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#Eurozone: Unemployment higher than data show, capping wages

#Eurozone: Unemployment higher than data show, capping wages

| May 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Eurozone unemployment is higher than official data suggest, continuing to keep wage growth muted, a European Central Bank study showed on Wednesday (10 May), raising fresh doubts about whether the bank can start rolling back its stimulus measures soon, writes Balazs Koranyi. Wage growth has been unexpectedly weak for a bloc that is enjoying its best […]

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#Eurozone proposals will be Rome party pooper

#Eurozone proposals will be Rome party pooper

| February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

Pity the European Union’s top officials as they contemplate next month’s 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome, writes Giles Merritt. Planned as a glorious popular celebration, it’s shaping up to be a political embarrassment. The EU is caught between two conflicting pressures: it wants to showcase the Union’s achievements at the 25 March informal summit […]

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#Germany: Finance ministry sees no room for eurozone fiscal stimulus

#Germany: Finance ministry sees no room for eurozone fiscal stimulus

| November 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

The German Finance Ministry on Thursday (17 November) rejected a call by the European Union’s executive for governments in the 19-country eurozone to spur growth and jobs by loosening overall budget policy next year, writes Michael Nienaber. The European Commission on Wednesday (16 November) effectively urged Berlin to spend more, moving further away from its […]

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