BBC.- At a news conference after a policymaking meeting on Thursday, European Central Bank (ECB) president Mario Draghi described an outlook that is becoming more overcast. Economic data, he said, had been weaker than expected, and the risks to growth have increased.
BBC.- Economic growth in the 19 countries using the euro currency slowed by more than expected in the third quarter of the year, official figures indicate.
Bloomberg.- Euro-area inflation accelerated last month, buttressing the arguments of policy makers keen to phase out unprecedented stimulus.
Bloomberg.- Euro-area inflation slowed more than initially estimated last month, highlighting the challenges faced by the European Central Bank as it tries to stoke price pressures.
Bloomberg.- The euro-area economy may have lost a little more momentum than initially estimated in February, adding to signs that the pace of growth may be moving past its peak.
Bloomberg.- The recent bank rescues in Spain and Italy underline the absence of a true banking union in the euro zone. In one, a Spanish bank took over another Spanish bank, while in the latter the Italian government had to step in. In neither case was the pain of the rescue shared across the euro zone.