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No Change: European Central Bank keeps rates at record low

The ECB president said the bank is alert to the risks of deflation and is ready to act, but first they would need to look at high volatility in …

ECB rejects deflation fears as it holds rates at 0.25%

<b>The head of the European Central Bank (ECB) has said deflation is not a threat to the eurozone economy.</b><p>The ECB kept its benchmark interest rate at 0.25% after its latest meeting. The rate was cut to its current record low in November.<p>ECB president Mario Draghi said: "We have to dispense with this …

Economics

Surprise drop in euro zone inflation shows deflation risk | Reuters

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Euro zone inflation fell in December after a small increase the previous month, increasing the European Central Bank’s challenge of avoiding deflation as well as supporting the bloc’s recovery.<p>A customer keeps his purchases in a bag at a wine shop in Alella, near Barcelona …

Financial Times

Top stories<p>Social network ‘still does not know what data Cambridge Analytica has’<p>Thursday, 5 April, 2018<p>Concerns over impact of tariffs on their …

Europe’s ‘Ogre of Deflation’ Is Rapping at the Door

All eyes on the European Central Bank this week. Its Governing Council meets Thursday in Frankfurt, and ECB President Mario “Whatever It Takes” …

Fall in eurozone inflation rate fuels deflation concerns

<b>Calls for European Central Bank action to help protect the eurozone's fragile recovery have grown after the release of inflation and jobless data.</b><p>Official figures showed that eurozone inflation fell to 0.7% in January, down from 0.8% in December and further below the ECB's 2% target.<p>It has fuelled …

Economics

How serious is the risk of deflation in the euro zone?

<i>We are hosting a round-table discussion of the risk of deflation in the euro zone. Next up is Demosthenes Tambakis, fellow and director of studies in</i> …

Should we worry about deflation?

<i>We are hosting a round-table discussion of the risk of deflation in the euro zone. Our fourth contributor is Paul De Grauwe, professor in European</i> …

The euro zone needs a history lesson

<i>Rounding off the contributions to our round-table discussion of the risk of deflation in Europe is Kevin O'Rourke, professor of economic history at</i> …

European economic guide

Europe’s economies<p>Currency<p>Economy<p>GDP per person<br>• Unemployment<br>• Youth unemployment<p>Debt<p>Public debt<br>• Budget balance<br>• Primary balance<p>Growth<p>Latest GDP change<br>• 2016 …

On the road to double-dipped recession or deflation?

<i>We are hosting a round-table discussion on the risk of deflation in Europe (which we discuss here and here). Our first contributor is Guillermo</i> …

Europe needs a credible deflation strategy

The great promise of the European common currency was that a single disciplined central bank could end the persistent inflationary bias in much of …

Economics

The sooner deflation-hit Europe can agree on burden-sharing, the better

The eurozone has already put virtually impossible demands on member states<p>It was with evident glee that José Manuel Barroso, head of the European Commission, observed last week – while in Athens to press the starting button on the Greek presidency – that those who had predicted the break-up of the …

Economics