European Central Bank

German inflation

German inflation eased significantly in March on the back of lower energy prices but still came in above forecast, adding to pressure on the European Central Bank to further tighten its monetary policy. German consumer prices, harmonised to compare with other European Union countries, rose by an annual 7.8% in March, preliminary data from the […]

European stocks

European shares rose on Friday, as hopes that the U.S. Federal Reserve could adopt a measured approach for rate hikes ahead lifted technology stocks, while miners jumped on growing bets of demand recovery in China. The continent-wide STOXX 600 rose 0.7% in early trading, with rate-sensitive tech stocks up 1.4%. Overnight, Atlanta Fed President Raphael […]

European shares

European shares fell on Tuesday, with UK’s Ocado sinking after a worse-than-expected full-year loss, while data from France and Spain pointed to inflation being stickier than feared. The continent-wide STOXX 600 index slipped 0.3% in the first hour of trading, after closing sharply higher in the previous session. “Whether it be Spain, France or Germany, […]