EghtesadOnline: German Chancellor Angela Merkel outlined her post-election agenda, saying she’ll seek a coalition with the Free Democratic Party and Greens while keeping her options open on further integration of the euro area.
EghtesadOnline: When euro-area finance ministers gather in Luxembourg on Monday, they’ll begin saying farewell to two of the main protagonists from the bloc’s biggest existential drama, Germany’s Wolfgang Schaeuble and Jeroen Dijsselbloem of the Netherlands.
EghtesadOnline: Mario Draghi won’t miss the opportunity to mention the euro’s recent appreciation as he prepares to reconfigure the euro area’s stimulus settings, economists say.
EghtesadOnline: When France elected Emmanuel Macron in May, the prospects of mending the euro’s inherent flaws suddenly brightened. Adopted in 1999, the common European currency was intended as a political project to foster unity, but the crisis in Greece a decade later exposed the euro’s inability to enforce shared rules, principally on government debt and spending.
EghtesdaOnline: Euro-area manufacturing and services continued to expand at the fastest pace in six years, powered by growth in the region’s two biggest economies -- Germany and France.
EghtesadOnline: Mario Draghi has become the latest European policy maker to tell the U.S. that it might be heading down the wrong path on trade.
EghtesadOnline: Euro-area unemployment fell to the lowest level in almost eight years in February, in a sign that the region’s economy is strengthening.
EghtesadOnline: European stocks advanced in the first trading day of 2017, erasing earlier losses, after Italy’s better-than-expected economic data helped confirm a trend of stronger manufacturing in the euro area.