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Eurozone economy speeds up, reaches size it was back in 2008

Charleston Post Courier (press release) - ‎5 hours ago‎
The increase means that the eurozone economy is now 0.4 percent bigger than it was in the first quarter of 2008, before the deep recession stoked by the global financial crisis.
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Euro zone data deluge: Better-than-expected growth, but we're back in deflation

CNBC - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The euro zone showed a mixed picture of health on Friday with the economy growing solidly and unemployment falling slightly while consumer prices fell yet again into deflation territory.

The Euro's Failure: Eurozone GDP Now Only Just Back To 2008 Levels

Forbes - ‎Apr 30, 2016‎
Having a lost decade, 8 years without any cumulative economic growth, is not a good advertisement for a system of economic management.
Paul Krugman's criticism of the eurozone can apply to the US
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Eurozone smashes forecasts with 0.6% growth, markets hit by strong yen – as it happened

The Guardian - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The breakdown of the rig figures shows oil rigs falling by 11, gas rigs by 1 and miscellaneous rigs rising by 1 to give the total decline of 11 for the week.
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Eurozone Crises for Everyone

Wall Street Journal - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A new crisis is brewing in the eurozone, and for once Greece isn't in the middle of it. Portugal on Friday faces a credit review from the only major credit-rating company to give the country an investment-grade score.
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Eurozone Finance Ministers to Hold May 9 Meeting on Greece

Wall Street Journal - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
BRUSSELS-—Eurozone finance ministers will hold an extraordinary meeting May 9 to try to complete a deal for Greece's bailout, a spokesman for Dutch Finance Minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem said late Thursday.
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Eurozone Economic Growth Rate Unexpectedly Doubles

Voice of America - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The eurozone economy has finally recouped all the ground lost in the recessions of the past eight years after official figures Friday showed that the 19-country single currency bloc expanded by a quarterly rate of 0.6 percent in the first three months ...
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Slowing Euro-Zone GDP, CPI to Cap EUR/USD Advance

DailyFX - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
A downtick in the Euro-Zone's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) accompanied by signs of weaker price growth may undermine the near-term advance in EUR/USD as it fuels speculation for additional monetary support.

EUR/GBP Ends Week Bullish as Eurozone Economy Returns to Pre-Recession Levels

Euro Exchange Rate News - ‎5 hours ago‎
However, investors paid most attention to the Eurozone Gross Domestic Product figures for the first quarter of the year. Quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) GDP surprised on the upside, showing double the rate of growth on the previous quarter, printing at 0.6 ...
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Why Eurozone assets, not UK, are at biggest risk in a Brexit vote

Financial Times - ‎Apr 25, 2016‎
Italy - the eurozone's third-largest economy - is in a debt trap from which it is struggling to escape. Just to stabilise its debt-to-GDP ratio at the current level of 130 per cent, it would need to deliver nominal economic growth of some 1.4 per ...

Eurozone economy at a glance: 2008 and now

Daily Mail - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
LONDON (AP) - The eurozone economy has grown back to the size it was back in 2008, according to new figures. Here is a look at some other key indicators for the 19-country bloc, its best- and worst-off member states, and other major economies.
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Brexit, Neoliberalism and the Eurozone: What Is at Stake in the British Referendum

Center for Research on Globalization - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
As even the Financial Times admitted a few days ago, “we are close to the point where globalization and membership of the Eurozone in particular have damaged not only certain groups in society but entire nations”.[2] In other words, we are talking ...

FTSE 100 Remains Flat Following Batch of Eurozone Data

Nasdaq - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
Eurozone Inflation failed to meet a Bloomberg news projection as inflation declined by 0.2% vs. the -0.1% expected. This may keep the ECB under pressure to keep rates low for longer.

Eurozone confidence revives after ECB stimulus

MarketWatch - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Eurozone businesses and consumers became more upbeat about their prospects in April, and also expected prices to rise more rapidly, both developments that will be welcomed by the European Central Bank, which last month launched a fresh package of ...

Eurozone growth fails to stir stock markets

Times of India - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
A strong eurozone growth spurt failed to stir stock markets on Friday, as concerns about the US economy gnawed at investor confidence.

Eurozone economy regains size of 2008 but remains shaky

Westman Journal - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
The eurozone economy has finally recouped all the ground lost in the recessions of the past eight years after official figures Friday April 29, 2016.

Krugman's argument that the Eurozone is not an optimum currency area could easily be applied to the US

EUROPP - European Politics and Policy (blog) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Waltraud-Shelkle80x108a In a recent conference, the distinguished economist Paul Krugman repeated the oft-heard critique that the eurozone is not an optimal currency area. Waltraud Schelkle disagrees with this characterisation, and argues that no ...

Eight years on, eurozone emerges from recession

The Times (subscription) - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
It has taken eight years but the eurozone economy has recovered all the ground lost in the great recession. Official figures showed that the 19-country bloc grew 0.6 per cent in the first quarter of the year, the best performance since the start of ...

Eurozone growth doubles in first quarter, well ahead of UK

Herald Scotland - ‎Apr 29, 2016‎
THE rate of growth in the eurozone doubled to 0.6 per cent in the opening three months of this year, significantly ahead of the UK's 0.4 per cent pace of expansion.
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EUR/USD Little Changed as Eurozone Economic Sentiment Improves

DailyFX - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
The Euro was little changed versus other major currencies (at the time this report was written) after today's Eurozone economic confidence figures came above expectations, marking the first uptick after three consecutive months of decline.
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