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Citing #Trump and #Brexit, EU sees euro zone economy risk, sharp drop in UK growth

Citing #Trump and #Brexit, EU sees euro zone economy risk, sharp drop in UK growth

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

The European Commission said on Monday (13 February) that uncertainty about U.S. policies, Brexit and elections in Germany and France would take their toll on the euro zone economy this year, writes Francesco Guarascio and Jan Strupczewski. It forecast euro zone economic growth to lose some speed this year before rebounding in 2018. It saw […]

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#ECForecast: Winter 2017 Economic Forecast – Navigating through choppy waters

#ECForecast: Winter 2017 Economic Forecast – Navigating through choppy waters

| February 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Having proven resilient to global challenges last year, the European economic recovery is expected to continue this year and next: for the first time in almost a decade, the economies of all EU member states are expected to grow throughout the entire forecasting period (2016, 2017 and 2018). However, the outlook is surrounded by higher-than-usual […]

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#French economy shows no sign of election angst, ends year on robust footing

#French economy shows no sign of election angst, ends year on robust footing

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

The French economy ended last year on a strong footing, picking up speed in the final quarter after a lackluster performance in the previous two quarters thanks to more buoyant consumer and investment spending which showed no sign of abating ahead of this spring’s presidential election, writes Michel Rose. Economic output in the euro zone […]

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#Eurozone growth, inflation pick up, but no ECB moves seen yet

#Eurozone growth, inflation pick up, but no ECB moves seen yet

| January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Euro zone inflation jumped in January, economic growth picked up and unemployment fell to a seven-year low, but the rebound looks unlikely to prompt any early rethink of the ECB’s stimulus program as rises in core prices were modest, writes Jan Strupczewski and Francesco Guarascio. Inflation in the 19 countries sharing the euro accelerated to […]

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A #ServicesEconomy that works for Europeans

A #ServicesEconomy that works for Europeans

| January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

On 10 January, the Commission presented an ambitious and balanced package of measures that will make it easier for companies and professionals to provide services to a potential customer base of 500 million people in the EU. A fresh boost to the services sector will benefit consumers, jobseekers and businesses, and will generate economic growth […]

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#Greece: Juncker appoints EU Coordinator to organise operational implementation in Greece

#Greece: Juncker appoints EU Coordinator to organise operational implementation in Greece

President Jean-Claude Juncker has appointed Maarten Verwey to act as the EU Coordinator to implement the EU-Turkey statement. This follows the agreement by heads of state or government meeting in the European Council today that “the Commission will coordinate and organise together with member states and agencies the necessary support structures to implement it effectively.” Following […]

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#Boeing: New European leadership structure to streamline and drive growth

#Boeing: New European leadership structure to streamline and drive growth

On 17 March, aviation company Boeing announced a new regionalized leadership structure in Europe, to streamline its corporate presence and drive business growth. The new structure aligns Boeing corporate leaders across the continent into a unified team and integrates the company’s strategy development and government affairs initiatives at a regional level.     “These changes sharpen Boeing’s […]

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