A base rate increase would send shock waves through the financial markets. What would be the effects on the economy? Made in Germany explains the base interest rate. What makes it the linchpin of the financial markets?
Turkish President Recep Erdogan takes potshots at financial markets, rating agencies and even his own central bank. Is it all just part of his election campaign theater — or is the economy really running out of steam?
With a euroskeptic government coalition likely to take over the reins in Italy, fears are mounting that the problems in the eurozone's third-largest economy will only get worse. Financial markets are already jittery.
ECB governors have signalled greater confidence in the eurozone economy following a meeting of the central bank's rate-setting council. Policymakers dropped language of boosting the ECB's massive bond-buying program.
Tens of thousands of public sector workers in Germany have gone on strike amid a spat between unions and the government over wage increases. The European Central Bank is watching the drama closely.
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