Spain is in serious danger of sliding into a deflationary phase - reflecting a tendency across the entire eurozone. What seems good for consumers is poison for an economy though, and much harder to combat than inflation.
Bitcoin is on everyone's lips, but in Germany there is a once mighty currency that you can actually put your hands on — just don't try paying with it. Why are 12 billion Deutsche Marks still in circulation?
The European Central Bank wants to end its €2.4 trillion bond-buying program at the end of 2018, calling time on a policy that is credited with reviving the eurozone but may come too soon for some debt-laden countries.
The US Federal Reserve has raised its key lending rate by another quarter-point — the second time in 2018, and aimed at staying ahead of growing inflation amid strong growth and robust employment.
France's economy minister has warned Italy to respect its financial commitments to the EU under "whichever government." Bruno Le Maire said eurozone stability would otherwise be threatened.
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