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Eurozone crisis timeline: crisis, recession and growth | Business | theguardian.com

Eurozone hauled out of 18-month recession by Germany and France

Brussels warned against complacency on Wednesday as the troubled eurozone finally returned to growth, after 18 months stuck in a double-dip recession.<p>Olli Rehn, Europe's economic commissioner, welcomed news that the 17 nations using the single currency had expanded collectively by 0.3% in the three …

NHS hospital waiting lists reach five-year high of 2.9m people

The number of patients waiting for hospital treatment is at a five-year high, with almost 2.9 million people on the list.<p>Figures for June show the waiting list for operations and other admissions in England has grown by nearly a quarter of a million since the same time last year.<p>The statistics, …

JK Rowling's identity as crime writer revealed during Twitter discussion

JK Rowling was unmasked as the secret author of crime fiction novel The Cuckoo's Calling not by dogged detective work, but by an indiscreet Twitter exchange between a journalist and a family friend of a solicitor at her law firm.<p>The circumstances of Rowling's public outing as the pseudonymous debut …

Italy agrees measures to tackle youth unemployment

The Italian government has approved a package of measures it hopes will help bring down high levels of youth unemployment as the eurozone's …

Ireland falls back into recession despite multibillion-euro austerity drive

Ireland is back in recession for the first time since its 2010 bailout, official figures have confirmed.<p>Irish GDP shrank 0.6% in the first quarter of …

Rural broadband target postponed for two years

The government has abandoned its target of rolling out superfast broadband to 90% of the population by 2015, in a move that leaves 5m households …

EU pledges €6bn to tackle youth unemployment

European leaders pledged last night to launch a battery of new measures to combat the scourge of youth unemployment, following three years of …

EU deal to block future bank bailouts by taxpayers

The chances of European taxpayers again having to bail out a failing bank dropped dramatically yesterday after European Union finance ministers …

Investing

Market 'out of sync,' says New York Fed chief

A senior American central banker yesterday pushed back against market expectations that the Federal Reserve was set on rolling back its stimulus …

Economics

Bank on It: a show about the financial system … for five-year-olds

Last year, the Economist published a two-minute video explaining quantitative easing to its readers. Even the Guardian dubbed it a "complicated …

The secret actor on the proper way to recite Shakespeare

A big problem with acting is that talent is largely subjective: one year's multiple award-winner is somebody else's excruciatingly showy ham. Another …

LS Lowry at Tate Britain: glimpses of a world beyond

How many chimneys, mills, factories, back-to-back houses, soot-black churches and football grounds did LS Lowry paint? They appear time and again, …

Paddington where? Author Michael Bond’s daughter reveals truth of bear’s famous address - 32 Windsor Gardens

For decades, literary tourists have been arriving at number 32 Windsor Gardens in London looking to pay homage to Paddington Bear.<p>In the stories, …