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Eurozone countries should form United States of Europe says EC vice-president

Eurozone countries should form United States of Europe says EC vice-president

Viviane Reding calls for full fiscal and political union for 18 eurozone countries but says UK should remain apart. Read more…

Posted by admin - February 18, 2014 at 09:17

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Eurozone recession ‘may be over’

Eurozone recession ‘may be over’

Economists say rise in manufacturing output PMI points to flat GDP and ‘light at the end of the tunnel’. Read more…

Posted by admin - July 25, 2013 at 09:03

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Eurozone unemployment hits fresh high

Eurozone unemployment hits fresh high

Jobless rate reached 12.1% across the region in May, with youth unemployment nearing 24%. Read more…

Posted by admin - July 1, 2013 at 14:48

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Eurozone crisis live: Mario Draghi defends bond-buying plan

President of the European Central Bank rebuts criticisim of his Outright Monetary Transactions programme, ahead of data showing how Europe’s manufacturers fared in May


    



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Posted by admin - June 3, 2013 at 08:24

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Eurozone jobless rate hits record high as Blockupy hold anti-austerity protests – live

Demonstrations against handling of Europe’s debt crisis are taking place in Frankfurt, as eurozone jobless rate hit another record high of 12.2%


    



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Posted by admin - May 31, 2013 at 15:11

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Eurozone unemployment hits new high with quarter of under-25s jobless

Overall eurozone unemployment rose to 12.2% in April, with young jobless rate up slightly at 24.4% from 24.3% in March

Eurozone unemployment has hit a fresh high with young people the hardest hit as now almost one in four under-25s are out of work in the crisis-stricken currency bloc.

Eurozone unemployment rose to 12.2% for April, an all-time high, according to Eurostat, the statistics office of the EU.

At 24.4%, youth unemployment was double the wider jobless rate and up from 24.3% in March. The problem was most extreme in Greece where almost two out of every three under-25s are unemployed. The rate was 62.5% in February, the most recently available data.

The numbers come just days after eurozone leaders announced plans to get more young people into work as they face warnings about the risks of civil unrest and long-term costs to their economies.

Economists forecast that joblessness will get worse before it gets better in the eurozone.

“An end to the eurozone labour market downturn is not yet in sight. Even if the eurozone economy exits from recession later this year, the labour market is likely to remain in recession until next year,” said Martin van Vliet, at ING Financial Markets.

In the wider EU area of 27 countries, unemployment stood at 11%, as the rate increased in all but nine countries compared with a year earlier.

The biggest rises in joblessness on a year ago were in Greece, Cyprus, Spain and Portugal.

But economists noted that the increase in unemployment was fairly broad-based with rises in so-called core countries as well, including Belgium and the Netherlands, while French unemployment held at 11%.

“Eurozone unemployment has now risen for 24 successive months and by a total of 3.853 million since starting to trend up in May 2011,” said Howard Archer at IHS Global Insight.

He added: “About the only positive spin that could be put on the eurozone unemployment data is that the rise has shown some signs of slowing overall in recent months. The increase has averaged 82,000 a month over the past three months compared to an overall average monthly increase of 158,000 in 2012.”

Ireland recorded one of the biggest drops in unemployment, down to 13.5% from 14.9% a year ago. That compares with a rate of 7.7% for the UK, where youth unemployment is 20.2%.

The lowest rates for youth unemployment were in Germany at 7.5% and Austria at 8%.


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Eurozone crisis live: Japan’s Nikkei tumbles 5%

Another bad day on the Tokyo stock market, as the main Japanese index enters ‘correction’ territory. Coming up, new eurozone consumer confidence data


    



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Posted by admin - May 30, 2013 at 08:21

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Eurozone crisis as it happened: Markets slide after rollercoaster session in Japan

FTSE 100 down 40 points after Japanese market suffers turbulent session


    



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Posted by admin - May 24, 2013 at 18:22

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Eurozone crisis live: Japan closes higher after wild day of trading

The Japanese market suffered another turbulent session after Thursday’s dive – dropping as much as 3.5% in the afternoon – but stabilised to close 0.9% higher


    



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Eurozone crisis live: Japan’s strong growth figures show Europe the way

PM Shinzo Abe’s stimulus package could generate feelgood factor needed to end two decades of stagnant growth

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Posted by admin - May 16, 2013 at 08:02

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