry and tourism accounting for a fifth of Spain's economic output, a production base for major multinationals from Volkswagen to Nestle and home to Europe's fastest-growing sea port. The region contributed roughly a quarter of Spain's exports in 2016, with chemicals, auto parts, vehicles and food accounting for about half of...

  • Catalonia is a hub for industry and tourism accounting for a fifth of Spain's economic output, a production base for major multinationals from Volkswagen to Nestle and home to Europe's fastest-growing sea port. The region contributed roughly a quarter of Spain's exports in 2016, with chemicals, auto parts, vehicles and food accounting for about half of...

  • LONDON, Oct 6- Europe's major benchmarks were set to end a tumultuous week on a slightly softer note, with investors' focus turning from a separatist crisis in Catalonia to U.S. jobs data expected later in the day. Spain's IBEX declined 0.2 percent after a strong rally in the previous session as nerves over Catalonian independence eased. Shares in...

  • MADRID, Oct 5- Investment projects in the northeastern region of Catalonia have been paralysed and the sale of a stake in state-run lender Bankia put on hold because of the current political uncertainty, Spain's economy minister said on Thursday. Catalonia is a centre of industry and tourism that accounts for one-fifth of Spain's economy.

  • MADRID, Oct 5- Investment projects in the northeastern region of Catalonia have been paralyzed and the sale of a stake in state-run lender Bankia put on hold because of the current political uncertainty, Spain's economy minister said on Thursday. Catalonia is a center of industry and tourism that accounts for one-fifth of Spain's economy.

  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Labor Market Disparities and the Mission of the Federal Reserve" before conference, "Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minority Bankers" hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City- 1800 GMT FRANKFURT- The European Central Bank releases monthly data on lending and money supply...

  • KANSAS CITY, Missouri- Federal Reserve Board Governor Lael Brainard speaks on "Labor Market Disparities and the Mission of the Federal Reserve" before conference, "Banking and the Economy: A Forum for Minority Bankers" hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City- 1800 GMT FRANKFURT- The European Central Bank releases monthly data on lending and money supply...

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives opening speech at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 0700 GMT. **FRANKFURT- ECB Excecutive Board member Benoit Coeure chairing policy panel on "Exit from non-standard monetary policy" at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 1445 GMT. SYRACUSE, New York- Federal...

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives opening speech at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 0700 GMT. **FRANKFURT- ECB Excecutive Board member Benoit Coeure chairing policy panel on "Exit from non-standard monetary policy" at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 1445 GMT. SYRACUSE, New York- Federal...

  • ROME, Sept 23- Italy on Saturday raised its forecasts for economic growth this year and next and said it would cut the budget deficit by less than previously promised. On Wednesday the Paris- based Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development forecast Italian growth of 1.4 percent this year and 1.2 percent in 2018, compared with euro zone growth of 2.1...

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives opening speech at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 0700 GMT. **FRANKFURT- ECB Excecutive Board member Benoit Coeure chairing policy panel on "Exit from non-standard monetary policy" at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 1445 GMT. SYRACUSE, New York- Federal...

  • **FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives opening speech at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 0700 GMT. **FRANKFURT- ECB Excecutive Board member Benoit Coeure chairing policy panel on "Exit from non-standard monetary policy" at Second ECB Annual Research Conference in Frankfurt, Germany 1445 GMT. SYRACUSE, New York- Federal...

  • *North Korea rhetoric drives safe haven currencies. LONDON, Sept 22- Jitters over a fresh exchange of barbs between North Korea and the United States eased in Europe on Friday as strong economic data supported European stocks, and investors' focus turned to a planned speech by Britain's prime minister on Brexit. Europe's main stock index recovered from early...

  • *Tsipras has battled Greece's creditors since winning power. *Government planning "new Greece" after bailout exit. Since taking power in early 2015, he has spent most of his days and nights in firefighting mode, battling Greece's creditors to renegotiate the harsh terms of a series of bailout deals.

  • DUBLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives Keynote speech at Henry Grattan Lecture Invitation organized by Trinity College in Dublin- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives closing remarks at the ECB conference "Low inflation: Lessons from the past! FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio chairing panel "Macroprudential policy...

  • DUBLIN- ECB President Mario Draghi gives Keynote speech at Henry Grattan Lecture Invitation organized by Trinity College in Dublin- 0830 GMT. FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio gives closing remarks at the ECB conference "Low inflation: Lessons from the past! FRANKFURT- ECB Vice President Vitor Constancio chairing panel "Macroprudential policy...

  • *Tsipras has battled Greece's creditors since winning power. *Government planning "new Greece" after bailout exit. Since taking power in early 2015, he has spent most of his days and nights in firefighting mode, battling Greece's creditors to renegotiate the harsh terms of a series of bailout deals.

  • FRANKFURT- ECB President Mario Draghi gives welcome remarks at the 2nd ESRB annual conference in Frankfurt- 1315 GMT. STOCKHOLM- Swedish Central Bank minutes from monetary policy will be published- 0730 GMT. OSLO- Norway Central Bank holds a press conference after the announcing its interest rate decision and issuing its monetary policy report 0830 GMT.