FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Germany's highest court cast doubt on key eurozone stimulus efforts by giving the European Central Bank three months to prove that its key bond-buying program is...
Shares fell in Asia on Friday after a crush of dismal data about the economy helped send markets lower overnight in a meek ending to a historic, juggernaut month for stocks.
BANGKOK (AP) — Asian shares were steady in quiet Good Friday trading after Wall Street closed out its best week in 45 years thanks to the Federal Reserve's titanic effort to support the economy...
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s prime minister said Friday that his country will adopt the euro despite a brief delay in its accession process, and added that this required “absolute consensus”...
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech Republic's central bank has surprisingly raised its key interest rate by a quarter-point to 2.25% in response to higher inflation rates, a move that's helped lift the...
BANGKOK (AP) — World stocks turned higher Tuesday after the European Central Bank signaled it could cut interest rates or provide other forms of monetary stimulus to help the economy.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The unemployment rate in the 19 European Union countries that use the euro fell to its lowest in more than a decade in May as domestic demand and low interest rates help...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is credited with saving the euro by using new and sometimes unorthodox policy tools. The question now is, will the next ECB...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank could unleash more stimulus if the economy doesn't pick up soon, its president warned Tuesday, sparking a sharp drop in the euro and drawing an...
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The euro has gained ground as a global currency used for government reserves as U.S. economic sanctions deter some countries' use of the dollar, the European Central Bank...
BANGKOK (AP) — Shares in Europe are bouncing back Tuesday and Wall Street appears headed for gains as Mexico tries to ease trade tensions with the U.S., while President Donald Trump meets with...
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets pushed higher on Thursday as traders awaited a vote that could delay Britain's March 29 exit from the European Union.
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
Stocks are closing broadly lower on Wall Street as traders were discouraged by more disappointing news on the global economy and company profits.
Technology companies, health care stocks and banks led the way lower on Thursday. Twitter slumped almost 10 percent after issuing a weak forecast.
LONDON (AP) — Further signs of a cooldown in the eurozone economy emerged Friday, weighing on expectations that the European Central Bank will start raising interest rates this year.
Inflation across the 19-country currency union fell in December to an eight-month low in the wake of the recent slump in oil prices. And a closely watched survey found that the eurozone economy barely grew during the month largely because of popular protests that brought much of France to a standstill.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets were mixed on Thursday after tumbling more than 1 percent on the first trading day of 2019. Apple downgraded its sales projections, citing slowing Chinese growth, hitting technology shares in South Korea and Taiwan. The Japanese yen, seen as a relatively safe asset, strengthened against the dollar, euro and several other Asian and European currencies.
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets around the world posted solid gains Wednesday ahead of an expected interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve. More interest though will be on the statement accompanying the decision and the press conference of Fed Chair Jerome Powell.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks staggered to eight-month lows Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe set off more worries about the global economy. Mounting tensions in Europe over Britain's impending departure from the European Union also darkened traders' moods.
Major U.S. indexes fell about 2 percent and the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped as much as 563 points. On the benchmark S&P 500 index, health care and technology companies absorbed the worst losses.
GENEVA (AP) — With the inaugural Nations League program ending Tuesday, the 2020 European Championship is up next for the continent's national teams.
All 24 places at Euro 2020 are up for grabs when qualifying starts in March, although the Nations League helped shape the draw that will be held on Dec. 2 in Dublin.
Germany, for instance, won't be among the top-seeded teams because of its poor results since September.
MILAN (AP) — Italy's government is playing a game of chicken with European authorities and financial markets over plans to spend big — and it's unclear whether the country can avoid a collision that would spread wreckage throughout Europe and the rest of the world.
Financial markets have been falling in Italy and the risk is the dispute could revive investors' dormant concerns about the country's stability and the future of the euro.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets slipped Tuesday as investors took stock of the standstill in U.S. trade negotiations with China, despite a fresh deal on North American trade. In Europe, concerns about Italy's public spending plans weighed on sentiment.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global stocks turned lower on Friday amid concern that Italy's populist government plans to spend heavily on policies that could add to the country's already heavy debt load.
A week before the 2024 European Championship hosting vote, UEFA expressed concern on Friday about Turkey's human rights record and logistics, while raising no significant issues with Germany's proposals in an evaluation of the two bids.
Turkey has taken an increasingly repressive direction under Recep Tayyip Erdogan's presidency and European football's governing body is troubled by the lack of proposals "to ensure the protection of human rights" at the 24-nation flagship tournament.
PINHAO, Portugal (AP) — The scorching late summer sun of northern Portugal is ripening the black, super-sweet grapes that will go to make what European Union rules say is the only wine in the world that can be called port.
