BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The guessing game over the timing of euro zone money printing will intensify as the European Central Bank unveils a closely watched gauge of policy in the coming week, the highlight of a calendar dominated by Europe’s malaise.
On the other side of the Atlantic, investors will continue placing their bets on a different but equally crucial event: when the U.S. Federal Reserve might raise interest rates.
BRUSSELS, Dec 7 (Reuters) – The guessing game over the
timing of euro zone money printing will intensify as the
European Central Bank unveils a closely watched gauge of policy
in the coming week, the highlight of a calendar dominated by
On the other side of the Atlantic, investors will continue
placing their bets on a different but equally crucial event:
when the U.S. Federal Reserve might raise interest rates.
BRUSSELS/ATHENS, Dec 3 (Reuters) – Greece will have to ask
for an extension on its bailout programme before parliaments in
euro zone nations close for Christmas because a new credit line
will not be ready in time, a senior euro zone official said on
After two bailouts totalling 240 billion euros ($300
billion) since 2010, Greece wants to switch back to market
financing from the start of next year but disagreement over
Greece’s funding needs next year means the euro zone cannot sign
off on a back-up credit line.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – NATO foreign ministers agreed on Tuesday to launch a new training mission for Afghanistan next year, replacing combat troops who pull out by the end of the year after 13 years of war.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the new mission, named Resolute Support, will start on Jan. 1, 2015, the day after the NATO combat mission ends, to train and assist Afghan security forces in their conflict with Taliban fighters.
MOSCOW/BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Russia urged the European Union on Saturday to lift sanctions against Moscow and promised to waive its food embargo, but a top EU official rejected such a move as the bloc imposed fresh measures on Ukrainian rebels.
The European Union and the United States imposed economic sanctions on Russia in late July, targeting the Russian energy, banking and defense sectors to punish Moscow’s support for rebels in eastern Ukraine, the West’s toughest steps yet.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union has imposed sanctions on the organizers of rebel elections in eastern Ukraine this month, the bloc said on Saturday, hitting the separatists and their organizations with asset freezes and travel bans.
As reporting by Reuters on Thursday, EU governments decided to add 13 Ukrainian separatists and five of their political organizations to a sanctions list that already covers 119 people and 23 entities.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Annual inflation in the euro zone cooled to 0.3 percent in November as energy prices fell, suggesting deflation remains a real threat for the European Central Bank.
The reading on Friday marked a return to September’s five-year low for consumer inflation and was in line with a Reuters poll forecast. German data this week showed inflation in the biggest euro zone economy at its lowest in nearly five years.
Exclusive: France, Italy, Belgium budgets may break rules, EU Commission will look again in March – documents
BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Commission will tell France, Italy and Belgium on Friday that their 2015 budgets risk breaking EU rules, but it but will defer decisions on any action until early March.
Draft documents seen by Reuters show the three countries are part of a group also comprising Spain, Portugal, Austria, and Malta at risk of busting budget limits.