About: Inflation

Brexit 02-08-2018

Bank of England poised to raise rates in the face of Brexit risk

The Bank of England looks set to raise interest rates on Thursday (2 August) to their highest level since the financial crisis, defying warnings that it is taking a gamble ahead of Brexit, the terms of which remain unclear.

Russia’s economy: Still dependent on oil

After two years of recession caused by lower oil prices and western sanctions, Russia’s recovery benefits Vladimir Putin who is seeking a new term of office.  However this improvement won’t last long without a structural reform. EURACTIV.fr reports.
Economy & Jobs 26-10-2017

ECB to chart end to easy money

European Central Bank governors are expected on Thursday (26 October) to begin weaning the eurozone off the high doses of support they prescribed in recent years but they remain far away from reaching their elusive inflation target.
Economy & Jobs 22-09-2017

European Central Bank: Immigration boosts eurozone labour force

Immigrants have made a large contribution to the working-age population of the eurozone since 2013 and are likely also boosting its labour force, particularly in Italy and Germany, the European Central Bank said.
Economy & Jobs 06-06-2017

ECB expected to hint at end to easy money

Expectations are high that the European Central Bank will hint that it is heading for the exit from its easy-money policy when governors meet in Estonian capital Tallinn on Thursday (8 June).
Economic governance 11-04-2017

ECB hails 2016 as best post-crisis year

The European Central Bank judged yesterday (10 April) that it had a successful 2016, claiming in its annual report that it had nurtured economic recovery and that it was the eurozone’s most successful post-crisis year.
Economy & Jobs 02-03-2017

Eurozone surpasses inflation target

Eurostar said on Thursday (2 March) that eurozone inflation surged to a four-year high in January, surpassing the European Central Bank's target of below, but close to 2% thanks to its monetary stimulus.
Euro & Finance 25-01-2017

Cracks appear in ECB united front as top banker goes off message

The European Central Bank (ECB) could soon start planning an exit from its unprecedented stimulus programme, one of its executive board members said yesterday (24 January), in a rare public discussion about ending its asset buying scheme.
Euro & Finance 20-01-2017

ECB unconvinced by inflation increase, monetary policy unchanged

European Central Bank (ECB) President Mario Draghi yesterday (19 January) announced the institution’s monetary policy would remain unchanged and asked for more patience as the economic recovery continues. EURACTIV Spain reports.
Euro & Finance 13-01-2017

ECB takes flak from Berlusconi and Schäuble

The European Central Bank faced a multi-pronged assault today (13 January) as former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berluscon was revealed to have filed a case against the bank and Germany’s finance minister told it how to do its job.
Euro & Finance 04-01-2017

Energy powers eurozone inflation but growth elusive

Official data showed inflation advancing in major eurozone economies Germany, France, and Spain on Tuesday (3 January), but analysts warned that a return to healthy price rises remains far off.
Euro & Finance 08-06-2016

ECB launches corporate bond buy in attempt to revive inflation

The European Central Bank started buying corporate bonds on Wednesday, picking up utility, insurance and telecom papers, as part of its latest effort to revive rock-bottom inflation by getting companies to borrow and spend.
Euro & Finance 31-03-2016

Germany cuts public debt to €2.15 trillion in 2015

Germany, Europe's biggest economy, shaved 24 billion off its overall public debt burden to 2.153 trillion in 2015, the Bundesbank said on Thursday (31 March).
Euro & Finance 13-01-2016

‘Zeroflation’ baffles central bankers

Discussions between central bankers often revolve around interest rates. But for the architects of the world's monetary policy, who met in Paris on Tuesday (12 January), ultra-low interest rates were the order of the day. EURACTIV France reports
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Economy & Jobs 05-06-2014

ECB cuts interest rate to 0.15%

Speaking to journalists after its monthly Governing Council meeting, ECB president Mario Draghi said that the ECB has decided to cut interest rates to 0.15%.
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EU Priorities 2020 09-05-2014

Draghi hints ECB may act in June, keeps interest rates unchanged

The European Central Bank is ready to take action next month to boost the euro zone economy if updated inflation forecasts merit it, its president said on Thursday, warning outsiders not to pressure the bank into action.
Euro & Finance 04-11-2013

Plunging inflation prompts bets ECB will ease again soon

Tumbling euro zone inflation has firmed up market expectations that the European Central Bank will be forced to ease monetary policy in the coming months, taking the shine off a resurgent euro.

Eurozone joblessness at record high, inflation up

Eurozone unemployment is at a record high and consumer prices are being driven upward by volatile energy and food prices, data showed on Monday, underlining the fragility of the bloc's economic health.
Regional Policy 21-04-2011

Brussels defends 5% budget increase for 2012

The European Union's budget chief defended plans yesterday (20 April) to increase the bloc's spending by 4.9% next year, saying the proposal struck a balance between austerity and the need to boost growth.

Industry hails UK decision on interest rate

The Bank of England's decision to hold interest rates at a record low of 0.5% and to press ahead with its £200 billion (€242 billion) quantitative easing scheme has been welcomed by business leaders.
Euro & Finance 07-01-2009

New interest rate cut in sight as crisis worsens

The European Central Bank is under pressure to cut interest rates further at its board meeting next week, with eurozone inflation dropping below the "close to 2%" target and unemployment expected to hit the 10% mark in 2009 amid a worsening economic crisis.
Euro & Finance 28-11-2008

EU at risk of deflation as prices drop sharply

Eurozone inflation has fallen heavily from 3.2% in October to 2.1% in November, according to Eurostat estimates, fuelling deflationary fears in Europe.
Euro & Finance 18-09-2008

EU ‘will not imitate US’ in fighting the financial crisis

Europe should not change its policy and in no way imitate the US while dealing with the international financial crisis, Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker said on 17 September. He strongly rejected US-style fiscal stimulus packages aimed at reviving growth and regaining voters' confidence.
Euro & Finance 16-09-2008

ECB seeks breathing space for financial markets

As Wall Street yesterday (15 September) faced its biggest drop since the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the European Central Bank (ECB) attempted to appease tensions by injecting €30 billion into European money markets.