Winemaking has for centuries been a way of life for many families here in the picturesque valley of the River Douro. It's a tradition the EU regulations are designed to protect.
SINGAPORE (AP) — Global markets were mostly lower Thursday as a weak dollar eclipsed strong U.S. economic data and signs that the European Union could offer Britain a special partnership before it leaves the bloc in March.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Friday after Wall Street largely finished with gains following the European Central Bank's announcement to phase out its bond-buying stimulus. Upbeat U.S. data helped bolstered sentiment.
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The Latest on the European Central Bank's monetary policy meeting (all times local):
In response to a question about populist politicians' claim that the euro is not good for some countries, the head of the European Central Bank says the shared currency is irreversible.
Mario Draghi said Thursday that "it doesn't pay at all to discuss the existence of something that's irreversible. It can only create damages."
BEIJING (AP) — Global markets mostly rose Monday as Donald Trump prepared to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un following the American president's outburst at Canada's prime minister over trade. European markets were boosted by an Italian official's declaration that the country has no intention of leaving the euro.
ROME (AP) — Italy's new populist government isn't considering leaving the eurozone, the country's economy minister insisted, dismissing financial markets' rocky reaction to the euroskeptic coalition now in power as "normal questions that accompany political transition."
TOKYO (AP) — Global stock markets fell Friday ahead of a Group of Seven summit that promises to be tense as leaders confront U.S. President Donald Trump over tariffs he is imposing. Investors will then also look to policy meetings by the European Central Bank and Federal Reserve next week.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets rose Thursday following a rally on Wall Street as remarks by a European Central Bank board member eased worries about the new Italian government's spending plans.
ROME (AP) — The Latest on Italian politics (all times local):
The alliance of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement and the right-wing League has won a confidence vote in Italy's upper chamber of Parliament, a crucial step in launching western Europe's first populist government.
NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks climbed Friday after a report showed the U.S. job market is still revving higher, even with the specter of a possible trade war hanging over markets around the world.
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Italy's political turmoil has roiled global financial markets this week and raised questions about the country's future as a member of Europe's shared currency, the euro.
Some in Italy and other countries in the 19-member currency union have complained about the euro, saying it has made life tougher economically.
Here's a quick look at the euro and why it's in the spotlight again.
Q: Why is the euro an issue in Italy's political crisis?
Global shares rose Thursday on the back of promising Chinese data and fresh signs that Italy may avoid imminent elections after all.
KEEPING SCORE: In Europe, France's CAC 40 climbed 0.4 percent to 5,446.54 while the FTSE 100 index gained 0.2 percent to 7,708.06. The DAX in Germany dropped 0.2 percent to 12,754. Italy's FTSE MIB jumped 1.2 percent to 22,050.37. U.S stocks are set for an optimistic start, with Dow futures up by 0.1 percent and the broader S&P 500 futures almost flat.
Asian shares rose Thursday after U.S. stocks recovered most of their sharp losses from a day earlier as jitters over Italy's political situation subsided.
LONDON (AP) — Stock markets recovered their poise Wednesday amid hopes for a resolution in Italy's political turmoil that may put a halt to talk of another election this year.
Stocks fell in Asia on Wednesday after turbulent sessions in the U.S. and Europe as Italy's political predicament stoked fears of instability in the euro bloc.
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):
Stocks in the U.S. and Europe sank following political turmoil in Italy, which stoked fears of instability in the euro bloc.
Investors dumped Italian government bonds Tuesday, driving borrowing costs sharply higher for that country, and shifted money into U.S. bonds.
A steep drop in U.S. bond yields, which drives interest rates lower on loans, weighed heavily on banks. JPMorgan Chase fell 4.3 percent.
ROME (AP) — Italian populists vowed Monday to convert voter anger over their thwarted bid to govern for the first time into a kind of plebiscite on the European Union, financial markets and eurozone membership as the country found itself propelled to fresh elections as soon as late summer.
Amid the political turmoil, Carlo Cottarelli, an economist with International Monetary Fund experience, was asked by the Italian president to assemble a technocrat government to take the country to elections.
LONDON (AP) — A much-anticipated economic pick-up across the 19-country eurozone does not appear to be materializing yet, if one closely-watched survey is anything to go by.
Financial information firm IHS Markit said Wednesday that its purchasing managers' index for the eurozone — a broad gauge of business activity — fell in May to an 18-month low of 54.1 points from 55.1 the previous month.
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The latest on Catalonia's independence referendum and Spain's response (all times local):
The United Nations says Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "trusts that the democratic institutions of Spain will find a solution" to the crisis between Catalan separatists and the national government.