Is Eurozone heading towards a long stagnation?

“The euro area seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate was 12.1% in October 2013, down from 12.2% in September”. These are the first two lines of a brief announcement issued yesterday by Eurostat, the EU statistical service. One decimal of a percentage unit in a statistical survey conducted by a sample of thousands to draw conclusions for a […]

Early signs of growth in Eurozone?

All business and consumer indicators for the euro area showed betterment in May according to the Commission’s Directorate General for Economic and Financial Affairs (DG ECFIN), which conducts those regular and harmonised surveys. Business climate indicator (BCI), consumer confidence and economic sentiment indicator (ESI) all improved during this month of May. It’s the first time […]

EU: All economic indicators in free fall

It’s a real disappointment to follow the business climate indicator (BCI) table during the last months. As from April 2012 this index is stuck in a continuous downward course and not once in the thirteen month period, from April 2012 to April 2013, this indicator didn’t record a positive price. The continuous line of the […]