A man sleeps on a mattress on the sidewalk in central Madrid, Tuesday, Sept. 6. Spain's unemployment situation has seen little improvement in the past few years, with the jobless rate currently at around 23 percent.
Eurozone equities trod water Thursday ahead of the European Central Bank's interest rate decision, but London was buoyed by takeover news and Apple's latest iPhone launch, analysts said.
The euro struggled to break out against the U.S. dollar and yen Thursday ahead of a European Central Bank policy decision, with disappointing German factory output fanning fears about the EU's largest economy.
Should the European Central Bank give another push to an economy that's not rolling fast enough to raise excessively low inflation?
Europe's stock markets rose Wednesday on the eve of a key interest rate decision from the European Central Bank, which is widely expected to maintain its stimulative monetary policy.
European stock markets narrowly diverged on Tuesday following unrevised eurozone growth data, while a firmer pound pulled London lower, as U.S. traders return to their desks after a public holiday.
The European Central Bank, comforted by better-than-expected data since Britain's vote to quit the EU, will keep drastic monetary policy changes in reserve at a meeting next week, analysts predicted.
From curved televisions and futuristic virtual reality headsets to intelligent kitchens, Berlin's mega consumer electronics show offers a mind-boggling array of the latest in high-tech gizmos.
A coffee machine connected to a tablet is displayed at the IFA 2016 in Berlin, Thursday, Sept. 1.
Britain's manufacturing activity hit a 10-month high in August, rebounding strongly from a slump triggered by the country's vote in favor of exiting the European Union, data showed Thursday.