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Confidence in eurozone economy highest in 17 years

The ECB's bond buying is set to continue until September. The monthly pace was halved to 30b euros from January, but officials have retained an option to prolong or increase the programme if needed.


CONFIDENCE in the euro area continued its advance at the end of 2017, capping what was probably the strongest year for the economy in a decade.

The European Commission's measure of sentiment touched its highest since late 2000 in December. The reading of 116 was above the...

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